What Is a HCT Certification and Why Is It Important?

by Pristine Beers | White Lilac Cleaning - June 30, 2020

What is a House Cleaning Technician certification?Many Americans are under the false impression that anyone can be a professional cleaner. After all, all you need is some basic cleaning equipment, right? Nothing could be further from the truth! The reality is that reputable residential cleaning technicians need to know a lot more than just how to handle a mop.

The maids who provide dependable Anchorage house cleaning services are tasked not only with cleaning a wide variety of different surfaces (many of which require a specialized cleaning approach), they also need to know how to help protect your health. This includes everything from hygienic cleaning, to being able to disinfect your home against COVID-19.

So how do you tell which cleaners have been trained to perform these in-depth services? The easiest way to do this is to check if they have a HCT (House Cleaning Technician) certification. Read on to learn more.

What is a House Cleaning Technician certification?

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration offers training for cleaning professionals who perform specialized tasks such as upholstery and carpet cleaning, tile and wood floor maintenance, water damage remediation, and so on.

In other words, HCT-certified cleaners are able to provide in-depth cleaning services that uncertified individuals are neither trained nor equipped to do. With the coronavirus pandemic still going strong in America, it’s now more vital than ever to ensure that the cleaners you hire have this certification.

What else should I look for in a cleaning service?

In addition to the HCT certification, there are various traits that put a cleaning service above its competitors. More than anything, top-notch cleaners tend to be customer-oriented, which means that they take great pride in the service they provide and go out of their way to satisfy their clients.

Look for the following in your cleaning service of choice:

  • Total satisfaction guarantee. First-rate cleaners take their reputation very seriously. Should you ever be unhappy about some part of your cleaning, you’ll be able to give them a call within 24 hours, and they will send another cleaner to your house to re-clean the problem area.
  • Cutting-edge online booking system. Gone are the days when you had to arrange everything via phone. Now all you have to do is open their website and book your cleaning through an easy-to-use online form. Needless to say, booking via phone is still possible if you prefer it that way.
  • Reference and background checks. When you come right down to it, a maid is a stranger who you’re letting into your home. To keep their clients safe, trusted cleaning services carefully vet, interview, and background and reference check each maid to ensure maximum trustworthiness and professionalism.
  • Specialized cleaning services. In addition to performing standard cleanings, top-of-the-line cleaning technicians can also supply other services, such as deep cleaning, window cleaning, and Christmas light installation.

Who provides the premier Anchorage house cleaning services?

What else should I look for in a cleaning service?With everything that’s happening in our country right now, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your house is cleaned by HCT-certified cleaners who know how to properly care for your belongings and ensure your place is 100% germ-free.

Here at White Lilac, we can do all that and more. Every cleaner we work with is an experienced and HCT-certified professional capable of attending to all your residential cleaning services. They will be happy to thoroughly clean and disinfect your Anchorage home while you enjoy a fun trip to the Alaska Native Heritage Center with your loved ones.

Would you like to book a cleaning or ask further questions? Whatever your needs, feel free to contact us today. We can’t wait to meet you.