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Your burning questions: answered

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for professional carpet cleaning?

It’s common for professional carpet cleaners to accept digital payments such as Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay, Zelle, PayPal and others. The current COVID-19 pandemic is quickly encouraging other companies to digitally transform as well. Make sure the carpet cleaner you hire will accept a digital payment instead of cash or check, and come up with a strategy for complying with social distancing regulations.

Compare carpet cleaners near you to see which types of payments they accept.

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.

Reviews for Charleston carpet cleaners
Charlie J.
Magic Carpet did an excellent job cleaning my carpets! Love them!
Magic Carpet & Cleaning ServiceMagic Carpet & Cleaning Service
Stuart W.
On time and did an excellent job cleaning my carpet. I would recommend 4 Corners cleaning to anyone that is looking for a value priced carpet cleaning company.
4 Corners Complete Care4 Corners Complete Care
Zeb L.
Carpet cleaning went quickly and well.
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time , prompt and did a great job with carpet cleaning.
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Donald (C.S.C) to cleaned my carpet in a 3 bedroom house. He showed up on time and did an outstanding job. The carpet looks great.
C.S.C.C.S.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Donald and Paula Haynes, a husband and wife cleaning team, were very thorough in cleaning the carpeting in our home. I appreciated the handwork on the stairs and in every corner of each room. They took time to explain their process and how to take care of our carpeting after the cleaning. I will call them again!
C.S.C.C.S.C.
Thumbtack Customer
We had some serious tough stains on our carpet from having a baby and a stubborn dachshund living in the home. Donald came in and saved the day!!! Our carpets are cleaner than when we moved into the house! I've had carpet cleaning done before in previous homes but Donald is AWESOME at what he does! Thank you so much!!!!!
C.S.C.C.S.C.
Thumbtack Customer
I didn't stick around to oversee the cleaning, but I wasn't pleased with the quality of work. The carpets were "cleaned", but there was significant debris still left in cracks between the wall and baseboard. Also, there were several areas with tough stains on the carpet in multiple rooms and none of those areas were cleaned. At a minimum, I expected to see some improvement. My stairs were all carpet and it didn't even appear as if it was cleaned. I had to reach down to feel it to see if it was damp just to make sure. It just looked as dirty as it was prior to cleaning. Probably wouldn't recommend to anyone I know in futures. If you're just looking for some shampoo on carpet, go for it. If you're looking for a deep clean with hard stain removal, you may want to look elsewhere.
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Robin I.
Great job communicating, punctual and I’m extremely happy with the carpet cleaning. Would highly recommend.
N2 Floors CleaningN2 Floors Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Great job by a wonderful team. They will always be our cleaning crew. People that represent the salt of the earth in every aspect. Need carpet cleaning done right, call.
C.S.C.C.S.C.
Ian G.
Far exceeded my expectations on how clean my carpet would get. Amazing work and super nice!
Immaculate Home Reflections of CharlestonImmaculate Home Reflections of Charleston
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome. Worked with me and my busy schedule. Wanted a good, clean carpet and that's what I got. Thank you!
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Thumbtack Customer
Removed stains from carpet, treated for cat urine stains, cleaned sofa. Knowledgeable. On time. A pleasure to work with. Will recommend to others.
C.S.C.C.S.C.
Sheila G.
Marvin was great. Was on time and ready to clean our carpets. During the service, we requested a few other areas to be cleaned which he did. Very professional and highly recommend him.
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Matthew M.
Arrived 10 minutes early even in bad traffic. Carpet looks brand new, even though it’s 10 years old. I get it deep cleaned once a year, two cats so it needs it. First time using this particular company. My last company did an ok job, but not super responsive to phone calls and texts. THIS company is now my go to for carpet cleaning, and I think I’ll make it twice a year due to their reasonable rates. Oh, did I mention they got out a stain that was not able to be removed with earlier carpet cleanings. Definitely very very highly recommend.
Magic Carpet & Cleaning ServiceMagic Carpet & Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Donald and his wife helped me out last minute w my carpet cleaning disaster, and charged a significant amount less than the other 7 companies I had called prior. Carpet was stained and terrible and they made it look awesome! Keeping it local is always the way to go :)
C.S.C.C.S.C.
Thumbtack Customer
I am so pleased with this team. Donald and Paula are outstanding. They are very professional, friendly and thorough, in addition to having very reasonable rates. The carpets look wonderful and the whole experience was very enjoyable! I would hire them for any future carpet cleaning needs and highly recommend them.
C.S.C.C.S.C.
Thumbtack Customer
No waiting time! Very professional & personable! Will use their service again! Excellent work! Would recommend them to anyone needing their carpets cleaned! They will do the job right!
C.S.C.C.S.C.
CJ L.
Kings Housekeeping did a great job cleaning my carpets after a tenant move out. Great rates and great people. Will definitely be using them in the future!
Kings HousekeepingKings Housekeeping
Leslie H.
Aaron quickly responded, gave me a very fair price, and did a great job cleaning carpets. He spent extra time making sure the job was done well.
Immaculate Home Reflections of CharlestonImmaculate Home Reflections of Charleston
Thumbtack Customer
Honest hard working professional that gets that job done at a more than fair price! I would recommend this service provider to all my friends and family needing their carpet cleaned.
C.S.C.C.S.C.
Charlene T.
Allan arrived promptly and started working on our carpet right away. He was very efficient and effective. He got the fabric clean on 4 dinette chairs that I had given up on, because the fabric was so dirty. Our carpets look like new, just in time for putting our house on the market. Thank you Allan for doing such a great job!
Magic Carpet & Cleaning ServiceMagic Carpet & Cleaning Service
Lauren V.
A-Z Clean was able to work our house into their schedule immediately. I worked with Marlon, and he was very professional and courteous. He also did a great job cleaning the carpets after we had our ceilings scraped of popcorn so I will recommend him to others!
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Thumbtack Customer
Marlon no-showed to an appointment HE scheduled, was blatantly rude when questioned as to why, and exposed himself as unprofessional, untrustworthy, and completely not dependable. We choose to not use this tech for our carpet cleaning after all.
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Thumbtack Customer
Donald did an excellent job! He and his wife, Paula, arrived on time and were extremely pleasant! The carpets look great and were cleaned in a timely manner. I will definitely use Donald in the future!
C.S.C.C.S.C.
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