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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 Oakland carpet cleaners
Diana P.
Very great experience helping me clean my carpet!
Spectra SolutionsSpectra Solutions
Azella P.
Did a great job, carpets look and smell fresh and clean. Thx!!
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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
Cathy L.
Erez was AMAZING!!! Our carpets have really never looked better!!! We will continue to use his services and recommend him to anyone who needs a carpet cleaning service!!!
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Thumbtack Customer
I am pleased with the service that they provided. I highly recommend Coronado's Carpet Cleaning!!! Safia!
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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
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Mother Nature's Carpet Cleaning was AMAZING. From the beginning they were super responsive and accommodated my needs. Furthermore, their team arrived EARLY and did an AMAZING job cleaning my carpet which hadn't been touched in years. My apartment looks brand new thanks to them and I can't wait to hire them again.
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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
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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.
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Thumbtack Customer
Amazing! Fast. Responsive. On time. I look forward to my next carpeting cleaning because I have been in my apartment 4 years and my carpets now look brand new again! Even with all the damage my cat can do.
Mother Nature's CleaningMother Nature's Cleaning
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!
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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!
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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
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.
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Brian G.
Amazing service and responsiveness. Showed up on time. Job was done fast but we have had better and more thorough carpet cleaning in past experiences. Maybe the dryer method has limits.
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Sandra F.
Daniel did an exceptional job cleaning the master bedroom carpet and stairs. There was a noticeable difference. Prior the cleaning, there was dirt tracks on both the stairs and in the bedroom. I’m especially happy with the stairs, as there were dark stains at the edges of the stairs which Daniel got out. Thanks again Daniel!
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Clayton B.
Daniel was very responsive and quick. Job well done, carpets look newly installed after his cleaning process. I will most definitely use his services again. Thank you for the work you did for us.
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Karen C.
Sterling was the ultimate pro. He showed up ontime, explained his cleaning process, and completed the work within 45 minutes. I am so pleased he was able to perked up my 20 year old carpet.
SupraCleanSupraClean
Bill B.
SupraClean was waiting for me when I arrived at property for our appointment. Despite some challenge because I didn't know where a hose bib was located, the technicians remained patient and helpful. They worked very hard to clean a carpet that had not been cleaned in a really long time. They were great, I would hire them again.
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Yvonne S.
The team at Green Clean does an amazing job. They are prompt and professional and do a great job. I called them short notice snd they did my whole carpeted upstairs, a set of stairs, 6 dining room chairs and 2 arm chairs in less than 90 mins and for a reasonable price. Also use organic cleaners! Will be using them again!
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Julia H.
My Landlord sent Daniel back upon arrival. Unknown to me, the owner had his favorite company to clean carpets and as much as I wanted to work with Daniel, I could not. Daniel was very understanding and I hope the owner gives him another job he promised.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
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