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Things consumers should look for when hiring a
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A few things to keep in mind when searching for house cleaning services/cleaning services/maid service for consumers:Is the cleaning services/business insured?This is for your protection as well as the business owner. Can the company show proof of liability?Is the cleaning services/business registered with the state of Florida? Check http://www.sunbiz.org/ficinam.html and do a “fictitious name”/name of business search. Some of these so called “businesses” are fly by nights, they are not legally supposed to advertise themselves as a “business”.

Is the cleaning services/business bonded? A fidelity bond should be obtained (but not required) by the cleaning services business owner. In short, this type of bond is an “honesty bond”. This ensures that the company that the consumer is doing business with, hires honest individuals. A Fidelity Bond ensures the customer that in the event of any theft by an employee of the business, the customer would be reimbursed for their loss.

Is the cleaning services/business licensed? Can the cleaning services/business provide the consumer with a copy of their business license?

**The above information is for informative purposes only, consumers should be educated and informed when hiring a professional cleaning service coming into their home. Can you track this “business” if something is stolen from your home? Is your house a “target” for the non licensed business scammers? Be an educated consumer, ask for the above information when hiring a Professional Cleaning Service** 

Dirty Deed! Fake Maid Service Cleans Out Elderly “Mister Maid Cleaning Service” guaranteed it could rid your home of dirt and grime. It also cleaned up on people’s jewelry and valuables, Broward Sheriff’s Office officials said Friday.The fake cleaning service was actually a clever way for Stephen Knapp, 37, and 43-year-old Richard Lewis to get inside the homes of at least 14 unsuspecting Broward homeowners, many of them elderly, investigators allege.The men were arrested earlier this week and charged with grand theft, exploitation of the elderly and dealing in stolen property. Investigators said there are likely more victims.The men must have actually done a pretty good job getting rid of dirt because they got their business from referrals. Unfortunately, the clients didn’t know Knapp and Lewis had sticky fingers.After arresting the two con men, police found thousands of dollars in jewelry that the men had cleaned from their clients. The men told police they stole to support their addiction to pain pills. The pair was using about $600 worth of Roxycodones per week.Maybe they will clean up their act in jail.

Dirty Deed! Fake Maid Service Cleans Out Elderly   article orginally contributed by NBC MIAMI. All consumers should hire LICENSED INSURED and BONDED PROFESSIONALS it is cheaper in the long run.Don’t be taken to the cleaners by a “Cleaner” 

Written by: Queens of Cleans St Petersburg, FL


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