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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 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.

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.

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.

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 South Bend carpet cleaners
Jeannie W.
We’re very happy with the carpet cleaning that was done he was prompt and courteous will definitely have him do our carpets again
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLCS-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLC
Diana K.
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning did a great job cleaning my room, hallway and stairwell carpets. They had never been cleaned professionally and they look and smell like new! Service was quick, attentive to detail and professional. Their fees were outstanding compared to other companies. Would definitely use them again.
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLCS-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLC
Abe F.
My family had 6 rooms of carpet cleaned in a house we'd just bought where the previous owners had a dog and we needed the carpet cleaned and deodorized. We were very pleased with the outcome and the odor did not return. The scent of the product he uses for cleaning is great! His service is very professional from start to finish. We have already referred others to him because we are sure they will be satisfied too.
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLCS-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLC
Leigh L.
After a year of living in our South Bend home with our two dogs, it was time to get the carpets cleaned! I contacted Darren (on a Sunday!) and by that evening had an appointment set up for the following weekend. The day of the appointment, Darren called to say he was running ahead of schedule and to ask if he could come to our house early. This worked great for me because it meant we could get the job done earlier and I could get on with my Saturday plans. Darren took time to walk through all of my carpeted areas with me to identify any spots that needed special attention. Then, he got to work, starting with our sectional sofa which I had also asked him to clean. He was thorough with both the sofa and the carpets, cleaning every square inch. He was methodical and efficient in his work. My carpets dried within a few hours, and best of all--the dog smell and "mystery stains" that come from just living in a carpeted home are gone. I was really happy to be able to support a local business, and the attention and service I got from Darren were great!
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLCS-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and I like that he owns his company. Very please with his work. Had a difficult job cleaning my brothers carpet with all the stains. Came out better than expected.
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLCS-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had three rooms and a sofa cleaned. The sofa looks like new! The carpets look great too. He was professional and took the time to make sure things looked good. The rate was the best too. I would definitely recommend him!
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLCS-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLC
Jaimie R.
Darren arrived a little early for our appointment, which was fine with me, and was very friendly and professional. He did a great job cleaning our carpets and our upholstery. The price he charged was more than fair. I would have paid far more with a large national company and I don’t think the quality would have been any better than what Darren was able to achieve. I will definitely use his services again and recommend him to anyone needing good quality cleaning at an affordable price!
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLCS-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I HIGHLY recommend Darren! We hired him to clean the (yucky old) carpets in a home we just bought, and he did an amazing job. They look great, and the whole house smells so much better. He was easy to reach, professional, and fit us into his schedule almost immediately. He charged half of what other services were quoting, but I can't imagine anyone doing a better job. Very very impressed.
S-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLCS-P-A Carpet Cleaning LLC
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