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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.

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.

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 Salem carpet cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
cleaned all carpets in the house, he worked really hard to get the carpet as clean as possible.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fast and thorough carpet cleaning! Will hire again :)
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Jennifer L.
Quick to respond, quick to schedule on short notice, arrived on time and did an excellent job of cleaning our carpeted areas including stain removal from spilled cola pop. They were far superior to last company I hired for carpet cleaning
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jose did a great job cleaning the carpet. His price was better than we expected.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Tony F.
A gentleman arrived on time to clean the carpet in a rental house that I was vacating. Carpets looked better after he was done than when I moved in. Would hire again without hesitation.
Tim's Carpet Cleaning & Property MaintenanceTim's Carpet Cleaning & Property Maintenance
Anne I.
We had a great experience with Tim! We had lots of spots on the carpet from our dog and Time did a fantastic job making the carpet look and feel clean. Would hire again!
Tim's Carpet Cleaning & Property MaintenanceTim's Carpet Cleaning & Property Maintenance
Jonathan A.
Very professional and careful with our home. He will definitely be our go to carpet cleaner from now on.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Cheryse C.
Very professional but we were hoping for a better noticeable clean on carpet. Great scheduling. Bit pricey.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Shawna M.
Tim was on time, efficient and left my carpet clean and fresh-smelling! I will use this service again.
Tim's Carpet Cleaning & Property MaintenanceTim's Carpet Cleaning & Property Maintenance
Rachel F.
Tim was responsive and available to clean my carpets quickly. He was thorough, even moved the furniture, and also went above and beyond by cleaning my hallway for free!
Tim's Carpet Cleaning & Property MaintenanceTim's Carpet Cleaning & Property Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt, professional, friendly service. He did an excellent job. I will use Valley Carpet Cleaning again.
Valley Carpet Cleaning LLCValley Carpet Cleaning LLC
Martha V.
My furniture and carpet was very clean and smelled beautiful. Everything looked like new and tried fairly quick.
Tim's Carpet Cleaning & Property MaintenanceTim's Carpet Cleaning & Property Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Great price, very professional. Did a great job cleaning our carpet and removing stains. Highly recommend this company
Valley Carpet Cleaning LLCValley Carpet Cleaning LLC
Yvette D.
I just bought a home and the carpet was filthy. I didn't have time to replace it. I thought it could be cleaned. This was the first time I ever called a professional carpet cleaner. I am so disappointed in the result. I could have done better with a rug Dr, and have. Will never call them back. Will just do it myself.
Valley Carpet Cleaning LLCValley Carpet Cleaning LLC
Ronald K.
I just moved into our new home and the carpeta needed cleaning. The carpet looks so much better! Thank you Tim.
Tim's Carpet Cleaning & Property MaintenanceTim's Carpet Cleaning & Property Maintenance
Sarah W.
Jose did a beautiful job on our fully carpeted, two-story home, removing stains a previous cleaner could not get out.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Mel C.
Jose was dependable, professional, productive and effective. I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone who wants a carpet cleaning job done efficiently.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome job!I am so glad we found Jose. Carpet is now 2 shades brighter. Jose did A Very professional job, explained the whole process,showed us his equipment and he also asked how the carpet looked afterwords to make sure we were satisfied with the job.I will call next time I need our carpet cleaned and would not hesitate to refer him to anyone needing carpet cleaning.Completly satisfied.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Chris J.
Jose is an excellent person to work with. Fairly priced, fast worker, friendly, and punctual! We'll be using him for all of our future carpet cleaning.!
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Easy, efficient, friendly and thorough. Four rooms, all carpet cleaned of 2 year's of use. They look brand new! We'll use them again.
Tim's Carpet Cleaning & Property MaintenanceTim's Carpet Cleaning & Property Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Jose did all my floors except the bedrooms. He did an excellent job and my carpets are not only clean, but they're soft and fluffy too!
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was very thorough with the cleaning of our carpet, and flexible when we asked if a rug could also be added. Our carpet looks great and our house does NOT smell of chemicals- which is a relief with 3 kids and 2 dogs running around. With the short notice and very reasonable pricing, we will definitely use Jose again.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I would call Jose "Dr. Miracle". He made the carpeting at my daughter's apartment look like new again. I was cleaning out the apartment, and there were so many stains on the carpet that I thought I'd be told it had to be replaced. He was also prompt and professional. I would recommend his service to anyone and everyone.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Robert B.
Jose of DR. Steam LLC arrived on time, viewed the 4 rooms for steam cleaning of my carpets, and began work. I greatly appreciated his help in moving some of the furniture around so that he could access all areas of the carpet. Additionally, he was able to steam clean 4 padded bench seats, dinning room rug and house entry floor rug. Jose did a great job - all under 2 hours! I will definitely have him come back for future steam cleaning... very satisfied with work performed. Respectfully, Robert
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My basement carpet and set of stairs was cleaned. He did an excellent job getting it cleaned. He was very professional. The only thing he needs to improve on is getting to his appointments on time - he needs to plan for traffic, etc., and realize that others have busy schedules.
Dr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCDr. Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
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