Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What to Do Before Your Carpet Cleaner Arrives

Having the carpet in your home professionally cleaned eliminates trapped pollutants such as pet dander and everyday dirt and dust. It can also clear out dust mite infestations or cockroach allergens.

Sure, you could do it yourself, but is it worth the hassle of renting the equipment and buying the chemicals, lugging heavy machinery -- all at the risk of ruining your carpeting? Improper chemical mixtures, mistreating stains and saturating your carpet with water are all hazards that a professional carpet cleaner can help you avoid.

Getting your home's carpets professionally cleaned can not only preserve your floor covering, but part of the joy of hiring a professional is having someone else do the dirty work!

Before the carpet cleaner arrives, just follow these few steps to help make sure you get the cleanest carpet possible:

Vacuum - While your carpet cleaner will more than likely vacuum your carpet upon arrival, taking a few extra moments to remove 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.

Important to note: Some carpet cleaning services WILL NOT vacuum the carpet prior to beginning their work. Be sure to ask your carpet cleaning professional whether or not you need to vacuum prior to their arrival.

Dust - Before your carpet cleaner arrives, grab a dust cloth and give not only your furniture and knickknacks the once over, but also be sure to give the baseboards and air conditioner registers a quick dusting. This will help ensure the carpet won't be soiled quickly following a cleaning.

Remove fragile items - Speaking of knickknacks, it is a good idea to remove any fragile, sentimental, or expensive items from the room before your carpets are cleaned. Most carpet cleaning companies are careful; however, it's always better to protect your breakables than to be sorry later.

Important to note: Ask if your carpet cleaner is insured! Let's face it - accidents happen. Be sure you'll be covered if something unexpected does happen.

Clean Up - By removing smaller items from the floors like waste baskets, toys, clothing, shoes and even floor lamps help your carpet cleaner spend time cleaning - not moving your personal belongings. If you have any floor length drapes or bedspreads it is probably also a good idea to lift them up or secure them so that they are not in the way of a carpet cleaner's equipment.

Parking Space - Make sure your carpet cleaner has a place to park. If your carpet cleaner uses truck-mounted equipment, he will need to park his vehicle as close as possible to your homes entrance to run hoses for the cleaning equipment.

Stains - If you have any areas of concern, such as dark stains or high traffic areas. Be sure to point them out to your carpet cleaner to help make sure they're not missed during the cleaning process.

About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona areas, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they'll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

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