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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Fairfax carpet cleaners
Amazing Cleaners did a great job cleaning carpets.
Amazing Cleaners LLCAmazing Cleaners LLC
Teresa B.
Excellent carpet cleaning service! Jerome is incredibly responsive, my carpet was cleaned within 24 hours of contact. The service tech, Dave, was very thorough and meticulous.
Universal Cleaning Carpet & Floor Care Inc.Universal Cleaning Carpet & Floor Care Inc.
Mohsen G.
Straightforward no drama professional carpet cleaning. I thought I had to replace the carpet, but now I don't need to. Looks good enough.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Brian J.
Very quick and efficient and did a good job cleaning my carpets
Steam Carpet CleaningSteam Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
We were provided with carpet cleaning services. I forgot to confirm, but this company was able to get the appointment for me the same day. The person who cleaned my carpet did an excellent job and was very professional and courteous. I will definitely use them again and will recommend Smart Choice Cleaning to my friends and associates.
Smart Choice CleaningSmart Choice Cleaning
Great work on cleaning the carpet and was very flexible and accommodating with scheduling. Will definitely work with him again.
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Roshni M.
Johnson was very responsive, arrived on time and did a great job cleaning our carpet. There were some terrible stains on our carpet and he got most of them out. Great service, highly recommended!
Punctuality Carpet CleaningPunctuality Carpet Cleaning
Victoria S.
Edibill Services was super responsive, came quick, and did a fantastic job cleaning our very dirty basement carpet. I was shocked how clean he got the carpet and also how some old stains were able to be removed. Would definitely use them again! Bill also did a great job cleaning some dining chairs too.
Edibill  Services & Carpet Care LLCEdibill Services & Carpet Care LLC
Paul S.
Outstanding work and a pleasure to do business with. A great person to have come do carpet cleaning work in your house.
JR Carpet Cleaning Services LLCJR Carpet Cleaning Services LLC
Zeynep V.
My carpet looks nice and clean! Most of the stains are gone, he has done a great job!. He was on time.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Philip R.
Two guys showed up early to clean the carpets, did a fantastic job, and charged a reasonable rate. Highly recommended!!!!
DMP Cleaning ServicesDMP Cleaning Services
Sara K.
I received a quick and informative response to my inquiry for carpet steaming and scheduled it for the very next day. Bill arrived promptly, was very professional, and the cost for service was very reasonable, and he worked efficiently. He did excellent and thorough job cleaning my carpets. I will definitely use him again for carpets in my other properties.
Edibill  Services & Carpet Care LLCEdibill Services & Carpet Care LLC
Sydney G.
Tomer with Mica cleaning services was an absolute pleasure. Total professional and did a wonderful job cleaning the carpets and couch for our new home. We will definitely be using them again!
Mica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaningMica carpet,rugs&upholstery cleaning
Billy M.
Flexible and great cleaners. Changed the schedule with them twice. Very responsive. Did whole house cleaning and carpet cleaning. Some obscure surfaces in the storage area were not wipe down but beside that it was great. They also offer regular cleaning at a discount
DMP Cleaning ServicesDMP Cleaning Services
Josh H.
Excellent service at a great value. Kevin was responsive in providing a quote and scheduling the job. The carpet cleaning (3 bedrooms and a staircase) was impeccable. Highly recommend.
Shema Carpet & UpholsteryShema Carpet & Upholstery
Thumbtack Customer
My wife said the carpet was cleaner than when we moved in. Easy to work with, showed up on time and scheduled us in short notice.
JM Professional Building ServicesJM Professional Building Services
Mason K.
He was very responsive and did a great job, very polite! He did a wonderful carpet stretching for our place plus carpet cleaning, very punctual and his price was very reasonable! He was a pleasure to work with! I would recommend him to everyone! Thank you Rigo
RK Carpet services,LLCRK Carpet services,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job, both with the move out cleaning of the apt and the carpet cleaning of the same apt. The price was reasonable and the technicians were courteous and efficient. I would use them again and highly recommend them.
Smart Choice CleaningSmart Choice Cleaning
Angela s.
Cesar could not have been more helpful or professional. He did a fantastic job getting my carpets cleaned. I highly recommend this service.
DMP Cleaning ServicesDMP Cleaning Services
Korynne B.
Great job and good prices on carpet cleaning! Tenants messed up scheduling and we were able to get it rescheduled for a job well done! Will hire again!
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Edil T.
I have to say that this company is very professional. They did a GREAT job making my carpets look like new again and for a great cost. They called in advance and showed up when they said, which in this day and age is very rare. For anyone looking for a reputable carpet cleaning company that will take care of your every need I would HIGHLY recommend Shiny Style Carpet Care. I know I will be using them again for sure.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Sonia K.
Cesar did an awesome job with our carpets! He We just moved into our new townhome and had a couple rooms that were carpeted so we asked Cesar and he gladly accepted to deep clean them. He went out of his way to come do our carpets on a Sunday and did a phenomenal job. He got out the tough stains of which we don’t know from what, but they’re all gone. And look as brand new! Thank you so much for everything. If we need our carpets done again, we know who to contact!
DMP Cleaning ServicesDMP Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
What an EXCELLENT experience. My carpets are super clean and new looking/smelling. Max was so professing, very responsive, friendly, & accommodating. We will definitely call again! Thanks! -Liz
JM Professional Building ServicesJM Professional Building Services
Travis M.
Never met a business that did not want to help. The owner came to our house and looked things over and said they couldn’t do it because how old our carpet was and how his equipment wouldn’t be able to do the job. Really?? Your advertised as a carpet cleaner! Thanks for wasting my time. Would’ve been nice to at least know this lie before I took time off work. Didn’t even offer to spot clean or clean the areas that his equipment could do. Their loss. I hired someone that wanted my business and did a good job. I highly recommend NOT to hire oxifresh of metro dc.
Oxi Fresh of Metro DCOxi Fresh of Metro DC
Thumbtack Customer
Matthew was really professional, very respectful, time, explained the process, set accurate expectations and did a spectacular job and salvaged my almost ruined carpet. He was also kind enough to stop by the place for estimation and to setup a time for the final cleaning.
Total Cleaning ServiceTotal Cleaning Service
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