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HOW TO PREPARE

Here’s how to prepare for our visit:

  • Make sure the nearest parking spot to your home is available for our carpet cleaning truck prior to our arrival. 
  • Please make sure there is an accessible water spigot in your front yard. 
  • Please remove any small items such as dining room chairs, magazine racks, floor plants, etc. from any areas that are going to be cleaned. 
  • Please remove all breakable items from furniture which will have to be temporarily moved, cleaned under, and placed back. 
  • Please pin up any full-length draperies so that they will be at least 6 inches off the floor. 
  • Please pin up any skirts on upholstered furniture, which may be touching the carpet. 
  • Computer equipment, china cabinets, sectional sofas, entertainment centers, antique and fragile furniture cannot be moved. However, carpet underneath such items can be cleaned where sufficient room is available, or we can edge right around the base. 
  • During the pre-inspection walk-through with your technicians, please advise them of any special requirements to follow when moving your furniture such as weak legs, loose tops or previous repairs. 
  • Also, call attention to any spots or stains which may require special techniques. 
  • Please put your pets in a safe, quiet place where our cleaning won’t disturb them. 
  • A special note about odors: We do everything possible to reduce or eliminate pet odors. However, due to the depth of contamination, 100% success may not be attained. Also, for several days after cleaning you may notice an elevated odor due to higher humidity levels. 
  • For safety sake, be sure to keep an extra close eye on your curious little ones. 
  • We do our best to remove spots and stains, however there is no guarantee.
  • In some cases where the carpet is loose and have wrinkles, after the cleaning wrinkles in the carpet may increase.


Please allow up to 8 – 10 hours of drying time.
Drying time may vary due to the following:

  • Low air circulation, such as basements.
  • Level of humidity inside the house.
  • Humidity and temperature outside of the house.
  • And what type of carpet it is.

 Special After Care Information:  

  • Please leave your plastic “tabs” and “blocks” under your furniture for 48 hours after cleaning. 
  • As a safety precaution please do not let your children or pets crawl or lie down on the carpet until they are completely dry. 
  • Please use extreme caution when walking from the damp carpet to any hard surface area. 
  • Make sure the AC unit is set to 70 degrees if possible, or utilize ceiling and table fans.
  • Please note that stairs may take a little longer to dry.

Smart Choice Cleaning is the carpet cleaning specialist for Alexandria, Springfield, Fairfax, Woodbridge and all throughout Northern Virginia.