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Disinfectants – Are we doing more harm than good?

In most residential cleaning scenarios there are less toxic and problematic ways to achieve a sanitary home. It’s a common belief that in order to have a clean and healthy home every surface must be disinfected. In fact, one cleaning company has advertised that they will fog your whole home with a disinfectant to [...]

Keeping Up Your HCT Certification

Getting your HCT Certification is only the first step in the ongoing education and training of technicians and support staff in the cleaning industry.House Cleaning Technicians who have earned their HCT Certification from the Institute of International Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC) stand out as leaders in their field. They have shown the initiative to become [...]

By |2015-01-26T14:46:51-05:00January 26th, 2015|Cleaning Science, Staff Management|

Updating the House Cleaning Technician (HCT) Certification

Residential cleaning and maid service industry certification gets an update.In order to ensure that all Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Certification (IICRC) certificate programs are up to date with the latest developments in their fields, each program is reviewed every three years.  The House Cleaning Technician (HCT) certification is currently under review. This includes both [...]

By |2014-06-26T12:44:20-05:00June 26th, 2014|Cleaning Science, News|

Surface and Safe Cleaning Choices Grow Every Year – Are You Keeping Up?

New materials for homes and businesses create new cleaning challenges for technicians, while old cautions against the use of acidic cleaners and rinses gain a stronger voice.As I returned last month from SURFACES, the giant flooring, tile and stone show in Las Vegas, I reflected on the newest trends in flooring choices and especially the [...]

New Surfaces, New Challenges for Cleaners

From bamboo to soft wool, you had better know how to clean it right, or be ready to pay for damage. With the increasing interest in sustainability and natural products, many new surfaces are being introduced to the home environment. Easily damaged by use of the wrong pH, cleaning agents or even by water, many [...]

By |2013-08-19T14:37:53-05:00August 19th, 2013|Cleaning Tips, Technology|

The More You Know

As a Master Textile Cleaner and instructor with a total of 16 certifications, I spend a lot of time learning about new surfaces and materials. Not only is it important for me to be informed about what’s new in the marketplace, but I also need to know how to clean these products effectively without damaging them. In order to stay abreast of emerging trends, I spend a good amount of time talking to various manufacturers.

By |2013-04-29T18:20:15-05:00April 29th, 2013|Operations|
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