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Recommendations for When the Technician Arrives

by | Aug 31, 2016 | Cleaning Method, Cleaning Tips

Lisa Shultz
August 31, 2016

It’s best to pre-vacuum general debris from the carpets. Our system will suck up the little stuff, but larger pieces get caught in  our filters. If you’ve vacuumed within the last few days, you are OK. Remove any breakable objects from tight corners and tables near stairs. We move light furniture, but we let you handle small things like toys and clothes. It is helpful if you move any vehicles out of your garage before we get there that you may want to use since the garage is typically blocked once we get started.

1. Clear Your Carpeted Areas:

The more of your carpet that is clear, the more your technician will be able to clean.The first thing that you should do is to clearhe carpeted area as much as possible.  Things like lamps, plants, tables and chairs all cover the areas of the carpet that need leaning.  Also remove any extremely fragile items from the carpeted area.

2. Inspect Your Carpets:

it’s extremely useful for you to do your own inspection first.  Take a walk around, and look closely.  Pay special attention to the reas that were hidden by furniture.  Note the locations of the spots and stains.  Even better, if you can remember what caused the stain, note that too.  Also take note of the high traffic areas on your carpet and the traffic pattern in your home.  Your pre-inspection increases the efficiency of your carpet cleaning because you can quickly familiarize your carpet cleaner with the unique challenges of your carpet.

3. Plan for Your Pets:

Once your carpet cleaner meets and greets your friendly pets, you’ll need to keep your pets out of the carpeted areas until after the carpets are fully dry. Set your pets up in a non-carpeted area of your house.

4. Make Room in Your Driveway:

It’s very helpful if your carpet cleaner can park their van in your driveway. Their hot water extraction machine is mounted in their truck.  By parking in your driveway, their truck and all of their equipment is as close as possible to your house.  Parking in your driveway also allows your cleaner to keep their hoses on your property instead of on the sidewalk or in your neighbor’s yard.  And, their equipment is surely safe from theft in your driveway as well.

5. Find Your Spigots:

Your carpet cleaner will need water to perform the hot water extraction on your carpets.  If you don’t know where your outdoor spigots are, find them before your cleaner arrives.

 6. Prepare Your Family:
When your carpet cleaner is done with their service, your carpets will still be a little bit moist.  While your cleaner is in your home, they will have worked hard to extract most of the water from your carpets.  You should make a plan in advance for how you and your family (and your pets) will stay off of your carpets until they are fully dry.  Make sure the laptop and is in the kitchen instead of the living room.  Plan a family date night out to dinner and to the movies.  And if you can’t avoid walking on your newly cleaned carpets, ask your cleaner for some shoe coverings (booties).  If you do these 6 easy things before your carpet cleaner arrives, your cleaning will be more efficient and effective. It will be worry-free for you and you’ll be able to enjoy your freshly cleaned carpets sooner.

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Lisa Shultz Owner / Manager
Anderson Carpet Cleaning is a family owned business serving the entire Eastside since 1996. Lisa is the proud owner and resides in Duvall with her two kids … and treats every customer as if they are family. Always a stickler for perfection, every carpet, rug or upholstered furniture cleaned by her company is backed with her promise that it will be done to perfection. To talk to Lisa you will immediately feel the extreme passion she has for her company to provide you with a “Red Carpet Experience!” Anderson Carpet Cleaning has five vans with the latest steam cleaning equipment for all residential cleaning needs as well a large “Fuso” truck which offers the ability to clean apartments up as high as the tenth floor! In keeping with the latest in environmentally friendly cleaning soaps and sanitizers, Lisa is always making sure that each product she uses is organic. In fact, she encourages her customers to use the waste water extracted from their home to water their plants and they will flourish!


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