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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 Alexandria carpet cleaners
Thomas D.
Excellent carpet cleaning, no more stains and fresh carpets for the fall
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Jonathan A.
Excellent carpet cleaning!
The Green Mop Inc.The Green Mop Inc.
Stephanie H.
The person who did my carpet was the best carpet cleaner I ever had.
SameDay!Petsafe carpet and upholstery floors😻SameDay!Petsafe carpet and upholstery floors😻
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
Kaitlin K.
Tomer was prompt, fair, and did a great job steam cleaning two full floors of carpet. Will definitely be reaching out again with any future carpet or upholstery cleaning needs.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Leslie D.
Very pleased with the way the carpet cleaning turned out.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
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.
SameDay!Petsafe carpet and upholstery floors😻SameDay!Petsafe carpet and upholstery floors😻
Kathy d.
Good job and moved things out of the way to clean the carpet. Came right on time.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
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
Yolanda M.
Extremely responsive; prompt; reasonable pricing. Overall, I’m very pleased with the carpet cleaning service provided.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
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!
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Meghan C.
Mica was quick to respond and was able to clean our carpets the next day. We are very happy with the results.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Sungyong K.
Last minute request and Kenny came to the rescue. Not only was he thorough he was very responsive and flexible. Carpets looks great and refreshed and I would sleep right on his cleaned carpets. Thank you!
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Tina J.
I had renovations completed to my condo and had Mica Carpet, Rugs & Upholstery Cleaning to come out to clean (2) rooms and a loft. The communication was perfect throughout from the first call/email/text to the service and after. Mica Carpet, Rugs & Upholstery Cleaning did an outstanding job with the cleaning, very professional/helpful, and arrived on time. I would definitely use them again.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Robert S.
Best carpet cleaning service I have ever hired. They were prompt and professional. Will hire them again.
Edibill  Services & Carpet Care LLCEdibill Services & Carpet Care LLC
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 :)
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Sinnamon J.
Durand responded to my request immediately and was available to clean my carpet the same day. He was punctual, very professional and did an awesome job! Pet stains were removed from carpet and deodorized. He even offered a pair of booties to walk on the carpet after he was done. Will definitely use his services again and will recommend to family and friends.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
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 ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
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
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