Carpet Cleaning

Find a carpet cleaner near North Charleston, SC

Find a carpet cleaner near North Charleston, SC

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 5 Carpet Cleaners near North Charleston, SC

Carpet Cleaning Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

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 North Charleston carpet cleaners
Arthur K.
Cleaned carpets. Timely, completed all work agreed to satisfactorily.
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Thumbtack Customer
On time, friendly, professional.. Did a great job! Will definitely use again next carpets need cleaning.
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Katie G.
T & C cleaning did a wonderful job cleaning our carpets, furniture and even my Afghan rugs. I was especially nervous to get the Afghan rugs cleaned, but they were done perfectly! Thanks!
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Azania A.
Marlon was extremely kind and speedy! He was efficient and provided great quality carpet cleaning services. I’d absolutely hire him again!
A-Z CleanA-Z Clean
Andy P.
My GSD had a very upset stomach on Easter Sunday morning!! He decided my 4-year-old sons room would be his destination for relief. The viscosity, large amount, and excessive distribution all combined to make it impossible to properly clean and sanitize myself. I contacted 4 Corners around noon that day on thumbtack. I received a call back very shortly thereafter asking if I intentionally put todays date and wasn’t trying to schedule for the next day(s). I explained my situation and the man I spoke with (Allan IIRC) said he needed to make a few calls and would call me back shortly. At this point, I did not expect to hear from him again. To my extreme surprise, he called me back about 30 mins later and said he was able to make it happen and someone would be here between 3-5 PM. I got a call at 3:38 from Josh (the other staff member) saying he was on his way and about 20 minutes out from my location. He arrived 21 minutes later. I showed him the "damage" and he smiled at me, said this is no problem, and it will look like new when he was finished. I left him to it and when he was finished, I went to go inspect the carpet. WOW! I had my carpets cleaned by ******** about 3 months prior but 4 Corners made it look so much better than that. Even so much as making the fibers in high traffic areas stand back up and look like new. This company is closed on Sundays, it was also Easter Sunday, I posted on Thumbtack, and I still received a call back. Arrangements were made and my carpet hadn’t looked so good since the day it was installed. All on Easter Sunday. He also offered to clean the carpet in my master bed room for no additional cost. I took him up on that offer and I can tell you these are true professionals with a mom and pop go out of your way attitude. Last note, I was expecting some huge fee for an emergency trip, a holiday, and almost no notice. but the price I paid was less than half of what I expected and no fees at all. I paid more than that for a scheduled appointment, the same rooms, and no pet stains from ******** 3 months ago! I am extremely satisfied, impressed, and grateful. This is the company you should hire. period.
4 Corners Complete Care4 Corners Complete Care
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.