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.