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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

How often should carpets be steam cleaned?

Dirty carpets can be unhealthy for the people living in the home, particularly those who have allergies, so it’s important to have them cleaned regularly; simply vacuuming once or twice a week isn’t enough. Carpet cleaning should be done by a professional carpet cleaning service at least once a year to remove grime and help extend the life of your carpet. Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional steam cleaning, which penetrates deep into the carpet fibers and lifts out both dirt and the pollutants that get tracked inside. Steam cleaning also removes most of the moisture, so carpets dry quickly enough for homeowners to resume using them the same day. Between professional carpet cleanings, your carpet may need an emergency spot cleaning. Pet accidents, food or drink spills, and more can often be effectively cleaned with some water and a drop of white vinegar, although many cleaners will also make house calls for smaller spills and hard-to-clean spots like wine or grease stains.

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

Whether your pet had an accident, the party got too wild, or your kids can’t control their juice boxes — we all need rug cleaning from time to time. In fact, even if you don’t have a spill or spot, it’s wise to have your area rug cleaned approximately once a year to keep the rug fibers in good health. In general, rug cleaning prices depend on the square footage of the rug, what the rug is made of, whether any repairs are needed, and whether you require the pro to travel to your location or provide pickup and drop-off services. Nationally, average area rug cleaning prices range from $80 to $120.

Wool and silk area rugs typically cost more to clean than rugs made from synthetic fibers because the more delicate materials take more care and may require specialized cleaning fluids. For example, a synthetic rug may cost $1.50 per square foot to clean; a wool, cotton, or chiffon rug could be $2 per square foot; and a silk or Navajo wool rug could cost $3 per square foot. The two most common rug cleaning methods are steam and chemical cleaning. The costs for the two methods are often the same, although a steam-cleaned rug will take longer to dry due to the moisture. If your area rug needs odor removal, moth deterrent, or hand washing, there will be additional charges.

Reviews for Indianapolis carpet cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet cleaning
V.I.P. Carpet CleaningV.I.P. Carpet Cleaning
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
Thumbtack Customer
Professional, Timely, and Hard Working. Definitely recommend Terry (VIP Carpet Cleaning) for your next carpet cleaning. We moved into a house with filthy carpets and he has made them look new again. THANK YOU AGAIN TERRY.
V.I.P. Carpet CleaningV.I.P. Carpet Cleaning
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
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
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
Kimberly A.
V.I/P. Carpet Cleaning did an excellent job for us! The carpets and upholstery look amazing! They were punctual & very professional!
V.I.P. Carpet CleaningV.I.P. Carpet Cleaning
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
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional - good job cleaning very dirty carpets
V.I.P. Carpet CleaningV.I.P. 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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Thoroughly and quickly cleaned some very soiled carpet. Great job; recommend.
V.I.P. Carpet CleaningV.I.P. Carpet Cleaning
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
I got my carpet clean today and Terry did a great job and was on time.
V.I.P. Carpet CleaningV.I.P. Carpet Cleaning
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
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.
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
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
Duncan G.
They were great from start to finish. Best carpet cleaning company I've ever hired.
Elite Clean SteamersElite Clean Steamers
Thumbtack Customer
The carpet looks AMAZING! The cleaner was professional and courteous. I would use them again for sure.
Arrowhead Carpet CleaningArrowhead Carpet Cleaning
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