Do Carpet Cleaners Charge to Move Furniture?
TLDR: Some carpet cleaning companies charge to move furniture and some do not, so it is best to inquire prior to the service so there is a mutual agreement and you are aware of the cost or if you should prepare to move it yourself.
The Cost of Moving Furniture During Carpet Cleaning
If you are hiring a professional to clean your carpets, the question may arise if your furniture needs to be moved. In order to thoroughly clean a high traffic area, chances are the answer is yes. Some companies do this free of charge and professionally train their employees in order to prevent damage to furniture, and there are companies that charge for this service. It is ultimately up to the discretion of each company’s policies. A professional carpet cleaning company should inform the clients before the job begins, preferably over the phone and in writing at the time of the price quote, what types of furniture will be moved and what furniture will not be moved, under the standard price for cleaning. This way there is an understanding, and the client can factor in the potential fee into the cost of professionally cleaning their carpet.
What Items Could a Professional Cleaner Potentially Not Be Permitted To Move?
As previously stated, there should be an understanding before the job begins. Items that a cleaner possibly won’t move may include furnishings that are too heavy, awkward, costly, or delicate to move. For instance, china cabinets and/or fine china, entertainment centers, or permanent fixtures may not reasonably be able to be moved.
It is suggested that anything that has a high replacement value should remain under the control of the owner and should be moved before the cleaners arrive. The company may not be willing to move any electronics, breakables, irreplaceable, fragile/easily damaged items, or anything you cannot have easily replaced. These items should be moved safely before the cleaners arrive. If you request the items to be moved, they may require that you provide a written release of liability to the cleaning team.
Why Do Carpet Cleaning Companies Charge to Move Furniture?
If it requires labor and training to move furniture, companies may seek reimbursement for that time and energy it took to complete the job. Companies may not be willing to move furniture, in order to not claim liability or replace items that are broken. There are certain instances where the homeowner could make unfair or untrue claims, and the companies are looking to protect the best interest of all parties included.
Most companies may reasonably be permitted to move 6-10 furniture pieces for a large room, and 3-5 furniture pieces for a smaller bedroom. However, knick-knacks should be put away prior to the cleaning service and the floors should be free of any toys, debris or rugs. If you are paying for their time, make it easier for all parties and have the room ready to be worked on prior to their arrival.
What Does it Cost When Carpet Cleaners Charge to Move Furniture?
The biggest thing to remember is that you and your carpet cleaning professionals reach an agreement before cleaning starts on the items to be moved and any charges that are to be expected. This will provide both parties with expectations and ensure a smooth process without some of the hassles associated with moving furniture during cleanings. In addition to knowing how much the cost is per square foot or room-by-room, you should inquire about the cost of moving furniture in those areas or if it is the homeowner’s responsibility to have moved those items prior to the service. Some companies charge for anything besides cleaning the carpet and can charge up to $200 for 2 hours of moving furniture.
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People Also Ask
- What should I do before a carpet cleaner arrives? Have all valuables put away, electronics and Knick knacks should be moved out of the way, and the floor free from any debris including toys and rugs.
- How much does it typically cost to have carpets professionally cleaned? The National average is anywhere between $25-$75 per room, with the potential of additional fees such as moving furniture.
- Are you supposed to vacuum the carpet after it is cleaned? Yes, the carpet should be vacuumed both before and after it is cleaned. Vacuum beforehand to remove large particles of soil and vacuum again after it is cleaned so that the carpet is completely dry to pick up soil that wicks to the surface during drying.
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