Find a carpet cleaner near Knoxville, TN

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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.

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. 

Reviews for Knoxville carpet cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Kelly did a great job cleaning our carpets! He came right in and got to work. He used a green cleaning method that left my carpet smelling fresh and not like a vat of chemicals. Also, no large van running outside making monstrous noise while he worked. We had recently gotten a dog from a local shelter. She peed on the carpet several times while getting used to her new home, and despite spot cleaning by me, there were stains and smells. By the time he was done, our carpet looked great and smelled better! He removed several stains and the carpet just looked brighter overall. I will definitely hire him the next time we need a carpet cleaning!
CleanCorp & Green Ape Carpet CleaningCleanCorp & Green Ape Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Kelly cleaned our carpets today, and he did a great job! He was very prompt and the carpet looks so much better. Our house smells great too!
CleanCorp & Green Ape Carpet CleaningCleanCorp & Green Ape Carpet Cleaning
Tyler W.
Summit did an excellent job cleaning the carpet and was very knowledgeable. Excellent communication. Would hire again.
Summit Carpet and Upholstery CleaningSummit Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Amber H.
Elite did a fantastic job deep cleaning all of the carpets in our new house before we moved in, they look great! Very responsive and professional!
Elite Cleaning ServicesElite Cleaning Services
Tyson G.
Absolutely amazing service! Did a fantastic job cleaning our carpets in the home. They look brand new! I will definitely calling them back for future jobs!
Elite Cleaning ServicesElite Cleaning Services
Dan S.
Summit Carpet responded within minutes of my request. They arrived on time, we're courteous, and explained the process and methods they would use. They answered my questions completely. My carpets are twenty-four years old but in good condition with normal wear. They cleaned them and removed minor pet urine stains from a previous tenant's pet. The carpets turned out better than expected. I will use Summit again and would recommend their services.
Summit Carpet and Upholstery CleaningSummit Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Kelly was right on time for our scheduled appointment. He did a fantastic job on the rooms we asked him to carpet clean. I would highly recommend Kelly for your cleaning needs. We will certainly work with him again in the future.
CleanCorp & Green Ape Carpet CleaningCleanCorp & Green Ape Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Kelly arrived promptly, when he said he'd be there. He was friendly & did a great job on carpeting that was badly in need of cleaning. He was very thorough & his prices were excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
CleanCorp & Green Ape Carpet CleaningCleanCorp & Green Ape Carpet Cleaning
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