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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.

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.

Reviews for Austin carpet cleaners
Joseph T.
Ultra Carpet Cleaning answered my request for a Move Out carpet cleaning quickly and was able to schedule with me on short notice. They were fast, friendly, and did a great job cleaning the carpets, smelling better than they had for a long time!
Ultra Carpet CleaningUltra Carpet Cleaning
Mary A.
Best carpet cleaner in Austin Texas! Affordable, friendly, on-time and cleaned my carpets better than I’ve ever seen. Will use again!
Master's Touch Steam CleaningMaster's Touch Steam Cleaning
Ginger B.
The carpet is so clean & smells amazing!
R & M Cleaning ServiceR & M Cleaning Service
Lindsey H.
Carpet Zen showed up on time, was careful and considerate and our carpet has never been cleaner!
Carpet Zen & Zen ServicesCarpet Zen & Zen Services
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet cleaning - on time, did a wonderful job.
Dream Klean II, LLCDream Klean II, LLC
Aravindh p.
Lucas did a brilliant job cleaning my carpet . One of the carpets had pet stains which he removed completely
Eagle Carpet Steamers & Move out CleaningEagle Carpet Steamers & Move out Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
When my realtor saw the stain on my bedroom carpet, he stated that he didn't think it could be cleaned and should be replaced. After talking to my sister (her husband had had a chemical carpet cleaning franchise years ago) I googled carpet cleaners and gave the job to Carpet Zen. The stain disappeared and my realtor happened to be there and was very impressed and got several cards from Shayne for other clients. Needless to say I loved the results and would highly recommend Carpet Zen.
Carpet Zen & Zen ServicesCarpet Zen & Zen Services
Thumbtack Customer
Shayne cleaned my carpet for an apartment move out and he was wonderful. I only had one room with carpet, but of course, my cat always chose that room to have accidents. Shayne fitted me in at the last minute and then cleaned the carpet -- it looked almost new and smelled even cleaner. I highly recommend him. He rocked it! Thanks.
Carpet Zen & Zen ServicesCarpet Zen & Zen Services
Mohit A.
They did stream cleaned our carpet. Very nicely done
Carpet CleaningCarpet Cleaning
Shilpa N.
Shayne was great to work with and our carpet looks very clean now.
Carpet Zen & Zen ServicesCarpet Zen & Zen Services
Vicki C.
They worked very hard to get the spots out of my rugs, and was very nice when I asked to have the carpet rinsed, as the cleaning solution/residue, left in the carpet was causing my chuywiener to itch. Byron sent the crew back within a couple days to take care of the problem. I will be using them every six months for my carpet cleaning needs:)
Magic Touch Carpet CleaningMagic Touch Carpet Cleaning
Lisa G.
John was on time, professional, courteous and my carpet looks better than it ever has. I will book John once a quarter to keep my carpet clean, and would recommend him to others.
Jon's Cleaning ServiceJon's Cleaning Service
Nikki B.
Felt so good to have my carpet cleaned after having puppies for 3 weeks!
Jacky's Green cleaningJacky's Green cleaning
Ali E.
She did a wonderful job!! I needed carpet cleaning last minute, and Jacky was amazing!
Jacky's Green cleaningJacky's Green cleaning
Hira S.
Charles was great. On time, good communicator and thoroughly cleaned our carpets. They looked as good as new.
Dream Klean II, LLCDream Klean II, LLC
Mary M.
Great experience. Very thorough deep cleaning of house including carpet. Very satisfied with work.
Carpet CleaningCarpet Cleaning
Nicole D.
Red Fox Steamers did an awesome job on our rug. We had recently bought a house and there is a bedroom with a carpet that had stains all over the carpet from their pets. All the stains are gone and the carpet is as good as new!Would totally use their cleaning services again in the future!
Elizabeth H.
Quick response, great service and communication. Would use again for carpet cleaning. Thank you Angu!
Angu and Sons junk removal and cleaning servicesAngu and Sons junk removal and cleaning services
Tania F.
Our carpets smell amazing and our couch is so clean. I highly recommend Dream Klean!!!!
Dream Klean II, LLCDream Klean II, LLC
Anuparna B.
We got our apartment's carpet steam-cleaned. And they looked brand new! Thank you so much!
Shelby H.
Beautiful job, super quick response, exceptional customer service and great price for carpet and wool rug cleaning.
Dream Klean II, LLCDream Klean II, LLC
Alex L.
Great customer service, I would highly recommend Red Fox Steamers for your next carpet cleaning!
Thumbtack Customer
Yesterday, Thursday, I paid Austin Steam It to "clean" carpets in 3 bedrooms. Well, they left within 45 minutes and I had wet carpet that was still dirty! I told them I was dissatisfied, but no refund, only a tech to come back out. Who wants that after a bad job? I started looking on line and and found Thumbtack. I received 3 quotes. I responded to the quote that show concern and empathy about my bad experience. That spoke to me and I called to talk with Shayne! He was awesome and due to a scheduling change, he was able to come out today, Friday, to really clean my carpets. Steam It took 45 minutes for over 500 sq ft, Carpet Zen took 3 hours and really left my bedroom carpets very clean. I highly recommend Carpet Zen and Shayne! Couldn't have been better. A+++++++
Carpet Zen & Zen ServicesCarpet Zen & Zen Services
Michael C.
We had an extenuating circumstance with having to be moved out on the weekend and needed the carpets cleaned. Jake and his partner (I can't remember her name, unfortunately) came and cleaned the carpets...on a Sunday. We had an incredibly large dog soil stain that they got out lickety split. Would recommend them to everyone.
Order My MaidOrder My Maid
Thumbtack Customer
arrived on time, did an extreme thorough and professional job, besf carpet cleaning since I have been here
Dream Klean II, LLCDream Klean II, LLC
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