How To Prepare Your Home For Professional Carpet Cleaning
As a knowledgeable homeowner, it's likely you know that you must hire a professional carpet cleaner at least once a year. When you schedule your appointment, it's likely they will ask you to do a series of steps to prepare your home for the service. If you're not sure what those steps are, we're going to go over them today to help you be better prepared.
You want to remove everything from the rooms that you're having cleaned. This means furniture. long curtains, and any precious pieces that could possibly be bumped off of the walls. Don't wait until the carpet cleaning company comes to your home to remove this stuff. There will likely be an added fee to your bill for having to help move the items. Once you believe you've removed everything from each room, go back through and double check again.
If you have any pets in your home, it's a good idea to have them restrained to areas that are not going to be cleaned. You should make arrangements for your pets during the time your carpets are being cleaned and afterward. It's important to note that most carpet cleaning companies use the hot water extraction method which keeps the carpet damp for a few hours after the service has been completed. You want to plan for that ahead of time.
Doing your vacuuming the day that the carpet cleaners come is a good idea. Not all companies will vacuum up your carpets before they start the cleaning. This can allow fresh dirt to seep into your carpts. Instead, do a light vacuuming of your rugs to keep the surfaces free from debris before the carpet cleaners arrive.