Quoting Unique Mama:" It's kind of hard because each case is different..those people should NOT have had any warning because ... [snip!] ... for a glass of water and try to snap some pictures when she's out of the room. Any evidence or proof you can get would be ideal"Thats a good idea, last time i was over there it was so nasty.
Quoting pilot Jess:" I don't know, maybe warn first time "offenders", then make it known that surprise visits may occur if they re called again. Obviously if they are called a dozen times, something is probably up."This. I can see warning first timers. What if they show up and you have a house full of guests, or no one is home? However if they get called again, a surprise visit may be in order. I have absolutely nothing to hide, but I would be really upset if someone showed up at my home without warning and I was, say, sleeping or having sex with my boyfriend, or my cranky ass great-grandma was visiting for the first time in 5 years.
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" There is a difference between a messy/lived in house... and walking over feces and garbage on the floor. ... [snip!] ... on the floor. I'm sure most people's homes are messy, but the ones who live in filth.... social services NEEDS to see that."I agree. That is just wrong.
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" It might be a good idea to have them call like 5-10 minutes before they show up. That way, there isn't ... [snip!] ... there is enough time for guests to leave if you have them over, or to put pants on if you're like me and prefer to be pantless."