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Can anyone recommend a cleaning agency in Norwich, please?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by CaringDaughter, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. CaringDaughter

    CaringDaughter Registered User

    Sep 22, 2013
    47
    I'm a full time carer for my Mum and currently also looking after my Dad as he's been in bed for four weeks.
    Normally I'm a house slave too, but I fractured my right wrist three weeks ago.

    Does anyone know of a reliable cleaning agency in Norwich (or, just as importantly, ones to avoid)?
    I'd appreciate any help.
     
  2. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
  3. CaringDaughter

    CaringDaughter Registered User

    Sep 22, 2013
    47
    Thanks - you are quite right, of course, business names can't be posted. Sorry - I blame lack of sleep, pain and general tiredness.
     
  4. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    No problem. I hope you can get some help soon.
     
  5. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,034
    Male
    North Manchester
    Have you asked around your neighbours?
     
  6. CaringDaughter

    CaringDaughter Registered User

    Sep 22, 2013
    47
    None of them have cleaners!
     
  7. sistermillicent

    sistermillicent Registered User

    Jan 30, 2009
    2,951
    I think that things to look for are
    cleaner who can turn up on time
    who doesn't insist on using steam cleaners but is prepared to put in a bit of elbow grease and do what YOU want
    cleaner who can give you a regular slot rather than arrange it when they can fit you in
    possibly ask if they have insurance.

    All the above from experience, I booked a deep clean of the whole house a couple of years ago and sacked them after they cancelled the orignal day - then turned up three hours late on the reorganised day, insisted on using steam cleaners in the kitchen, which took five times as long as getting down to it with a bit of flash and a cloth, then failed to turn up at the appointed time the next day because they were double booked.

    I was so cross I used the energy of my rage to do the whole thing myself!
     
  8. Jaxx23

    Jaxx23 Registered User

    Mar 15, 2012
    22
    Im not far from Norwich, but don't know of any sorry. Best bet is just to google and see what you come up with. Im sure somebody would come out and see you, and you will be able to tell from that first meeting if you feel they are good enough
     
  9. CaringDaughter

    CaringDaughter Registered User

    Sep 22, 2013
    47
    Thanks for the suggestions :)
     

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