In a bid to avoid pricey hotel rooms, cheating husbands in Manhattan are having affairs in their own apartments and hiring maids to clean up.
Cleaning firms are reporting a surge in business over the US summer and "quick-hit cleaning" is being offered for as little as $50, the New York Post reports.
Little Elves New York spokesman David Brugiatelli said as the economy struggled, more men were having illicit liasons in their own homes.
"We don't ask - we know that we need to check everything: that there is no hair on the floor, in the shower, no hair in the bathtub, no lipstick, nothing there to show that something happened before," Mr Brugiatelli said.
One philanderer texted the Handybook maid service: "I need to have a cleaning tomorrow, but the timing is critical. Girlfriend coming to stay for a week stay, needs to be cleaned well and any other female evidence needs to be removed (no hairs, make-up smudges, etc.). I can count on someone coming without question though right?"
According to the New York Post, requests for last-minute jobs focused on the bedroom.
"It's obviously cheaper to have your apartment cleaned than use a hotel room in Manhattan," Handybook founder Oisin Hanrahan told the New York Post. "The call for a quick-hit cleaning can come at any hour - and always with a request to be discreet.
Alpha Living General Manager Andrew Lewis said clients always asked that cleaners not be announced to the doorman.
"They don't want somebody to know that their house is being cleaned for a specific reason," Mr Lewis said.
MyClean agency spokesman Mike Brody told the New York Post he had lots of "special bedroom requests".
"Customers will ask us to 'please make sure to wash and replace the sheets, remove stains and remake the bed,' " he said.
But Dinee Harris of Great Green Cleaning said if she suspected the job involved cleaning up after an infidelity, she wouldn't send out a maid.
"Who knows what will happen when the wife comes home," she said.
GetMaid co-founder Demetri Karagas told the New York Post his single clients often booked cleaning on their mobile app while they were on a date.
"We get a lot of, 'Hey I'm on a date, I'm going to be home in a couple of hours, can you make sure the place is clean?'" he said.