Two steps to take before having your carpets washed by a company that uses truck-mounted equipment

4 September 2019
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If you have asked a cleaning business that specialises in truck mounted carpet cleaning to wash your home's carpets, you should take these two steps before the cleaners from this company arrive.

Arrange for any dogs that you own to be out of the house during this process.

If you own any dogs, you should try to arrange for them to be out of the house whilst you are availing of this cleaning service. You might want to ask a family member to take them out for a very long walk or to keep them at their own home for a few hours.

The reason for this is as follows; when this cleaning work is being carried out, both your front door and the door of the cleaner's truck (where their cleaning equipment is located) will need to be kept open. The hose that the cleaner will be using for the cleaning work will then be connected to their equipment and stretched out over the area of the ground between the truck and your home.

If your dogs are present in this situation, they could cause a number of problems. For example, if whilst you and the cleaner are focusing on the carpet cleaning, your dog walks over to the area where the hose is located, they might chew through it whilst it is switched on, in which case the hot water inside of it could spurt out. This could leave your dog with a bad burn, result in you having to pay to have the cleaner's equipment fixed and lead to you having to postpone the rest of the carpet cleaning work.

Similarly, if they hop into the truck, via its open door, whilst the cleaner is inside your home, you pet might bite or chew the cleaning equipment in the vehicle, or even answer the call of nature on the equipment. This, too, could result in this machinery needing to be fixed and the carpet cleaning being disrupted.

Ensure that there is enough space on your driveway for the cleaning company's truck.

It is also important to make sure that there is sufficient space on your driveway for the truck that is sent by the company who is providing you with this cleaning service. This might mean that you and any other car owners in your home might need to leave your vehicles in a nearby car park, or on a friend or relative's driveway, for a few hours.

If you don't do this, and the vehicle that has been left on your driveway cannot be moved when the cleaner arrives (because, for example, the household member who owns this car is away and has taken their keys with them), the cleaner might potentially have to come back and wash your carpets another time. This could happen if, for example, they are forced to park their truck on the road outside your home and they discover that their cleaning hose is not long enough to stretch from this parking spot to the inside of your house, or if there are no free spaces for them to park in on the street by your home.