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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Durham carpet cleaners
Ashley V.
Richard did a wonderful job cleaning the carpets of our house. He arrived on time and cleaned 5 bedrooms throughly. I would definitely hire Richard again to clean my carpets.
PAYNTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANINGPAYNTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
J.A. K.
I am extremely satisfied with the carpet cleaning services provided by gleaming cleaning. So much so that I hired her to come back for a move out cleaning a few days later. Her carpet cleaning method used was great!
☆Gleaming Cleaning LLC☆ →Licensed & Insured!☆Gleaming Cleaning LLC☆ →Licensed & Insured!
Judith B.
They did a thorough cleaning of my carpet that was really needed.
BB CLEANINGBB CLEANING
Mohamed B.
Great work , carpet looks great. Jose was flexible with my unpredictable schedule and has a great attitude, definitely recommend for carpet cleaning!
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Jessica B.
Did an excellent job without much notice, my carpets look like new!! Will definitely recommend to anyone in need of carpet cleaning.
J.C. Lee’s Carpet CareJ.C. Lee’s Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Jose did a great job cleaning our carpet! The carpet looks really refreshed and much cleaner and newer. Jose was punctual, professional and very thorough. He listened to exactly what we needed and then got on and did a very good job for a fair price. We had some stains in the carpet and I'm quite amazed that Jose could get those out, I thought they were permanent! Would highly recommend JCM carpet cleaning.
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Jose did a great job at cleaning my carpets and he was very courteous. I would highly recommend him for any carpet cleaning jobs. I will definitely hire him again when the need arises.
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Sam was fast and professional! Will definitely call again for carpet cleaning in the future!
Green Zone Carpet CleaningGreen Zone Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet steam cleaning was performed in a quick manner but the soiled area have already returned. It looked good for a couple of days but I was not satisfied with the lack of deep cleaning. I know the carpet is old and will be replaced soon but I thought the clean appearance would have lasted longer.
Nancy's General Cleaning LLCNancy's General Cleaning LLC
Kristin T.
Fast and efficient. Good communication. Carpets came very clean. Would recommend.
Treasure, Home Services, LLCTreasure, Home Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The person that came out to do the carpet cleaning job in my home did great, I am very satisfied and next time I need my carpet cleaned I know who im going to be calling !! great price
Green Zone Carpet CleaningGreen Zone Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
The job that Jose did was amazing and he was very friendly and courteous! If I ever need carpet cleaning services again, JCM will be the first point of contact for me. I would also recommend his services to anyone looking to have their carpets cleaned.
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Michelle R.
I've been in my home for almost 9 years, and I never had professional carpet cleaning. The master bedroom was heavily soiled, and I was really contemplating replacing the carpet in the master bedroom and guest room. Green Zone almost made my carpet look brand new, so I won't be replacing the carpet for a while.
Green Zone Carpet CleaningGreen Zone Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Did a wonderful job cleaning the carpet after our roommates has thoroughly stained the carpet. Sent pictures of the progress and kept in contact. We would absolutely hire them again.
BB CLEANINGBB CLEANING
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned the carpet of 3 bedrooms and stairs. Did a great job in one of the bedrooms that was very dirty.
BB CLEANINGBB CLEANING
Bradley H.
Fantastic work and very quick response. They have become our new go to for carpet cleanings.
Aj Carpet CleaningAj Carpet Cleaning
Kelsey M.
Treasure did a great job steam cleaning my carpets! They were communicative and easy to work with.
Treasure, Home Services, LLCTreasure, Home Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Sam did an awesome job cleaning my carpet. I highly recommend Green Zone
Green Zone Carpet CleaningGreen Zone Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was great! I would definitely recommend him. He was courteous, friendly and did a terrific job getting puppy stains out of the carpet. I will a absolutely use JCM carpet cleaning again!
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Solange Q.
He did a great job on the carpets. But I was disappointed to see the carpets under the furniture were not cleaned. A stuck on stain still remains beside a bedside table. Aside from that, job well done.
BB CLEANINGBB CLEANING
Judith B.
Richard is a hardworking professional that does a very thorough carpet cleaning. I would hire him again.
PAYNTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANINGPAYNTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
Qdalas W.
Mr. Joe did an amazing job cleaning out carpets. Would definitely recommend his services.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Camille D.
Excellent carpet cleaning service. Very communicative. Our carpets were in terrible shape and now they look brand new. Very fair price and a job well done. Will definitely use his services in the future.
Aj Carpet CleaningAj Carpet Cleaning
Megan V.
We hired this company to clean our carpets as our lease required a professional cleaning with invoice in order to move out without penalty. They were terrible with communication after we set up the appointment. They never cleaned our carpets. Their excuse? They couldn't reach us! Instead of calling they emailed that they were at the house....I am beyond upset with this company because we broke our lease over the carpets. This is not how businesses should run. Think twice before hiring blind off sites like these.
PAYNTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANINGPAYNTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
Carlos A.
Very Clean Work Done To My Carpet !! one to hire to get the best results from your stains
OrganiCleanNC LLCOrganiCleanNC LLC
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