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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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a professional carpet cleaner or steam cleaner when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a carpet cleaner or steam cleaner, follow all guidelines surrounding social distancing, sanitize any involved surfaces, ventilate indoor areas where workers have been and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. Before the pro arrives at your home, create a plan with them to make sure everyone in the household stays safe.

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. 

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.

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 Elgin carpet cleaners
Saqib A.
The professional was punctual and reasonable priced however the quality of carpet cleaning is a question. The carpet was very soft before cleaning however, after cleaning its riveted and feels very harsh to touch. It looks like cleaning chemicals and the method is not correct. Also the carpet at the edges was not cleaned. I need to find out if the carpet can be fixed by another company.
Supreme Floor SolutionsSupreme Floor Solutions
Sasha G.
Very good service. My carpet is clean :)
SimplyPure Cleaning CompanySimplyPure Cleaning Company
Natalie W.
The carpet had a sticky film and Pat and his team made the carpet look new. Highly recommend Matrix Cleaning.
Matrix Cleaning Systems LLCMatrix Cleaning Systems LLC
Alexander E.
my carpets are nice and clean, job well done thank you
SimplyPure Cleaning CompanySimplyPure Cleaning Company
Angela b.
Fantastic service! My white carpet looks like new. Made an appointment on Friday for a Sunday cleaning! Very responsive. Will absolutely hire again!!
SimplyPure Cleaning CompanySimplyPure Cleaning Company
Nadeem R.
These guys were great. They were timely and did good work. When I told them that there still some spots where the carpet didn’t clean properly, they came in and cleaned it again free of charge. Thanks guys!
Matrix Cleaning Systems LLCMatrix Cleaning Systems LLC
Andrew H.
Frank did a great job cleaning the carpeted rooms and stars in my new home. Easy to communicate with, flexible with scheduling and quickly tacked the job. Thanks Frank
Supreme Floor SolutionsSupreme Floor Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
The only reason Supreme gets a good rating is that they accommodated a cancellation at the last minute to clean carpets. however, 1) it says on the website you restore flooring and Frank told us they don't and 2) Frank stated that they do fast drying in my quote - that did NOT happen.
Supreme Floor SolutionsSupreme Floor Solutions
Hanzel F.
Great work by the team. My carpeting is 15 yrs old. It is Berber so it holds up but the dirt buildup in the high traffic areas was significant. Massive improvement by the crew. I didn’t get their names because I was only there for about 15 minutes (my wife was there while they were cleaning). Very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Plus they were the first to respond and had the best pricing. Big thumbs up!
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