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Q & A

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 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.

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.

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.

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 La Mesa carpet cleaners
Ahsan M.
Carpets cleaned very well
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Francisco did an amazing job cleaning out office's carpets! He was prompt, friendly, professional, and very reasonable. We will definitely be using his services the next time we need our carpets cleaned!
Wepa Commercial CleaningWepa Commercial Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
CBS carpet cleaning is highly recommended. Gary Hart was friendly, communicated well and did a fine job cleaning our carpets. Our carpets are quite old and hadn't been cleaned in a while, he pre spotted, and went over the trouble spots more than once. I appreciated his efforts and time. The carpets turned out beautiful, far better than I anticipated. Gary was on time and got the job done in about an hour. Best price on Thumbtack! Thank you CBS!
Blue Team Carpet and Dryer Vent CleaningBlue Team Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time, friendly, and got the job done quickly. I will definitely use them again for carpet cleaning.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Laura S.
I'm absolutely thrilled with the carpet cleaning service that we had today! It has been several years (maybe 8 or 9) since we have had the carpets cleaned. Between the pets and the foot traffic, it was in pretty bad shape!! Uri and Simon were prompt, and very professional. I already gave Imperial Carpet Care's number to my mom as a referral. I will gladly recommend this company to other friends and family in San Diego!! Thank you so much!!!
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Hung W.
Phil did a great job cleaning my carpet. He was very professional and efficient. Good quality of work for the value. I'll definitely use him again for the next cleaning.
My Carpet Cleaning llcMy Carpet Cleaning llc
Sara n.
I sent an inquiry about carpet cleaning to 4 different providers. Imperial Carpet was the first to respond. It is during the pandemic and my last provider was not servicing anyone. I won't need them anymore. Imperial answered all of my questions quickly. They were timely. Uriel respected my wishes to be distant from my family and I. We actually stepped out a long while during the cleaning. When we returned, I saw Uriel on his hands and knees scrubbing the carpet. He was so nice and so honorable. He offered booties before he left with a smile and sent blessings to my family. He wore gloves and a mask. The carpet is immaculate of course! Select this team and you can't go wrong. Thank you!!
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
They did good job cleaning the carpets but over charged for 1 additional room and was not going to clean the hallway. Guess that was extra. I requested the quote based on square footage but they charged per room and extra for hallway. $190 was a bit much for $1500 sq ft.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Great team- carpet looks terrific. Came out with less than 24 hours notice! No job was too small. I only had one room to clean and they gave me a great price! Thanks Super Steam Man!!
Super Steam Man Carpet CleaningSuper Steam Man Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Kenny did an awesome job cleaning our carpets. Not only did he go the extra mile, with no additional charge, but he was completely honest, starting with his estimate and ending with doing everything he said he would, and then some. We liked how his estimate included the REAL cost, broken down in detail. Non of this bait and switch stuff with Kenny. You know, the old I can clean your carpets for $79.00 but when they get there they add every little thing, and the oh that only applies to a 5x8 room size and etc. Klean Karpets is the only company we will use. Give him a try. You won't be sorry.
Klean KarpetsKlean Karpets
Trever B.
Terrible... terrible.... terrible!!!! Quite junped from $125 to $1800. Yes $1,800!!! I’m guessing and really hoping this was a fluke situation but we hired this company to clean the carpets before my handicap father moved into my grandparents old home. Larger home and when we discussed over the app I tried to make that clear. Told them it’s a very large living room and hallway and they raised the quote accordingly. All fine to this point in discussion with Gary. I then was told the carpet is wool and would have to be cleaned a certain way so I relayed that information to Gary and he said the quote would have to be done on-site by technician. Well... the technician arrives late and then tells my dads caretaker the new quote is $1,800!!! He calls me and I said no way we will go with our normal guy, technician then says ok $1100 then down to $800. At this point I say no sorry that’s way too high and we’re going to pass. Technician then gets aggravated to the point that the caretaker wants to remain on the phone. Technician tries one more time and says I’ll do $350 since I’m already here..... It’s one thing to have the price go up but it’s another to raise it to $1800. I understand it’s has oversized rooms but I tried to make that clear. If the quote went to $350 from the start we would have accepted but you have to wonder what quality of service are you going to receive after the technician tries to strong arm you into paying an extreme price and is aggravated? Beware!!!!!
Blue Team Carpet and Dryer Vent CleaningBlue Team Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning
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