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Q & A

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 South San Francisco carpet cleaners
Jessie C.
Got here on time and did a nice job cleaning the carpet. Was even faster than i expected. Thank you again
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Elisabeth M.
Mike was great! I needed my carpets cleaned because I was moving out from a 2 bedroom house that I have lived at for 15 years. I couldn’t believe how much dirt he was able to lift off the carpets! Amazing! I’m already booking him to do my mom’s house ASAP!
Green Clean ServicesGreen Clean Services
Chalet L.
This is the 2nd time I've used Al to clean my carpets. The reason it's the 2nd time is because he was so outstanding the 1st time! I made an error on the time of the appt but he was able to reschedule till the following day, which as great! We had a nasty blue stain from something called 'slime'. Anyone with kids will know this is something kids make with glue, food coloring & Borax. A large portion had got on our carpet & while I was able to remove most of it, the turquoise color remained. To my amazement, he was able remove the stain! He is very friendly while being very professional. I will highly recommend Al to anyone who wants their carpets to look new again!
Thumbtack Customer
They were very professional. The only complaint i really have is my carpet is soaking wet still. I got them cleaned Wednesday morning and the guy told me in 3 to 4 hours they should be dried. Well it's Thursday night and its still drying. The stairs are more soaked and feels really wet.
Coronado's Carpet CleaningCoronado's Carpet Cleaning
Belle C.
I had such an amazing experience form the efficient consultation process, I was able to get a quote, a quick confirmation along with a reminder the day before. Upon arrival, Daniel texted me his temperature check, which I honestly did not expect but greatly appreciated. Upon meeting him, he had great energy and was extremely professional. As an asian household, I was so appreciative that he had brought shoe covers upon entering my home. He got the space cleaned in under a half hour, though noting my space is small, it looked amazing! He was organized & efficient and did not lie about the dry time. It dried in about 2 hours. I've had past experiences where past carpet cleaning services told me it would dry in a couple hours but ended up taking 3 days, but this was the surpassed my expectations. I would 100% higher them again & highly recommend.
Clean My Carpet-Upholstery-FlooringClean My Carpet-Upholstery-Flooring
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