Is this the first time you called professional carpet cleaners to your home? Or is it the very first time that you have ever owned an expensive carpet that needs professional cleaning? Either way, the question is should you vacuum your carpet first?
Now this is something that lurks in the minds of many residents in NYC. Should their carpets or rugs be vacuumed beforehand? Should they do it themselves so that their cleaning process goes faster or should they just wait for the professionals to arrive and let them do everything? Well, it is a matter of personal choice really and also vacuuming it yourself might save you some money (in some cases).
You would also think that the professional carpet cleaning men who would arrive at your place will eventually clean and wash those rugs with a steam cleaner or washer; so why waste time on vacuuming? Isn’t vacuuming the carpet first going to be a waste of time? The equipment with professionals is powerful enough to pull back all the grime and dirty water. Should they not be able to cope with all of that along with the cleaning process?
The answer is yes and no! Confused? Don’t be because as you vacuum the carpet thoroughly before cleaning it with a steam carpet washer or cleaner, all the dry dirt and loose dust particles and any gravel or sand that is trapped in the fibers get removed. This means that when your professional carpet cleaning crew actually washes the carpets and rugs, they will save more time. Vacuuming significantly reduces the need for rinsing after the actual wash.
Struggling With Carpet Fibers?
Vacuuming before the actual carpet wash or steam cleaning will also fluff away all loose carpet fibers. This helps in getting rid of any dirt stuck deep down in your expensive carpets and rugs as well. This will also make the entire carpet washing process more effective and much faster. Long story short, you can choose to vacuum the carpet on your own before professional help arrives. It will just save you more time and of course like I said, in some cases, more money.