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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
Madiha M.
Carey Carpet cleaning did a great job cleaning my very ugly looking carpet in my new home. The service was quick and the carpet/rugs looked super clean.
Carey Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning CompanyCarey Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Company
Stephen P.
Carpet is clean
Metro Carpet Rejuvenators LLCMetro Carpet Rejuvenators LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Pro Carpet to clean the carpet of my home. The carpet, in my opinion, was in pretty bad condition. Between the kids and the dog there was stains everywhere. Pro Carpet arrived on time and did a VERY THOROUGH job cleaning my sofa and carpet. The results were like night and day, if I hadn't witnessed the cleaning myself I would have thought the carpet was replaced. I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND Pro Carpet for your cleaning needs. I know I will certainly be contacting them in the future.
Pro Carpet PlusPro Carpet Plus
Asra S.
Sityfresh provided a professional and efficient carpet cleaning service for the rooms and hallway. Floyd gave a detailed quote, arrived promptly, and the carpets were cleaned thoroughly. I would recommend this company to anyone needing a quality carpet cleaning with excellent customer service.
Sityfresh® Carpet CleanersSityfresh® Carpet Cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Vincent did a good job in cleaning our carpeted stairs. We will feel comfortable in recommending him to others for carpet cleaning. Carl F.
Vincent Handyman ServicesVincent Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service. My carpet was cleaned on short notice for a reasonable price. The carpet looks great and smells clean. I would highly recommend!!
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Luong N.
She was on time and the Carpet was cleaned well.
Patcole Services LLCPatcole Services LLC
Towonda K.
Midwest Dry Carpet is on point! I was really please of the service. I will highly recommend them to clean carpet.
Midwest Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning LLCMidwest Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning LLC
Greg F.
I had Calen from Peach Home Service Carpet steam clean my carpeting. They did an excellent job. The result was as I expected. They did NOT over saturate the carpeting. It dried quickly and looked perfectly clean. We plan to call them back for another cleaning next month.
Peach Home ServicePeach Home Service
Daryl H.
If you are looking to get your carpet cleaned, True Quality Carpet is the best company for the job! I hired True Quality to clean my carpet after evicting tenants from the property. I initially thought that the carpet couldn’t be saved and it would be impossible to remove the spots. I was wrong. True Quality exceeded my expectations and the carpet looks amazing. I strongly recommend their services. I will hire them again for my next cleaning.
True Quality Carpet &Upholstery Care LLCTrue Quality Carpet &Upholstery Care LLC
Ben E.
Whistle Clean went above and beyond my expectations for cleaning white carpet in my condo on 3rd floor. Stains came out and carpet looks great! Will definitely hire again!
Whistle CleanWhistle Clean
Chintan P.
My carpet has never looked better. I was seriously impressed with how clean my carpet was. Will hire again soon.
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Shea J.
Excellent job cleaning carpet. Professional, thorough and fast!
Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.
Christina w.
Great service! My carpet is fresh and looks brand new. I definitely recommend for anybody looking for carpet cleaning services>
Sityfresh® Carpet CleanersSityfresh® Carpet Cleaners
Danny S.
He did reasonably good job in cleaning the carpets.
Camarena's MultiservicesCamarena's Multiservices
Tinashe N.
Carpets were really clean after they were done.
NW HOME SOLUTIONNW HOME SOLUTION
Beth M.
Finally I found my new carpet cleaner! Thank you Dean for a great great job! Carpets look brand new!
Action Water DamageAction Water Damage
Julia S.
Everything looks brand new after our carpet cleaning!
K & C Chem-DryK & C Chem-Dry
Tomeca F.
They did an excellent job cleaning the carpet in front of my condo
Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.Complete Carpet Cleaning LLC.
Gopala T.
They did very good the carpet cleaning and I recommend their services
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
Jamelah T.
Best carpet cleaning services I've ever experienced! They were prompt, professional, and the carpets look fabulous! I'll definitely use them again!
Patcole Services LLCPatcole Services LLC
Jenee T.
Great, thorough carpet cleaning. I had a pesky spot that has been in place through a couple of cleanings with other companies, and JE got it right out! Carpet looks good, will be using them again.
J.E Carpet & Upholstery CleaningJ.E Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Elizabeth W.
They did an excellent job on house cleaning and carpet cleaning, I will definitely recommend them and hire again!
Atlanta Cleaning ExpertsAtlanta Cleaning Experts
Riesa H.
Did a great job cleaning the carpet in our apartment home. We will be expecting a baby soon so deep cleaning was well worth it. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for professional carpet cleaning. They were quick and prices were very reasonable!
Camarena's MultiservicesCamarena's Multiservices
Vinaya L.
These guys are such great value for money! The work they did was impeccable. I was really impressed at how much effort was put in to clean the carpet. The carpet looked really nice and clean after the service. I'd highly recommend these guys.
Epic4 CarpetEpic4 Carpet
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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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