What To Expect When You Get Your Carpets Cleaned

Why Get Your Carpets Cleaned?

Summer is a time for action – whether it’s catching up on yard work or house repairs, taking your kids to the pool, or even moving to a new home. Summer is also a time for creating memories – but not all of those are perfect, like when the family dog tracks in mud from the Slip-n-Slide or your three-year-old practices independence by applying sunscreen everywhere (including the walls and floors!). All this activity can wear down your carpets. During summer, we want a clean, comfy place to play and rest after all that fun. It’s a great time to get your carpets professionally cleaned.

Professional carpet cleaning extends the life of your carpets, gets rid of allergens (like dust mites or mold) and removes dirt and debris so your carpets last longer and look and feel fresh.

Once you’ve scheduled a carpet cleaning with Americlean, what do you need to do to get ready? Here are a few steps to take before our technicians arrive.

How to Prepare for a Carpet Cleaning

Preparing for carpet cleaning is a simple process when you work with Americlean.

  • Make sure the area is tidy – Pick up any clothes, toys, or breakable items before your appointment. It’s a good idea to vacuum so that our equipment can get the deepest clean possible. There’s no need to move furniture – our Americlean technicians will move most furniture during the appointment. Heavy furniture (such as wardrobes or large sectionals) will be cleaned around, so you will need to move heavy furniture out of the room if you’d like the carpets underneath to be clean. If you’re unsure if a piece should be moved, contact us before your appointment and we’d be happy to help. 
  • Secure your pets – Some pets may be afraid of the noises during cleaning or try to escape the house when the equipment is carried into your home, so you may want to keep them in a crate or bedroom during your appointment. All cleaning products used are non-toxic and safe for pets and kids, but it’s a good idea to keep pets out of the way to avoid any accidents.
  • Let us know where to park – If there isn’t any street parking available by your home or you live in an apartment with limited access, let our technicians know the best place to park during the cleaning.
  • Tell us about stains or problem areas when we arrive – This helps our technicians spot clean stains or treat fragile areas with the care necessary to keep your carpets lasting longer and looking great.

Our technicians will be on time for your appointment, so make sure your house is prepared. We at Americlean understand that getting your home ready for your appointment can involve a lot more than tidying (scheduling time off work, wrangling pets, finding a babysitter) and we make sure all that time and effort is worth it. Our technicians are efficient, mindful of your home and belongings, and go the extra mile to make sure you and your carpets are taken care of.

After a Professional Carpet Cleaning

When your appointment is over, our chemicals and deep clean process will leave your carpet slightly damp. It’s important not to walk on your carpet with shoes until it’s dry because dirt and stains from shoes can be difficult to clean. It can take 2 to 8 hours for your carpet to dry depending on the area and the humidity. Setting up fans, turning on the A/C or opening windows for air circulation can help shorten drying time.

You might want to plan a place for the kids or pets to hang out while your carpet dries if it’s a main traffic area. You can count on Americlean to be on time and efficient so you can get back to normal as soon as possible!

Carpets should be professionally cleaned once every 12 to 18 months (or once a year for busier parts of your home) to keep them durable and clean.

Now that you’re ready, contact us today to make an appointment with our friendly techs and help extend the life of your carpets.