A responsible way to keep your carpet looking new is regular vacuuming and cleaning. With the holidays coming up, now is a good time to get your carpeting ready. Take these steps to make the process easy and successful.
Shop for a good carpet cleaner: this means getting recommendations from family and friends. You cannot assume that a well-known name or company is the best choice, as franchises vary. Look for a firm with a good better business record that has been in business for some time. Also check into the type of equipment. A truck-mounted steam cleaner will do the best job. You may want to ask if the company has a professional blower to rent to help dry your carpet faster – these are generally available for a minimal fee.
Prepare for the cleaners: If you take the time to make your home ready for cleaning, you will have a better job and it will take less time. All furniture that you can move easily should be placed on hard surfaces away from the carpeting. Also remove anything with a fabric base. Take any breakables away from the area, to avoid risks of furniture accidentally getting bumped. Finally, place wax paper or plastic wrap under any wooden furniture legs. Some wood stains will bleed with the hot cleaning water, leaving stains on your carpeting.
Check for spots: your cleaner will probably catch them, but make sure so that they can receive a stronger treatment with stain remover before cleaning.
Protect your pets: Move your pets to a room where they and the cleaner don’t have to interact. This saves time and trouble, and keeps your pets safely locked up while the front door is open during cleaning.
When you’re finished, if the cleaning process went well thank the cleaners, and let them know you will call them again next time.