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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.

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.

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
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
Patricia H.
They did a great job with our move out carpet clean!
Floor ProFloor Pro
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
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
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
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
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
Jenae' D.
Alonzo provided great professional customer service. Fast and affordable. Will be calling him for future carpet cleanings!
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
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
Elfriede T.
Cleaned filthy carpet in a rental. Did a great job. Will definitely recommend him and plan on using him again.
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
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
Mandy L.
I have old builder grade carpet with old stains from my children and a painter who spilt paint on my staircase. My carpet is 100% cleaner and I'm so excited. Dele did a great job!
PureGreen Steam Cleaning LLCPureGreen Steam Cleaning 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 cleaned...no 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
Carie K.
Alonzo was amazing with cleaning our carpets. We had several pet stains that he brought to our attention and treated them perfectly. He took his time and is very affordable. We have found our carpet guy!
Affordable Cleaning for Carpet & TileAffordable Cleaning for Carpet & Tile
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
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