I get asked this question a lot. And the answer is simple: No. Unless you’ve got a ton of pet hair or an excessive amount of other debris in your home, it’s not necessary to vacuum before having your carpets professionally cleaned.
Is it necessary to vacuum before having my carpet’s professionally cleaned?
No, it is not necessary to vacuum before having your carpet’s professionally cleaned. However, vacuuming before cleaning prevents the carpet cleaner from damaging the carpet. At A&M Group Inc we use specialized equipment that does not require you to vacuum before the cleaning as we vacuum while cleaning hence never damaging the carpet fibers.
For those who like to be on top of things, you can do some light vacuuming of your whole house just before our technicians arrive so that it is faster to clean when they start their work on site.
How often should you vacuum?
- Once a week. If you have pets, children, or live in a home that sees a lot of traffic and/or has a large space to cover, consider vacuuming more frequently—like every other day.
- Vacuuming before your carpets are professionally cleaned is not required but it can help keep them looking great longer. You may want to vacuum the areas where dirt tends to settle first (under the bed, around the couch) before moving onto those with more visible stains.
Vacuuming a carpet before cleaning is not necessary, but it does help to remove some of the dirt and debris that may be sitting on the surface. If you can vacuum first, then great! If not, don’t worry about it too much. Just make sure your carpets get cleaned regularly so they look as good as new all year long!