Having your home professionally cleaned is a major job that will require technicians to be in every carpeted area of your home. Depending on how much of your home you want cleaned, a professional carpet cleaning can take anywhere from a couple hours to an entire work day. A job of this magnitude requires some preparation on your part and it may be beneficial to know what a professional cleaning entails. This post is meant to serve as a guide for preparation and what to expect when Green T comes to your home to clean your carpet.
Before a scheduled carpet cleaning occurs, there are some preparatory things you can do to get your home ready and ultimately aid in the process. One way to prepare is to keep your driveway clear. Our cleaning equipment is mounted in our vans and in order for our hoses to reach the carpets in your home; we must park in the driveway. So remember to either keep your car in the garage or park it on the street if you are going to need it. Another way to prepare for a carpet cleaning is to clear the spaces that you want cleaned. Our technicians can help move major items such as large furniture or work around large appliances, but moving light furniture and other clutter before the technicians arrive will help make the process much quicker.
When our technicians arrive at your home, they will introduce themselves and walk through your home with you to assess what needs to be done. At this point, you should mention any areas or stains that require special attention. After the walk through, the technician(s) will attach the hose from the van-mounted equipment to your outside spigot. The water from the spigot is heated and pressurized in the van and fed through the hose attached to the wand that is used on the carpets. The wand also has a vacuum hose attached to it to extract the used water and cleaning solution and dispense it in a waste tank in the van. The water and vacuum hoses that run between the wand and the van will be running through your home and we use hook straps to hook them to stair railings and control the slack.
As the technicians move from room to room, they will move heavy furniture such as couches, tables, and shelves and work around beds and large dressers. Moved furniture is placed on plastic sheets while the carpet is allowed to dry. Once the job is complete, the technicians will clean up the hoses, remove the water hose from the spigot, and replace moved furniture in rooms where the carpet has dried. So if you are preparing for a scheduled carpet cleaning, remember to leave your driveway clear and put your car somewhere accessible in case you need it. It is also helpful to clear as much of the carpet space as possible but do not move heavy furniture if it is too difficult, our technicians can help move heavy furniture. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have about Green T’s carpet cleaning services.