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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.

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.

Reviews for North Hills carpet cleaners
Karin B.
Junior and Fred are fabulous. They did a wonderful job on cleaning our carpets. I highly recommend A.T Carpet Cleaning. I will definitely use them again.
A.T. Carpet CleaningA.T. Carpet Cleaning
Janice M.
Hector was very professional and on time. He did a great job cleaning my carpets. He left everything clean and worked quickly.
HD CARPET CLEANINGHD CARPET CLEANING
Thumbtack Customer
Good cleaning but he forgot to clean some spots another thing took two days to dry carpet He is a very nice person Thank you
Castaneda CleaningCastaneda Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Carpets were cleaned by Joe and the carpet looks great. Joe is a hard worker friendly and gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Joe has done such a good job I am recommending him to my parents as well as my friends.
Castaneda Cleaning ServiceCastaneda Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Joe and his assistant (also his son) provided professional and thoughtful service for our carpet cleaning needs. They came out to bid the job in person, contemplated the most effective combination of products and water temperature to use based upon the types of problems in each area (the place was a long time rental with pet stains and rust marks on light carpet). Joe and his son work like a well oiled machine, pre-treating each stain with compounds specifically for each type of stain. Once the whole cleaning process was complete, they rolled out white craft paper though-out the house as pathways to keep dirt from redepositing if folks had to walk through before drying was complete. I am amazed at how clean and bright the carpets are now! Even in the room where 'life' seemed to concentrate in this rental (super difficult grunge) the carpets are bright again! I would definitely hire Joe Castaneda again!
Castaneda CleaningCastaneda Cleaning
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