Protect Your House Cleaning Business with a Signed Contract!
You have done all the basic necessities to start your house cleaning business, now it is time to get ready for clients. The first step is to get your paperwork in order. This is essential to your organization.
The essential house cleaning business forms you will need are:
Let's talk about what should be in your service contract first. Firstly, I don't like to call the contract a "contract". I like to call it a service agreement. It is essentially the same thing just with different terminology. Contracts have been given a bad name and therefore scare people off. A service agreement sounds nicer and less binding although it is just as binding.
The house cleaning contract should include the name and address of the home you will be working in as well as your name to show it is an agreement between yourself and the homeowner. This allows you to be in the home. It should then lay out what you will be doing there, how often and for how much.
You should have all your business policies spelt out and a place for your client to agree to them. Some of your business policies should include liability issues such as damage, alarms, cleaning procedures, etc. You should also list your cancellation policy, payment policy, etc. There is a lot of thought that should go into a service contract and it should not be taken lightly. The contract is there to protect your business and your pocket.
The next item is your house cleaning checklist. You would take this with you on each visit and document what you did while you were there. You would then leave it behind with an invoice or receipt if they paid.
Your invoice should state what you did on what date for how much money and tax with a total.
The last essential form is the satisfaction survey. It is recommended to leave this behind after the very first visit and then follow up every 6 months or so to get essential feedback on how you or your employees are doing.
There are many other forms which will aid you in simplifying your house cleaning business such as the release of liability form, which will release you from liability if your client wants you to use a certain cleaning agent in which you are not familiar with. There is also the telephone reservation form which will help in those phone inquiries as well as many more forms.
All of these house cleaning forms and many more are offered in the house cleaning package located on the Home Business Forms website. This package includes all the forms you will need for a low price of $49.99!
Once you have done all the above steps, it is time to start getting some clients. We will discuss marketing next.