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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for professional carpet cleaning?

It’s common for professional carpet cleaners to accept digital payments such as Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay, Zelle, PayPal and others. The current COVID-19 pandemic is quickly encouraging other companies to digitally transform as well. Make sure the carpet cleaner you hire will accept a digital payment instead of cash or check, and come up with a strategy for complying with social distancing regulations.

Compare carpet cleaners near you to see which types of payments they accept.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

How often should carpets be steam cleaned?

Dirty carpets can be unhealthy for the people living in the home, particularly those who have allergies, so it’s important to have them cleaned regularly; simply vacuuming once or twice a week isn’t enough. Carpet cleaning should be done by a professional carpet cleaning service at least once a year to remove grime and help extend the life of your carpet. Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional steam cleaning, which penetrates deep into the carpet fibers and lifts out both dirt and the pollutants that get tracked inside. Steam cleaning also removes most of the moisture, so carpets dry quickly enough for homeowners to resume using them the same day. Between professional carpet cleanings, your carpet may need an emergency spot cleaning. Pet accidents, food or drink spills, and more can often be effectively cleaned with some water and a drop of white vinegar, although many cleaners will also make house calls for smaller spills and hard-to-clean spots like wine or grease stains.

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

Whether your pet had an accident, the party got too wild, or your kids can’t control their juice boxes — we all need rug cleaning from time to time. In fact, even if you don’t have a spill or spot, it’s wise to have your area rug cleaned approximately once a year to keep the rug fibers in good health. In general, rug cleaning prices depend on the square footage of the rug, what the rug is made of, whether any repairs are needed, and whether you require the pro to travel to your location or provide pickup and drop-off services. Nationally, average area rug cleaning prices range from $80 to $120.

Wool and silk area rugs typically cost more to clean than rugs made from synthetic fibers because the more delicate materials take more care and may require specialized cleaning fluids. For example, a synthetic rug may cost $1.50 per square foot to clean; a wool, cotton, or chiffon rug could be $2 per square foot; and a silk or Navajo wool rug could cost $3 per square foot. The two most common rug cleaning methods are steam and chemical cleaning. The costs for the two methods are often the same, although a steam-cleaned rug will take longer to dry due to the moisture. If your area rug needs odor removal, moth deterrent, or hand washing, there will be additional charges.

Reviews for Raleigh carpet cleaners
Linda K.
Jose of JCM Carpet cleaning was punctual, professional and completed an excellent carpet cleaning service.
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Echelle M.
JCM Carpet Cleaning & Cleaning Service did a fabulous job cleaning my carpet and couch. Mr. Cruz was very nice and took his time while cleaning. I recommend JCM Carpet Cleaning to anyone who needs their carpet cleaned! Thanks Jose Cruz, you did a wonderful job!
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Cindy F.
Courteous and professional. Very thorough and provided clean carpets. Would highly recommend to anyone getting carpets cleaned.
Dee B.
They successfully removed the BLUE stain my granddaughter "accidentally" drew on the carpet!! Hooray for Treasure Carpet Cleaning. They cleaned and deodorized my carpet. I love how my carpet looks and smells fresh. Thank you. Very good work for an affordable price!
Treasure, Home Services, LLCTreasure, Home Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jose did an awesome job cleaning the carpets at the house I just bought. The carpets look great, and my house smelled so good! Jose is set up to clean the carpets at my old house next weekend!
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent carpet cleaning at a great price.
MACH 5 Cleaning LLCMACH 5 Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Did an excellent job cleaning the carpets.
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Isel D.
Did a good job cleaning the house and carpets.
DJM Cleaning, LLCDJM Cleaning, LLC
Cathy B.
My carpet was just cleaned by JCM Cleaning, and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of service and the professionalism that was provided. My carpets look clean and smell clean. I will definitely do business again with JCM Cleaning Services. Thank you for a job well done.
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Marian D.
Our carpet looked great after cleaning!
DJM Cleaning, LLCDJM Cleaning, LLC
Lorie S.
They did a good job cleaning out carpet
Ping X.
Joshua and his team did a great job for my house cleaning and carpet cleaning. They are very professional and efficient with unbeatable price . Especially clean the greasy kitchen and water stained bathroom. They cleaned the moldy carpet very carefully. Would highly recommend.
Treasure, Home Services, LLCTreasure, Home Services, LLC
Wendy M.
We had our great room carpet and our upholstery on the couch and chairs cleaned. They were all overdue for a cleaning and Paynter Carpet Cleaning did a fantastic job! Everything is so much cleaner and smells so fresh! I will be using his services again!
Veronica I.
I have had the pleasure of having JCM clean my carpets and sofas for four years now and I have always received A+ service. I joke with my husband all the time and tell him it feels like Christmas Everytime I have the carpets cleaned. It's amazing how clean they feel and look afterwards. I will never use any other carpet cleaning company!
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Apryl B.
Great customer service and they did an excellent job cleaning the carpets!
DJM Cleaning, LLCDJM Cleaning, LLC
Virginia A.
Carpets came very clean very professional would recommend
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
excellent. My carpet has never been cleaned this good.
Thumbtack Customer
José is a great worker. Very professional work with the cleaning Carpet.
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Anton R.
the best experience i've ever had with a carpet cleaning crew!
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Joe W.
Very professional, quality carpet cleaning! Thank you! Joe
Emmi V.
Came on time and did a wonderful job cleaning my carpets.
Neighborhood Carpet CareNeighborhood Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
I am extremely satisfied with Brian's cleaning skills. He came out as quickly as we agreed and completed the carpet cleaning quicker than I thought possible. I would recommend him to anyone who need his/her carpet cleaned.
Thumbtack Customer
My carpet was really dirty and neighborhood carpet care done an excellent job. Neighborhood carpet cleaner even came back an did a spot they miss. So I recommend this company. Drying time was excellent as well.
Neighborhood Carpet CareNeighborhood Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
I had a heavily pet soiled carpet & Brian took extra steps to treat & clean the affected areas. My carpet looks absolutely beautiful.
Thumbtack Customer
BB Cleaning is top notch!!! Do not sleep on your carpet needs.
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