Carpet Cleaning Coming Up, But You Don't Know How to Prepare? Carpet Cleaning Prep is Covered Here!

Posted on: 26 January 2018


If you're tired of looking at dirty, dingy and downright depressing carpet, professional carpet cleaning is the best thing to do. Whilst all the work will be done by your professional carpet cleaners, some of the responsibility for getting a clean carpet will fall to you. In particular, you'll need to make sure that you prepare for the carpet cleaning in the right way. Here's what you need to know about preparing for a professional carpet cleaning. 

A Week Before the Carpet Cleaning

A week before the carpet cleaners come, speak to them to verify that you have the correct date and time. If you have children, make sure that you've made arrangements for them to be out of the home with friends or family for the day of the appointment. If you have a dog, a cat or other pets, make arrangements for a pet day care on the day of the cleaning if you don't have an appropriate place within the home to keep them. 

The Day Before the Carpet Cleaning

The day before the carpet cleaning it's best to vacuum the whole home if possible. If you're pressed for time, try to vacuum just the high traffic areas like the entry to the home, the hallways and the kids' rooms. Another thing you can do to prepare is remove any breakable items from the table tops and shelving. Your carpet cleaners may be able to help with moving furniture the next day, but they normally can't move anything that has potentially delicate objects on it due to liability insurance rules. 

The Day of the Carpet Cleaning

Just before the carpet cleaners are scheduled to arrive (give yourself an hour or so if possible) move the lighter furniture out of the way. Chairs, ottomans, end tables, coffee tables and other smaller pieces of furniture can be placed in the rooms that aren't carpeted whilst the carpet cleaning is going on. This might mean that your kitchens and bathrooms are a bit crowded with furniture, but it's just for a day!

When it comes to the heavier pieces of furniture, your carpet cleaners will let you know whether they need to be moved. Many carpet cleaners will either move these larger pieces themselves or will help you move them, as long as there's nothing delicate or breakable on the furniture. 

You've done it! You're all ready for the carpet cleaners to arrive. Within a day, you'll have fresh looking and revitalised carpet in your home. Contact a company like You'll Say Wow Carpet Cleaning to learn about cleaning options.