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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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for professional carpet cleaning?

It’s common for professional carpet cleaners to accept digital payments such as Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay, Zelle, PayPal and others. The current COVID-19 pandemic is quickly encouraging other companies to digitally transform as well. Make sure the carpet cleaner you hire will accept a digital payment instead of cash or check, and come up with a strategy for complying with social distancing regulations.

Compare carpet cleaners near you to see which types of payments they accept.

Reviews for Foster City carpet cleaners
Jessie C.
Nissan did a great job cleaning our carpet. He came on time, cleaned the carpet very fast and professional. Highly recommended.
Mighty SteamersMighty Steamers
Thumbtack Customer
Israel did an excellent job with our carpet cleaning. The service I requested was cleaning the living room and one bedroom for an apartment. Several professionals quoted and Israel was the one with highest review yet lowest price! He arrived on time and started with assessing how to get the cleaning devices in with the best arrangement plan. He then soon started with the cleaning. It was fast, efficient, and of course, amazing. Israel showed me the way he work and kindly explained a lot of details to me. I was surprised seeing the difference on our carpet before and after the cleaning (it's truly the difference of black carpet turning into white again!). The protector applied on the carpet was also helpful. Our cat spilled something onto the carpet the next day after the cleaning, and with the carpet protector, we were able to remove the stains easily in 10 sec! Overall, Israel showed his kind and warm personality, great professionalism in carpet cleaning, and great reaction at handling emergencies. I would rate Him and his father a 5 star for sure!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
He did carpet cleaning for me. His job is good and the carpet is clean now. He is very nice. One star less is because there is one spot my dog peed at, he didn't remove the odor perfectly, I can still smell it after the cleaning.
LP Cleaning ServiceLP Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
We were in a bind for a quick and deep carpet cleaning and Coronado pulled through! Israel and his team were AMAZING! They were prompt, thorough, and even came back a second time (at no charge!) to check their work and do finishing touches. Thank you, Coronado Carpet Cleaning!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Perfect! Explained everything and was very friendly and affordable. First time I've enjoyed getting my carpets cleaned!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
They arrived on time and were very friendly. They did a great job on the carpet and did it in a timely manner. I did feel that the overall price was far above price quoted. But I guess all carpet cleaning services may do that.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I needed someone to clean my carpet because I was moving into a new home and it was short notice. Roger replied promptly, came out the very next day and steamed cleaned my carpet in 1 hour! His rates are also very reasonable! My carpet looks as good as new and all the stains came out. I'm very happy with Roger's service and professionalism. I'll definitely be using him again and referring him to my friends and family.
TriStar Carpet Cleaning & RepairTriStar Carpet Cleaning & Repair
Thumbtack Customer
George was great! Carpets came out clean, he was on-time, and generally really nice. 5/5 would hire again.
CM Carpet CleaningCM Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Israel did an excellent job cleaning my carpet. They arrived on time and the service is well worth the money! Will definitely hire them again!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Kathy M.
Mike was a great communicator, arrived on time, and he and his co/worker wore masks and shoe covers. Very fast and carpet is clean
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was on time. Had a clean truck. He and his helper were super polite and did a good job. I would recommend him for carpet cleaning which is what he helped me with.
Jose's Cleaning ServicesJose's Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Israel did a great job. Fair price, responsive and on time. Cleaning took out all the spots on our carpet, more so than expected. Happy to recommend!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic job. Arrived on time. Cleaned my one bedroom apartment carpet, that was 16 years old, and got everything freshly clean. Almost looked brand new when finished. I've since moved to a place that has hardwood floors, but if they need cleaning, I'll definitely call him.
Jose's Cleaning ServicesJose's Cleaning Services
Meredith L.
Impressive job! I needed carpet cleaning done last minute before a move in and Adonis was super responsive and accommodating. Will be also using them after I move in to clean my old place too. And they were so quick and efficient, overall a great experience!
High Performance SteamersHigh Performance Steamers
Thumbtack Customer
This carpet cleaning service is great! When I requested the service, they offered it very quickly and responded quickly to resolve any concern or question I had. They have professional tools and showed me the chemical we would use to do the steam cleaning. Finally, they show me around the room to check whether everything is ok. Overall, I like their service. Very responsible and efficient.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Generally they did a great job and I am satisfied. And they are nice and professional people. I didn't give them a five star (one star less) because of two reasons: 1. After we confirmed a time, they called me to reschedule it because they didn't finish the last one. It is understandable but I hope they can do better on scheduling next time. 2. There is one spot on the carpet still having the color of the dog poop left. I am not sure if it is because I used some bad cleaner before, or just they cannot clean it. Based on those two reasons, I gave one star less. But again, they did a great job!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
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