Our Carpet Cleaners’ Tips: The Mover’s Guide to Clean Carpet

February 21, 2024

Mom and daughter move into new home with carpetingProper carpet care from professional carpet cleaners is an essential component to maintaining a clean and attractive home. Stains and worn traffic areas can disappoint potential buyers and new homeowners alike. After all, who doesn’t imagine a plush, clean carpet underfoot when envisioning their new home? 

To help you ensure your new living environment is comfortable, cozy, and clean, our carpet cleaners are providing some essential tips that can promote a smooth and successful transition to living in your new home and learning how to properly maintain its carpets.

Advice From Our Professional Carpet Cleaners for Moving Into Your New Home

We recommend following these six simple steps to ensure you are moving into a clean home and can enjoy carpets that last:

1. Schedule a visit from professional carpet cleaners before moving in.

When you’re moving into a new home, it’s important to give your carpet a thorough clean before unpacking to make certain you’re settling into a freshly cleaned space. Our professional carpet cleaning services clean deep below the surface, giving you a fresh start. Furthermore, we’ll help remove compacted dust, dirt, and dander from soiled carpets.

2. Choose a carpet cleaning company that can help you get settled quickly.

When scheduling a visit from professional carpet cleaners before moving in, you’ll need to allow enough time for your carpets to dry. While many steam cleaning methods can take 1-2 days to dry, carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry completely dry in only 1-2 hours. This means that you can move into your home more quickly and start getting settled without the inconvenience of tiptoeing around wet carpets when you partner with our professional team.

3. Maintain clean carpets with annual carpet cleaning visits.

Have your carpets professionally cleaned each year with our Hot Water Extraction (HCE) process to ensure warranty compliance with your carpet manufacturer. For high-traffic areas or homes with children and pets, cleaning twice or even three times a year may be required.

4. Be proactive about spots, stains, spills, and other accidents.

Quickly remove spots before they become stains. When possible, use a suction or extraction tool in addition to blotting. Go over any cleaned areas with a towel to lift the carpet pile for a more uniform look. For tough spots and stains, contact a Chem-Dry cleaning specialist for our Specialty Stain Removal service. You can also ask us to apply a special stain protectant to your carpet during cleaning visits to help keep future spills from leaving their mark.

5. Take the right approach to dealing with pet accidents.

If you’re bringing pets into your new home, you’ll want to know how to resolve accidents and keep unpleasant odors from lingering. Simply rely on our revolutionary P.U.R.T.® service to identify overlooked pet accidents, knock out urine crystals at the molecular level, and leave your carpets looking, feeling, and smelling fresh. 

6. Care for your carpet in between visits from professional carpet cleaners.

If your previous home was carpeted, you know just how important frequent vacuuming can be. Our carpet cleaners recommend implementing a regular vacuuming routine to catch dust and soil on the surface before it gets pushed further down into the carpet backing. A frequency of three times a week is a good rule of thumb for vacuuming the high-traffic areas within your home if you want your carpets to stay fresh for as long as possible.

Call On Our Carpet Cleaners Before Selling Your Home

Professional carpet cleaning isn’t only a must for moving into a new home. It also plays a crucial part in boosting your former home’s appeal to prospective buyers and preparing it for new residents. Having your carpets professionally cleaned is an easy, cost-effective way to give your house a facelift before a showing or open house event. 

You can trust our Chem-Dry professionals to not only remove ugly spots and stains that could detract from the beauty of your home but also get rid of musty smells and other distracting odors to make the space as inviting as possible.

Learn more about what our carpet cleaners can do for you as you go through the process of buying or selling a home! Get in touch with us at (800) CHEM-DRY today to get started with our time-tested services.