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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for professional carpet cleaning?

It’s common for professional carpet cleaners to accept digital payments such as Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay, Zelle, PayPal and others. The current COVID-19 pandemic is quickly encouraging other companies to digitally transform as well. Make sure the carpet cleaner you hire will accept a digital payment instead of cash or check, and come up with a strategy for complying with social distancing regulations.

Compare carpet cleaners near you to see which types of payments they accept.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

How often should carpets be steam cleaned?

Dirty carpets can be unhealthy for the people living in the home, particularly those who have allergies, so it’s important to have them cleaned regularly; simply vacuuming once or twice a week isn’t enough. Carpet cleaning should be done by a professional carpet cleaning service at least once a year to remove grime and help extend the life of your carpet. Most carpet manufacturers recommend professional steam cleaning, which penetrates deep into the carpet fibers and lifts out both dirt and the pollutants that get tracked inside. Steam cleaning also removes most of the moisture, so carpets dry quickly enough for homeowners to resume using them the same day. Between professional carpet cleanings, your carpet may need an emergency spot cleaning. Pet accidents, food or drink spills, and more can often be effectively cleaned with some water and a drop of white vinegar, although many cleaners will also make house calls for smaller spills and hard-to-clean spots like wine or grease stains.

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

Whether your pet had an accident, the party got too wild, or your kids can’t control their juice boxes — we all need rug cleaning from time to time. In fact, even if you don’t have a spill or spot, it’s wise to have your area rug cleaned approximately once a year to keep the rug fibers in good health. In general, rug cleaning prices depend on the square footage of the rug, what the rug is made of, whether any repairs are needed, and whether you require the pro to travel to your location or provide pickup and drop-off services. Nationally, average area rug cleaning prices range from $80 to $120.

Wool and silk area rugs typically cost more to clean than rugs made from synthetic fibers because the more delicate materials take more care and may require specialized cleaning fluids. For example, a synthetic rug may cost $1.50 per square foot to clean; a wool, cotton, or chiffon rug could be $2 per square foot; and a silk or Navajo wool rug could cost $3 per square foot. The two most common rug cleaning methods are steam and chemical cleaning. The costs for the two methods are often the same, although a steam-cleaned rug will take longer to dry due to the moisture. If your area rug needs odor removal, moth deterrent, or hand washing, there will be additional charges.

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
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. My carpets are so clean now! 10/10 recommend.
CarpetPressCarpetPress
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 CPT/UPH svc and virus disinfectant 😷Allergenic CPT/UPH svc and virus disinfectant 😷
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Great job getting old carpets clean and super-accommodating with a last-minute appointment. Will definitely use CarpetPress again.
CarpetPressCarpetPress
Thumbtack Customer
Tim came out over the weekend and cleaned the carpets in the 3 rooms we needed cleaned. He did an amazing job! I would highly recommend him to a friend.
CarpetPressCarpetPress
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
I originally booked a different company and was given an actual arrival time. When I called the company a week prior to the scheduled date to confirm the arrival time, I was instead told that I would have a 4-hour arrival window. NOPE. I had been very clear that I needed the service provided on a particular date and time (I was moving out and had tenants moving in later that day), and the scheduler had told me that the service would arrive on that day and at that time. Not during a 4-hour window of time. So, they weren't getting my business anymore. I immediately opened a Thumbtack project to find another carpet cleaner, as I needed the cleaner to arrive on a specific date and time. CARPET PRESS TO THE RESCUE! I appreciate the fact that this company is owned by an individual, isn't a franchise, and that the owner himself contacted me to get things scheduled. He arrived on time and had the job done in an hour as promised. My carpet and stairs looked fabulous when he was finished! My only regret is that I didn't have the carpets cleaned sooner. Hire Tim. Do it now. It will be the best choice you could make for your carpets and your sanity.
CarpetPressCarpetPress
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
Thumbtack Customer
Hi hired Mrs Green Clean to steam wash my carpets. Their pricing was straight forward and competitive. Many other providers quote me an "it depends" which I did not liked so I favored Mrs Green for putting a concrete plan and stick to it without any last minute surprises. The carpet cleaner showed up on time on a Sunday at 5pm, with just one day notice. Exactly when I needed. The service man, Moses, was excellent. Courteous, respectful, and friendly. I took his time to work out every room and the steps. All stains were removed and the carpet was left in great condition and smelling very nice and fresh. I loved their services and looking forward to do more business with them. Thanks much Moses and Eugenia.
Mrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home OrganizingMrs. Green Clean Maid Service & Home Organizing
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