Is insurance needed for cleaning houses of family and friends?
When cleaning a family member or friend’s house, whether a proper home cleaning insurance policy is needed depends largely on whether the cleaning is paid for.
Cleaning others’ homes typically doesn’t require commercial insurance if no money (or other compensation) is paid. If something happened, cleaning as a favor for a family member or friend would likely be covered by a homeowners or renters policy’s personal liability coverage.
If the family member or friend pays for the cleaning, however, then the service may require a home cleaning insurance policy. Standard personal liability coverage usually doesn’t cover commercial activity, which this would likely be since money exchanges hands. The same is generally true if some other payment in kind is made.
What kind of coverages are offered by house cleaning policies?
Home cleaning policies are able to provide multiple protections because they normally come with multiple coverages. Some of the coverages that a policy might offer are:
Do house cleaners need to have commercial auto insurance?
Whether commercial auto insurance is needed depends on the vehicle that a cleaner uses, and on the particulars of their personal auto insurance policy.
A commercial policy is usually needed when a commercial registered vehicle that the business owns, such as a work van, is used. Personal auto policies normally can’t insure commercially registered vehicles.
If a personal vehicle is being used, then a commercial auto policy probably isn’t required.
Many personal auto policies can cover basic work driving, such as going to and from clients’ homes. Coverage may be included as a standard protection, or available through an optional endorsement.
In the few cases where a personal auto policy doesn’t offer sufficient coverage for a personal vehicle being driven when working, a commercial auto policy might be needed.
An insurance gent who specializes in home cleaning insurance can help cleaners make sure their vehicles are properly insured.