Monday, 3 November 2014

How to prepare your home for carpet cleaning

You have the carpet cleaners coming, what should you do to prepare your home?

 

If your anything like me then there will be places where "things" are stored/places/tucked away and hidden from sight that, when you get down to it, takes a bit of time to clear out.  So start out early.  This is also a great time to have a little sort out!

Firstly - Remove the small stuff


Give your self a little time time to go round the rooms and make a little mental list of what needs to be moved from the floor area. You want the floor to be completely clear of odds and ends, for example:
  • Kids toys / pets toys / scratching posts
  • Pets bedding
  • Magazine racks
  • Vases
  • Statues
  • Anything stored under/behind furniture
Store these in another room for the time being, one that is not due to be cleaned.

Now your room should be looking quite clear

 Next - Prepare the big stuff


A good carpet cleaner will clean the entire carpet including both beneath and behind the furniture.  They will move the furniture for you but you will need to consider removing the following items before their arrival:

  • Any objects on top of furniture or inside display cabinets - such as ornaments, vases, picture frames, ashtrays - anything that could move/fall/break when furniture is moved should be removed and stored away safely.
  • Any small furniture such as stools and side tables should be stored elsewhere.
  • The contents or drawers of heavy furniture such as chests and dressers should be removed to allow the technician to move the heavy furniture.
Now your room will be looking a little empty!

Finally


 There are just a few last points to consider removing from the room:

  • Any excessive soil or debris from the carpet
  • Any pets and/or children!

Your room should now be ready for the team to come in and whip through their work, obstacle free


REMINDER - A GOOD CARPET CLEANER WILL PLACE FOIL TABS OF SOME OTHER PROTECTION UNDERNEATH THE FURNITURE TO PREVENT IT FROM ABSORBING MOISTURE THAT COULD 1) DAMAGE THE FURNITURE, OR 2) CAUSE COLOUR TRANSFER FROM THE FURNITURE TO THE DAMP CARPET.


We are a professional cleaning company who specialise in CarpetRugHardwood floor, Stone floorUpholstery and Leather cleaning for domestic an commercial clients.

 For more information about our services contact the team on 01223 863632 or at www.artofclean.co.uk to find out more.

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