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Q & A

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.

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 Clifton carpet cleaners
Atul M.
Very prompt, professional and did a good job cleaning my carpets
Advantage ChemDry Home ServicesAdvantage ChemDry Home Services
Kelly C.
Will definitely hire again! Thank you so much for cleaning my carpets!!
Advantage ChemDry Home ServicesAdvantage ChemDry Home Services
Doreen S.
I needed a carpet cleaned that had been stretched. Dan was very efficient and worked very hard on the high traffic area.
Advantage ChemDry Home ServicesAdvantage ChemDry Home Services
Andrew L.
Satisfied Customer. I highly recommend AMSD for carpet cleaning. Ariel was punctual, very professional and did an awesome job. I will be sure to seek out AMSD's services in the future. Thanks guys!
AMSD Carpet & Upholstery CleaningAMSD Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Phil from Surface Spa was very professional, friendly and polite. Had my couch, two area rugs, and carpet cleaned which came out like new. Very affordable compared to the other cleaning companies out there. Would highly recommend and will definitely be using him again.
Surface SpaSurface Spa
Laura S.
George and his son were great Prompt professional did away better job than the large commercial firm I hired previously Highly recommend them fur your next carpet cleaning experience
Surbhi G.
Frank & his teammate (I forget this name) did an excellent job this morning cleaning the bedroom carpets- I requested shampooing, sanitizing & deodorizing & everything was great. They were quick & efficient- before I knew it the job was done. I liked that they were very honest in giving me their assessment. Thank you guys! You’ll hear from me again soon :)
L&C cleaning companyL&C cleaning company
Falgun P.
A person's true character shows up in crunch moments! Not only he did great job cleaning carpets for my property, he made sure he did it at my and my realtor's satisfaction level. Even if it took 2 visits to clean them thoroughly, he never complained or did not increase quoted price! And the best thing is he did not even ask for money until work was complete! A great Pro and a great human being! I'll definitely hire him and recommend him!
Pearl SolutionsPearl Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Had my carpet cleaned that had (in my opinion) two horrible kitty stains from a cat feeling out a new apartment. Although Phil was honest and realistic about the odds that there may still be some stain remnant after he finished, which was my original expectation - there wasn't. He got everything up. He's very good at what he does and I would highly recommend.
Surface SpaSurface Spa
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