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Moving Out and Carpet Cleaning

If you’re currently renting an apartment, townhouse, or house, the odds are that you have an agreement with your landlord that states contingencies for the return of your security deposit when moving out. Within these contingencies, there’s likely mentions of cleanliness and/or damage, which tends to be a common issue for landlords when having clients move out.

If you’re reading your contract and wondering - do I need to clean my carpet? This is the article for you. We’ve put together a few key questions for renters wondering whether or not a full carpet cleaning is necessary, check it out:

Question No. 1: Are there any bright colored stains that can be clearly attributed to a mishap?

If the answer to this question is yes, you should definitely get your carpets cleaned. While subtle stains and discoloration will most likely fly, serious stains indicate that a mishap occurred on your behalf, therefore leaving you responsible for remediation.

Before you attempt to clean the stain, please do note that using the incorrect cleaner may worsen the condition of your carpet and potentially damage it permanently.

Question No. 2: Are there any odors?

This is a major question to be posed - if there are any odors, we highly recommend getting your carpets cleaned immediately.

Aside from contractual obligations and the return of your security deposit, odors may cause respiratory irritation depending on the source. Not to mention, if there is harmful bacteria present, the person moving in after you may grow ill.

Question No. 3: What are the contract terms?

Take an additional look at the specific details within your contract terms. At the end of the day, would you be compliant with the terms of this contract based on the current state of your carpet? If the answer to this question is anything but an immediate “yes”, then we highly recommend getting your carpets cleaned upon moving out.

If you find yourself in the predicament of deciding whether to get your carpets cleaned, we typically advise that this means you should get a cleaning. However, we understand that the answer to that question, or the question of which carpet cleaning services you may need, isn’t always easy to answer.

If you’re looking to get your carpets cleaned by the No. 1 carpet cleaner in the Woodbridge, VA area (or just need friendly advice for navigating your situation) call today at +1 (703) 349-4791 or head to to contact us.

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