Most carpets in residential spaces need to be cleaned by professional carpet cleaners every six months to ensure excellent air quality indoors and to protect the carpet as well.
The length of time it would take for the carpet cleaners to do their job depends on the size of the carpeted area you want to be cleaned and the amount of dirt that is to be removed from your carpets. After cleaning, you also have to give your carpet enough time to dry.
While it is a given that the carpet cleaning will take hours to be completed, you can make the cleaning process run much faster and more smoothly. Doing some preparatory steps can go a long way in preventing potential problems and hiccups along the way, too.
First and foremost, you have to remove any table decoration in the room that would be cleaned. Move any fragile items that are at risk of being knocked over. Even though credentialed carpet cleaning companies will be covered by insurance if any accidental damage takes place while they are working in your home, it will still be better if no damage happens – after all, not all valuables can easily be replaced.
Vacuuming your carpets before the professionals arrive will also make the cleaning less laborious for them and therefore can cut the time they will spend cleaning your floors.
Informing the carpet cleaners about major carpet issues such as pet urine or hard to remove stains can help them deal with the problem much sooner.
Pets and kids must be kept away from the room to be cleaned as well while the professionals are working. Your furry friend might attack the workers and the kids could get in the way of the carpet cleaners – which can delay the cleaning process.
Last, but definitely not the least, remove every small furniture piece from the room to give the workers the space they need to reach every portion of the carpeted flooring.