If you're planning to have your carpets professionally cleaned, you want to get the most for your money. There are some steps you can take before your cleaning service arrives to help ensure you get the best job. Here are 2 useful tips for preparing your home ahead of time for a professional carpet cleaning.
Clear All Areas
The more furniture and clutter you can get out of your carpet cleaner's way, the better job they will be able to do. While a quality service will be trained to navigate a number of obstacles, the more you can open up each room to be cleaned, the better.
Obviously, the more carpet space that is open, the more area your technician will be able to get clean. Always consider furniture that you either move occasionally, or plan to move permanently in the near future.
The best procedure is to empty the room completely if possible. If you are unable to move everything out of a room, try to situate all the larger furniture away from areas that most need cleaning. Shift large furniture against a wall, and remove all the tables and stands that you can.
A quality carpet technician will be professional and careful when doing the job. But, accidents can happen. Try not to leave any breakable items on tables or shelves. Put away anything that is breakable and very valuable. When considering ways to protect your fragile things in preparation for a professional carpet cleaning, always err on the side of, "better safe than sorry."
Vacuum and Inspect
You may think that because you're having your carpets professionally cleaned, there is no need to vacuum beforehand, or inspect your carpets for spots, stains, or other types of damage. Vacuuming your carpet before your technician arrives will help give them a head start; plus, it is a good first step when inspecting your carpet before a steam cleaning.
Make a list of places that you feel need special attention or spots you want the technician to focus on trying to remove. Also, make note of all damaged areas before the cleaning.
Steam cleaning your carpets does more than just make them look good. It removes unhealthy carpet fibers and other pollutants that normal vacuuming does not. It's recommended you steam clean your carpets roughly once a year. Preparing ahead of time is a great way to get the most out of each professional cleaning. For more information, contact a professional carpet cleaning service like Conscientious Carpet Care.
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