Woman Gets Carpet Cleaners In Only For Them To Say House Is A 'Shithole'

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Woman Gets Carpet Cleaners In Only For Them To Say House Is A 'Shithole'

It can be a bit awkward getting people in to do up your house, can't it? Do you get out of there and leave them to it? Do you offer them a second cup of tea after they've refused the first? Fuck knows, it's just awkward.

But none of that awkwardness compares to what one woman experienced, after a carpet cleaner labelled her home a "shithole" having been hired to clean her living room.

Tracey Sturtridge Lumley said she contracted Clean Carpets Plymouth to carry out the job.

She then discovered the company's boss Ben Harbour had slated her online after he carried out the work.


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Tracey hired the company in August last year to clean her front room after having a litter of puppies cared for at the home.

But she said she was struck by the cleaner's "arrogant" comments while at her house and the comments later made online.


The mum-of-four told The Sun Online: "It really upset me that he was going around saying these things."

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To be fair, Ben went over-the-top savage about the state of her house.


In a post discussing the cleanliness of the mum's house, Ben wrote: "The amount of water we have to use quantifies to how dirty the property is.

"I deal in the truth we cleaned a house the other day with dog shit on the lounge carpet and that's not the first time it's happened!"

He then wrote that he would "follow my own guidelines in business" adding he wouldn't "butter anything up" or "pander to wankers".

Clean Carpets Plymouth have declined to comment on the matter.


These aren't the only cleaners that have been making a name for themselves recently.

A 25-year-old mum makes £45 an hour by cleaning stranger's homes completely naked.

Emily Nikols, a married mum-of-one, wears nothing but rubber gloves when she's working.


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Before you even think it, don't worry. Her clients, who are naturists, are banned from making any kind of sexual advances. She says that they're 'complete gentlemen' and even though they watch her while she cleans, she doesn't feel like a sex object.

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Emily, from Liverpool, said: "To me cleaning naked is really not a big deal - it is completely normal. I'm just a really confident person and am really comfortably with nudity so being naked doesn't faze me at all. While cleaning naked was something I had never done before, it just felt really natural to do. This fits in really well round my daughter, and it is a really well-paid job - the money is good for what you have to do."

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But what are the clients like?! They can't just be sitting there in a trench-coat as per my imagination... right?

"So far it has been a really positive experience. There hasn't been anything which has made me think twice," she explained: "The clients are really respectful and chivalrous. They carry the hoover up the stairs for me and offer glasses of water.

"The most common question people ask is 'is it warm enough?' but after a few minutes carrying a hoover around you definitely are."

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As she's married, does her fella not find it a bit weird?

She said: "My friends and sisters know and are really supportive. My husband was initially a little concerned for my safety but he trusts me - I am an adult.

"I had a baby nine months ago and I'm sure there are people who would think, 'oh my god' at my body.

"But I'm not there to be a sex object - so it doesn't matter if I have a few stretch marks on my hips or a baby belly.

"Everyone has a naked body under their clothes, I'm not sure why we're all so uptight about it."

Fair point well made.

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Emily's currently on maternity leave, but decided to give the naked cleaning a go after her mate told her about women who are paid to film themselves cleaning their own houses while naked.

She Googled it and found a company called Naturist Cleaners, and has been working there for five weeks.

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If this sounds like something you'd like, it's not cheap. It comes in at £65 for the first hour and £55 for the second hour and the cleaners do vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, cleaning kitchen surfaces and bathrooms and ironing.

Cleaners take away £45 an hour and their clients have to sign a strict contract which forbids them from making any sexual advances towards them.

Sadly, due to the fact they're completely starkers, they can't do heavy duty cleaning or use strong chemicals and the only accessories they wear are rubber gloves and optional slippers.

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Emily added: "Before my first job I was a little bit nervous but it was completely OK.

"The clients are naturists so for them it is completely normal to be naked, and that makes you feel normal and comfortable.

"It's not about being sexy or about your own body, it's about making a naturist person feel happy and comfortable.

"They don't care if you are young and gorgeous or 65 and wrinkly, it's about being comfortable nude.

"There is only stigma attached because someone attaches a stigma. If the client is happy and confident you feel like it is a normal thing and there is nothing to be concerned or nervous about.

"I arrive clothed because as much as the client and I don't have a problem with it, that's not to say the neighbours don't mind, and get undressed indoors.

"Then we have a bit of chit chat, I do my jobs and then go. I have never felt uncomfortable but if I ever felt there was anything untoward I would be able to leave."

Company director Laura Smith said: "The majority of clients are male practising naturists from the nudist community. They pay for this service so they can get someone who has the same views and the same beliefs. A lot of naturists keep this part of themselves from their families and friends, so it is nice to find someone who understands.

"Our cleaners are from all walks of life and we are completely open in terms of age and body type, although we don't like to take on people who are very young.

"Our cleaners must never be open to offers or advances. Our terms which the clients must agree to state clearly that we do not offer anything else, and never to ask this of our cleaners.

"Especially these days, when there is a full market of naughty adult services out there, we want to send out the right message. We want people to understand this is not sexual - we do not do anything else than just professional cleaning. There has to be mutual respect."

Fair enough!

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