Vacuum, if needed
Removing as much debris and dirt from the carpet fiber prior to a cleaning can help ensure your carpet cleaner focuses on the deep down soiled-in dirt. Ask your carpet cleaning professional whether or not you need to vacuum before they arrive.
Dust and clean baseboards and HVAC registers
While not dusting or cleaning your baseboards of HVAC registers prior to the carpet cleaner’s arrival won’t inhibit their job in any way, you should still complete these tasks. Clearing these areas of dirt and debris can help ensure the carpet doesn’t become dirty quickly following a cleaning.
Remove fragile and valuable items
Porcelain knick-knacks, fine china, collectibles and any other potentially fragile or breakable items should be removed from the cleaning area and placed in a safe area.
Remove smaller items from the floor
Floor lamps, waste baskets, toys and clothing or shoes should all be moved out of the area that requires cleaning. It’s also a good idea to lift up and secure things like bedspreads, drapes or dust ruffles with a clothespin to prevent them from getting in the way of a carpet cleaner’s tools.
Free up a parking spot
We’ll need to park their vehicle as close as possible to an entry door in order to run hoses for their cleaning equipment. Make sure your family’s vehicles aren’t obstructing their work.
Point out areas of concern
Showing our professional carpet cleaner the stains, spots or high traffic areas you’re most concerned with will help make sure the carpet cleaner won’t miss those areas during the cleaning process.