Tips & Advice
How do in-car driving lessons work?
In-car driving lessons are taught by an accredited instructor. Many states require that they begin with the student actively observing as the instructor demonstrates all of the components of road driving. When the student actually gets behind the wheel, they learn not only the fundamental skills like how to steer, use mirrors, signal and park, but also they learn how to recognize and use everything in the control panel, from windshield wipers to the emergency flashers. Most in-car driving lessons include some nighttime driving hours to satisfy state requirements.
Are adults required to take driving lessons?
The majority of states do not require adult drivers to complete driving lessons--only 8 states have such requirements: Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas.
Is it required to take in-car driving lessons?
Yes, most states require a beginning driver to take a set number of in-car driving lessons -- often split between observation hours and behind the wheel. Some states, like Alaska and Missouri, require beginning drivers to also complete a certain number of hours of supervised nighttime or bad weather driving.
How many hours of driving lessons is required to get a license?
The hours of driving required to get a license vary by state, but in most states, beginning drivers under the age of 18 must complete a set amount of classroom instruction (30 hours is the norm) and a certain number of hours of on-road instruction (6 hours with an instructor is usually the minimum), plus a higher number of supervised behind-the-wheel driving with a parent or guardian.
How much does driving school cost?
Driving school costs include classroom education and one-on-one behind-the-wheel road training. The classroom part can be quite reasonably priced--as low as $30-$50 for a large group class, and be as high as $100+ for classes with lower student-to-instructor ratios. Hands-on driving lessons cost between $300-$800 for a package of 6-8 lessons. Pricing is impacted by location, price of gas at the time, and length of each lesson.
Are clients required to provide cleaning supplies?
In most cases, clients are not required to provide cleaning supplies when working with a commercial cleaning service. However, this can vary from company to company, and it's important that you pay close attention to the service contract to get a sense of whether the cleaning company will foot the bill for these supplies. Necessary cleaning supplies may include mops, brooms, vacuum cleaners, grout brushes, scrubbing sponges, bleach, and all-purpose degreasers.
Should customers expect to pay for a commercial cleaning service quote?
Most commercial cleaning companies offer free estimates, so customers should not typically have to pay for a quote. In many cases, the cleaning company will conduct a site visit to take a look at your property and get a sense of what will be required to complete the job. At the end of this visit, they'll provide a cost estimate for the task.
How are commercial cleaning services priced?
Pricing for commercial cleaning services can vary widely, with monthly charges running anywhere from $100 to more than $5,000. Some companies charge by the hour, while others have a fixed price for each cleaning. Costs will also vary depending on the size of the facility being cleaned; some companies charge by the square foot.
Do commercial cleaning services do background checks on all employees?
Commercial cleaning services typically do background checks on all employees, but you shouldn't take this as a given. If you're thinking about hiring a cleaning company, get confirmation that they perform employee background checks. Employees at cleaning companies have access to your property and valuables, so it's essential to work with a business whose employees have been screened for theft and other crimes.
Do commercial cleaners require service contracts?
Yes, most commercial cleaners will require you to sign a service contract. A basic contract should include the contact information for both parties, explain the services being provided, any timeline expectations, and payment amounts and due dates.