Do carpet cleaners vacuum first?
If you have not had your carpet cleaned in some time, or ever, you might have some questions about what they do and do not do. One of the most common questions is whether the carpet cleaner vacuums the carpet or whether you need to do it yourself. So, do carpet cleaners vacuum the carpet first?
The answer to this question is yes and no. Some carpet cleaners include vacuuming in their price and some carpet cleaners do not vacuum or charge extra for it. You will have to ask your carpet cleaner specifically, but most carpet cleaners that do vacuum will state it clearly. If your carpet cleaner does not state that they vacuum the carpet, you should assume they do not.
Vacuuming your carpet before a carpet cleaning is a very important step. The dry soil removed during a vacuuming is easily removed. If the carpet is not vacuumed beforehand, the dry soil will turn to mud when moisture is applied and it will be more difficult to remove. So, always be sure that the carpet will be vacuumed before a carpet cleaning. Whether you do it or they do it is not important, it needs to be done. Also, do not assume that a carpet cleaners vacuum is any better than yours. The vacuums that most carpet cleaners use are jut more durable versions of home vacuums.