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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
Thumbtack Customer
On time, cleaned carpet
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Thumbtack Customer
I love the carpet cleaning job that Patcole Properties completed for me. They are my new carpet cleaning! Thank You, Bruce
Patcole Services LLCPatcole Services LLC
Liz J.
Professionalism and knowledge of carpet cleaning is an understatement. Carpet was left in an excellent condition and at a reasonable price.
True Quality Carpet &Upholstery Care LLCTrue Quality Carpet &Upholstery Care LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Lanche was very friendly, insightful & professional. Setting up a consultation was a breeze. I scheduled my carpet cleaning on a Saturday and he was on time. Carpets were stain free after the cleaning and the carpet smelled fantastic after the cleaning. The carpets were dry within 30 minutes of cleaning. If you need your carpets, tile or hardwood flooring cleaned Mr. Lanche is your guy. Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job! I will use his service in the future.
Lanche Home & Land, LLCLanche Home & Land, LLC
Renata T.
I'm satisfied. The best carpet cleaning!!!
A Super Carpet Cleaning LLC.A Super Carpet Cleaning LLC.
John B.
They were very responsive and thorough in cleaning the carpet. They arrived on time.
Patcole Services LLCPatcole Services LLC
Jennifer S.
A Super Carpet Cleaning cleaned all the carpet in our newly purchased home. They were on-time, incredibly helpful & quick. He even noticed that I was missing a transition between carpet and tile and offered to do that for me as well. I'd highly recommend and utilize this company again when the time comes.
A Super Carpet Cleaning LLC.A Super Carpet Cleaning LLC.
Angie R.
The two young men who came to do my carpet cleaning were extremely professional and provided excellent service. Will absolutely use Epic4 Carpet Cleaning Services in the future and recommend the company to anyone needing their services.
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Thumbtack Customer
Great job on my carpet and vent cleaning, and very friendly people!
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Kirthika N.
Freddy, did a great job. Our carpets are very clean now.
Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned the carpeting and did an excellent job, I would use them again
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Ginger M.
I was looking for carpet cleaning and mentioned to Carl that I was going to get my air ducts cleaned before we scheduled the carpet cleaning. He said, Oh we do that too!" It worked out great, the crew who handled both jobs were professional and personable. Thanks!
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Ravi r.
Very thorough cleaning, almost new equipment, great products used for cleaning my 2 carpet floors, couple of rugs
J.E Carpet & Upholstery CleaningJ.E Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Claudine C.
Very satisfied with my carpet cleaning. Moses responded in a timely manner and was very professional.
Corporate Touch Cleaning  Inc.Corporate Touch Cleaning Inc.
Avery C.
Carpet is not clean after the cleaning. All the edges to the wall shows traces of dust. All the stain spots are still there and the rooms smell dust after the cleaning process.
Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.
Lin h.
Just had carpet cleaned. Wow! Carpet was bad. With kids and dog, had spills and soil. Just day to day dirt. Service was efficient, quick, and carpet looks like new. No signs of spills and stains. Great service and very professional. Planning on scheduling again.
J.E Carpet & Upholstery CleaningJ.E Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Tina P.
Epic4 did an excellent job cleaning our carpet! I will definitely be using their services in the future!!
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Kendall B.
Floyd did a great job cleaning our carpets. All of our pet stains are gone!
Sityfresh® Carpet CleanersSityfresh® Carpet Cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos did an excellent job repairing and cleaning my carpet! Will use him again in the future!
A Super Carpet Cleaning LLC.A Super Carpet Cleaning LLC.
Katie M.
Freddy did such an amazing job cleaning the carpets in our home! We hired Freddy to complete a move in carpet clean, and what a transformation! The carpets look brand new in a 30 year old home. We are so happy we decided to hire Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC. Freddy was punctual, extremely responsive, and went above and beyond! We will definitely hire this wonderful company again. We also learned that they replace flooring, so when we decide to make a change, we will be contacting them for our needs! Thank you for making our home look incredible!
Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Lanche Home and Land for carpet cleaning. Flexible availability. Reasonably priced and most importantly great results. My carpets look brand new. Thank you Mr. Lanche!
Lanche Home & Land, LLCLanche Home & Land, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They were awesome. Cleaned all the carpet in the house. Very fast and professional. Showed up exactly as scheduled.
A Super Carpet Cleaning LLC.A Super Carpet Cleaning LLC.
Eric S.
they came on time, and cleaned the carpets. Didnt get a few stains out but not sure they will ever come out.
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Justin B.
Great prices and have my carpet looking great was able to remove stains previous cleaners could not.
Kathy M.
I called and within 2 hours had someone at my house. I had stains on my carpet from a water leak. The carpet looks great now! He did an excellent job on the carpets even got out some stains another carpet cleaning service said they could not get out. Very pleased with the service and value. I will use them again
Camarena's MultiservicesCamarena's Multiservices
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