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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
Peter K.
Had carpet cleaned in 7 rooms last week by Lavty. The work was outstanding, got deep traffic stains cleaned. Really went above and beyond to ensure carpets we cleaned to our satisfaction. I highly recommend these guys! Update- September 2018: Hired Lavty again for carpet cleaning and I again am very impressed with the quality of work. Vald works hard to ensure customer is happy. Great job cleaning carpets and sofa for us again! Thanks Vlad and Lavty.
LAVTY Steam CleaningLAVTY Steam Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Two room carpet cleaning. Arrived at time agreed upon. Did a good job.
Blue Team Carpet CleaningBlue Team Carpet Cleaning
Kate C.
Eddie did a great job cleaning our carpets. Work was quick and he was on time! I will here again!
Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...
Thumbtack Customer
Yuri, the technician with Imperial did a fantastic job cleaning our carpets. He was on time, very courteous and did a great job. The carpets dried pretty quick with no icky residue. I would definitely hire them again.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Lincoln A.
Just used Greenside for the first time. Eddie arrived promptly at the stated time, very professional and friendly. Did a great job cleaning the carpet! Great price, great quality, great service. I am a very satisfied customer, and would recommend Eddie and Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Service to anyone!
Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...
Teresa L.
Simon was very professional he took time to evaluate the carpet and what was needed to clean it. Great service and a great job.
Imperial Carpet CareImperial Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job cleaning the carpet. Offered extras that we purchased and ended paying a lot more but we thought it was worth it.
Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...
Thumbtack Customer
I will definitely have Greenside clean our carpets again. They were very helpful, answered all my questions patiently and did excellent work.
Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...
Thumbtack Customer
The best carpet cleaning I've ever had! They made my couch look like new! I was going to buy a new one but now I don't have to.
Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...
Thumbtack Customer
Eddie and Tyler were friendly, hard working, professional and fantastic. We recommend them to anyone. They made my white carpet come alive and cleaner than I've ever seen it. I am very pleased. Thank you.
Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...Greenside Carpet and Dryer Vent Cleaning Servic...
Troy H.
Provide written quote by email and stick to the quote. This is the worst experience I've ever had with a carpet cleaning company. The original quote was about $500 done by phone. When they were done, I was given a bill for $2900!! I refused to pay it. I talked with a supervisor and got a very weak story about how much extra the enzyme and deodorizers used cost, and how our couches needed these. Charges were tacked on as the technician cleaned. When I challenged it all, he took $1000 off and said "I think that's a fair price". I told their owner/supervisor - someone on the phone I would pay only what I was quoted and I wanted him out of my house. NEVER NEVER use this company. They are fraudulent and try to cheat their customers with fake charges made up on the spot.
Blue Team Carpet CleaningBlue Team 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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