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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 Alexandria carpet cleaners
Jonathan A.
Excellent carpet cleaning!
The Green Mop Inc.The Green Mop Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Great carpet cleaning for the price
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
Jennifer c.
Fantastic experience with Anthony. He was able to come over on short notice and clean and shampoo carpets. Carpet looks great! Very professional and thorough. I would highly recommend this company for your carpet cleaning needs!
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Kim f.
What a fabulous job! I have cream carpeting throughout home. Tomer walked me through the house , made cleaning suggestions and got to work. My carpeting looks new- the work was finished promptly and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend MICA for carpet cleaning.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Madison W.
This experience was great, the worker was very professional and worked quickly but with high quality precision. Would recommend to anyone for a carpet cleaning, they really revamped the old carpet in my new home.
Allergenic Care Carpet n upholstery .😺Allergenic Care Carpet n upholstery .😺
Marvin H.
Kenny’s Carpet Care did a phenomenal job and was very flexible under short notice. My carpet wasn’t in the best condition but Kenny’s Carpet Care brought it back to life and alleviated any stress associated with getting everything move-in ready. I would definitely refer this carpet cleaner to any friend or colleague in need of one.
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Total Cleaning Service was on time, courteous, and did an excellent job cleaning carpet on all levels. I will use this service again. Greg
Total Cleaning ServiceTotal Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic job! Very thorough cleaning process, getting my cream carpet spot free! 😊
Total Cleaning ServiceTotal Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Shiny Carpet Cleaning was a good find on Thumbtack. The communications were excellent, the individual who provided the cleaning was well qualified and the results were astounding.
Shiny Carpet CleaningShiny Carpet Cleaning
Anam G.
My carpets look and feel so clean. Thank you! I will be hiring them again with no hesitation!
RK Carpet services,LLCRK Carpet services,LLC
Dzanh L.
Had a great experience with Durand, carpets looks great, and will look to him again for my next cleaning!
Durand Carpet Steam CleaningDurand Carpet Steam Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Went with PCR after researching their services and they quoted me for a move-out carpet cleaning. Communication through Thumbtack was excellent. On the day of cleaning however, there seemed to be some sort of miscommunication on their end and I had to call to make sure they were coming out to clean the carpet. It didn't seem like they knew they needed to be out there but made plans and came out. The carpet cleaning was perfect and they removed some pretty ground in dirt. I'd use them again if I was in the area and would recommend calling them the day before to confirm your appointment if you go through Thumbtack.
Professional Carpet Restoration LLC (PCR)Professional Carpet Restoration LLC (PCR)
Danny N.
We are very pleased with the work done! The carpets to our new home are nice and clean and ready for us to move in :)
Durand Carpet Steam CleaningDurand Carpet Steam Cleaning
Jessica D.
Excellent work! Nathan was quick to respond to my inquiry and was upfront about what was necessary to clean a carpet that was covered in cat urine spots. He was punctual and worked efficiently! My carpet now looks brand new and smells so much better!
Professional Carpet Cleaning PlusProfessional Carpet Cleaning Plus
Katy n.
He was great! I was highly impressed with the quality of the carpet cleaning as well as his responsiveness and timeliness and for a very fair price. Will definitely hire again!
Checkmate Pro Services LLCCheckmate Pro Services LLC
Angelica W.
Arrived on time and they did a wonderful job! Everything looks perfect and clean. My carpet looks like I just moved in, super clean! Especially since I have a dog I really needed it.
Apex Cleaning SolutionsApex Cleaning Solutions
Morgan B.
Carpet cleaning was ok but they called me 45 min before my appointment saying as if I was late, so we had to scramble to get there early.
Daisy Fresh Carpet CleaningDaisy Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Ana C.
Kenny was able to come and clean the whole condominium the next day after my request! He’s straight to the point and fast to respond ! The job was done quickly and the place looked beautiful with fresh smell and clean carpet! Highly recommend!
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Daniel C.
Not happy with the service. I wouldn't recommend to friends and family. Type of Service: Move-in cleaning (standard cleaning, wall cleaning and carpet cleaning) Good: 1.Responsive, easy to talk to, and on-time. Bad: 1. The window sills were not cleaned. Dust and dead bugs are still visible. 2. Cleaners dirty shoe footprints visible on kitchen and bathrooms tiles. 3. Lack of communication - The previous owner didn't seem to clean the wooden floors regularly. The cleaners attempted to clean but was not able to remove the grime and dirt completely. My issue isn't the dirty floor but it was the lack of communication. If I didn't say anything about the grime and dirt they would have just left. 4. Carpet was wet after 24 hours and somewhat damp after 48 hours
Universal Cleaning Service LLCUniversal Cleaning Service LLC
Miranda B.
There was a little confusion about the time of my appointment, but it was easy to get in touch with them to clarify. They did a great job and went the extra step with an extra machine that was needed for our type of carpet. Very clean, looks almost like new and the carpet is much fluffier. The stains are gone too. Well worth the price!
Infantry Chem-DryInfantry Chem-Dry
Thumbtack Customer
Flood Crew was very thorough and did an excellent job cleaning our carpeted stairs and tile in the bathroom. They took time to explain everything , answered our questions and did a wonderful job.
Flood Crew LLCFlood Crew LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Had a 600 square foot, one bedroom apartment's carpet and tile cleaned. Matthew showed up on time, worked around the movers, and took credit cards. Over all very pleased.
Total Cleaning ServiceTotal Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Max is without question the Best! He was kind, friendly, conscientious and did an awesome job cleaning my carpets and balcony ceramic tile/grout. In addition, his pricing is very fair and reasonable!
JM Professional Building ServicesJM Professional Building Services
Jodie S.
Responded quickly and was available the next day. Did a great job cleaning the carpets but didn’t do a great job cleaning up the water from the machine on my hardwood floors. He did a quick wipe but I had to go back and clean the floors again after it was just cleaned the day before. Not a huge deal, considering everything else was done in a timely and efficient manner.
Green Earth Cleaning ConceptsGreen Earth Cleaning Concepts
Philippe M.
Fantastic service! Quick, reliable, has all the right equipment to make sure the job gets done correctly. Made sure that water in unwanted areas was cleaned up properly. I will definitely continue to use him for all of my carpet cleaning needs. Thank you again!
JC&A Carpet CleaningJC&A Carpet Cleaning
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