Learn about business insurance requirements and the most common policies for janitors and maids in Texas.
Depending on the specifics of your cleaning business, you may be required to hold several different types of business insurance.
If you use a company car to visit customers’ properties, you may need to purchase commercial auto insurance to meet state requirements.
If you have a physical location with a commercial lease, your property manager may require you to purchase general liability insurance. Commonly purchased by janitors and maids in Texas, general liability insurance can protect your business from expenses associated with common mishaps, such as customer property damage and injuries.
Even if your business has employees, you do not need to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to meet state requirements in Texas. Even so, the policy can be useful as it covers lost wages and medical bills if an employee is injured at work.
Depending on your clients, you may also need to purchase a janitorial bond to fulfill the terms of a contract. This bond protects your clients from property loss due to employee theft.
The most common policies for cleaning businesses in Texas vary depending on revenue, client contracts, partnerships, and other factors.
General liability insurance is the foundation of a cleaning business’s protection, with coverage that extends to client injuries, client property damage, and advertising injuries. Most commercial leases require you to have this coverage.
If you own a cleaning company in Texas that has employees, your business is not required to have workers’ compensation coverage. However, the policy will cover lost wages and medical bills if an employee is injured slipping on a wet floor, for example, or develops carpal tunnel syndrome after years of cleaning.
Janitorial bonds are a type of surety bond that protect against losses caused by an employee’s dishonesty. If one of your maids or janitors steals from a client, a janitorial bond will reimburse your client.
Your clients might require commercial umbrella insurance to ensure protection against expensive lawsuits. This policy provides additional coverage on your general liability insurance, commercial auto insurance, and employer's liability insurance (part of workers' comp) once their limits are reached.
According to an analysis of Insureon applications, the typical janitor or maid in Texas can expect to pay more than the national average for some types of business insurance and less than the national average for other types.
For example, the average annual cost of general liability insurance for janitors and maids in Texas is $1,014, more than the national average of $837. However, the average annual premium for commercial auto insurance is $1,838, less than the national average of $2,127.
Our figures are sourced from the median cost of policies purchased by Insureon customers. The median offers a better estimate of what your business is likely to pay because it excludes outlier high and low premiums.
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