A Cleaning Agreement is also known as:
Maid Service Agreement
Cleaning Services Contract
Residential Cleaning Services Contract
Janitorial Services Contract
What is a cleaning agreement?
A cleaning agreement is a contract made between a home owner, office manager, realtor, or building management company and an individual or company providing professional cleaning services. The agreement establishes the terms and conditions of the arrangement between the cleaning service and the customer.
Housekeepers and janitors can use a cleaning agreement to help them set up new clients, and specifically perform only the services written into the contract.
Why do I need a cleaning agreement?
You can use a cleaning agreement to let your customers communicate their expectations for what types of cleaning they want done, and what level of service and detail should be provided for each cleaning task.
For example, they may only need their carpet vacuumed every two weeks; but if their business has a lot of foot traffic, they may want you to vacuum their carpets at least twice a week. A janitorial proposal template can be used to schedule a recurring cleaning service (weekly, monthly, etc.) or a single annual event like a carpet cleaning or deep cleaning.
Also, certain times of day may be more suitable than others. In some cases, like cleaning a office when the staff is gone, the cleaning job may be subject to strict time limits. These are all good reasons why the terms of your agreement should be written down.
If you are a freelance maid or janitor, you can use a cleaning agreement to manage your clients and maintain your self-employment records. Offering a properly drafted legal document assures your prospective customers of your professional credentials and ensures you are legally protected in the event of a dispute over payment.
What information is included in a cleaning agreement?
A cleaning agreement typically contains the following items:
If the cleaning service will be a regularly-scheduled or one-time job
The location and time of day for the cleaning service to arrive
Contact information for the cleaning service and the client
Payment details: hourly rate, if a deposit is required, and when the cleaning service will be paid
Who will provide the necessary cleaning equipment and consumables