Here's a basic tip that everyone should use. Imagine someone coming in to your well kept space and unloading gear onto your cherished hardwood floors or fancy carpet. Shooting on location in million dollar homes or expensive venues? If you want to make sure you're starting out on the right foot with your host, there's one very small thing you can do. 'Lay down moving blankets'.
The first thing you should do is drop down quilted moving blankets wherever you drop your cases, tripods, light stands, or anything else you plan to bring to a borrowed location. Quilted moving blankets are a very inexpensive investment that will not only show your professionalism, but will make your host more comfortable about using their space.
We use them for interviews all of the time. Hung around talent if we're in an open and reflective space. Gotta love Furnys!
Another classic use of these blankets in film is for noise and echo suppression on location. For example, you can set up a couple of C-stands off-frame and hang these off to the side. It reduces echo from the subjects and suppresses other noises coming from other parts of the location.
They are good for sound too. You can put them on the floor for an interview or shot on a hard surface or hang one to block unwanted noise. Harbor freight also has them https://www.harborfreight.com/72-inch-x-80-inch-movers-blanket-66537.html.
As always great tips from a Pro! I would have never thought of that. Excellent!