How to Prepare for a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company
Congratulations, So you've hired a carpet cleaning company and now you would like to know what you can do to prepare for the big day. Preparation is key for just about everything and having your carpet cleaner arrive and be able to get right to work is key to having a great experience for you and the company you've hired.
Here are a few helpful tips on how to prepare for a professional carpet cleaning:
Have a parking spot ready for them
The first thing the carpet cleaning company you hired will need upon arrival is a cleared out parking space to unload and set up there cleaning equipment. Saving them the time and trouble of moving your vehicle out of the way will show them you are prepared.
Make accommodations for Children & Pets
Having children and pets stay in another room, outside, or with a sitter that day is a great idea. A barking dog or a crying child present upon arrival could distract you and your carpet cleaner and make the initial meeting more complicated.
Having your carpet pre-vacuumed is always a great idea. Most professional carpet cleaning equipment is made for cleaning the carpet fiber so large debris in the carpet can clog their equipment. If the company you hire vacuumes prior to cleaning then you have already saved them an extra step.
Clear out small items from the rooms
Removing small items from the room such as electronics, plants, lamps and knick-knacks will give your carpet cleaner more room to work allowing them to focus on the carpet cleaning process itself. I assure you, if you have the capability of clearing out your rooms as much as possible, moving small items onto tiled flooring or even placing items on top of beds for the day, your carpet cleaner will be breathing a big sigh of relief! Who knows how many times they have visited a home only to find everything still messy and items all over the place when he arrived.
Moving Large Items
Most companies follow an industry safety standard which does not allow their technicians to move large or breakable items such as pianos, china cabinets, beds, etc... So if there is a need to have items like these moved it would be best to have them moved prior to their arrival.
Most carpet cleaning service companies will move, pad, and block items such as sofas, end tables, & chairs but mostly clean just the traffic areas around beds and large dressers and such. If you have an area rug or two that will not be cleaned and would like the carpet cleaned underneath, it is best to have them rolled up and stored somewhere for the day.
Do an initial walk thru with your technician
Upon arrival, take a little time with the technician and go through each room pointing out areas of concern. It helps if you inform him of any unusual stains you are aware of and what had caused each stain. Also if there are any pieces of furniture you would like for him to move this is a great time to let him know. By doing this it helps your carpet cleaner know your expectations and also gives you the opportunity to get to know him a little as well.
While part of the joy of hiring a professional carpet cleaning company includes having someone else do the dirty work for you, taking these pro-active steps and preparing can help make sure you get the cleanest carpet possible and the biggest bang for your buck.
Are you in need of a professional carpet cleaning company?
Carpet Renovations, Inc. has been serving the Tulsa / Broken Arrow area since 1986 and has trained & qualified technicians standing by to serve you. Give us a call at (918) 437-1956 for more information.
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I didn't know that vacuuming before hiring a carpet cleaning service can help ensure that large debris will not clog their machine. My wife and I would like to have our living room carpet cleaned before we host a party next week, but there are a lot of crumbs on the floor that our child spilled when she was eating pizza yesterday. Maybe we should vacuum before we find a carpet cleaning service to help us.