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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much is carpet cleaning in San Francisco?

Some carpet cleaning services in San Francisco have starting costs that range from $40 to over $100. Your costs will likely increase if you have a larger home with multiple rooms that need to be cleaned. Other cost factors include the type of cleaning required, as well as whether the pros need to clean stains from pets, food or drinks. Carpeted stairs add to the price, too. The pro will need to know in advance how many flights of stairs there are to give an accurate estimate. 

To get a cost estimate for your carpets, reach out to San Francisco’s best carpet cleaning services.

For more information on how to estimate carpet cleaning costs, read “How much does carpet cleaning cost?

Please note: All cost estimates are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. For the most accurate, up-to-date cost estimates for your specific project, get free estimates from pros near you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for San Francisco carpet cleaners
Tina Z.
Got green clean service to clean my carpet when my roommate was moving out. He not only cleaned the carpet in the roommate but was kind enough to do my little den area as well. Finally able to clean the stain and get a clean carpet.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
On top of my clean carpets I also learned all about carpet cleaning techniques and carpet care. Isreal and his brother are both very nice guys, I definitely recommend them!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Vinamrata S.
Awesome job cleaning our carpets!!!
Pro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning ServicePro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service
Ron G.
Pro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service was very responsive to my request. They showed up on time and were very professional. They cleaned the carpets in my bedrooms and high traffic stairwells. My carpet looks brand new. I will definitely use them again in the future.
Pro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning ServicePro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service
Meghan G.
There were still spots on the carpet and the furniture marks were not lifted which should happen when you properly clean carpet.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Haru k.
Pet stains and odor were lifted from my carpets. Highly recommended . Will continue to use Clean my carpet for future projects.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Michael A.
Carpets turned out great. I’m happy with the service. Next time I need carpets cleaned I know who to call.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Brandon A.
They did an amazing job cleaning the carpets of our new house!
Moreno Janitorial & Carpet CleaningMoreno Janitorial & Carpet Cleaning
Courtney K.
My carpet looks great after Exceptional Cleaning Pros spent an hour thoroughly steam cleaning it.
Exceptional Cleaning ProsExceptional Cleaning Pros
DAE HEE M.
Thanks you so much for cleaned up! Feel so good after clean my carpet!
Oxi Fresh Diablo ValleyOxi Fresh Diablo Valley
Thumbtack Customer
Mother Nature's Carpet Cleaning was great! They cleaned my carpets to the best of their abilities (even though the carpet was molding due to my landlord's unfortunate attempt to clean them herself...); the carpet looks and smells MUCH better than before. They were also willing to speak with my landlord to explain that the padding may be ruined, which may be causing the scent to be strong. Super professional, super quick to respond to my request, and super helpful the entire time. Would definitely hire again!
Mother Nature's CleaningMother Nature's Cleaning
Melissa W.
Clean my carpet was absolutely amazing. They were very responsive to my messages and punctual. The carpet cleaning process was quieter than expected and they were able to get this huge stain out of my floors. I will be calling them again for future cleanings. Highly recommend
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Jason B.
Great experience! Would hire again for any carpet cleaning needs.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Justin R.
Quick responses, was on time, and did a great job cleaning our carpets.
Moreno Janitorial & Carpet CleaningMoreno Janitorial & Carpet Cleaning
Simon R.
Turned up on time, was extremely polite and courteous. Finished with clean carpets!
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Bill R.
Daniel was great. He cleaned all the carpets and they look like new. He even came back again to scotchguard the stairs. He was prompt, easy to communicate with and professional. Definitely my go to carpet cleaner from now on!
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Nathan H.
My roommate interacted with Daniel when he came to clean the carpets and here’s what he said: “Daniel did a great job cleaning the carpets, was professional, on time, and really great to work with. Would highly recommend him!”
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Joe A.
Please disregard this review - I did not have my carpet cleaned by this company.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Megan B.
Our carpets look great! We were able to get a same day appointment and the attention to detail was excellent. We will definitely be using Pro Carpet for regular cleanings!
Pro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning ServicePro Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Leopoldo did an excellent job with the carpet cleaning, was on time, and was flexible in his schedule when I had to change the appointment time on him. The carpet looked like new. Thanks!
LP Cleaning ServiceLP Cleaning Service
Jack S.
Great work, results and value. I highly recommend for any carpet cleaning needs!
Silva's Carpet Cleaning Service, Inc.Silva's Carpet Cleaning Service, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, and they did an outstanding job. I highly recommend Coronado's carpet cleaning.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Bryan S.
My carpet looks fantastic today! Thank you Augustine/Castro cleaning services
Castro's Cleaning ServicesCastro's Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Coronado's for a carpet cleaning - I was particularly worried that a giant soda stain could not be removed, but they did a great job. They were on time, friendly and our carpets look great!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I requested general carpet cleaning, because of the reappearance of a couple of spots that come back because of the carpet padding. The young men were very polite and professional. Unfortunately, they were unable to remove the spots that other cleaners were able to remove in the past. I assume this may be due to the different solution used for cleaning.
Mother Nature's CleaningMother Nature's Cleaning
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