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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 Kernersville carpet cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Mr Borden came to my house and did a wonderful job on my carpet very professional. Will recommend him to everyone I know who needs their carpet clean.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Mary F.
Carpet Cleaning. Service was excellent and Joe was very easy to communicate with. Very happy with the results.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Shoronda B.
Mr. Joe did an awesome job. He made the process easy. He was pleasant and professional and the price was really good. The carpets looked great when he finished. I will definitely use hiscservices again inbthe future. If you need your carpets cleaned you cant go wrong with Pro Joes Carpet and Upholstery.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was very professional, on time, and did a great job on the carpet. We didn't have any major stains but there was one stubborn ink stain that he took extra time to take care of. I was very pleased with the work. We plan to use him again for carpet cleaning and will try him for upholstery cleaning also.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Thumbtack Customer
Big Pro Joe is "The Man of Excellence" of carpet/upholstery cleaning !! Total awe & satisfaction w/courtesy, efficiency, his pleasing personality & services w/a smile !! The needs & requests were 100% met. Superb excellence !! Thank you, Pro Joe !!
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Thumbtack Customer
I was selling my house and needed my carpets steam cleaned. Joe scheduled me with little notice and was on time and very efficient. Did a great job! Really good value for money too, you will be hard pushed to find anyone with such good work for such a reasonable cost. I would recommend Joe to anyone!
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Veronica S.
I am completely amazed and highly satisfied at the level of quality and service from Pro Joe’s. Mr. Joe was very responsive to my Thumbtack inquiry when I first reach out to him. We discussed pricing and set up opportunities for him to asses the condition of the carpet and other work to be done including cleaning the upholstery on my dining room chairs. Once he came to the assess the work, he appropriately adjusted his price based on my adjustment of the services that I was requesting. Then we agreed on an appointment for him to perform the services two days later. He was very punctual for both the assessment and the actual appointment to perform the services. Once he arrived to clean the carpets, he started working immediately and took approximately 2 1/2 hours to clean the carpets in several large rooms of our home, the stairs, and common areas as well as the upholstery on my eight dining room chairs. These chairs have been soiled and stained for 8 years and I had tried everything. I was ready to have them re-upholstered. I was hopeful but certain that he really would not be able to remove these 8 year old stains. However, I was absolutely mind blown that he was able to clean every stain out of each of the chairs. My only regret is not having taken “before pics” of the chairs (see the finished product below). I was thoroughly impressed with Pro Joe’s work, especially on my chairs. Mr. Joe‘s work also included sanitizing and deodorizing the carpet, which left my home smelling fresh and clean. Mr. Joe’s pricing was fair, his work was quality, and he was timely and professional. I look forward to using his services in the future and recommending his services to other friends and family.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
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