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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 New York carpet cleaners
Caroline S.
Left my carpet very clean.
Smart Cleaners US - Carpet And Upholstery CleaningSmart Cleaners US - Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning
Andrea M.
Best cleaning experience ever, our carpet looks brand new after cleaning. Valance was very knowledgeable about carpets and cleaners and easy to communicate with. Great job and we will book again.
Cleaning With a PurposeCleaning With a Purpose
Joyce A.
The best carpet cleaning services I have ever used. My carpet looks brand new, and feels softer. I really appreciate the professionalism, and politeness. Thank you so much! Great value for money! I will definitely be in contact every time my carpet needs cleaning!
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Lindsay S.
Wonderful experience! Will definitely hire again for all carpet cleaning needs!
Westchester Carpet CareWestchester Carpet Care
Barbara S.
The quality of George’s work was an amazing transformation of carpets that probably had not been cleaned in almost 15 years! The smell and look of the clean carpet throughout the interior was an amazing look and feeling. The work was professionally done and well done. Thank you ever so much for your hard work and such a pleasure to meet you. I highly recommend GL Carpet Cleaner for all your needs.
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Mark W.
GK did an excellent job cleaning our carpet and furniture. Highly recommended!
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Thumbtack Customer
Quick, effective, very reasonably priced carpet cleaning. Would highly recommend Denis.
Pearl SolutionsPearl Solutions
Colleen L.
Well Worth the $$. Carpet was cleaned professionally. Courteous and respectful. Highly recommend. Will use again.
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Phil B.
They came right away, explained everything, and did an outstanding job of cleaning my carpet. When I showed my wife, she was amazed, and agreed they had saved the carpet and that it didn't need to be replaced.
King Carpet & Upholstery CleaningKing Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic and Perfect Carpet Cleaning by George. Excellent job on 3 carpets and 1 runner. I am extremely pleased with his careful and thorough cleaning and will use George on a regular basis now. He did show me his cleaning of microfiber on my sofa, and it was returned to a new condition. I plan to have him come back to clean the whole sofa and cushions. This is a real professional service! A+
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Darion g.
They did an incredible job with my carpet after my dog had a few accidents on it! I've since tried other places on a whim and no one else has done it as good as Fantastic Carpet Cleaning. highly recommend !
Fantastic Carpet Cleaning NYCFantastic Carpet Cleaning NYC
Smrithi C.
They arrived exactly on time. They did an amazing job with cleaning our carpets and couch. They also moved the furniture that were on the carpet on their own without our help. Their service was extraordinary for the money we paid. Would highly recommend their services.
King Carpet & Upholstery CleaningKing Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
G.K Carpet Cleaning was absolutely fantastic. George not only saved 2 of my carpets after a party where people had tracked in mud and dirt - but he was incredibly professional and kind. While I hope my carpets are never so dirty again - I would absolutely call on G.K.'s help again.
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Alice K.
I am very happy with the carpet cleaning! It helps completely get rid of the nasty smells that originally had and very deep cleaned :) I would recommend the service!
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Thumbtack Customer
George is a very pleasant, hard working man who arrived as scheduled and did a very thorough job cleaning our carpet.
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Marika G.
WOW! I am so happy I decided to get my carpet cleaned. Pavel was professional and I could tell he really put 100% effort into getting every stain out of my carpet. It looks brand new again! He was also very responsive and worked efficiently. Will definitely be using smart cleaners again!
Smart Cleaners US - Carpet And Upholstery CleaningSmart Cleaners US - Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
George did an excellent job in cleaning our carpet and two seater fabric couch. He took additional time to work on spots. Now our carpet and couch look spectacular! Thank you George! We will definitely recommend him to friends and family for his services.
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Dina L.
My experience with G.K. Carpet Cleaning was excellent! George was very easy to work with, friendly, and professional. I had chosen his company because of the reviews I had read -- and they were right! My carpets and rug look so much better now! Thank you, George!
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Ben S.
We actually had a very tight timeline to clean our carpets and George was incredibly responsive, professional, and kind. He went above and beyond expectations.
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Jared W.
George was able to come clean the living room carpet in the apartment we're moving into on very short notice. He was responsive, professional, and provided a COI. Highly recommended.
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Brian G.
George did a great job making dirty carpet spotless. Really appreciated his speed to answer and clean, plus pictures and feedback afterwards. Would recommend.
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
Laurie S.
Jay was amazing. Cleaned the stains out of my carpet immediately and on short notice. He was very flexible and made everything super easy. Would recommend him 1000%!!!
jayway carpet cleaning services LLCjayway carpet cleaning services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Rex and Son did an awesome job! They gave me a good price and were very flexible in terms of schedule. The carpet is noticeably cleaner! They are now my go-to guys!!
Rex & SonRex & Son
Thumbtack Customer
George has cleaned our carpets twice now flawlessly. Tonight he came when I called in a panic because somebody walked all over our rugs with tar on their shoes. He stayed for three hours until the carpets were free of tar. He even tolerated my dogs who wanted to help! George is incredibly professional, trustworthy, friendly, communicative and efficient. I've used many cleaners over the years and George is far and away the best. I'll never hire another cleaner! Thank you!
GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.GK CARPET CLEANING,lNC.
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