Here are some guidelines to help you get ready for your cleaning.
While part of the joy of hiring a professional is having someone else do the dirty work, taking these pro-active steps can help make sure you get the cleanest carpet possible:
1. Vacuum, if needed - Removing as much debris and dirt from the carpet fiber prior to a cleaning can help ensure your carpet cleaner is focusing on the deep down soiled-in dirt.
2. Remove fragile items - Porcelain knick-knacks, Ming dynasty vases, collectibles and any other potentially fragile or breakable items should be removed from the cleaning area and placed in a safe area.
3. Move furniture, if necessary -Unless you are just focusing on high foot traffic areas. If you would like your carpet totally clean from wall to wall then removing as much of the furniture makes it an easier task. We will move all your furniture for an extra charge, so ask about moving furniture when making an appointment.
4. Remove smaller items from the floor - Floor lamps, waste baskets, toys, and clothing or shoes should all be moved out of the area to be cleaned. 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.
5. Free up a parking spot - I use truck-mounted equipment, and I would will like to park my vehicle as close as possible to an entry door to run hoses for my cleaning equipment. Make sure your family's vehicles aren't obstructing them.
6. Point out areas of concern - Be sure to point out the stains, spots or high-traffic areas you're most concerned with will help me make sure they're not missed during the cleaning process.