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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.

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. 

Reviews for Indianapolis carpet cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service! Arrowhead Carpet Cleaning did an excellent cleaning my elderly parent's carpets. I highly recommend this company.
Arrowhead Carpet CleaningArrowhead Carpet Cleaning
Noelle H.
Office Carpet was cleaned. Very high traffic
All Colors Carpet Cleaning Indianapolis Stretch...All Colors Carpet Cleaning Indianapolis Stretch...
Laura W.
He was on time and carpets look really clean
All-Round Cleaning CompanyAll-Round Cleaning Company
BRADLEY P.
A nice and hard working man dedicated to getting our carpet clean. He made great effort. The one concern is that he advertised steam cleaning. He only had a carpet shampooer, it was not steam cleaned.
P Williams Enterprise LLCP Williams Enterprise LLC
Steve G.
Great job highly recommend Andrell services. He carpet cleaning style is something I've never seen before. The results are fantastic. He cleaned the carpets at a home I'm selling and my realtor commented how the carpet looks brand new.
Spencer’s A1 Floorcare LLCSpencer’s A1 Floorcare LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tony really worked hard to set up a day and time to clean our carpet. Even though the final clean was not perfect it was a very dirty carpet so I guess it was alright.
Zuguzu Services llcZuguzu Services llc
Thumbtack Customer
The carpets look almost brand new after the cleaning! The stains are gone and the carpet looks great just days after getting a quote.
All-Round Cleaning CompanyAll-Round Cleaning Company
Jacob W.
Great experience, Aaron with Oxifresh carpet cleaning exceeded expectations and got my home carpet to move-in ready condition quickly and at a fair price.
Oxi Fresh Carpet CleaningOxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
hired Mr. Fredericks to clean my carpet. He arrived on time, got right to work and did an excellent job. Carpet looks great!
Arrowhead Carpet CleaningArrowhead Carpet Cleaning
Joe C.
My carpets were cleaned efficiently and I was informed on the process each step of the way. Andrell was on time and even showed me how much dirt was being removed during the cleaning. I would recommend for anyone looking for have carpets cleaned!
Spencer’s A1 Floorcare LLCSpencer’s A1 Floorcare LLC
Duel N.
Friendly and done a very good job on the carpets at a price that was reasonable an affordable. Would use again and tell others who are wanting carpet cleaning done.
Pioneer Service Solutions.Pioneer Service Solutions.
Lori Y.
He did a great job communicating and most importantly, cleaning the carpets.
All Colors Carpet Cleaning Indianapolis Stretch...All Colors Carpet Cleaning Indianapolis Stretch...
Thumbtack Customer
Punctual, great service getting good very hard spots out of carpet. Very reasonable rates. Would highly recommend him for carpet cleaning needs!
All-Round Cleaning CompanyAll-Round Cleaning Company
Brenda B.
provider did not have a carpet cleaner but a floor scrubber. There were several circular 15" in diameter very wet areas. They did not disappear when dry. Machine did not remove the water that was sprayed on the carpet. Soiled spots on carpet were not removed.
Zuguzu Services llcZuguzu Services llc
Thumbtack Customer
Arrowhead Carpet Cleaning did a great job! He arrived a little early and got right to work. The carpet in our1800 sq ft house was cleaned and looked brand new in less than 2 hours. Thanks so much for a job well done!
Arrowhead Carpet CleaningArrowhead Carpet Cleaning
Deandra D.
Tyrone did a great job cleaning our carpets for our Preschool! Would recommend to anyone looking for quality floor cleaning and maintenance.
Tough Act To Follow Commercial Carpet &FlooringTough Act To Follow Commercial Carpet &Flooring
Trisha M.
Tyron was great to work with and our carpets are way better after he cleaned them. We were in a bind and needed someone to clean our carpets same day and he rearranged his schedule to make it happen! I would highly recommend using him!
Tough Act To Follow Commercial Carpet &FlooringTough Act To Follow Commercial Carpet &Flooring
David H.
Bought a home where the previous owner had dogs. These guys made it to where you can't even tell there was ever a dog in the home. Carpets were vacuumed prior to cleaning which never happens with typical carpet cleaners. Would highly recommend services to anyone.
P Williams Enterprise LLCP Williams Enterprise LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Allu and his crew arrived on time explain the process of how was going to clean the carpet upon completion of the job my carpets looked awesome.Thank you so much for a great job
Zuguzu Services llcZuguzu Services llc
Thumbtack Customer
The carpet looks AMAZING! The cleaner was professional and courteous. I would use them again for sure.
Arrowhead Carpet CleaningArrowhead Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleasant & professional! Lowest estimate but high quality work. Highly recommend for carpet cleaning!
All-Round Cleaning CompanyAll-Round Cleaning Company
Thumbtack Customer
Great job cleaning our carpets! Great price! Great people that work there! Hire this company!
Zuguzu Services llcZuguzu Services llc
Kelly A.
Tyrone was very polite and I chose his company to clean my carpets because of this. I am so glad that I did. The carpets look great. My furniture looks awesome and he was fast. The value for his services is in my opinion is spot on. Thank you Tyrone. We will definitely be calling you again when we need our carpets cleaned.
Tough Act To Follow Commercial Carpet &FlooringTough Act To Follow Commercial Carpet &Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
When looking for a carpet cleaning service The Art of Clean provided everything I could ask for. They were prompt and profesional in the estimate and the actual cleaning of my carpets. I found them through Thumbtack and I would highly recommend them and especially Abi, whom I talked with several times. Again I cannot recommend The Art of Clean enought
The Art of KIean Inc.The Art of KIean Inc.
Lavone K.
I called this company and they responded immediately. My carpet was cleaned that day. I had some high traffic areas that look great once again. My carpet looks like it is brand new!
Arrowhead Carpet CleaningArrowhead Carpet Cleaning
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