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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 Menlo Park carpet cleaners
Frank L.
The carpet looks like new after cleaning
Vr  green cleanVr green clean
Marcy A.
Rudy did a great job cleaning our carpets. For years, we used Chem Dry, but recently found that spots kept returning. It wasn't until Rudy steamed clean the carpets that we saw that for all those years of using Chem Dry, our carpets hadn't truly been deeply cleaned. The before and after comparisons are remarkable, and our fingers are crossed that the recurring stains are finally gone.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Jasmine D.
My dog spilled muscle milk all over our carpet and after cleaning, they look awesome!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Leonard S.
Was available in the weekend when we needed a quick carpet and move-out cleaning. Did a good job. Courteous and helpful.
Jose's Cleaning ServicesJose's Cleaning Services
Steven E.
Shine Cleaning Services really "shined!" They worked on a carpet that likely had not been cleaned in 14 years, was badly soiled, with heavy blotchy spots in several places, and was certain to be replaced. Now, it looks almost new again. It truly is unbelievable. They are also honorable with their price as it took much longer than they thought it would and it could have easily cost more. We highly recommend Shine Cleaning Services for your carpet cleaning needs!
Shine Cleaning ServicesShine Cleaning Services
M. C.
Great job cleaning our carpets after the holidays. Very responsive, gave the quote in advance, and was able to come out quickly.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jose arrived on time with a helper. The carpet cleaning went quickly and efficiently and the affected rooms were straightened without fuss or muss. Good job.
Jose's Cleaning ServicesJose's Cleaning Services
Marnie F.
Cork responded promptly, arrived on time, and did a very thorough job cleaning my carpets- they have never looked better! Cork was not the cheapest choice but I am happy to pay slightly more for fabulous service.
Aisling M.
It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish! Well we got off to a good start with Cork Carpet Cleaners. I reached out on Thumbtack on Thursday evening. A few vendors responded immediately. I pinged Cork CC and we quickly agreed to terms and he would clean my white carpets the next day at 9am. He showed up right on time. He was totally professional and pleasant. The carpets looked great that afternoon, all stains removed. But by Friday night I worried I was seeing a lot of very big, yellow stains. Saturday my fears were confirmed with a strong yellowish stain showing up all over - I texted the number that I given and got an immediate response that he was out of town but on Monday he would come back to fix any problems. I agreed and said please make sure you follow up as I’m worried. He texted me back and said he’d have someone come by Sunday (Mother’s Day) at 10am. Once again the door bell rang on time! Another very professional gentleman came in and assessed the stain. He agreed that the carpet had responded poorly to one of the products used to remove stains. He spent a couple of hours (on Mother’s Day) and I ended up with perfect, white, fluffy carpets. So great!!! Great experience! Will definitely use again!
Patrick L.
The cleaning was effective, and the pro was respectful and knowledgable. Only 2 concerns: 1) Her texted me 7 minutes after the agreed upon start time to say he would arrive 35 minutes later than planned. I would have preferred he arrive at the agreed upon time, or at least tell me he was running late sooner. 2) Upon inspecting the dirty carpet, he recommended the "deep cleaning" as opposed to the "basic cleaning", which required an up-charge. I would have preferred that pricing transparency in advance.
VR Green CleaningVR Green Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Israel and his dad did a terrific job. I appreciated their keeping me informed when they were a tiny bit delayed from the previous job, too. Downstairs neighbors said they couldn't hear the cleaning; it really wasn't loud. Our carpets look the way they did when we first moved in. I had forgotten what that looked like!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
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