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Q & A

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.

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.

Reviews for San Diego carpet cleaners
Faizah D.
Carpet was cleaned
Super Steam Man Carpet CleaningSuper Steam Man Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with Kenny and the carpet cleaning service provided! Our old carpet is refreshed, clean, and looks almost new! Great job, I fully recommend Klean Karpets to anyone who needs to have their carpet cleaned.
Klean KarpetsKlean Karpets
Melissa L.
My carpet is on its last legs and I had the carpet cleaned just to get through the holidays. Imperial Carpet Care left my carpet looking like new. Definitely the best cleaning I have ever had!
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Showed up on time. Set up was quick and went right to work cleaning my carpets. The carpets look amazing. Will definitely call them again to come out and clean my carpets.
Blue Team Home ServicesBlue Team Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned the carpets very well.
Blue Team Home ServicesBlue Team Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
The cleaner carpet was professional, very kind and respect My carpet is so clean, it was a excellent job Tanks Uriel for to do those very easy
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Andrell B.
They were able to come clean the carpet the day after I requested a quote. My carpet is older and kind of worn-down, but they cleaned as much as they could!
Super Steam Man Carpet CleaningSuper Steam Man Carpet Cleaning
Ram D.
Great job. Responded right away and scheduled carpet cleaning for next day. Carpet looks great.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Kathy R.
Francisco was very polite and professional and always saying yes maam. His cleaning style was A+++ and my carpet is super clean and smells fresh. I recommend everyone try his cleaning your carpet
Wepa Commercial CleaningWepa Commercial Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Very thorough and professional. My carpet has never been as clean. This is my new go to company for carpet cleaning. Priced very competitive as well. Highly recommend.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Imperial Carpet Care did an excellent job. I sought out the company to clean my mom's carpet and she is beyond pleased with the job done. Her carpet looks brand new! She also had very positive things to say about the professionalism of the person who did the cleaning. She plans on using Imperial the next time she cleans her carpets.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Steven C.
Didn't get the carpet clean and the odor returned
Super Steam Man Carpet CleaningSuper Steam Man Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys. Excellent carpet cleaning service
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Nataly H.
I have hired Imperial Carpet Care in the past. Since my last carpet cleaning, they had fans to minimize the time for the carpets to dry! I REALLY appreciated this.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Pleasant, on time, great carpet cleaning, and affordable.
Super Steam Man Carpet CleaningSuper Steam Man Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We had a carpet cleaned that was full of food and pet stains. Conrad and his assistant cleaned the carpet in the entire house, and left it looking 100 times better. They were fast, efficient, and on time. Conrad also offered some advice on the best types of cleaning for different types of carpet, and what to look for when buying a new carpet. We were very impressed, and will definitely be using his services again.
Pioneer's Pro Carpet Cleaning & Pressure WashingPioneer's Pro Carpet Cleaning & Pressure Washing
Kristen H.
My carpet was heavily stained and I was (and still am) impressed with how well Donna cleaned my carpet. Great work!
Super Steam Man Carpet CleaningSuper Steam Man Carpet Cleaning
Shelly H.
Robert did a great job of cleaning our carpets!
Man VS Carpet(Veteran  Owned)Man VS Carpet(Veteran Owned)
Thumbtack Customer
Donna and Ira arrived punctually to my appointment. The carpet cleaning was thorough and speedy. The carpet has not looked better. The pricing was exactly what they had told me before hand. Overall, I had a great experience with Super Steam Man Carpet Cleaning. Make sure you give your carpets enough time to air out!
Super Steam Man Carpet CleaningSuper Steam Man Carpet Cleaning
Jasmine T.
Our carpet cleaner was on time and professional and left our carpets looking great. Scheduling was easy and they answered my questions very promptly.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
The company did a great job cleaning my carpet. They charged me exactly how much the quote was for. The guy that came was thorough and worked hard to get the carpet very clean. Will use them again.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Bernadette G.
The work was good. Carpet was very clean but did not arrive on time.
Blue Team Home ServicesBlue Team Home Services
Jen H.
The person who came was very patient and thorough. The carpet has dark lines and I needed to get the carpet cleaned before a new tenant came in. I felt bad because I was taking a nap and didn’t hear a phone call but the person who came was patient and stayed until I answered, which I am thankful for. The carpet was clean and fresh. Would definitely call again if I need to have my carpet cleaned.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Diana D.
Blue Team Carpet Cleaning was without a doubt the best carpet cleaning service I have ever used! They provided outstanding customer service and when I called with additional questions they got back to me within minutes. They were on time and professional. They even took the time to clean our walk in closet. Absolutely the best, make sure to ask for Bill Morill and Juan Padilla, I couldn't be happier with how beautifully clean the carpet turned out. If your looking for a professional company to clean your carpets at a more than reasonable price then definitely go with Blue Team.
Blue Team Home ServicesBlue Team Home Services
Carol R.
My,carpet looks brand new,again!! Thank you Super Steam Man Carpet Cleaning!! I will recommend you to all my friends!!
Super Steam Man Carpet CleaningSuper Steam Man Carpet Cleaning
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