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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.

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.

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. 

Reviews for Sanford carpet cleaners
Bo G.
Had them clean my carpets. They did an awesome job and were really cheap for all the work that they did. You’re not going to beat the quality of work and prices. Highly recommend them for carpet cleaning!
Carolina Clean NCCarolina Clean NC
Gartrel B.
Awesome Experience! I was in a bind due to another Carpet cleaning company leaving my house smelling like a dog kennel. I notified Mr. Joe of my dilemma and that I needed my carpets re-cleaned asap. He was able to fit me into his schedule the very next morning, and drove all the way from Greensboro to Cameron. Not only did he clean the untreated areas, but re-cleaned all the carpet's at no additional cost. Mr. Joe has hi powered, well maintained, professional equipment, and it left my carpet looking like new and smelling awesome. I would recommend Mr. Joe to anyone looking for a true expert/professional carpet cleaner at the most reasonable cost. Exceptional Experience!
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Kysha M.
BB cleaning did an awesome job. My carpets looks brand new. Highly recommend this company.
Pandora M.
How did an amazing job cleaning my carpets the carpets looked better than when we moved in! I am definitely going to be using this service again and will be recommending him to everyone I know.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Mary W.
Joe cleaned the carpet in my living room, a bedroom, and the stairs. The carpets look great. The house smells amazing. The pet stains are gone. The price was fair. Bonus: He actually services Sanford. I was unable to find another company that did.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Khaled E.
Joe has done a great job cleaning the carpet. It was great to do business with Joe and would recommend him to any one.
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
Kendra F.
Mr. Greene did an excellent job cleaning my carpets, area rug amd couch. He was very professional, hard working amd gave great advice. I highly recommend!
Greene's Floor CareGreene's Floor Care
Karen S.
Arrived about the time we had arranged. Loveseat feels soft again and so noticeably cleaner. Carpet was done quickly and with no mess. Glad to have them do work for me again!
Aj Carpet CleaningAj Carpet Cleaning
Charmekia J.
Safe answered my call right away. They came out and did an estimate and worked me in according to my move out inspection date. They did a general cleaning in each room and even cleaned things that they saw were dirty. They also did the carpet cleaning and I was amazed at the job they did. They cleans spots I did not know was there. Thanks Safe!!
Safe property maintenance and cleaning specialistsSafe property maintenance and cleaning specialists
Thumbtack Customer
Cpr cleaning did what he promised. Showed up right on time, and told me what exactly how it will turn out. My carpets looked amazing, he took out all the stains that I wouldn't think will come out. Saved me a lot of money by not having to replace carpets. I would definatly hire him again and recommend him to everyone.
CPR Carpet CleaningCPR Carpet Cleaning
Bryan R.
Joe was great! He was super friendly and professional. He did great work on cleaning the carpets throughout the house. His services are also very well priced! I would 100% recommend him to do work on your house!
Pro Joe's Carpets & UpholsteryPro Joe's Carpets & Upholstery
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