How to prepare your home for professional carpet cleaning

28 Jul 22

You’ve just booked your professional carpet cleaning service. What next? Well, there are a few small, simple things you can do to get your home ready for the technician. Not only will it make it easier on the day, it also guarantees the deepest possible clean and best results.

1 Move small and fragile items

The first step is to pick up any small items (such as shoes, toys, and floor lamps), so your carpet cleaning technician a clear space in which to work.

It’s also wise to pack away any fragile and valuable items, so they can’t be bumped or knocked during cleaning. If you have any breakables that can’t be moved, let your technician know.

2. Move the furniture

Next, you’ll need to move your furniture to allow your carpet cleaning technician access to all areas of your floors and upholstery if you'd like your carpets cleaned under these items. You may need to empty some pieces – such as dressers or cabinets – to make it easier to move them out of the way.

Depending on the available space and the weight of the furniture, your carpet cleaning technician can move beds and lounges to the side of the room and back when done. But they’ll leave heavier items and electronics where they are.

3. Do a quick vacuum

It might seem counterintuitive to vacuum your carpets before your carpet cleaning technician arrives. But just like a quick tidy up before your house cleaner gets there, some carpet cleaning services will ask you to do a quick vacuum to remove any surface dirt and debris. That way, your technician can focus on heavier soiling and sanitisation.

Your V.I.P. carpet cleaning service includes a deep HEPA pre-clean vacuum – so you can skip this step if you wish!

4. Keep kids and pets away

We love little ones – and little creatures! But you’ll want to take them somewhere safe during the carpet cleaning process. This is to avoid them getting scared and running out onto the road, or getting caught up in cords.

5. Pinpoint focus areas

From that five-year-old wine stain to places prone to high foot traffic, let your carpet cleaning technician know where you’d like them to pay special attention.

Your V.I.P. carpet cleaning technician uses special stain treatment products and equipment to carefully and thoroughly remove stubborn stains.

Now that you know the simple steps to get your home ready for a professional carpet clean, all you need to do is book!


Disclaimer: The content in this article is intended to be informational only and does not constitute cleaning advice.

How to prepare your home for professional carpet cleaning