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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

How often should carpets be steam cleaned?

Dirty carpets can be unhealthy for the people living in the home, particularly those who have allergies, so it’s important to have them cleaned regularly; simply vacuuming once or twice a week isn’t enough. Carpet cleaning should be done by a professional carpet cleaning service at least once a year to remove grime and help extend the life of your carpet. Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional steam cleaning, which penetrates deep into the carpet fibers and lifts out both dirt and the pollutants that get tracked inside. Steam cleaning also removes most of the moisture, so carpets dry quickly enough for homeowners to resume using them the same day. Between professional carpet cleanings, your carpet may need an emergency spot cleaning. Pet accidents, food or drink spills, and more can often be effectively cleaned with some water and a drop of white vinegar, although many cleaners will also make house calls for smaller spills and hard-to-clean spots like wine or grease stains.

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

Whether your pet had an accident, the party got too wild, or your kids can’t control their juice boxes — we all need rug cleaning from time to time. In fact, even if you don’t have a spill or spot, it’s wise to have your area rug cleaned approximately once a year to keep the rug fibers in good health. In general, rug cleaning prices depend on the square footage of the rug, what the rug is made of, whether any repairs are needed, and whether you require the pro to travel to your location or provide pickup and drop-off services. Nationally, average area rug cleaning prices range from $80 to $120.

Wool and silk area rugs typically cost more to clean than rugs made from synthetic fibers because the more delicate materials take more care and may require specialized cleaning fluids. For example, a synthetic rug may cost $1.50 per square foot to clean; a wool, cotton, or chiffon rug could be $2 per square foot; and a silk or Navajo wool rug could cost $3 per square foot. The two most common rug cleaning methods are steam and chemical cleaning. The costs for the two methods are often the same, although a steam-cleaned rug will take longer to dry due to the moisture. If your area rug needs odor removal, moth deterrent, or hand washing, there will be additional charges.

Reviews for Menlo Park carpet cleaners
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
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
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
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!
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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