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Who Should Vacuum Before a Professional Carpet Cleaning?

Karen Carter

Should I Vacuum Before Professional Carpet Cleaning?

Many people call us and ask, “should I vacuum before my professional carpet cleaning with Carter’s Carpet Restoration?”.  The answer is relatively simple.  Let me try to explain.

Carpet should certainly be vacuumed prior to a professional carpet cleaning. A pre-vacuum removes dry soil, surface dust, and dander so you get a deeper cleaning. But should you vacuum before a professional carpet cleaning? Or should the carpet cleaner take care of the vacuuming? In short, YOU should vacuum. Read on to learn why . . .

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Who should vacuum before a professional carpet cleaning?

The simple reason for this post is that some consumers prefer that their carpet cleaner do the vacuuming before their professional carpet cleaning. The opinion of this business is that YOU should vacuum before a professional carpet cleaning, with your own vacuum cleaner. To put it simply, you do not want something from another home transported into your home via a traveling vacuum cleaner.

Unfortunately, many homes may not be as clean as yours. And realistically, you’d like to keep it that way. A traveling vacuum, or a vacuum that a cleaning service brings from home to home, may be transporting bacteria, germs, fleas, and even urine deposits with it. Many carpet cleaners treat homes for pet stains and odor removal services.  Do you want a vacuum that’s been in another home for urine removal services in your home too?  Probably not!  For this reason, you should do the vacuuming beforehand!

Most vacuum cleaners have brushes that touch and agitate the surface of your carpet. They pick up and remove soil, dust, and dander from your carpet’s surface. They also pick up microscopic debris, which can live on the vacuum’s brushes. Additionally, if fleas are sucked up into the vacuum bag at the previous customer’s home they could now be in your home. To avoid this type of situation, just vacuum with your own machine.

Yes, vacuum before a professional carpet cleaning.
Yes, vacuum before a professional carpet cleaning.

In short, yes, carpet should be vacuumed before a professional carpet cleaning and YOU should be the one to take care of the cleaning. You will ensure that you’re keeping your home cleaner and that germs, fleas, and urine are not being brought into your home via a traveling vacuum. The extra 20 minutes it takes you to vacuum before a professional carpet cleaning will certainly be worth the peace of mind. Happy cleaning!

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