If your home comes with the previous owner's carpets, then you may be relieved that you can move in without the added expense of buying new carpeting. It may, however, make sense to have all the carpets in your new home steam cleaned before you move your stuff in. Why is this a good idea?
Cleaning an Empty House Is Easier
Getting a carpet steam cleaning company to come in and give all your carpets a deep clean before you move in is simply easier than leaving cleaning until later. After all, you won't have to move any furniture around to clean carpeted areas at this stage, and your cleaners will have a clean sweep of the house which could speed up the cleaning process. Plus, this is simply a useful way to get rid of any stains or marks left by the previous owners, giving you a clean slate for when you do move in.
Get Rid of Stuff You Can't see
You may think that the carpets in your new home look clean enough and therefore don't need a steam clean. However, there may be stuff going on under the surface that you can't see but may suffer from later.
For example, if someone in your family has allergies, then they may have problems if your carpets contain stuff that could set their allergies off. Dust mites, for example, can be an issue here. You can't see them when you look at your carpets, but they may be living in there. Also, if the previous owners had pets, then you may have bits of hair and even fleas living in your carpeting. Again, these problems won't help allergy sufferers. A through steam clean could get rid of these problems for you.
Get Rid of Smells
There's nothing worse with living with other people's smells, and your carpets might sometimes make your house smell less than fresh. For example, if the carpets haven't been deep cleaned for a while, then they may smell musty; if the previous owners kept dogs, then your carpets may smell too doggy for your liking. A steam clean could also clear up smell issues.
Bear in mind that you'll need to book in your professional carpet steam cleaning company a little time before you plan on moving in - this isn't necessarily a job for your moving day as your carpets will need a few hours to dry out. To find out the best time to have a carpet steam clean, contact local cleaning specialists for advice.