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Professional carpet cleaning is one of the home maintenance tasks that should be done occasionally. You will have carpet cleaners come to your home to perform a specific task that can’t be easily done DIY.

With this, it’s important to prepare your home for the task to ensure that everything goes smoothly and that it is done in an efficient manner. Not only that, but you might also benefit from the home preparation because it makes your floor area free of clutter once the job is done.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Professional Carpet Cleaning

To start, here are the things you can do to prepare your home for a professional carpet cleaning:

  1. Vacuum – Vacuuming high-traffic areas before your carpet cleaners arrive helps them get right down to business. Removing dirt and debris from the carpet allows the carpet cleaner to focus on the dirt that is embedded in your carpet fibers.
  2. Clear the driveway or move your cars out of nearby parking spots – Carpet cleaners need to park as close to your front door as possible so it’s easier for them to use their equipment.
  3. Pick up full-length draperies – Whether you pin them up, rubber band them, or toss your draperies over the curtain rods, having these fabrics at least six inches off the ground protects them from moisture and the heavy-duty cleaning equipment. The same rule goes for any upholstered furniture with skirts that touch the carpet. Source: Nu-Way Cleaning Services
  4. Move furniture – Here’s another task to discuss with your cleaners before taking it on yourself. Only move furniture if your company requests it specifically. The cleaners will likely come to measure your space before offering a free estimate. 

Chat with them about how the placement of items in the room will impede the cleaning process, if at all. Some larger items—like dressers or china cabinets—may need to stay put, especially if you don’t plan to move them in the near future.

  1. Store fragile items – Whenever a contractor comes to your home to thoroughly clean or renovate your home, tuck any fragile items into storage to avoid damage. If you or the company plans to move furniture, remove all decorative items, fragile or not, so that the team avoids extra work. Source: Angi
  2. Prepare your pets – If you have pets, it’s best to keep them out of the way during the carpet cleaning process. This means either putting them in a separate room or making arrangements for someone to take them out of the house for a few hours. That way, they don’t get underfoot and potentially get injured or disrupt the cleaners.
  3. Tie back your curtains/netting – If you have curtains or netting over your windows, it’s a good idea to put them up before the cleaners arrive. Otherwise, they may get in the way or get dirty during the cleaning process. Source: Northern Cleaning Solutions

Hopefully, you’ve gained some insights into the benefits of preparing your home for professional carpet cleaning. If ever the time comes you require professional cleaning services for your carpet, just give us a call!