Having made the decision to bring in a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner to restore the freshness and extend the life of the fabrics in your home, you’re already on the right track. Professional cleaning services don’t just make your carpets and upholstery visually appealing but also substantially increase their longevity.
While the lion’s share of benefits comes directly from the expertise and diligent work of the cleaning service, there’s a vital role for you to play as well. This includes post-cleaning care and maintenance, but importantly, several preparatory steps should be taken before the professional cleaners arrive.
The preparations are not as simple as a couple of quick tasks. Instead, there are several actions that can set the stage for a seamless cleaning process. Here are seven critical steps to take before your carpets and upholstery receive their professional cleaning.
Pre-Vacuum Your Carpets:
While many cleaning services may include vacuuming as a preliminary step, pre-vacuuming your carpets ensures the deep cleaning phase isn’t delayed. Plus, any dirt and grit you remove is already benefitting your carpets.
Sweep Other Surfaces:
Your home may have a mix of carpeted floors and other floor types like hardwood or vinyl. Sweep these surfaces to ensure no loose debris can find its way onto your carpets or upholstered furniture during the cleaning process.