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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

How often should carpets be steam cleaned?

Dirty carpets can be unhealthy for the people living in the home, particularly those who have allergies, so it’s important to have them cleaned regularly; simply vacuuming once or twice a week isn’t enough. Carpet cleaning should be done by a professional carpet cleaning service at least once a year to remove grime and help extend the life of your carpet. Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional steam cleaning, which penetrates deep into the carpet fibers and lifts out both dirt and the pollutants that get tracked inside. Steam cleaning also removes most of the moisture, so carpets dry quickly enough for homeowners to resume using them the same day. Between professional carpet cleanings, your carpet may need an emergency spot cleaning. Pet accidents, food or drink spills, and more can often be effectively cleaned with some water and a drop of white vinegar, although many cleaners will also make house calls for smaller spills and hard-to-clean spots like wine or grease stains.

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

Whether your pet had an accident, the party got too wild, or your kids can’t control their juice boxes — we all need rug cleaning from time to time. In fact, even if you don’t have a spill or spot, it’s wise to have your area rug cleaned approximately once a year to keep the rug fibers in good health. In general, rug cleaning prices depend on the square footage of the rug, what the rug is made of, whether any repairs are needed, and whether you require the pro to travel to your location or provide pickup and drop-off services. Nationally, average area rug cleaning prices range from $80 to $120.

Wool and silk area rugs typically cost more to clean than rugs made from synthetic fibers because the more delicate materials take more care and may require specialized cleaning fluids. For example, a synthetic rug may cost $1.50 per square foot to clean; a wool, cotton, or chiffon rug could be $2 per square foot; and a silk or Navajo wool rug could cost $3 per square foot. The two most common rug cleaning methods are steam and chemical cleaning. The costs for the two methods are often the same, although a steam-cleaned rug will take longer to dry due to the moisture. If your area rug needs odor removal, moth deterrent, or hand washing, there will be additional charges.

Reviews for Columbia carpet cleaners
Deshawn T.
Carpet was very clean
Special Operations Home Services Division  (Bla...Special Operations Home Services Division (Bla...
Thumbtack Customer
On time. Own equipment. Clean carpet. ☺
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
Thumbtack Customer
On time professional and left carpet clean.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Neshia W.
Affordable Carpet Cleaning and Tile did an excellent job cleaning the carpet in my home. I highly recommend Mr. Glover and will definitely use his services again.
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
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
Thumbtack Customer
I'm very pleased with the services that I received. The carpet was cleaned very professionally. Although I didn't expect to pay quite as much as I did I believe that I will have my carpet cleaned again by Clean Rite.
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
Brenda S.
Tony was very professional and did an amazing job with cleaning my carpet! Wish I did an before an after photo, because my carpet needed some work! I'm so glad I hired this company! Will definitely recommend this company for your carpet cleaning needs.
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
PIC ME UP P.
he was really punctual and cleaned my carpet really fast.
Special Operations Home Services Division  (Bla...Special Operations Home Services Division (Bla...
Richard B.
Clean Rite Systems came in the at the last minute and delivered top notch results. My rental property's carpet was left in a gross state with a terrible odor. After another company that my property manager used to clean the carpet [apparently] twice, Clean Rite came in and fixed the issue with virtually no presence that anything happened. In the future, I'll gladly be using these guys to take care of my carpet cleaning needs.
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
Thumbtack Customer
They did a GREAT JOB!! Stains we thought would NEVER come clean to all of our amazement those spots CAME CLEAN! They did not just rush to clean the carpet they took their time and CLEANED the carpet! Our experience was amazing! I will recommend them to everyone! Thank you Anthony!
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
Claudette J.
Mr. Alonzo did an EXCELLENT job. My carpet looked brand new! He was able to get all stains out the carpet and did it quickly. I am highly recommending Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile for all carpet needs. VERY PROFESSIONAL AND AFFORDABLE!
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
Thumbtack Customer
Carpets were cleaned very well & very quickly. Great job.
Floor ProFloor Pro
Raquel S.
I had serious doubt that my carpet could ever be cleaned again after years of pets and toddlers it was disgusting. After the cleaning my carpet looks and smells brand new. I will definitely use Alonzo again.
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
Janice B.
Thank You Alonzo for the outstanding job you did on cleaning my carpet!
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
Thumbtack Customer
Clean Rite did a great job on my carpet. GREAT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE!!!
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
Thumbtack Customer
They are professionals and took care to make sure the carpet cleaning was thorough. Great job!
SteamMaster's / Steam BrosSteamMaster's / Steam Bros
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
Stephen Z.
Wow! I am so impressed! The carpet looks outstanding. Alonzo did an amazing job. And at a great price! I highly recommend Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile!
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
Christine W.
Alonzo and the service he provides are both superb. He is fast and efficient and my carpet looks amazing after he cleaned it. Alonzo is very personable and professional. I fully recommend him and his carpet cleaning service. Christine Wheeler
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
Thumbtack Customer
1. My apartment is on the fifth floor, it is not easy to do the carpet cleaning. However, Tony did a great carpet cleaning work quickly, and his quotation is also reasonable. 2. Most cleaning companies do not offer services on Saturday, but Tony can do it. I would recommend Tony's service.
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
Thumbtack Customer
Clean Rite Systems cleaned my furniture & my carpet. I must say that we were so impressed with his professionalism and the work that he did. He did a remarkable job! We will be using him more in the future. This has just become our #1 carpet cleaning company.
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
Thumbtack Customer
Clean Rite Systems was professional and completed the job to my satisfaction. I would definitely recommend him to clean your carpet.
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
Arthur R.
Great team that did a great job...I definitely recommend using Just Hands cleaning service for your carpet cleaning needs..
Just Hands Cleaning ServiceJust Hands Cleaning Service
Olivia T.
Did a great job! Carpet is very clean and spots were removed. Would hire again!
Lexington Chem-DryLexington Chem-Dry
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Dennis was very professional. I was concerned about the high traffic areas. The carpet looked like it was beyond help. After the cleaning, the carpet looks brand new. I was very impressed and will be using Clean Rite Systems and referring this business to my friends, family and business associates.
Clean Rite SystemsClean Rite Systems
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