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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does carpet cleaning cost per square foot?

In some cases, a quote from a carpet cleaning company will depend on the square footage of the room. The lower end of these prices will be between $0.15 and $0.20 per square foot, and they may rise as high as $0.40-$0.50 per square foot. Factors raising the price include the carpet’s condition (are there stains?) and whether they have to clean carpeted stairs, which take longer.

To find out how much it will cost clean your carpets, request cost estimates from pros near you.

Which is better: steam cleaning or shampooing carpet?

Both steam cleaning and shampooing are tried-and-true methods for getting dirt and stains out of your carpets. The methods are different, however.

Steam cleaning will remove dirt from your carpets via hot water extraction, while shampooing requires scrubbing. If you’re in a time crunch, or if you just have one or two small spots that need to be removed, shampooing may be a better option, as it allows you to spot-clean small areas. Both steam cleaning and shampooing make your carpets wet, so you will need to allow for time for the carpets to dry. 

Contact carpet cleaning pros near you, and discuss the best options for your carpets.

Is it worth getting carpets professionally cleaned?

Purchasing a steam cleaner yourself may help to remove stubborn stains, but it simply won’t match the deep clean and efficiency that comes from hiring a professional carpet cleaner. Pros have powerful tools that can quickly remove even the most stubborn stains. 

If you’re selling your home, clean carpets can make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. And the expense is offset when you consider that you only need to get your carpets cleaned about once a year. Plus, professional carpet cleaning can extend the life of your carpets, saving you money in the long run.

How long does carpet cleaning take?

Given the way it can transform the carpet, cleaning happens remarkably quickly. You can expect an average size room to require about 20 minutes to thoroughly clean.

The job could take longer for several reasons. If the stains are widespread or particularly deep, the professional cleaner might need to spend more time removing them. They may also need to take time to move furniture out of the way.

How long does it take for carpet to dry after cleaning?

After a cleaning, you can expect your carpet to remain slightly damp for between six and 12 hours. You can expect the lower end of this figure if the air is dry, there’s plenty of air circulation or the temperature isn’t too low in your house. However, for humid environments or lower temperatures, your carpet could stay damp for longer.

What is dry carpet cleaning?

Dry carpet cleaning uses very little moisture to clean carpets. Instead, this method uses compound cleaning agents to loosen dirt that might be trapped in the carpet’s fibers. It’s an effective way to remove stains from soiled carpets. 

To learn more about how to maintain your carpets, read our guide.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a professional carpet cleaner or steam cleaner when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a carpet cleaner or steam cleaner, follow all guidelines surrounding social distancing, sanitize any involved surfaces, ventilate indoor areas where workers have been and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. Before the pro arrives at your home, create a plan with them to make sure everyone in the household stays safe.

Do professional carpet cleaners or steam cleaners offer remote or virtual services?

While cleaning services such as professional carpet cleaning or steam cleaning are not typically done remotely, many businesses and professionals are making changes to accommodate the CDC's social distancing guidelines. If you come across a carpet cleaner’s profile and it states they’re offering remote services, contact the cleaner to see what those services include. 

Does a professional carpet cleaner or steam cleaner need to enter my home?

Because the majority of carpet cleaning and steam cleaning jobs take place in someone’s home, it’s likely that a professional carpet cleaner would need to enter your home.

When you contact carpet cleaners near you, ask if they will do a video call in place of a standard consultation. Send photos and other materials digitally. Practice safe social distancing at all times, and follow both local and CDC guidelines.

How can I find out if a professional carpet cleaner is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Local and federal governments are currently in the process of defining essential services guidelines, and it’s best to read them to see whether professional carpet cleaning or steam cleaning is considered essential. A good place to start is with your city or state’s government website.

The CISA's Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors on a federal level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Reviews for East Palo Alto carpet cleaners
Patricia S.
My VERY dirty white carpets are sparkly clean. Carpets are much better looking than any other cleaners we have had in the past.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly and fast. They cleaned stains better than any past carpet cleaners we've had. Great work!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Wenhui X.
Their services are fantastic! The carpets are cleaner than ever! They even helped me move some furnitures.
High Performance SteamersHigh Performance Steamers
J. C.
Angel did a great job cleaning 3 rooms of carpet. He worked fast but was very thorough. There were some nasty stains on one of our carpets and he was very clear in explaining ahead of time what I could expect. I'm confident he did as much as could be done. Apart from one area that was beyond redemption--stain way too old and nasty for anyone to completely remove (wish I'd hired him sooner!)--our carpets look wonderful. Angel is also just lovely to work with. I'd happily hire Coronado's Carpet Cleaning again.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Victoria B.
These guys are very nice a trustworthy in your home. But they do not move anything, not even chairs. In my request, that was a must. He agreed and replied and when he came here, he said he didn't see that part of the request and said they absolutely don't move furniture. They did a great job on the sofas that needed cleaning. But this review is several months later. All the spots that they cleaned on the carpet are all back and brown. So whatever they use is surface cleaning and leaves a residue that attracts more dirt. This room is not used, my daughter has moved to another state and comes home very infrequently. The carpet is very dirty now like it was never cleaned. I was very mad while they were here because of the dishonesty of the reply. I told him o read the full request before replying. Moving my daughter's desk and ceiling under it was important to me. Unless it's a simple low weave carpet, don't hire.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Wenhui X.
Why I gave you one star is simply because of your slow response to my request online. Yesterday I asked if we can arrange it today or tomorrow you just sent me descriptions of service and bunch of photos... And it took u 21 hr to reply while you acted really fast, probably less than 30mins, to my one-star comment! I will change this comment to average as I never take the carpet cleaning service from you and don’t know if it’s worth a five or four-star. Hope you can react faster to your costumers. BTW, other company gave me quick response yesterday and offered a nice carpet cleaning this morning which seems to be an obvious contrast... I will not introduce them here in case you say I’m working for them..
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Kerry S.
My studio carpet has never looked cleaner. In less than an hour, Israel and his brother, Rudy, had completed the job. They paid special attention to the high traffic dirtier areas. They also moved all my equipment up onto foam blocks afterwards so the rug could finish drying without damaging my expensive Pilates machines. Definitely will be a repeat customer. Small business prople try harder and I appreciate it.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
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