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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to get your carpet cleaned professionally?

The cost of carpet cleaning is generally determined by the type of carpets, stains, square footage and number of rooms that you need cleaned. On average, a professional will charge $94 to clean one room. Two rooms cost an average of $120, and three rooms cost approximately $146. 

To find out how much it will cost to clean your carpets, contact the top-rated professional carpet cleaners near you and ask for free cost estimates.

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.

How do I find and hire a professional carpet cleaner?

First, take your search online to find the best carpet cleaners near you. Look at their ratings, photos of their past work and customer reviews. Having too many negative reviews can certainly be a bad sign, but you should also pay close attention to how they handle those reviews. 

Before you make your final decision on who to hire, ask yourself these questions:

  • What method of carpet cleaning do you prefer? Steam cleaning is an increasingly popular method because it’s thorough and safe, and dries quickly enough for you to return to your home the same day the carpets are cleaned.
  • Are the pros reputable? It's always a good idea to check their reviews and references. Look for references from people in your neighborhood with homes similar to yours.
  • What’s included in the base price? What other services does the carpet cleaning company offer? Some companies will move furniture for you, while others charge a fee for it. Some include stairs in the cost of the home’s cleaning, while others charge per step.

Ask a few carpet cleaners to provide you with an estimate for your home, and compare their quotes to decide on the best one for you. You should also check to make sure that the contractor holds the proper insurance and licenses. 

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.

Reviews for Ashburn carpet cleaners
Amapola c.
Cleaned carpet and ell
RIC, Residential & Industrial Cleaning ServicesRIC, Residential & Industrial Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Toney did an amazing job cleaning my carpet. He got out stains that a previous carpet cleaner could not get out. He was very professional, acknowledgable and curtious. I will definitely use his services again for future carpet cleaning.
Toney's Floor Care, LLCToney's Floor Care, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet cleaning - AWESOME!!! Great service.
GHC Building Maintenance, LLCGHC Building Maintenance, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing!!! I didn't think our carpet was dirty, until I saw the carpet after he cleaned it. My carpet looks like new!!
Arrow SteamArrow Steam
Kathleen S.
We had our carpets cleaned. They showed up on time, worked quickly & the carpets look great!
GHC Building Maintenance, LLCGHC Building Maintenance, LLC
Autumn S.
I was very pleased with the carpet cleaning by Trammell. He was earlier than expected, cleaned better than expected, and left everything looking nice. I would definitely recommend Trammell to clean your carpets!
Metro Carpet Cleaning & SolutionsMetro Carpet Cleaning & Solutions
Peter H.
Carpet dirt was still evident at 3 master bedroom access ways. Although carpet was cleaned well in most areas.
Rezults carpet cleaningRezults carpet cleaning
Corey J.
Came on time, got right to work. Carpets look awesome! I highly recommend Metro Carpet Cleaning and Solutions.
Metro Carpet Cleaning & SolutionsMetro Carpet Cleaning & Solutions
Patrick M.
They did a great job! I had them clean all carpets in the house and clean the bathrooms and floors and baseboards. All the cleaning was performed very well, the ladies that clean the bathrooms and baseboards worked very diligently and the carpets came out looking great!
Spotless Residential CleaningSpotless Residential Cleaning
Gregory E.
Did a great job cleaning the stains out of the carpet.
GHC Building Maintenance, LLCGHC Building Maintenance, LLC
Linda H.
Mr Hopkins,arrived as expected on time,he was very professional,he has good work ethics,very personable,explained each step along the way as he cleaned the carpet,he removed spots that had been in the carpet for several months and took a lot of care in how he cleaned our carpet.The carpet looked absolutely amazing after he finished cleaning it,our carpet looked almost brand new.
Hopkins carpet cleaningHopkins carpet cleaning
Susan L.
I googled carpet cleaners & ended up downloading Thumbtack. Within an hour of downloading the app I had my carpet cleaning scheduled for the next morning & a deep cleaning for my entire house scheduled for the day after that. Serviceman called that morning to let me know when to expect him. The carpet looks great and he was done in no time.
RIC, Residential & Industrial Cleaning ServicesRIC, Residential & Industrial Cleaning Services
Joaquim C.
RIC carpet cleaning is the best carpet cleaning service I have used. The technicians are very knowledge and friendly. They have been doing an outstanding job every single time we use them.
RIC, Residential & Industrial Cleaning ServicesRIC, Residential & Industrial Cleaning Services
Suzette p.
Did not have professional equipment! Did shampoo carpet cleaning!
GHC Building Maintenance, LLCGHC Building Maintenance, LLC
Sridhar P.
He was very professional and Punctual. I had the carpet cleaner lined up following the house cleaner. Cleaners were running behind and when asked if flexible by 30 minutes unfortunately wasnt accomodative. Lack of tools they couldn't clean the carpet meeting the base board area.
GHC Building Maintenance, LLCGHC Building Maintenance, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned upstairs carpet, stairways and even took time clean an area rug for free, Great Job!
Rezults carpet cleaningRezults carpet cleaning
Susan O.
I am so happy about their carpet cleaning services. My carpet was thoroughly cleaned and most importantly was dry within 2 hours as stated. Excellent job at a reasonable price. Awesome work, well done!
Supercare Cleaning and MaintenanceSupercare Cleaning and Maintenance
Ashley J.
We foster dogs, so our carpets can get VERY bad. We are used to carpet cleaners having a bit of an attitude when they see the job (and how much needs to be moved in the rooms that they clean). Nick actually seemed excited to show what he could do, and the carpets look amazing!
Cavalier Carpet CleaningCavalier Carpet Cleaning
Melanie B.
Cavalier Carpet Cleaning did an amazing job on my carpets! I'm sure that pics will be included on their before and after because when I say the carpets were dirty I mean they were DIRTY (5 years with 2 daughters & no sporadic carpet cleaning can do that), but when Cavalier was done the carpets looked practically brand new! Not only is the service excellent with no surprise extra fees but the customer service is top notch as well. I would recommend them to everyone!
Cavalier Carpet CleaningCavalier Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Great work getting the carpet cleaned. Super fast and great communication.
GHC Building Maintenance, LLCGHC Building Maintenance, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The service was excellent! I will be returning for all of my carpet cleaning services!
Cavalier Carpet CleaningCavalier Carpet Cleaning
Huda F.
He did great job with cleaning our carpet. Thanks Joe
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Rajesh V.
I would like to hire him again for carpet cleaning in the future.
Cavalier Carpet CleaningCavalier Carpet Cleaning
Fonzetta B.
Fantastic job with cleaning the carpet of our new home. Quinton was very professional and courteous. My carpet looks brand new and I will definitely use this service again.
GHC Building Maintenance, LLCGHC Building Maintenance, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nick did an outstanding job cleaning our carpet which was long overdue. He even did another area at no additional cost. We thought they were very personable and will definitely use them again for our carpet cleaning needs.
Cavalier Carpet CleaningCavalier Carpet Cleaning
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Over time, your carpets can collect dirt, dust, allergens and odors — that’s why it’s often recommended you get a professional carpet cleaning at least once a year. A steam clean, shampoo or deep clean can make your carpet look new again. Whether your carpet is made of wool, cotton or synthetic fabric, contact a local carpet cleaning pro near you to get cost estimates, ask about specials and book an appointment.

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