Find a carpet cleaner near San Rafael, 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 Rafael carpet cleaners
Chris D.
Excellent carpet cleaning job. Very responsive -- called me back right away and turned up on time. Cleaned the two bedrooms in about 30 minutes and the carpets look great. Definitely recommend.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
Perfect! Leopoldo and his wife were on time, fast and thorough. Carpets look fantastic and smell fresh. And they clean houses too, not just carpets. Thanks for the quick work guys!
LP Cleaning ServiceLP Cleaning Service
Heather E.
Fantastic experience with Shine Cleaning! The carpet looks brand new. I will definitely be a return customer.
Shine Cleaning ServicesShine Cleaning Services
Mary M.
I give them 5 stars all around. They were very polite, on time, quick and efficient, and did an awesome job on a move-out. Carpets in the rooms they cleaned look like new. I would highly recommend them and I'll hire them again when I need carpets cleaned again. They were also very responsive when I contacted them initially, as my other cleaners had cancelled. They were able to work me in 2 days later. 5 star carpet cleaners!!
State Steam Carpet CleanersState Steam Carpet Cleaners
Michelle C.
Green Clean Services cleaned my carpets today, and they look and feel great. I got an appointment within a few days of calling, and I’m very happy with the results.
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Jake M.
Hired for a move-out carpet clean for my apartment. The process from start to finish couldn't have been simpler. Fast and very friendly. Got right to work. Great results.
Shine Cleaning ServicesShine Cleaning Services
Danny D.
Silva was AMAZING! We had to change the time, and he was way more gracious than he needed to be about it, then he showed up for the next scheduled time punctually. I've gotta say, our carpets were bad. Real bad. But check out the picture!!!! He got them UNBELIEVABLY clean. Totally blown away, and such a relief. $180 for this is so reasonable. If you're seeking a carpet cleaner, you won't regret choosing this service. Thank you Silva, you're THE BEST.
Silva's Carpet Cleaning Service, Inc.Silva's Carpet Cleaning Service, Inc.
Donna M.
We were very pleased with SupraClean and the job that they did. They were easy to schedule, very professional, on time and their price for the job was very reasonable. They cleaned rugs in three bedrooms, a hallway, a flight of stairs and very large living room. After two years with a dog and baby, the carpets looks like new again. I will definitely use them again and recommend them highly.
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