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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much is carpet cleaning in D.C.?

When hiring a carpet cleaner in Washington, D.C., you might see some starting costs that range from $60 to over $100. Ultimately, how much you’ll pay may depend on the size of your home, the size of your rooms and the number of rooms you need cleaned. Other factors that influence the price include whether you have carpeted stairs, as well as stains from pets, food or spilled drinks. Expect a higher number of stains to translate to higher costs. Steam cleaning and dry cleaning may not cost the same.

Request cost estimates from the best carpet cleaning services in D.C. to find out how much you can expect to pay.

For more information on how to estimate carpet cleaning costs, read “How much does carpet cleaning cost?

Please note: All cost estimates are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. For the most accurate, up-to-date cost estimates for your specific project, get free estimates from pros near you.

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.

Reviews for Washington carpet cleaners
Brandon J.
I hired Adrian for general cleaning and carpet cleaning a rental property of mines. It was an all day affair for him. Adrian was on time and you can tell he did some major cleaning! The place looks like new. My only concern was the carpet cleaning. I was under the impression that with carpet cleaning, the carpet should look like new.. However, Adrian Informed me that with so much damage to the carpet, there is no way for the carpet to look totally new. I understood! Because that last tenant messed up that carpet bad! All in all, good job Adrian!! The carpet looks sooo much better!
Checkmate Pro ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
Olu A.
I was busy and did not have time to clean carpet so I hired this company. Never again. Horrible Job. I would of came out better using my carpet cleaner. Came out did my carpet. While it was wet could not see if the carpet was cleaned. When the carpet was cleaned it looked as if it was never cleaned. As if someone used water and no chemicals to clean carpet. I asked the tech to go over a light stain and he looked at me and said all stains do not come up. I cleaned my carpet myself and it is as good as new. $155.00 for absolutely nothing. Never again will I use this company. Never use them again.
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Erik H.
They cleaned my carpet perfectly.
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Megha F.
Great carpet cleaning!!! Super friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Beverly M.
So happy to see my carpet get so clean!
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Monica W.
I reached out to Shiny Carpet and they came same day to clean my sofa and a carpet. Very timely, friendly and quality work. Recommend!
Shiny Carpet CleaningShiny Carpet Cleaning
Chuck S.
Kenny’s was prompt and provided a thorough inspection and cleaning. I would highly recommend using Kenny’s carpet cleaning
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had an amazing experience with this company. The guy who cleaned my carpet arrived at time and brought his powerful vaccum and his carpet cleaning machine. My carpet had a lot of stains before he cleaned it and after spending 1 hour, my carpet literally became new and started shining. It not only looks good, but it also smells good. I feel like I am staying in a new apartment. I recommend everyone to use this company if they want to see amazing results.
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Walter H.
AMAZING job cleaning my carpet! I will definitely use their services again!
Shiny Carpet CleaningShiny Carpet Cleaning
Dan P.
Devon came the same day and was very thorough with the carpet cleaning, would definitely recommend!
Devon’s carpet service LLCDevon’s carpet service LLC
Esse L.
I got bad steam cleaning that has ruined my carpet. Foremost, they charged me much more the estimated amount (even though I was crystal clear in my description). Initially, the cleaning was terrible because the carpet went from soft and fluffy to hard and crunchy. Also, several spots were missed. I complained so they were kind enough to re-do it. Now, after a second “cleaning” my carpet is MORE crunchy and gets dirty really fast. The technician rushed the job and finished too quickly leaving behind residue that made my carpet hard and is a dirt magnet. It’s awful and I’m woefully disappointed that I paid them to essentially ruin my carpet. Hire professionals who have the proper equipment, the proper tools, and the proper technique clean carpet.
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Shareena D.
Kevin did a great job cleaning my carpet. I have a 5 bedroom 3 level home with wall to wall carpet, he did it quickly, and the cost was reasonable. I plan to use him again next year for my annual carpet shampoo.
Kevin's Carpet ServicesKevin's Carpet Services
Thumbtack Customer
The person who tried to clean the carpet was very nice but it looks exactly the same even though he showed me a before and after spot. He spilled water on my wood floors and did not clean up. He explained this type of carpet was very hard to clean and he should have just cancelled.
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Darryl S.
Adrian showed up on time, and even gave me heads up call on his way. My carpets look wondeful. In the past, I have seen stains re-emerge after a few days of having my carpets cleaner; however, not in this case. Carpet still looks great. I am looking forward to hiring him later to do spring window cleaning.
Checkmate Pro ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
Michael M.
Nathan was great. Showed up on time and made a very dirty bedroom carpet clean again.
Professional Carpet Cleaning PlusProfessional Carpet Cleaning Plus
Dorothy J.
The representatives were punctual and efficient. The carpet had not been cleaned for years and they worked very hard to get the job done. I appreciated the fact they did not over saturate the carpet with the cleaning solution and explained why (so as not to cause mildew or mole). I would use them again
Century Cleaning LLCCentury Cleaning LLC
Marnique H.
The tech did a great job cleaning the carpet and wood floors!! We'll definitely use them again!
Infantry Chem-DryInfantry Chem-Dry
Kimberly M.
I contracted Adrian to do a condo carpet and move-out clean. The previous tenants had dogs and renovations done left the place pretty dusty. Adrian was very responsive and accommodating from day one of conversation, addressing all of my concerns. The deep clean work they did on the carpet was excellent. The carpet looked great and the place smelled so much better. They did a decent job on the overall clean as well. There were a few areas needing a touch up but they took care of it right away. I will definitely consider them again for future carpet needs and any need I have for moving help.
Checkmate Pro ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
Timothy B.
Was able to start early. Made sure the soiled parts were gone over until they were clean. Left the carpets clean and dry. Would recommend.
Professional Carpet Cleaning PlusProfessional Carpet Cleaning Plus
Timothy B.
Carpets were very clean and smelled like new! Left a little more water behind than expected.
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
ZAINAB A.
Durand was punctual and I was surprised at how quickly the work was completed. Carpets looks clean and fresh. Highly recommend
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Eric I.
Folks at Green Mop did a great job with the carpet cleaning. Just moved in and the carpet looks like new! The job went quickly, the staff were very responsice and they made paying very easy. Would definitely recommend!
The Green Mop Inc.The Green Mop Inc.
Aaron Y.
I approve of this vendor. He came and did an excellent job cleaning my carpets. My carpets looked like night and day. He was very efficient and did not over charge me. I would use him again.
Punctuality Carpet CleaningPunctuality Carpet Cleaning
Nef m.
David is a wonderful carpet cleaner. Pleasant, kind, professional, affordable, helpful & thorough. Would definitely and easily hire him again.
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Michael T.
They worked with me on scheduling. They were great at communication. They arrived on time and completed the carpet cleaning to my satisfaction. I would recommend this company.
JM Professional Building ServicesJM Professional Building Services
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