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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
Donna M.
Excellent carpet cleaning service! I highly recommend Pristine for any carpet or cleaning services! I will use Pristine again!
Pristine Cleaning Residential and Office ServicesPristine Cleaning Residential and Office Services
Jason A.
Ollie did an amazing job. He really was able to revitalize my tired and stained carpet to look new again. If your looking for carpet cleaning you won't go wrong with winsor carpet cleaning.
Windsor Pro ServicesWindsor Pro Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with D's Carpet Cleaning
D's Carpet CleaningD's Carpet Cleaning
Joyce O.
Dave cleaned my carpet in an hour. He arrived on time and was professional. My carpet looks great! 😀
DaveGlo CleaningDaveGlo Cleaning
Patricia F.
D's Carpet Cleaning fit us in right away and did the job very quick! Our carpets look wonderful.
D's Carpet CleaningD's Carpet Cleaning
John R.
Did a great job and raked the carpet after they cleaned it.
DaveGlo CleaningDaveGlo Cleaning
Toby B.
Great and affordable service! Very happy with the Carpet Cleaning!
Performance Carpet CarePerformance Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet was wet well beyond the 5-6 hours what was stated. Carpet did not appear any cleaner than when I've cleaned them myself. But the amount charged was worth it versus me cleaning them myself.
Carpet Clean KingCarpet Clean King
Thumbtack Customer
David was amazing! Best carpet cleaner I've had in awhile! !
DaveGlo CleaningDaveGlo Cleaning
Shirley F.
In time, carpet cleaned well and not wet, accepted American Express, reasonably priced
D's Carpet CleaningD's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Gary did a great job on our carpets. Never before have I had a carpet cleaner get down on their hands and knees to scrub a stain. Will use in the future
Performance Carpet CarePerformance Carpet Care
Michelle S.
Dave came on time and cleaned my carpet and staircase. We have multiple pets and Dave was able to get the pet smell out of the carpet in our bedroom. The stairs still had the smell so Dave came back and sprayed the stairs again. That did the trick! I would definitely hire Dave for all my carpet cleaning needs!
DaveGlo CleaningDaveGlo Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Had Gary repair some carpet cause by water damaged. Then he cleaned our carpet all was done a very professional matter. I defiantly would recommend him
Performance Carpet CarePerformance Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Professional and on time. Neat and clean. Carpets look fantastic. I highly recommend this company
D's Carpet CleaningD's Carpet Cleaning
Thang C.
Came on time, cleaned my carpet professionally, and was courteous. Looks like new. Thanks.
D's Carpet CleaningD's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We had an amazing experience with D's Carpet Cleaning. They were on time, and ready to go when they arrived. The process was quick and effective; they knew exactly what they needed to do. The quality of their work was exceptional. They were able to remove stains from the carpet quickly, and left the whole house smelling great. The price is worth the quality! We will be using D's Carpet Cleaning in the future.
D's Carpet CleaningD's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Gary did an excellent ob. He arrived on time and went right to work treating some stains on my carpet. He worked hard and covered every inch of my carpet and the results were great. It was definitely time to have a professional clean the carpets.
Performance Carpet CarePerformance Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
We had been scheduled for carpet cleaning but I had them come out and do the house cleaning instead because I had arranged another carpet cleaner prior to them and they came out and did the housecleaning perfectly I really would recommend them to everyone and I really do appreciate their services thank you ready cleaning services.
Ready Cleaning Services LLCReady Cleaning Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned all carpets. Great price and showed up in time. Will definitely use him again.
D's Carpet CleaningD's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great carpet cleaning experience with Daniel! He did an incredible job, stayed late until it was done, was so polite and gracious, and went above and beyond to do amazing work. We told him we wanted to set up an every 90-day regular carpet cleaning, & took many of his business cards to hand out to neighbors. We highly recommend Daniel and his company, D's Carpet Cleaning!! Mary & Pat W.
D's Carpet CleaningD's Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Gary did an excellent job was thorough in the stretching of the carpet as well as cleaning. I would recommend him.
Performance Carpet CarePerformance Carpet Care
Eleanor S.
Called back to redo two areas. First time carpet too wet & didn't smell clean.
All-American Carpet Cleaning, LLCAll-American Carpet Cleaning, LLC
Dave was great from the beginning! He inspected the carpet first and then we discussed what was needed. Quoted A very fair price and we ended up with a very clean carpet and recliners! Definitely going to use again!!!
DaveGlo CleaningDaveGlo Cleaning
John D.
Highly recommend! Friendly and professional and got us on the schedule quickly. Had carpets cleaned and stretched and they look fantastic!
Midwest Pro Cleaning Services of Kansas City LLCMidwest Pro Cleaning Services of Kansas City LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel and his nephew came to clean 5 room and 2 staircases. They did an outstanding job! We have used Stanley Steemer for years and I can happily say "I have a new carpet cleaning company!" They were less expensive and did a MUCH better job getting the carpets clean! Hard working and honest! Would definetly recommend them!
D's Carpet CleaningD's 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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