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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.

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 Elkhart carpet cleaners
Nicole H.
He responded within 10 minutes and will be out to clean our carpets in a little over 24 hours from initial contact. SPA’s price can’t be beat. I will update once the carpets are cleaned. Update: my carpets are near the end of their life, some would say past. My carpets look 100 times better than when he started. Old stains were removed and the traffic areas are clean again. I have already recommended S-P-A Carpet Cleaning to several friends and family members!
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Karen K.
Excellent service ..looking forward to a long workung relationship with Darren and S-P-A Carpet Cleaning!
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Norman R.
He was great to work with and any time i need carpets cleaned he will get my bussiness
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Thumbtack Customer
I was impressed with how much better my carpets looked after it was done. I wasn't sure they would come that clean. Thank you for a great job.
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Thumbtack Customer
Darren could not have been nicer. Was on time and he did a great job. I would refer him to anyone I know that needs their carpet cleaned.
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Krystal A.
Darren fit us into his already busy day at a crucial time for our family. Having our carpets really clean before moving in was a lot of peace of mind and they smell amazing!
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Thumbtack Customer
Darren was very professional, thorough and successful in getting my carpet cleaned as well as I could have reasonably expected. I will definitely use him again and recommend him to friends and family.
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Thumbtack Customer
S-P-A Carpet cleaning, Fantastic job. Darren was so professional. Without a doubt, Thumbs up. I highly recommend. Thank you Darren, I hate walking on it , it's just beautiful.
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Thumbtack Customer
Need to wait for 2 weeks before I write this review - to see if the stains reappear. I hired S-P-A as the last resort before replacing our carpet. I have 2 dogs - one had poor stomach issues. When we got him from the shelter 5 years ago, he pretty much puked and pooped on our carpet almost everyday. Took him to the vet, but not until 3 months later they found out what went wrong with him. The damages to the carpet had been done. He still pukes from time to time even until now. We replaced the first floor with laminated flooring, but not in the second floor. I still like the idea of having carpet in the winter, but it would take much energy and effort to replace it. A friend of mine suggested on having it professional cleaned. I did once, but after few days, the stains would reappear. I also had 2 carpet steamers which I diligently used, but didn't help much. Our carpet looked totally yucky, I didn't even feel like inviting any guest for a stayover anymore. Anyway, as a last resort before looking to replace it, I got into thumbtack and looked for a professional service. Darren was the quickest to respond all my questions, very reasonable rate, and with excellent rating I decided to give a try. He came at the exact time as decided, very professional and polite guy. He was honest in his assessment. I understood the severity of my carpet, I wasn't looking for a miracle anyway. He finished the job as estimated. He told me that it'd take longer time to dry as he did more than normal, which it did. Frankly, I am amazed on how much cleaner and nicer my carpet is now. There are still few spots seen, but nothing compared to before and that it looks much lighter and nicer. We even had a guest staying over which I don't even have to apologize for the condition of our carpet anymore ! I can now enter my own room without the yucky feeling anymore, which is a nice feeling to have too. It's been 2 weeks, the condition stays the same. My dog has puked on it, but as I quickly cleaned it, the scotch guard Darren put indeed works - the stain was easily wiped. At least we now have few more years to relax before we replace the carpet, and in the meantime, we will have it cleaned once a year at least. Thanks Darren for a great job.... two thumbs up and 5 stars indeed for you... !!
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