At Loudon Valley Floors, we have been in the carpet cleaning business since 1991, and one thing we've noticed is that our customers have a tendency to over-prepare for our arrival. We totally appreciate the effort that they go through, but we can't help but feel a little bad when they go too far.

Preparing for the arrival of your carpet cleaners is a great way to streamline the job, so you can spend as little time as possible putting up with the disruption of strangers coming into your home and interrupting the peace of your daily routines. So, we thought it might be a nice idea to provide our customers with a quick list of things you can do to prepare for our arrival without going too far.

1. De-clutter the Floor

Pretty much everyone knows to do this one, but it bears mentioning here, as well. All you have to do is be sure that the area where your team will be working, is completely clear of all those things that tend to pile up on the floor over the course of any given day. Children's toys, shoes, pet paraphernalia, or anything else that might represent an obstruction to the start of work, or act as a tripping hazard to your crew, should be moved to a safe location until work is finished.

2. Clear Out the Furniture

It's pretty uncommon for cleaning crews to be licensed for furniture removal. This means it often falls to the customer to ensure that all large items of furniture are safely removed from the work area.

Moving the furniture out of the room yourself is the best way to streamline the job, so that the workers can be out of hair more quickly, as well as being a great way to ensure the safety of your valuable furniture.

3. Protect Your Walls

Your work crew is going to be hauling in all sorts of equipment with chords that can rub against your walls and leave unsightly scuff marks. A great way to save yourself the hassle of having to wipe those scuff marks off your walls when the job is done, is to put some high-quality painter's taper on corners and doors where there is likely to be in contact with cables.

4. Find a Place for Your Pets

There are few things more disruptive and potentially dangerous on a work site than an excited puppy, or an energetically curious cat. They can cause all sorts of problems from tripping workers to playing with chords, or even re-soiling the floor mid-job.

So, it's a good idea to make sure your furry friends are well-contained before your crew arrives, to avoid any mishaps during the job.

Looking for the Best Carpet Cleaners Around?

If it's time to give your carpets a little love, and you're looking for a great carpet cleaning in Purcellville, VA or carpet cleaning in Ashburn, VA, we hope you'll consider us for the job. We've been in the business for nearly 30 years and have all the tools and expertise needed to do the job right, every time. Simply call, e-mail, or stop by our showroom in Purcellville, VA to arrange an appointment.