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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 Lancaster carpet cleaners
Alice G.
Carpet cleaning, did an excellent job!
Done Right Carpet CleaningDone Right Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We had our carpets cleaned and stains removed.
ARNDT Cleaning & DetailARNDT Cleaning & Detail
Madison G.
Scott did a great job cleaning the carpets of my college apartment! Almost every single room in my house was carpeted including three bedrooms, the living room, two staircases, and multiple hallways. He cleaned the carpets efficiently and did a great job. He was super timely, even early, which worked perfectly for me! I definitely recommend Scott for all your carpet cleaning needs!
Done Right Carpet CleaningDone Right Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was very polite, professional, and friendly. I had a carpet problem with new carpet that I had installed, Scott went out of his way to examine the carpet and give me his professional opinion about the carpet, which he was not there to do. He cleaned the carpet, gave me his opinion and all for a very fair price and did a great job. If you need your carpets cleaned, I would highly recommend in giving Scott a call. Will definitelt use him in the future. Thanks Scott!!!
Done Right Carpet CleaningDone Right Carpet Cleaning
Richard P.
My carpets hadn't been professionally cleaned in years and I was very pleased with the results. They responded to my questions quickly, showed up on time, were very polite and did a great job. Carpets were dry the very next day. I would definitely hire The Best Carpet Cleaning company again.
The Best Carpet CleaningThe Best Carpet Cleaning
Yolanda D.
They did a great job getting my carpet cleaned. They were on time and very friendly.
Immaculate Home ReflectionsImmaculate Home Reflections
Jane L.
Very efficient & friendly. Carpets looked great& had great freash clean scent.
SAMEDAY!!Allergenic Care Carpet n upholstery .😺SAMEDAY!!Allergenic Care Carpet n upholstery .😺
Simone D.
Our carpet cleaner showed up early, which allowed us to get out of the house sooner than expected. But what I loved the most was not only that the carpet was restored from its dinginess, but upon reentering the house, it had a clean fresh scent. Thank you LCC!
Lancaster Carpet CleaningLancaster Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic job. Clean carpets done professionally and in a timely manner. Would recommend to any one! Will use again! Thank you.
ARNDT Cleaning & DetailARNDT Cleaning & Detail
Thumbtack Customer
Scott was very kind, even came on a Saturday so that my carpets were cleaned prior the the holidays. He did a great job.
Done Right Carpet CleaningDone Right Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned the carpets and stairs in a small apartment. Great fast communication, arrived on time, did a great job and matched his estimate. Would rehire him for future jobs.
Done Right Carpet CleaningDone Right Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Brian and his team were very thorough with the deep clean. I am impressed with their attention to detail. They got out carpet stains and the entire house is immaculate now!!
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Chadni P.
Came to the house and had concerns on the steps and most of the stains are out. His crew member and him did great job in cleaning the carpets . Will reach out to him again in the future.
Immaculate Home ReflectionsImmaculate Home Reflections
Thumbtack Customer
Our experience with Scott was great. He was prompt with returning messages and easy to work with. Our carpets look wonderful and we would highly recommend him. We will be having him do some upholstery cleaning as well.
Done Right Carpet CleaningDone Right Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Scott showed up on time, used a professional carpet cleaning machine and did just as good a job as the higher priced big companies. In addition, he's a nice guy. I will definetely call him again and recommend him to my friends.
Done Right Carpet CleaningDone Right Carpet Cleaning
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