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post #1 of Old 11-01-2016, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Do you use booties?

In your cleaning business do you use booties, take off your shoes at the door, or switch shoes?
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post #2 of Old 11-05-2016, 05:10 PM
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We just take off our shoes and wear socks. Those booties are very slippery on wet floors/in showers. Even the ones with "grips" on the bottoms are kind of a joke. Some wear indoor shoes/crocs but for us it's just one more thing to haul inside...
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post #3 of Old 11-20-2016, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for sharing your experience. I had been looking at the rubber footed ones, so that is good to know.
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post #4 of Old 11-20-2016, 09:09 PM
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We wear booties. The problem with taking your shoes off and wearing socks is that people's feet stink. Or I wait for the homeowner to provide their preferences.
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post #5 of Old 11-28-2016, 12:49 PM
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I also find shoe covers, even the gripped ones, to be a slip hazard on wet floors - especially tile. We always wear proper work shoes. If a customer has an issue with techs wearing proper work shoes, it's not negotiable - the best I can offer is that shoes can be changed at the door. It's not negotiable. Too much potential for minor to serious injury from cleaning in socks or barefooted or in flip flops. Too much potential for long term and chronic injury to the feet and back by not wearing supportive shoes during a long work week. Do your customers spend their work day barefooted - 100% guaranteed they do not! I respectfully urge you to reconsider cleaning without proper foot wear for your own protection. If you have employees you are violating OSHA regulations if you require your staff to work barefooted. Also, I wish you the best of luck explaining to Workman's Comp if an employee ends up in the ER or doctors's office with a piece of glass or a nail in their foot or a broken toe because they were cleaning in socks!!
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post #6 of Old 12-01-2016, 04:01 PM
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Absolutely use booties! I know I'm all about being sanitary.

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post #7 of Old 12-27-2016, 02:31 AM
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We bring "inside shoes"

Booties can be slippery and socks are unprofessional. Our maids bring inside shoes or slippers to clean in homes that request we take the outside shoes off. These shoes are only worn inside while cleaning.
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