Businesses that perform services in residential homes often operate out of industrial or residential space with little to no foot traffic from customers. This includes businesses like home repair, HVAC, plumbing, and carpet cleaning. Almost all custom contact happens at the customer’s resident or place of business. If a business doesn’t have customers walking onto its property then they have one less category of liability to worry about. So how does this situation affect a business’s insurance needs?
How Commercial Insurance Protects Non-Retail Businesses
Even if a business doesn’t have a retail location, commercial insurance is still necessary, especially when a business’s main focus is performing work on people’s homes. Mid Atlantic Insurance Financial serving Laurel, MD understands the needs of non-retail service businesses. Commercial insurance protects against claims of damage, negligence, or shoddy workmanship.
A home repair and construction business can be held responsible for any damage done while repairs or build-outs are taking place. A business owner may face a situation where a small repair ended in a burst pipe or damaged drywall. The business performing the work is liable for plumbing or other repairs that the business does not or cannot perform itself.
Working on someone’s home opens up the service provider to a potentially costly and emotional claim. People care a great deal about their homes. Protecting the customer’s home should be the goal of all businesses that perform home-related services.
Commercial insurance protects a business against things like:
– Damage to a customer’s property
– An injury caused to a customer or guest by the presence of performance of work.
– Claims of poor or shoddy workmanship
– Claims of injury due to chemicals in products used in performing work.
Businesses in Laurel, MD who want to protect their assets, equipment, capital, and property have found the right insurance for their type of business with Mid Atlantic Insurance Financial. Contact us today to discuss how we can save you money and protect your business.