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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.

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.

Reviews for Wilmington carpet cleaners
Nona T.
The furniture was never moved to get cleaned, the carpet is still damp since Friday and today is Sunday and the carpet isn't cleaned as I expected to be. The employee however was pleasant and ontime.
COVID-19 Bacteria/Carpet n Upholstery/ cleaners.COVID-19 Bacteria/Carpet n Upholstery/ cleaners.
Thumbtack Customer
had carpet clean on the first and second floors service was very excellent
Gatewood carpetsGatewood carpets
Thumbtack Customer
Art did a marvelous job cleaning our carpets and area rugs. This was our first time using Gatewood Carpets, but I've already scheduled them to return in January!
Gatewood carpetsGatewood carpets
Nikita R.
Amazing work. They were prompt and pretty good and quick with cleaning the carpet in our 3 bedrooms.
Focus Clean. LLCFocus Clean. LLC
LaTisha W.
I was very happy with the service provided by Gatewood Carpet. They arrived on time to clean the carpets in the hallway and stairs. Art & Steven were polite and very friendly.. I will be using them again in the near future..
Gatewood carpetsGatewood carpets
Thumbtack Customer
A very professional and responsible Company. I liked that Art communicated with me respectfully throughout the scheduling of this service. I was not present for the actual cleaning, but he followed my instruction to the "T" and then sent me photos of the job! Outstanding!!! I highly recommend this Company - my carpets look fantastic! Thank you Gatewood Carpet & Upholstry Cleaning!
Gatewood carpetsGatewood carpets
Niambi L.
J&J Steam came out and cleaned my carpets...I was very impressed. I had some pretty bad drinks spots in the carpet that were driving me crazy...he came in on time, and delivered excellent results! Me and husband were both very happy!
J&J Steam CleaningJ&J Steam Cleaning
Tyler A.
Jamaal and team showed up masked and right on time to clean A wall to wall carpet heavily damaged by dogs going potty. Now it’s spotless. They also added cleaning a throw rug on the spot at a very fair price. Recommended!
IBTL. InBetweenTheLinesCleaningServiceIBTL. InBetweenTheLinesCleaningService
Niambi L.
TND Cleaning completed my carpet job well. They were on time and got to work right away. 95% of the job was completed to my satisfaction, however there was a rather large spot on the carpet stairs that they could not remove. I am still giving them 5 stars because I truly believe they did their best to remove the stain, but the stain remains. The stain may be too deeply embedded in the carpet to be removed at this point. Otherwise I was very happy with their service. I did have another stain in the carpet in my bedroom which was mostly make up (foundation) and they were able to remove this spot without a trace of it!
TND Cleaning ServiceTND Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Gatewood cleaned the carpeting in my great room, steps and some area rugs. I reported that they still appeared dirty. He immediately contacted me and said he would redo the cleaning. He spent a good deal of time getting it clean and I'm happy with the outcome and would hire him again.
Gatewood carpetsGatewood carpets
Janell W.
My experience with IBTL was great. Jamaal went above and beyond to ensure everything was completed to my satisfaction. My carpeted stairases are very clean and that is saying alot giving there previous condition. I would absolutely use the company again.
IBTL. InBetweenTheLinesCleaningServiceIBTL. InBetweenTheLinesCleaningService
Warley F.
They set the price prior to sending someone, I was overcharged for a work that didn't feel like a miracle for the price it was agreed upon or perhaps it was too late to do a deeper work, regardless, the guy that was sent to do the job did the work with professionalism, respectful and polite. Perhaps having carpet is just a bad thing that no cleaning can do miracles, overall the service was nice and fast to schedule
J&J Steam CleaningJ&J Steam Cleaning
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