Moving is such an involved ordeal that the last thing on your mind might be your flooring. It might not be on your mind at all. You don’t want to find yourself wondering what happened to your floors once the dust has settled. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips to help protect your carpet and hardwood flooring when you are in the process of moving.
Protecting Hardwood Floors During a Move
Hardwood flooring brings with it an organic beauty you can’t find elsewhere. To protect this beauty, here are some tips to keep it safe during your move:
• Line High Traffic Areas with Paper– You can buy paper in large rolls that works perfectly for your high traffic areas. Taping them down will keep the dirt and debris from the bottom of the mover’s feet from scratching your wood flooring.
• Plywood Helps Move Appliances– Appliances are heavy and easily scratch wood flooring. Laying a large piece of plywood on the floor underneath the appliances makes moving them easy and keeps your floors safe.
• Protect Furniture Legs– Before you move your furniture, cover the legs with towels or other protective materials so they don’t damage your flooring.
• Use Rugs at Entrances– Make sure that all the entrances to your home have a rug outside for the mover’s to wipe off the bottom of their feet before entering your home.
How to Protect Carpet When Moving
Your carpet is a big investment; one that you don’t want damaged beyond repair after you move in. Here are some tips to help protect it for your move:
• Film Protector– You can purchase plastic film protector that has an adhesive side to stick to your carpet. This thin plastic is a great barrier between shoes and your carpet.
• Blankets & Sheets– If you don’t want to spend the money on film protector, you can use old blankets and sheets to cover your flooring.
• Avoid Dragging Furniture– You should never allow movers to drag furniture across the floor. The legs can leave snags in your carpet.
• Extra Cardboard– You most likely have extra cardboard when moving. Breaking down extra boxes and laying them on your carpet is a great protector against the dirt and debris tracked into your home on the bottom of mover’s shoes.
• Shoe Booties– You may want to protect your carpet by providing shoe booties for your mover’s feet. Then you don’t have to worry about their shoes leaving tracks behind in your home.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
After the aftermath of a move, you may find that your carpets have taken a beating. Before you settle into your new home, it’s a good idea to have the carpets freshly cleaned. The carpet cleaning professionals at Carpet Care 2000 have the expertise needed to remove any trace of any movers or heavy traffic from the flooring of your new home. Start out your life in your new home with freshly cleaned carpets. Call us today!