How to prepare your living room for a carpet cleaning service
Congratulations! You have decided to opt for a carpet cleaning service. This is probably one of the best decisions that you are ever likely to make, and hopefully you will be making it every single year from now on. Not only are you are going to end up with carpets that look absolutely stunning, but you will also end up with a carpet that has an extended lifespan, this is going to save you money in the long run. However, before your chosen carpet cleaning company arrives, you will need to carry out a couple of preparation tasks in your living room; this will ensure that your carpet is cleaned as effectively as possible, and that it goes as quickly as possible. Let’s take a little look at the things that you need to do.
The first thing you will need to check is whether your carpet cleaning company includes the moving of furniture in their pricing structure, some do, some don’t. If they don’t, then ask if you can pay extra for the service. If that isn’t possible, then you will need to carry out the preparation tasks yourself. You should remember though, that the majority of carpet cleaning companies will not move the ‘heaviest’ objects in your room. They will only move away the things that are lightweight, for example sofas and chairs.
If your company isn’t able to help you out then you will need to move the things yourself well in advance of you chosen carpet cleaning company arriving. So make sure that you get rid of all of those lightweight items in your room. In most cases, you will be able to leave heavy objects in place. This is because the majority of carpet cleaning companies will be able to clean around them. They may need to be removed if you are having your carpet repaired at the same time.
It is suggested that you remove any objects that could be broken before your carpet cleaning company arrive. In fact, most will ask that you remove your data cables, phone connections and any other ‘small’ objects in the room. This will ensure that no damage happens to your personal belongings whilst the carpet cleaning process is taking place. Basically, you will want as much possible removed from the floor before your carpet cleaning company arrives. You do want them to concentrate on the cleaning after all!
The entire process will take around 7 hours, generally they will request that you do not enter the living room during this time, otherwise it could ‘ruin’ the carpet cleaning process. You will therefore want to ensure that you have grabbed everything you need before the ‘team’ arrive. If you are going to be leaving them alone to clean your carpets, then you will want to ensure that know where everything they need is, this includes the electrical points and the water points. This again will help ensure the process is as smooth as possible.
Hopefully this has given you all the information that you need so that you can prepare before your cleaners arrive. If you need any more information, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with them.