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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.

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.

Reviews for Crystal Lake carpet cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
carpet cleaning
Fiber-Tech CarpetFiber-Tech Carpet
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional. Showed up on time and cleaned carpet very well. Super satisfied.
D L Carpet & UpholsteryD L Carpet & Upholstery
Katrina O.
They were extremely polite, professional, and their work was beautiful! I highly recommend Doug's A-Team Carpet Cleaning!
Doug's A Team Carpet CleaningDoug's A Team Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We just moved into our new house and the first service we needed done was carpet cleaning for our basement. It wasn't even that bad but the previous owners had a dog and a few what looked to be drink stains and with 2 little boys and my allergies we wanted to make sure it was as clean as possible. Doug's A Team had the best price and was able to come out right away. Their cleaning equipment and process was very efficient and thorough, and the entire basement smelled so clean and fresh. Unfortunately the carpet fibers from the drink stains already dyed the carpet permanently, but it did improve with the treatment Doug sprayed down. The carpet on the stairs were the dirtiest area and almost look like new after completion, although it did take a long time to dry. Doug and his wife were professional, polite and courteous. Overall, I would absolutely recommend them and will hire them again.
Doug's A Team Carpet CleaningDoug's A Team Carpet Cleaning
Terri F.
I had three rooms carpet cleaned, two stairwells,a couch,chair and ottoman.Samuel arrived on time,and made everything look brand new! It even smells great.I really didn't think I could keep the carpet,but, after his hard work, I can keep everything....WOW! He did an incredible,awesome,magical job!Thank you so much!
D L Carpet & UpholsteryD L Carpet & Upholstery
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