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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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a professional carpet cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Set up a virtual appointment to discuss the scope of work. Conducting the consultation over video conference or phone call will ensure that you remain within the CDC's social distancing guidelines

Start by messaging a professional steam cleaner or carpet cleaner near you, and ask them if they would be willing to talk by phone or video call. Be sure to ask them how they handle payments and what precautions they have in place to keep you and your household safe. 

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.

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. 

Reviews for Elmwood carpet cleaners
Amie T.
Carpet didn’t smell clean.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Kevis G.
Really remarkable - he got stains out that two previous carpet cleaner companies said were permanent, and the 14-year old carpet looks relatively new. Very communication.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Nancy T.
We were extremely pleased with the carpet cleaning done by Oxi Fresh Diablo Valley. They were excellent to coordinate with and the two men who did the cleaning were courteous, professional, and very efficient. The carpet looks great! We would recommend this team to others. Great job!
Oxi Fresh Diablo ValleyOxi Fresh Diablo Valley
Gerald W.
Person came almost an hour and a half late. Smaller room carpet was very dirty, which raised the price from $100 to $275 for deep cleaning. carpets ended up being well cleaned. I also needed to pay cash, rather than check or credit card. No invoice provided.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Samuel W.
Came over an hour after I contacted him to clean our carpets. He was in and out in 45 minutes. Responsive, punctual, and very professional
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Charmian M.
We didn’t even realize how dirty our carpet was until we saw the water used to steam it. Tadeu was very responsive and eager to answer any of our questions throughout the process of booking and during the service. See the before and after picture for reference on his quality of work! You won’t regret getting your carpet cleaned by Tadeu ✨
Shine Cleaning ServicesShine Cleaning Services
Mike A.
I paid $550 for a $200 job. The pros are they were fast and nice. However all of the stains are back in my carpet. When they came out they suggested the “deep cleaning“. I had a couch cleaned and two rooms in the upstairs of my house. Each room is fully furnished and approximately 70‘ x 70‘. They did not need to move furniture in order to clean, I had them clean around the furniture therefor less square footage for cleaning. There were some pet stains which is the main focus for having the “deep cleaning“ completed. However every major stain that was apparent prior to their cleaning returned the evening after they left. The couch looks a little better however most of the stains had returned as well. I was concerned about the quality seeing how quickly they cleaned. Are you an exam in the rooms following the cleaning. Seeing as the carpets were still saturated appeared clean. However as soon as they dried all of the stains were back.In the past I paid $200 maximum to have the same job performed. The company I use in the past pre-treated the carpet and made multiple passes in order to clean it. This company did not pre-clean and they did not make more than one pass per room. I would’ve happily paid $200 for the total job soon as they stayed less than two hours. However $550 is ridiculous.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Sarah A.
Tadeu is so helpful & kind. He did such a great job cleaning our very old and dirty carpet. He went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied with the work. Thank you!
Shine Cleaning ServicesShine Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Israel and his dad managed to transform our carpets! Stains that "dry" cleaning had not managed to get out a few years before we're all vanished! A miracle, as far as I'm concerned. I highly recommend this company. They did an excellent job, and even promised to return if any stains reappeared after drying, which happily they did not!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Vanessa M.
I posted an ad on a Sunday and received a quote from Supra within 30 minutes - which I wasn't expecting. Sterling accommodated my last minute request for a cleaning the same week as my post. He showed up early (which worked perfectly with my schedule), didn't use my sink while he worked, was friendly with my dog, nanny, and children, and got the job done in 1hour 10 min. My carpets were completely dry in 12 hours. I will use again, and highly recommend.
SupraClean RestorationSupraClean Restoration
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