If you have decided that you need to have the carpets in your home professionally cleaned, then you will want to do your best to ensure that the professionals can provide a thorough and effective clean. Before the carpet cleaners arrive, you should:
- Clear the Floors: Try your best to clear the carpeted floors in your home as best as possible. You should move small side tables out of the way, floor lamps, area rugs, chairs, and more. The more stuff you can clear out of the way, the more areas your professional carpet cleaners will be able to clean. If you need someone to clean the rooms for you, then you can ask if that service is included with your price for the professionals to clean your carpets. They may charge an extra fee to do this, but it will be worth it in the end to ensure that more areas are cleaned.
- Inspect the Carpets: Before the professional carpet cleaners arrive, you should be aware of all areas that may need extra treatment because of a heavy stain or because they have tracked in a great deal of dirt due to high traffic. This will allow you to inform the professionals of these areas ahead of time so that they can focus more of their attention on those spots first before the rest of the carpet.
- Make Room in the Driveway: You should move all cars that you have parked in the driveway to ensure that the carpet cleaners can back their truck in easily. This will also leave them enough space to maneuver heavy equipment that they have with them. Overall, they will appreciate the easy access in and out of your home.
- Prepare the Family: You and your family should be prepared to be out of the house for a few hours. You may even want to consider arrangements for your pets to be out of the house overnight so that they don't track in any dirt. The carpets are going to be a little moist after the cleaning process, so you and your family are going to have to wear protectors over your feet if you choose to come back to the house that same day.
Knowing how to be prepared for professional carpet cleaning will ensure that the process goes much more smoothly. Be sure to ask if there are other ways you can be prepared, as well.