According to the story, Olympic renters and visiting family members have created a high demand for residential cleaning services — and area businesses can barely keep up.
Susan Bewsey, author and cleaning industry expert, said: "It''s super-busy. There is a shortage of people to do the cleaning, with the increased demand from the Olympics."
Meg Roberts, co-owner of a Vancouver-based Molly Maid franchise, said: "We''ve had many, many people phoning in a panic because company they hadn''t expected suddenly shows up and they need their place cleaned and they need it cleaned now."
There is also high demand from customers who rented a room or home for the duration of the Olympics and arrived in
to find less-than-sanitary conditions, like one condo that Roberts was hired to clean, the story stated.
Roberts said of the rental: "I called our team and told them to do what they could. It was just horrible. Obviously, the guy had just picked up a suitcase and walked out the door."
Some cleaning companies are even getting in the spirit by offering customers levels of cleaning service in the style of Olympic medals — bronze, silver and gold, the story added.
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