Preparing Your Home For A Professional Carpet Cleaner
These nine tips are what we, at Linton's Carpet Cleaning in Vancouver, Wa., have found to make the professional carpet cleaning experience better for you, for us, or for any carpet cleaner you hire.
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A good example of light furniture would be end tables, most coffee tables, small planters, etc.. By moving these pieces of furniture it makes the entire cleaning process easier - and you might find spots or stains that you did not know was there.
4. Protect your floors and walls. Any good carpet cleaning company will do their best to protect your floors and walls from any damage. But you can also help by having protective tarps put down on floors that you do not want to come in contact with shoes, hoses, or any other carpet cleaning equipment.
5. Open windows for faster drying. Air movement is very important for fast dry times when it comes to getting your carpets dry. If the weather is warm and dry then crack your windows open. This allows the damp air to leave your home and therefore speeds up the drying process.
6. Remove pets from the areas to be cleaned. Be sure to put your pets in an area where the carpet is not being cleaned. Pets walking in and around the cleaning area is just not a good idea. Also, many pets (especially cats) are scared of the noise from the hoses.
7. Put valuables out of sight. While most carpet cleaners are honest and would not steal anything from you, it is a good idea to put valuables out of sight and in a safe place. There are always bad apples in every profession and it is no different for carpet cleaning companies.
8. Remove easy-to-break items. These items would include fragile lamps, vases, and items of this nature. While any legitimate carpet cleaner carries liability insurance does it really matter if they accidentally break a family heirloom that cannot be replaced? Nope, we didn't think so. So move easy-to-break items and give yourself some piece of mind.
9. Make sure the carpet cleaner has access to your home! If you are not going to be present during the carpet cleaning then make sure your cleaner has access. You might be surprised how often a client schedules a cleaning while they are at work but forgets to leave a key, an access code, or a way for the cleaner to get into their home.
The day before the carpet cleaning is to take place make sure you and the cleaner understand how the home is going to be accessed for the cleaning.