Find a carpet cleaner near San Marcos, CA

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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.

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. 

Reviews for San Marcos carpet cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Imperial Carpet Care did an amazing job on my carpet. My carpet was so bad. They spent 1 and 1/2 hours working on my carpet (3 bedrooms, living room and hallway), the carpet looked brand new. I couldn't believe how well it turned out. Especially since I had tried numerous times to clean the carpet myself with no success. The process was super easy and am so happy with the results. Imperial is definitely my go to carpet cleaning company.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet was cleaned nicely. Quote received on Thumbtack was lower than actual amount charged for services.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Michelle M.
I moved into a new house and needed the carpets cleaned. I hired this company and they arrived on time, completed all of the tasks that was set out to do, and left the carpet looking and smelling super clean!! They were considerate and never pushed additional services. Thank you SO much and I certainly recommend to everyone!!
Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...
Carol C.
This is the best carpet cleaning experience I have had in many years. They cleaned my carpet so it looked like new even though it had traffic patterns and stains I thought would never come out. Their attention to detail was evident and their thoroughness was remarkable. I will definitely use this company from now on.
Brown Family Chem-DryBrown Family Chem-Dry
Georgie W.
Two fine young men cleaned my carpet today. They were punctual, got right to work, and removed all signs of living for 7 years with white carpet and a poodle. Nice to see families working together these COVID days.
Brown Family Chem-DryBrown Family Chem-Dry
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job and it was very affordable. they showed up on time and no attempts to upsell (which I heard could be an issue with carpet cleaning).
Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...
Robyn W.
Fabulous! Great price! Great work! Very helpful and flexible! If I wasn’t moving - he would be my regular professional carpet cleaner! Thank you!
LAVTY Steam CleaningLAVTY Steam Cleaning
Jeff B.
Noel, was great. Did a great job, was professional, easy to work with and I felt the cost was a good deal. I recommend Filoteao to anyone in the area needing carpet cleaning.
Filoteao Commercial ServicesFiloteao Commercial Services
Thumbtack Customer
Needed carpets cleaned for a move out inspection. They we upfront and professional. Their quote was the actual cost. Communication with them was easy and they were great about confirming a show time and being there on time. The carpet tech did a great job. Pretreated some stains and was very efficient. Overall very satisfied and would definitely use them again.
Blue Team Carpet CleaningBlue Team Carpet Cleaning
Steve S.
I highly recommend Ultra Brite Carpet Cleaning & would use them again. Joe was flexible and very responsive. He charges a fair price and does excellent work.
Ultra Brite Carpet Cleaning IncUltra Brite Carpet Cleaning Inc
Simon J.
Noel cleared a very stubborn stain off our carpet with ease (after spending 2 weeks unsuccessfully trying to do it myself). He was friendly, polite, fully explained the process and ultimately got the job done. We will definitely invite him back to do a full clean of our carpets and upholstery soon. Hire with confidence.
Filoteao Commercial ServicesFiloteao Commercial Services
Thumbtack Customer
I had to trust these guys to clean the carpet even though I wouldn't be there to see the job done. They did a fantastic trustworthy job. I would recommend them to everyone.
Blue Team Carpet CleaningBlue Team Carpet Cleaning
Krystal B.
Filoteao commercial services was great! Very professional, and did an amazing job! Our carpets look like they’re brand new for such a reasonable price! We will definitely be calling them to come back and clean them again!
Filoteao Commercial ServicesFiloteao Commercial Services
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