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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 Columbia carpet cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
On time professional and left carpet clean.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet cleaning with stains from toddlers and pets. Floor Pro was professional and friendly. The carpet looks and smells great
Floor ProFloor Pro
Patricia H.
They did a great job with our move out carpet clean!
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Carpets were cleaned very well & very quickly. Great job.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Larry was in and out within 45 minutes and left the carpets looking great! He was certainly a professional and I'd definitely come to him to get my carpets cleaned again.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Kawana A.
Hopkins Carpet cleaning did a great job with my carpet. After he was done everything looked really good. I was in love with my carpet again! I would recommend his services to anyone. Job well done 👍🏽
Hopkins carpet cleaningHopkins carpet cleaning
Arthur R.
Great team that did a great job...I definitely recommend using Just Hands cleaning service for your carpet cleaning needs..
LPA EntertainmentLPA Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Larry did a great job. I needed the carpet cleaned quickly and he was able to there the next day. I would highly recommend Floor Pro for all of your carpet cleaning needs. Very friendly, professional and timely. Thank you so much Larry for doing an excellent job!
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Larry saved the day! Within 18 hours of our request- Larry did an outstanding job of cleaning the carpet in our rental house. We did not discover until 5:45pm that the carpet had to be cleaned. New renters were moving in the next day! Larry was at the house right on time the next morning! The carpet looks brand new again! Easy to work with and very accommodating! Huge thanks to Larry!
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Floor Pro, was very good when it came to the care of my carpets. They were prompt to get to the property,and had my carpets looking wonderful at the end of the service. I will be calling them back for my next cleaning.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Will M.
I was worried that I was going to have to replace my carpets but they got them clean and looking good. Thanks!
Ecoview Maintenance Solutions LLCEcoview Maintenance Solutions LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My carpet looks like new due to the fantastic work done by Larry. He arrived on time. He was courteous and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their carpets cleaned thoroughly and quickly.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
I contracted with Floor Pro to clean my living room carpet and a car seat. They were very responsive to my request. They called ahead of time to confirm and even called before they departed for my house. VERY professional and excellent service. I would recommend them to anyone looking to clean their floors or carpet.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
We were buying a home and had a very short time to get the carpet cleaned before we moved in. The first quote they gave me was $95 and then it jumped to $145. This house is only a few years old and really only needed traffic areas cleaned, but we decided to have it all freshened and cleaned before we moved. No furniture was in the house. We asked for 4 small rooms and the stairs to be spots or stains were on the carpet. When we saw the carpet the next day, the carpet downstairs was damp but the traffic areas were still dirty. Upstairs the carpet was bone dry with no vacuum or sweeping marks as you would expect a cleaning machine to leave. I really doubt that the upstairs was even cleaned. Our realtor let them in and out, as we were not allowed to enter the house before closing on it the next day. I paid the $145 on the phone with Virginia, the office manager. If I had been allowed to see the carpet after they "cleaned" it, I definitely would have questioned the amount they charged. I am not hard to please, or a complainer....but their work was shoddy and no explanation of why the traffic areas were still dirty was given to me. I would not recommend or use this company again.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with Floor Pro! Larry Gates was prompt in responding to request for carpet cleaning through Thumbtack. Worked around our schedule and did an awesome job with the carpets in our whole house. There were several high traffic areas (family room, kids room, stairs) that look outstanding after he finished with them. We are very pleased and will certainly use Larry Gates at Floor Pro for our future carpet cleaning needs. Thank you, Larry!
Floor ProFloor Pro
Jayni B.
Such a great company! They did great work and were very friendly. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for carpet cleaning.
Ecoview Maintenance Solutions LLCEcoview Maintenance Solutions LLC
Lucy C.
They cleaned my carpet very well, quickly. Great communication from the Floor Pro Team. I would use them again.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Loved the pictures of the technicians ... Having a visual impairment, it was to be more aware - who is coming to do a service. Eventhough I was quoted one price, I was charged a higher price. Couldn't smell the deodorizer on the carpets. The tecninicians did not totally remove the furniture from the carpet area - as in the dining room move the table off the carpet (only the chairs were removed. In the living room, chest on carpet, I asked the technician to move the chest off the carpet - he responded he was going to slide the chest clean one side , then slide the carpet to the other side etc. in the only room - nothing was moved - it was like a quick vacuum. To me ... the goal here was - "let's hurry up and go"
Floor ProFloor Pro
Janice B.
Thomas did a great job with cleaning my carpet. He wasn't expected to come until 11am. Thomas called me at 9:32am to let me know that he could come early, he was here approximately 8 minutes after the phone call. He came in looked at the my carpet then explained to me what he was going to do. 45 or 50 minutes later my carpet is looking new!! Thomas thank you so much for the outstanding job that you did on my carpet!
RIC, Residential & Industrial Cleaning ServicesRIC, Residential & Industrial Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Floor Pro did an excellent job! The men who stretched my carpet were quick and efficient. Larry cleaned the carpet so well that it looked almost new. I am very pleased with the job they did and have already recommended Floor Pro to my neighbor. S. Walters
Floor ProFloor Pro
Annie P.
I was happy to contact and work with Pro Scale Cleaning. I was contacted the day beforeb to confirm the time and date for carpet cleaning. They were at the site in on time. They were very friendly and are planning to use Pro upscale in the future.
Pro Upscale Cleaning,Painting and Pressure washingPro Upscale Cleaning,Painting and Pressure washing
Thumbtack Customer
Larry Gates was very professional and had great customer service skills. He was very informative and made us feel very comfortable about the service and the product. The carpet cleaning was very quick and thorough. Our carpet looks great, smells very good and the price was perfect. Thank you for an outstanding job.
Floor ProFloor Pro
April B.
The Floor Pro Team did an outstanding job and made our final walk-thru with our landlord a breeze. I will definitely use them for future carpet cleanings.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Karen K.
I am extremely pleased with this company. They were professional and did a great job cleaning all the carpet. I would highly recommend and plan to use them again.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Olivero R.
they arrived to my house a little earlier after the secretary called me, presented themselves to me and my wife, and started to clean my carpet, after I told them what needed to be clean, they did a superb job on the carpet it looks great. My mistake was to asked them how long we needed to wait before we went inside, or before it dried completely. my wife and I are satisfy with the job done.
Floor ProFloor Pro
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