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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

Whether your pet had an accident, the party got too wild, or your kids can’t control their juice boxes — we all need rug cleaning from time to time. In fact, even if you don’t have a spill or spot, it’s wise to have your area rug cleaned approximately once a year to keep the rug fibers in good health. In general, rug cleaning prices depend on the square footage of the rug, what the rug is made of, whether any repairs are needed, and whether you require the pro to travel to your location or provide pickup and drop-off services. Nationally, average area rug cleaning prices range from $80 to $120.

Wool and silk area rugs typically cost more to clean than rugs made from synthetic fibers because the more delicate materials take more care and may require specialized cleaning fluids. For example, a synthetic rug may cost $1.50 per square foot to clean; a wool, cotton, or chiffon rug could be $2 per square foot; and a silk or Navajo wool rug could cost $3 per square foot. The two most common rug cleaning methods are steam and chemical cleaning. The costs for the two methods are often the same, although a steam-cleaned rug will take longer to dry due to the moisture. If your area rug needs odor removal, moth deterrent, or hand washing, there will be additional charges.

Reviews for San Mateo carpet cleaners
Jessie C.
Nissan did a great job cleaning our carpet. He came on time, cleaned the carpet very fast and professional. Highly recommended.
Mighty SteamersMighty Steamers
Thumbtack Customer
Israel did an excellent job with our carpet cleaning. The service I requested was cleaning the living room and one bedroom for an apartment. Several professionals quoted and Israel was the one with highest review yet lowest price! He arrived on time and started with assessing how to get the cleaning devices in with the best arrangement plan. He then soon started with the cleaning. It was fast, efficient, and of course, amazing. Israel showed me the way he work and kindly explained a lot of details to me. I was surprised seeing the difference on our carpet before and after the cleaning (it's truly the difference of black carpet turning into white again!). The protector applied on the carpet was also helpful. Our cat spilled something onto the carpet the next day after the cleaning, and with the carpet protector, we were able to remove the stains easily in 10 sec! Overall, Israel showed his kind and warm personality, great professionalism in carpet cleaning, and great reaction at handling emergencies. I would rate Him and his father a 5 star for sure!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
He did carpet cleaning for me. His job is good and the carpet is clean now. He is very nice. One star less is because there is one spot my dog peed at, he didn't remove the odor perfectly, I can still smell it after the cleaning.
LP Cleaning ServiceLP Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
We were in a bind for a quick and deep carpet cleaning and Coronado pulled through! Israel and his team were AMAZING! They were prompt, thorough, and even came back a second time (at no charge!) to check their work and do finishing touches. Thank you, Coronado Carpet Cleaning!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Perfect! Explained everything and was very friendly and affordable. First time I've enjoyed getting my carpets cleaned!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
They arrived on time and were very friendly. They did a great job on the carpet and did it in a timely manner. I did feel that the overall price was far above price quoted. But I guess all carpet cleaning services may do that.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I needed someone to clean my carpet because I was moving into a new home and it was short notice. Roger replied promptly, came out the very next day and steamed cleaned my carpet in 1 hour! His rates are also very reasonable! My carpet looks as good as new and all the stains came out. I'm very happy with Roger's service and professionalism. I'll definitely be using him again and referring him to my friends and family.
TriStar Carpet Cleaning & RepairTriStar Carpet Cleaning & Repair
Thumbtack Customer
George was great! Carpets came out clean, he was on-time, and generally really nice. 5/5 would hire again.
CM Carpet CleaningCM Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Israel did an excellent job cleaning my carpet. They arrived on time and the service is well worth the money! Will definitely hire them again!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Kathy M.
Mike was a great communicator, arrived on time, and he and his co/worker wore masks and shoe covers. Very fast and carpet is clean
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was on time. Had a clean truck. He and his helper were super polite and did a good job. I would recommend him for carpet cleaning which is what he helped me with.
Jose's Cleaning ServicesJose's Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Israel did a great job. Fair price, responsive and on time. Cleaning took out all the spots on our carpet, more so than expected. Happy to recommend!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic job. Arrived on time. Cleaned my one bedroom apartment carpet, that was 16 years old, and got everything freshly clean. Almost looked brand new when finished. I've since moved to a place that has hardwood floors, but if they need cleaning, I'll definitely call him.
Jose's Cleaning ServicesJose's Cleaning Services
Meredith L.
Impressive job! I needed carpet cleaning done last minute before a move in and Adonis was super responsive and accommodating. Will be also using them after I move in to clean my old place too. And they were so quick and efficient, overall a great experience!
High Performance SteamersHigh Performance Steamers
Thumbtack Customer
This carpet cleaning service is great! When I requested the service, they offered it very quickly and responded quickly to resolve any concern or question I had. They have professional tools and showed me the chemical we would use to do the steam cleaning. Finally, they show me around the room to check whether everything is ok. Overall, I like their service. Very responsible and efficient.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Generally they did a great job and I am satisfied. And they are nice and professional people. I didn't give them a five star (one star less) because of two reasons: 1. After we confirmed a time, they called me to reschedule it because they didn't finish the last one. It is understandable but I hope they can do better on scheduling next time. 2. There is one spot on the carpet still having the color of the dog poop left. I am not sure if it is because I used some bad cleaner before, or just they cannot clean it. Based on those two reasons, I gave one star less. But again, they did a great job!
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
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