A Beautiful Day provides you with certified cleaning technicians — but what does that mean?

What does certification mean?

The team leads have completed the House Cleaning Technician (HCT) Certification from the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI). This is a two-day course with a 160 question exam. Participants must pass the exam to be certified.

All other cleaning technicians complete the Professional House Cleaning (PHC) Certification from the same organization. This is a 7-module course which participants can take virtually at their convenience. It also requires passage of exams for certification.

These trainings include the science of cleaning, especially focusing on chemistry, materials science, and human safety. With this knowledge under their belts, our cleaning technicians can not only clean homes at a very high standard, but they can also make the right decisions on the fly.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fewer than 10% of cleaners in the United States are certified.

Where does the certification come from?

ARCSI is the residential arm of the International Sanitary Supply Association, the major global cleaning professionals association.

A Beautiful Day Is the only residential cleaning company in Arkansas that is a member of ISSA / ARCSI.

Does certification matter?

Gary Goranson, a cleaning service consultant, points out that professional cleaners have to unlearn the cleaning skills they used at home before they become professionals. “Believe me,” he says, “if professional cleaners used the same methods people use to clean their homes, they would need to virtually move in, not just visit.”

You don’t want to pay for someone to do the same thing you would do. You want experts who get your home to a higher standard than you would. This is important for the health and comfort of your family, but it’s also important for your peace of mind. We hear people say that they can’t imagine hiring a cleaner when they know they could do he work themselves. We believe that it’s worthwhile, since you can then spend your precious time doing the things that are most important to you with your friend and family.

But we also know that our professional certified cleaning technicians can clean your home more effectively and more efficiently than you can do it yourself. That makes A Beautiful Day a better value — it would take you more hours to achieve the same results.