When you are looking to get your carpets professionally cleaned there are some things you need to take into consideration. Although carpet cleaning companies are there to do all the hard work for you, there are still some things you may need to prepare or think about before hiring a technician.
Carpet cleaning do’s
- Plan carpet cleaning day
When the professional cleaner comes into your home they need to have full access to the areas requiring cleaning. This means that you may have to remove the furniture and plan ahead so that your scheduled cleaning day doesn’t coincide with a major house party or something similar. Proper planning allows your cleaner to be in and out of your home in the fastest possible time.
- Vacuum your carpet
Professional carpet cleaning companies should always use their own high-filtration vacuum before carrying out steam cleaning, but just in case they don’t it is a good idea to vacuum yourself prior to their arrival. This will also give you the chance to check that nothing has been left on the carpet accidentally, such as a lost earring or other small item. Vacuuming regularly will help protect your carpet in the long run.
- Move your furniture
Large furniture such as sofas, beds, wardrobes, cabinets and so on all need to be removed from the room so that the whole carpet can be cleaned. You may be required to do this yourself before the technician arrives, but some companies will provide the service as an additional extra.
Carpet cleaning don’ts
- Don’t apply supermarket cleaning solutions
The supermarkets are often filled with products claiming to be able to remove stains or clean carpets, but you don’t know what chemicals are inside these solutions. Off the shelf cleans often strip the colour out of carpets and can even cause long term damage. Carpet cleaning really is best left to the professionals who have the knowledge to know which solutions can be applied to your carpets.
- Don’t pull at loose ends
Sometimes the fibres of your carpet will come loose and stick out slightly. This is normal, do not pull at loose ends by hand. If you pull the fibre it could completely unravel and leave a huge hole in you carpets. If you want to get rid of the loose end, simply trim it down.