don't forget this before moving inBuying a new home can be an exciting endeavor, but it can also mean a lot of work.  Between moving, painting, organizing, and cleaning, the task can seem a bit overwhelming. There is so much that needs to be done! However, in all of the hustle and bustle, make sure that you don’t forget this one important step: getting your carpets cleaned. 

We know that it’s tempting to immediately start moving all of your furniture in and setting up your new home right away. However, before your furniture is moved in is the best time to get your carpets cleaned. Having your carpets cleaned before you move furniture in is a great choice for a number of reasons.  For starters, it is much easier to clean when you do not have to maneuver around different pieces of furniture.  You can also be sure that every part of your carpet is being thoroughly cleaned.  Furniture can hide stains, odor sources, or other problem areas, so this is the only way to ensure your entire carpet gets cleaned properly. 

This is so important because regardless of how clean the home appears when you buy it, you can never be sure of how the previous owners maintained the carpet.  It is important to have the carpets cleaned yourself to ensure that they are free of odors and stains, especially if the home belonged to pet owners or smokers.  Smells linger in carpets for a long time, and you don’t want to move into your new home and realize your first night that your carpets stink. You don’t know if the owners had pets who had an accident in one of the rooms, which can be a huge source of odors. 

This will also give you piece of mind in knowing that your carpets are sanitized and free of dirt, germs, and other bacteria. Another problem that comes along with pet urine smell is germs. And there are many other germs that accumulate in carpets over the years. You never know how clean the last people who lived in your house were, so it’s important to get your carpets sanitized and start off right in your new home. This is especially important if you have kids or pets who spend a lot of time on the floor. You don’t want them to get germy or sick! 

While the thought of cleaning your carpets along with all of your other moving tasks can seem daunting, it does not have to be.  Hiring a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner, such as Acme Chem-Dry can take the stress off of you and give you extra time to focus on unpacking and organizing your new home.  You can also be sure that your carpets are getting the deepest and most thorough clean possible.  A clean home begins with fresh, clean carpets and floors and a professional cleaning is just the thing to get your home in great shape.  You can start your new life off the right way with beautiful, fresh carpets.