Are the People Working in Your House Background Checked?


  • The plumber who fixes your leaking faucet.
  • The housecleaner who tidies up while you’re at work.
  • The carpet layer who laid the flooring in your bedroom.

What do these three people have in common? They are all strangers in your house. And that means you have allowed them access into your personal sphere of influence.

Though some third-party companies who hire and send out professionals like plumbers, cleaners and electricians do perform background checks on their employees or contractors, many don’t. (If that thought worries you, it means you’re human!)

The next time you’re planning on allowing someone into your house, be certain to find out if he or she has been background screened. It’s not an unreasonable request; after all, you’re exposing your private information and those you care about to potential danger.  So you deserve to know that anyone entering your home has been cleared.

Kristina Taylor
In 1989, Kristina began her career as a customer service representative at the newly formed American Tenant Screen, Inc. Ten years later, she pioneered tenant background screening on the Internet. As a long-standing member of the National Multifamily Resident Information Council (formerly the National Association of Screening Agencies) Kristina gains insight into the trends of the tenant screening industry to better understand the current and future needs of their clients.

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