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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 San Leandro carpet cleaners
Jessica S.
I needed to reschedule our carpet cleaning and they were very flexible! It was a move out carpet cleaning and they did amazing looked like a brand new rug! I have three dogs and the rug took a beating! Would hire them 100% again.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Jessica A.
Adonis did an amazing job cleaning our carpet! Once he was done, I instantly could smell the freshness and cleanliness of the carpet. He was very efficient and detailed with the cleaning. I also appreciate the fast response and availability he had for his services. Looking forward to hiring him again for future cleans!
High Performance SteamersHigh Performance Steamers
Shay S.
Daniel was very professional and thorough from the moment I reached out to him. He was very prompt in his responses. I asked for a last minute request when he arrived and he created time in his schedule to fulfill my ask. Daniel did such an AMAZING job on my carpets and chair where they look BRAND NEW! I totally recommend anyone who’s looking for carpet/upholstery miracle please do yourself a favor and contact Clean My Carpet!
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
Sheila P.
This was my first time hiring them to clean my carpet and steps. Alex was very punctual and explained everything to me thoroughly. He wore covers over his shoes to keep my floors clean and wore a mask for safety. Alex was clean and neat and didn't leave a mess. He was very professional. I will use them again in the future. Thank you, Sheila
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
They did a good job on my carpet cleaning. Even cleaned a few rugs for me. They did everything I asked in the manner that I asked for it to be done. I also liked that he explained the use of his products. And provided me with documentation they talked about the products that he used. And if I recall correctly, I believe that they use "green" products. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend them.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Before I moved into my new place, I decided to get the carpets cleaned. On the day a received a couple of calls from Israel, firstly to let me know he was on his way, and then to let me know he was caught in traffic and might be a little late. I appreciated the updates. With regards to his work; I was very impressed not only with his knowledge and experience, but also his professionalism. I would definitely use his services again and would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Kirstin E.
Daniel honored the $ quote I was given by phone even though cost amounted to more. Also gave me a discount because his previous job ran late which caused him to be tardy arriving at my house. Be aware when scheduling your appointment time: If you have your cleaning done late in the day it can take two days to dry out completely. Very soiled furniture and high traffic areas of carpet need extra treatment and therefore end up damper and take longer to dry as well. You cannot move furniture back in place or use it until it is dry, which for me was not until the second day after my late afternoon appointment during Winter. So plan not to use your cleaned area for some time & schedule your cleaning for early in the day if possible. Daniel is very professional and considerate and did a good job. Daniel responded quickly to my call. I scheduled my cleaning several weeks in advance which he said is a good idea. He does work on weekends. Overall very pleased with how it turned out.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
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