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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.

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 Arlington carpet cleaners
Jackie K.
Pleased with carpet cleaning. Carpet hasn’t been cleaned in years with turnover of roommates happening all along. Tomer suggested a deep clean and the carpet feels so much better afterwards. Easy to schedule, easy to communicate and fair price for what we got. Would use again in the future.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Theresa K.
Adrian was wonderful. He did a great job on my carpets, highly recommend! Love our nice clean carpets.
Checkmate Pro ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
Feng S.
It was done shorter than expected and the carpet was thoroughly cleaned.
JM Professional Building ServicesJM Professional Building Services
Valentina Z.
Great work! Haven't seen the carpet that clean in ages!
Creative Carpet Cleaning LLCCreative Carpet Cleaning LLC
Ryan T.
Did great work cleaning our carpets for our move out
Kenny's Carpet Care&ServicesKenny's Carpet Care&Services
Shawna K.
Very responsive, did a great job. We are very happy with the carpet cleaning.
DLee Mobile LLCDLee Mobile LLC
Fatima a.
very quick and good cleaning, got all the stains out of my carpet
Universal Cleaning Carpet & Floor Care Inc.Universal Cleaning Carpet & Floor Care Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Disappointed in quality of service provided. Window tracks were not cleaned as agreed too. Walls smudged by carpet cleaning equipment.
3D Cleaning Services, Inc.3D Cleaning Services, Inc.
Chris M.
Durand did a deep clean on the carpets of a house we were moving into. They look like brand new carpets and a different color - such amazing work. He also cleaned an old couch and again did a fantastic job. I will hire him again.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Jackie L.
We had the stairs and basement carpet done for our move out. It was super easy to coordinate as we had to reschedule a few times, but the carpet cleaning service was exactly what we needed!
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Emily S.
Chose this service through word of mouth and was not disappointed. Carpets were perfectly cleaned for our move out!
Checkmate Pro ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
Claire S.
Adrian did a great job cleaning our carpets. He was communicative and his prices are very reasonable.
Checkmate Pro ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
Tom S.
Did a fantastic job cleaning several of our carpets and chairs. Was prompt and professional. Will definitely hire again!
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Steven M.
Booked a cleaning with this company and when the guy showed up he arrived in an Uber with a carpet cleaning machine in a garbage bag! NOT a commercial carpet cleaning machine, a handheld device you can pick up at Target! I am beyond angry and frustrated! I waited 5 days for an appointment with a service tech with no commercial equipment! What a waste!
Daniel's Super Cleaning ServicesDaniel's Super Cleaning Services
Carol B.
Durand did a great job. I had stains on the carpet that didn't come out after the previous cleaning. I thought they were permanent. They were gone after Durand cleaned the carpets. I've already made an appointment for him to come back in 6 weeks. Thank you, Durand!
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Rachael O.
Matthew was very kind, courteous and professional. He was on time and his hours were very flexible. He was able to accommodate hours outside of a general 9-5 especially on a Saturday. He did a great job getting the carpet cleaned throughout the house. I will definitely hire him again for carpet cleanings.
Total Cleaning ServiceTotal Cleaning Service
Cookie S.
This the second time I have used Mica Carpet cleaning. He does an outstanding job and my stained carpet almost looks like new. I have two senior pets and a light colored carpets. I have recommended him to other residents in my building who have also been pleased.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Lauren M.
Adrian was punctual, efficient, and responsive to my request. He did a thorough job on cleaning my carpets in a timely manner.
Checkmate Pro ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
Julie C.
We have loved working with JM! We’ve used them twice now, once to clean my children’s playroom (carpet) and once to clean cat urine from my new carpet. On both occasions the JM crew were extremely responsive, respectful, and did an incredible job executing both tasks. I’m thankful to have found a professional group I can rely on to take care of my carpet care. Thank you!
JM Professional Building ServicesJM Professional Building Services
Thumbtack Customer
Matthew of Total Cleaning Service did an exceptional job on my carpets! He put in the time needed to remove stains and wasn't satisfied until he determined they were gone. He is a very professional and very nice individual. I will be using him the next time I need carpets cleaned! Thank you Matthew!!!
Total Cleaning ServiceTotal Cleaning Service
Linda W.
five stars! Mr Soriano came and cleaned our office and also spots in living room . There was food and juice stains. I don't remlember the carpet being so clean! I
JM Professional Building ServicesJM Professional Building Services
Zuhair M.
I have to say that I went into this with low expectations. I’ve hired carpet cleaners before who gave the carpet a once over and took their money and went on their merry way. That was not what David did. He accommodated our busy schedule and showed up right on time. He went to work and did the most thorough job I’ve ever seen a carpet cleaner do. There were some challenging stains on our carpet, and he took before and after pictures to show the quality of his work — and it showed. Thanks Dave for a great job. I would recommend without reservation.
DLee Mobile LLCDLee Mobile LLC
Rebecca K.
They did a great job doing a move out carpet clean and got rid of some stains caused by a pipe breaking. Would recommend
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Mrinmoy P.
Alex came earlier than expected and cleaned the carpets thoroughly! He is very professional and friendly and explained the process in detail. Definitely recommended!
Oxi Fresh of Metro DCOxi Fresh of Metro DC
Neal E.
Mr. Durand was responsive, punctual, and did great work cleaning our carpets after a move out. We will definitely hire him again!
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
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