Many times we get asked by customers about how to prepare for professional carpet cleaning before we arrive. These are a few things you can do to prepare your home to get the most out of the service, save time and help avoid accidents.
Remove any small items around the home such as stools, loose floor plants, toys, pet items, clothes and anything else that could help to declutter the place before the cleaning technicians come. Most of the time, you are not required to vacuum beforehand but if there is a layer of hair and dirt, it’s always good to give it a once over before they arrive also.
It’s a good idea to move any small furniture like small coffee tables, chairs and anything else that might be difficult to clean around or move by the technician. It might be an idea to put some things in the garage or surfaces which are uncarpeted and put back onto the carpet after the carpet dries. The more you can put away yourself, the less it will hinder the process and the better results you are going to get. Some furniture can be moved back and forth as part of the cleaning process. For some furniture like pianos and cabinets full of nick-nacks, it is best to not move them and just clean the carpet around them. Please advise them of any special care needed when moving items.
Another thing to remember is to move breakable items like lamps and picture frames off of furniture and away from spaces where they could get knocked or bumped and broken. The machines used often have long hoses that are dragged through the house and could accidentally cause an accident. Please also advise your technician of any loose legs on furniture or potentially fragile items that cannot be moved.
Pinning up the curtains at least a few inches up off the floor will be extremely helpful when the technician needs to steam clean around the bases of windows and glass doors. This procedure will help to make sure that the cloth does not get damp around the bottom.
Cats or dogs can easily be startled by the carpet cleaning machines and with truck mount systems, a hose leading to the truck or machine will need to keep a door open and so they could run out and escape. Be sure to put them away somewhere safe until the carpet cleaning is finished.
Advise your technician of any spots or stains that you would like special attention given to before they start the work, which may require different chemicals or techniques to remove. Also if you know of what caused the spot or stain it would be best to communicate this to the technician.
These are just a few of the ways how you can prepare for professional carpet cleaning and can help make your carpet cleaning process run as smoothly and effectively as possible. We want your experience to be as convenient and hassle-free as possible and if you could kindly help us with these things in preparation it would be most appreciated. Please let us know if you have any other questions about the preparation process.