Planning Ahead For Professional Carpet Cleaning Services

professional_carpet_cleaningHome maintenance can take on many forms, inside and out. One of the most important home maintenance routines that is often neglected, is routine carpet cleaning services. You can greatly extend the life of your carpet by regular, professional cleaning. Do-it-yourself machines and homemade cleaners just don’t give the results that you can obtain by professional carpet cleaning services.

When planning your household budget, it is wise to include allowance for annual or biannual cleaning. The first thing that you will need to do is get price estimates. Some companies can give you an idea by phone, others may need to make a visual inspection of your home. Many times you can reduce the price that you pay by making the job easier for the cleaning company, such as moving furniture pieces out of the area ahead of time. However, do not assume this, as it is always a good idea to ask these questions beforehand, so that there is no room for misunderstanding. Decide ahead of time whether you would like large pieces of furniture moved and the carpet cleaned underneath. Large rugs and runners can also be cleaned as well. Most companies charge a fee per rug, depending on the size. If you plan to change your furnishings floor plan in any way, this would be the time to do it, as you can get the entire carpet surface cleaned at once.

Once you have your appointment scheduled, plan to straighten up the areas that need to be cleaned. This should include picking up all loose objects and vacuuming the carpets, to include underneath couches, etc. If you have pets, you may want to move their beds outside on a porch or another temporary location.

Once the carpet cleaning services crew arrives, they will need to stretch their hoses from their truck through the nearest door or window, so if you are concerned about your kitty escaping, you might want to cage him temporarily. Be sure to point out any stains that may need special, pre-treating attention.

After completion, your carpet will be damp for a few hours, so using any ceiling fans, or box fans that you might have would be advised. If at all possible, plan to leave the house for a few hours to allow the carpet time to dry without tracking it. When you arrive home, enjoy the smell and feel of wonderfully cleaned carpets!

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