Anyone at or near retirement age will probably remember the TV series, "Hazel," the live-in maid of the Baxters, a wealthy and influential family. Hazel cooked, cleaned, ran errands and was essentially their domestic manager. She was more than a valued employee. She was a member of the family.
Between 1961 and 1966, Hazel was the only maid most Americans would see in their homes—and that was via a television screen. Today, there is nothing unusual about inviting a trained professional into the home of a working family to maintain a clean and healthful environment. In fact, the modern Hazel in the typical American home today is a contracted cleaning technician with a family of her or his own.
In the decades following Hazel's TV life a growing legion of women started entering the work force. By 1970, 38 percent of mothers were working outside of the home. Single professional mothers in particular faced overwhelming responsibilities and workloads. Fast forward to 2015 and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the percentage of women with children at home who were working outside the home or looking for work was about 70 percent. Statistics show they also do the majority of the household chores.
Today there are more than 18,000 cleaning services in the United States alone, not counting numerous individuals cleaning homes on their own for income. The bonus to the homeowner is that as the market and revenue potential grew so did the number of sophisticated and educated individuals, like Ines Cohron, going into the residential cleaning business. They have brought with them leadership and management skills that have enhanced the level of service to the homeowner.
Tinberg's C.O.R.E. Training System is comprised of three key components: on-time delivery, efficiency and quality of service. Technology continues to play a major role in all three. Scheduling and GPS software, for example, improve dependability and the efficiency of team response and efficiency. Revolutionary cleaning products also assure a sanitary and healthful home environment. For example, microfiber and electronic measuring devices can now tell us that a microfiber towel and water will remove 97% of bacteria from an area.
Then there is speed cleaning, an engineered process developed in 1979 that utilizes a "cleaning tool belt" with all necessary cleaning tools and products, allowing the cleaner to move in one direction around the room, never passing anything without cleaning it.
Household help, once seen as the province of the wealthy, has become an absolute necessity for the economic survival of modern working families, reports Tinberg, as well as allowing them to enjoy the few hours they have together each day.
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SOURCE Total Home Cleaning