Carpets are great at creating a cozy feeling in your home. Over time, your carpets will start to show signs of wear and experience spills and stains. The time will come when you’ll need to have professionals come to your home to have them cleaned. You’ve already made the smart decision to hire professionals to do it, now get your home ready.

7 Ways to Prepare for Carpet Cleaners

1. Vacuum. To get the best results, it’s important to vacuum your carpets to remove crumbs, pet hair and any other debris. Vacuuming will allow the professionals to perform a more thorough cleaning of your carpets because the debris that settles deep into the carpet fibers will be removed. Dust the baseboards to remove dust that will otherwise just get wet and stay caked to the baseboards.
2. Note areas of concern. Almost any home has areas where spills have occurred and stained the carpet. and all homes have high traffic areas. Make a note of them and have the cleaners spend extra time on these areas. This will ensure that your carpets will look like new after they’ve been cleaned. Consider placing pieces of blue tape on the areas that need a little more TLC.
3. Move furniture. To get as much of your carpet cleaned, you’ll need to move some furniture around. Plus, you’ll make it easy for the cleaners to get around your home. Move lighter items to the garage and push heavier items off to the side. Pick up clutter and lift drapes or curtains off the floor with a hanger to prevent contact with cleaning solution. Otherwise you may have dyes from the drapes or curtains staining you carpet after they get wet.
4. Clear an area for parking. Provide an area for the cleaner to park the truck, either right in front of your home or on the driveway. This provides easy access to your home to run the hoses.
5. Protect breakable items. Broken items are the last thing you want to deal with. Put anything fragile away or you may have a precious vase or valuable picture bumped by the cleaners. Even though the company your hire is bonded and insured, it’s smart to remove valuables before they arrive.
6. Make plans to leave. Consider an outing while the cleaners will be in your home. You and your family will be out of the way and the job will go more smoothly. Pets can become startled with loud noises, so you may want to put them in the back yard or in a crate while the cleaners are there. Plan on staying away long enough to allow the carpet to dry. Ask your technician how long it should take before you can walk on them.
7. Locate the spigots. Many companies use hot water extraction to clean carpets and may need to use your spigots to connect their hose. Locate them before they arrive so you can show them where they are.

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Having your carpets professionally cleaned will freshen up the appeal of your home and will make your carpet last longer too. Follow these steps to prepare for the professionals and you’ll get the cleanest carpets possible! Call Leading Carpet Cleaning today to schedule an appointment.