How to Prepare for a Carpet Cleaning

Karen Carter

getting ready for a carpet cleaning

So you’ve scheduled your appointment, and now you’re wondering what should I do to prepare for a carpet cleaning?

The first thing you should do to prepare for a carpet cleaning is decide what areas or rooms you want cleaned. Once you determine the area to be cleaned you’ll know where to begin. Here are a few tips to prepare for your carpet cleaning.

getting ready for a carpet cleaning
How to prepare for a carpet cleaning.

CONSIDER YOUR FURNITURE Is there furniture that needs to be moved? If yes, you need to determine if you can move it yourself or if your carpet cleaner will move pieces for you. Some carpet cleaners move furniture but they may charge to do so, or they may have limitations on the size of the pieces they will move. In any case, you should move the smaller things like end tables, baskets and plant stands. If you’re going to ask your carpet cleaner to move furniture for you, be sure to remove all the breakables and decorations off the tops of tables before your appointment.

HAVE A PLAN FOR PETS The carpet cleaning process can be noisy, and it may frighten your pets. The equipment used is loud. Be prepared and have a plan to keep pets safe and comfortable. Another pet concern is that your front door (or a door to the exterior) will be left open to accommodate the cleaning hoses. Make sure your pets are in an area where they are safe and secure.

VACUUM BEFORE YOUR CLEANING Start by removing small pieces of debris or trash from your carpet prior to the cleaning. Carpet cleaning equipment isn’t designed to pick up gum wrappers or other small bits and pieces. For the deepest cleaning possible, be sure to vacuum prior to your carpet cleaning. Vacuuming ensures you get the deepest cleaning possible by removing additional dry soil from your carpet fibers. Unfortunately, your carpet cleaner will probably not vacuum for you.

In summary, the best things you can do to prepare for a carpet cleaning are to consider your furniture, have a plan for your pets, and to vacuum before your appointment. Keep these simple tips in mind and you’re sure to have a smooth visit from your carpet cleaner. If you have other questions or concerns, just ask your carpet cleaner. They want the visit to go as smooth as possible too!

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