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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a professional carpet cleaner or steam cleaner when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a carpet cleaner or steam cleaner, follow all guidelines surrounding social distancing, sanitize any involved surfaces, ventilate indoor areas where workers have been and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. Before the pro arrives at your home, create a plan with them to make sure everyone in the household stays safe.

Do professional carpet cleaners or steam cleaners offer remote or virtual services?

While cleaning services such as professional carpet cleaning or steam cleaning are not typically done remotely, many businesses and professionals are making changes to accommodate the CDC's social distancing guidelines. If you come across a carpet cleaner’s profile and it states they’re offering remote services, contact the cleaner to see what those services include. 

Does a professional carpet cleaner or steam cleaner need to enter my home?

Because the majority of carpet cleaning and steam cleaning jobs take place in someone’s home, it’s likely that a professional carpet cleaner would need to enter your home.

When you contact carpet cleaners near you, ask if they will do a video call in place of a standard consultation. Send photos and other materials digitally. Practice safe social distancing at all times, and follow both local and CDC guidelines.

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 Gaithersburg carpet cleaners
Cindy S.
Very happy with Mica carpet cleaning service. Thank you.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Justin W.
Was on time and did a great job steam cleaning my carpets. Needed my carpet cleaned within a couple of days and they took the job in such short notice. Will be using them again in the future and I will be recommending them to friends and family.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Rajeev J.
The two workers were very professional and did a great job in cleaning the carpets;
Kenny's Carpet Care&ServicesKenny's Carpet Care&Services
Anna H.
I would've given 5+ stars if I could! The carpet looks new after the cleaning, even some antique old spots were GONE!!!! This is absolutely well worth it and I would recommend to anyone who needs carpet cleaning!!!
DiamondShine Carpet and Upholstery CleaningDiamondShine Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Gwen G.
Very responsive, good value and did a good job. It was a rental house with older carpet that I needed to clean before move out. He accommodated a some what last minute request, communicated well and did a good job. I’d recommend for carpet cleaning.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Kathryn W.
John and his team were quick and professional. They stretched two areas of carpet and cleaned three levels including stairs in about 4.5 hours. The quality was impressive and we will be happy to use them for any future carpet needs.
Crown Carpet Care, Inc.Crown Carpet Care, Inc.
Marissa f.
Durand was great! He cleaned my dirty carpets and they look great. A lot of stains were lifted, but I will say that old stains re-surfaced. Assuming my carpets were just a bit old/too stained.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Sergey P.
They did a great Job, very efficient and right on the money! Would hire them from now when I need carpet cleaning!
JC&A Carpet CleaningJC&A Carpet Cleaning
Miguel S.
He was compatibly priced and came out and cleaned the carpet fabulously! We got coffee stains out of a rental property and it’s good to go again. A+ 5 stars!
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Vondalea G.
Nathan was fantastic! It was a tough job and he cleaned and sanitized the carpet very well. They were prompt, professional, and fast. He even checked in the next day to make sure I was satisfied with the way it came out after it all dried. Will definitely recommend and use again!
Professional Carpet Cleaning PlusProfessional Carpet Cleaning Plus
Antoine B.
Nathan provided exceptional service to my home. After a walk through he gave me the upfront price and got straight to work. Within 2 hours the whole job was complete. Started at 715 am and finished by 915 am in my multiple level home. Clean carpet, happy family.
Professional Carpet Cleaning PlusProfessional Carpet Cleaning Plus
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