Do Carpet Cleaners Vacuum First?

When you hire professional carpet cleaners to steam clean your carpet, some people in Amarillo are shocked to hear that they either ask you to vacuum your carpet before they arrive or vacuum it themselves before actually using the carpet cleaning machine.

Why do they do this? Isn’t that something you can do yourself? Doesn’t it defeat the purpose of having a professional clean your carpet if they just ask you to vacuum it first? Well, no it doesn’t. It’s all part of the process companies like Amarillo 66 Carpet Cleaners do. It allows for the job to be done as efficiently as possible without wasting energy and resources.


For professionals to effectively clean your carpet there are certain actions and conditions that need to be present before they start steam cleaning and one of them is vacuuming your carpet beforehand. This may seem crazy to you because you hired Amarillo 66 Carpet Cleaners to steam clean and not vacuum.

When steam cleaning the carpet, the water in the heater doesn’t go through very well if the fibers and dust on them are bunched up. That’s the reason for pre-vacuuming, to dislodge some of the dust and debris that has built up over time so the carpet cleaner has to break down the dirt or dust that is on the carpet before actually running the steam cleaner.

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You have two choices here, either you do the vacuuming or you let the professionals from Amarillo 66 Carpet Cleaners do it for you. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages and the decision is ultimately up to you. Check out the 10 benefits of professional carpet cleaning.

If you decide to vacuum the carpet yourself, you will end up doing work that you otherwise are already paying someone else to do, because you hired carpet cleaners. The advantages are that you will be able to hide valuable personal items you would rather not show other people and you would be you will be able to move the furniture around to the placement that suits you and not waste precious time moving it when the professionals arrive.

If you let the professionals do the vacuuming, you save yourself the effort but remember you’re paying the carpet cleaners by the hour too, so that’s around an extra half hour you’ll have to pay them for.

You also run the risk of bringing unknown substances into your home. Most homes won’t be as clean as yours. Carpet cleaners are hired to clean out dried urine, fleas, bacteria, and allergens and they use the same vacuum for all the homes that they clean. That means that they’re transporting all those unknown substances into your home too.


According to Amarillo 66 Carpet Cleaners, vacuuming your carpet first helps eliminate dust, pollen, and fur from the carpet before they use the steam cleaner. It also helps ensure the machine is working properly and, most importantly; it keeps the room as clean as possible when the carpet cleaners are trying to get everything off.

Vacuuming first also fluffs up the fibers of your carpet; this will loosen up the dirt that has really lodged itself into the fibers. It will be easier to deep clean your carpet and will use up less water when steam cleaning making the whole process of steam cleaning all the more efficient.

You will also be able to notice smaller objects like hair ties or small objects that will end up blocking the steam cleaning machine preventing any damage to it and the possibility of delaying the cleaning process.

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