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How to Prepare Your Home for A Professional Carpet Cleaning

Updated: May 26

how to prepare your home for a professional carpet cleaning

Professional carpet cleaners save you time and money by taking away the inconvenience of cleaning your carpet on your own. Here are a few tips on how to help prepare your home for the arrival of a carpet cleaning company.


Vacuum Your Carpet

Removing some of the dirt that is stuck in the carpet beforehand, will make cleaning the carpets a lot easier and speed up the process. It also makes reaching the dirt that is deeply embedded in the fibers of the carpet a lot easier for the cleaners to access.

Remove Furniture from the Carpeted Area

Items like furniture, plants, and lamps should be removed from the area you are having cleaned prior to the cleaner’s arrival. This will make it easier for the technicians to properly clean the areas to the fullest extent.

De-clutter the Area

By de-cluttering the area, you wish to have cleaned, makes it easier for the technicians to move their equipment without damaging any fragile items. It also makes it a safer environment by removing any tripping hazards.

Clean Your Baseboards

Cleaning your baseboards before the carpet cleaning technicians arrive it will ensure your carpet stays clean.

Make Room for the Carpet Cleaner

The carpet technicians need to pull their equipment as close to your door as possible. So, making ahead of time, like moving your vehicles to another portion of the driveway helps make their jobs easier by allowing them easy access to their vehicle and equipment.

Inspect Your Carpet

Making notes of high traffic areas as well as stains helps identify problem areas that may need additional attention in the future. If you have deep stains it may require additional cleanings after the initial.

Pet Care

If you have pets in your home, you will want to make sure you have them in an area of the home where they won’t be frightened by the loud equipment and the people that will be coming in, and out of the home. It makes for a safe environment for your pets and the technicians.


Stay off the Carpet

The carpet will need proper time to dry before it would be a good idea to walk on it after cleaning. Walking on it before it has the chance to properly dry can cause it to take longer to dry as well as, create the chance for it to get dirty again. It can also be a safety hazard causing you to fall and hurt yourself.

Use Warm air to dry the Carpet Faster

If you would like to cut down on the dry time of your carpet, for most carpets it is safe to use fans. If the weather permits, you can also open doors and windows to help speed up the process.

Wait Until the Carpet Dries Completely Before Moving the Furniture

Please wait at least 24 hours for the carpet to dry before moving furniture back into the rooms you had cleaned. Moving furniture back into the area too soon can cause dirt to accumulate on the carpet again


It is recommended to wait at least 24 hours before you vacuum the cleaned areas. By waiting, you help keep your carpet pristine and beautiful.

For additional tips, or if you would like to schedule a cleaning, please contact the carpet cleaning professionals at Blue’s Carpet Cleaning at 719-494-1440 today!

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