If you are in the process of selling your home, you have a lot on your plate. Packing and moving are one of the most stressful times of your life. Preparing your home to list with deep cleaning also adds to the stress of selling a home. Once your contracts are signed, then the real fun begins. Moving all of your personal property out takes time, planning, and hard work. The last step to any move is cleaning the property without anything in it. Many people opt to clean the carpet themselves. If you have been thinking about a DIY carpet cleaning, here are some essential tips to remember.
Prepping the Space
The most efficient way to get a complete area clean when DIY carpet cleaning is if the area is open and accessible. Leaving any type of furniture or fixtures in the area adds to the time it takes to clean your carpet. You either have to maneuver around them or plan to avoid them altogether. Another good idea is to make sure that you complete all other tasks before beginning. For example, painting, cleaning walls, and dusting will leave things on the floor that carpet cleaning can pick up. Lastly, make sure that you will not need to use the area. Cleaning the floors should really be the last thing you complete. A good rule is to “clean yourself out” of the room. Walking over a wet carpet turns it from clean to grimy almost instantly.
Equipment and Materials
There are a few options for DIY carpet cleaning. You can purchase home carpet cleaners at a relatively low cost. They resemble vacuum cleaners, but they are heavier and larger in size. Renting equipment is an option. There are many options available when renting equipment. A quick search of your area can lead to a lot of options. Whichever method you choose, make sure to purchase the proper materials to go with it. Many manufacturers of carpet cleaning tools also produce carpet cleaning products to compliment their products. If you are choosing DIY carpet cleaning research of equipment and products before cleaning is necessary
If all of this seems too much in the stress of your move, just give us a call! The professionals at Certified Clean Care can do all of this work for you. Once the furniture and personal belongings are out of the way, we can easily care for the carpets and tile floors while you focus on the important parts of the move. Let us do the research, the heavy lifting, and get the best results for your time and money.