When you schedule to have your carpet or upholstery cleaned you may have questions about what needs to be done in order to be ready for the cleaners. And, actually, you are exactly right to think that you can help us in preparing your home and your furniture for steam cleaning.

Whether it is your furniture or your carpet or area rugs cleaned, one of the easiest and most helpful things you can do to prepare for our technician is to pre-vacuum. Pre-vacuuming rids the surfaces to be cleaned of loose dirt and particles so that our high-powered steam cleaning machines can more easily get to the deep down dirt and grime. While your technicians will be happy to perform this service for you, you can reduce the time of your service by having this step already completed when we arrive at your home.

There are also a few other things you can do to reduce your service time and protect your beautiful home. If you have small furniture that can be easily moved to another area of your home which is not scheduled to be cleaned such as light chairs or end tables, go ahead and remove these items. Part of the reason we move small furnishings is that the damp carpet can draw paint and wood stains from the legs of colored furniture into your freshly cleaned carpet. Also, pinning or tying up curtains, drapes and upholstery skirts at least 6 inches from the carpet helps to ensure the best clean and prevent unintentional damage from bleeding fabrics.

Beyond these simple steps to prepare your actual home for a steam cleaning service, we have one more suggestion to make your service as smooth and enjoyable as possible. If you have small children or pets, please have a plan in place. For your pets’ peace of mind, we suggest you place them in a quiet and safe space away from our noisy machines for the duration of our service. As far as your little rascals go, we suggest that you have a planned activity for them while our technicians are at your home. Our professional equipment is not a toy, and can be dangerous when improperly used. Please remind your children that our equipment and hoses are not toys.

Now, just one more thing….let us know what WE can do to make your experience a great one. Let your technician know of any special concerns or questions you have. Mr. Steam Atlanta carpet & upholstery cleaning  is committed to making your experience the best it can be. You are our valued customer, and we will make sure you know it!