You may be surprised….. but yes, when putting your home on the market in Fairfax VA, the most important thing you can do is to schedule a thorough carpet cleaning by a professional technician. Most realtors recommend having the carpets cleaned and the walls freshly painted. This makes the next buyer of your home feel as though someone actually cared for the home before it was put on the market. Not just that, carpet cleaning the home makes it look better and smell better too.
I know you think you can just rent a carpet cleaner straight out of the hardware or grocery store and get it done lickity –split. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but carpet cleaning is hard work. To an unskilled homeowner, it could turn out to be a disaster. Time and money is wasted on at least one room cleaned. First, you need to rent the machine and get it home. You need the proper chemicals to clean the carpet that are only to be used for the machine that you bought. When starting to clean the carpet, you need to continuously change the water since the tank is not that big to start with. You may have to change the water several times before you get to the next room. If you have a whole house full of carpet, it could take you days to get it done, if at all. Some stains do not come out as quickly as others so the carpet may not turn out the way you intended.