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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 Oakland carpet cleaners
Stephanie F.
Clean my carpet did a great job on a carpet that likely hasn’t been cleaned in years.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Tom M.
Great job with a single room carpet cleaning
Be Free SolutionsBe Free Solutions
Jane K.
They were were very diligent about getting the carpet clean
Pro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning ServicePro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service
Diana P.
Very great experience helping me clean my carpet!
Spectra SolutionsSpectra Solutions
Sherri H.
My carpet looks amazing! My service provider communicated their arrival time, was highly professional, and did an amazing job cleaning my carpet. It looks like new!
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Christy H.
I am totally impressed with how well my carpets turned out! They look new! The stains are gone and my carpets are clean and deodorized! It didn't take long for the carpet to dry. I was totally impressed with everything and will be using this company again!
Shine Cleaning ServicesShine Cleaning Services
Janae w.
Peter and Max were on time and efficient very friendly. This has been the best service I have used on thumbtack for carpet cleaning I look forward to scheduling with again. So happy to find good carpet cleaners on short notice. They even did a awesome job on my rug looks brand new and carpet looks brand new.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
I am pleased with the service that they provided. I highly recommend Coronado's Carpet Cleaning!!! Safia!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Erica S.
Recently, I hired Daniel for my carpet cleaning. I really like his method of cleaning because he used very little water. Just after 3.5 hours, we got home and my carpet was dry already. I highly recommend him.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Madlyn R.
I'm very pleased with Green Clean Services. Mike was able to get rid of the stains in my carpet and was very efficient. I'll be calling on Green Clean again.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Elizabeth D.
I highly recommend Shine. I am most satisfied with the cleaning services. My sofa and two carpets are clean and fresh. I will definitely hire them in the future.
Shine Cleaning ServicesShine Cleaning Services
Tulsi Z.
Great job, fast and Mike was very accommodating to work around my schedule to get my rental unit carpet cleaned
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Kris H.
Needed a quick clean and Mike responded quickly, arrived on time, shampooed the carpet quickly. I recommend getting an on-site quote.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Jorge S.
We requested carpet cleaning for two bedrooms and a set of stairs. The cleaners arrived on time and did a great job! Handling the contract and payment online made the whole process very seamless.
S&T Commercial & Carpet CleaningS&T Commercial & Carpet Cleaning
Louise R.
Daniel was right on time,. easy to work with, was efficient and very professional. I highly recommend him and Clean My Carpet! Louise RR
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Priya J.
Excellent team - they communicated well and showed up on time then cleaned our carpet extremely well. We will definitely work with them again.
Shine Cleaning ServicesShine Cleaning Services
Ashika N.
I’ve used their services twice already. I appreciate how quickly they work and how clean they get the carpets. Always a pleasure to work with them!
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Kyoko Y.
Green clean had enough good reviews that O just went with them. They gave me an estimate for 3 carpets that needed cleaning. Did an excellent job and I will definitely call them again!
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Sherelle S.
Amazing and professional service from Peter! My carpet has not been cleaned in years. I had coffee and juice stains. I was very impressed with the work of Peter. My room looks brand new. He was professional, courteous and focused on getting my carpet cleaned. I would highly recommend your company to a family or friend. Thank you so much!
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Calvin B.
Fantastic! I received great service that was on time, reasonably priced and most importantly carpet came out super clean. Which was no small feat as carpet had thousands of food and coffee stains and had never been professionally cleaned in the 5 years I lived in the apartment. I would definitely hire them again and I highly recommend this company. Thanks SupraClean!
SupraClean RestorationSupraClean Restoration
Sara C.
Daniel was very knowledgeable and a master of his craft, even identifying our wool carpet, which we didn’t even know was a thing as first time homeowners. The carpets were fresh and clean and dry within a few hours after he left. Will absolutely hire him again in the future.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Ebony M.
Mike was on time and professional. He gave me an additional price to shampoo once he arrived and assessed a few stains. I had a very small area to clean considering there was mostly furniture on the room, so he finished in about 15 minutes..... SUPER fast! My carpet is brown, so I can't really tell how clean my carpet became...... but my baby blue/nude area rug was visibly cleaner than before.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Michelle R.
Needed a flight of stairs cleaned due to an accident my dog had, he managed to poop on every last stairs! The cleaner came in and got the carpet on the stairs restored, smelling clean and sanitized. He did a great job and I highly recommend their services.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Leilani G.
Saved us in a pinch and did an absolutely amazing job. I will hire him again any time I need the carpet cleaned. Highly highly recommended!!!
Carpet Upholstery Tile Cleaning by Dani californiACarpet Upholstery Tile Cleaning by Dani californiA
Abe S.
Got in contact with them super fast, and then the service was easy and great. I worked with Tim, who did a fantastic job cleaning my carpets - the house is looking great!
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
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