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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 Fredericksburg carpet cleaners
Cheryl k.
My carpets are so clean. I will use him to clean my carpets again.
Pro Care Carpet Cleaning LLCPro Care Carpet Cleaning LLC
Micky L.
They did a great job cleaning the carpet.
RVA Carpet Pros LLCRVA Carpet Pros LLC
Gabriel p.
Ken did a phenomenal job with cleaning my carpets! He showed up when he said he would, immediately got to work, and made carpet that had a year of two large dogs ruining it look brand new. Would highly reccomend for anyone looking to get their carpets cleaned.
Kenny's Carpet Care&ServicesKenny's Carpet Care&Services
Matt P.
Manny was incredible! Punctual, polite and professional. If I owned a cleaning business, manny would be my first hire. That being said, I don’t own a carpet cleaning business so you should hire Alpha Carpet Clean, LLC. They just can’t be beat.
Alpha Carpet Clean, LLCAlpha Carpet Clean, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
It's not easy to find someone to do a move-out cleaning with carpet cleaning on a Saturday, not to mention the day before New Year's Eve. The crew showed up on time and took care of everything, including stain removal from the carpet. Money well spent!
Ullrich's Cleaning ServicesUllrich's Cleaning Services
Nana A.
He will be my go to company anytime I need a carpet or hardwood cleaning. He did a good job on my two month carpet stains . All stains are gone now, is super clean and the room smells so good . He deserves more than a 5 star
Go Green Clean🥦SameDay!Carpet Floors UpholsteryGo Green Clean🥦SameDay!Carpet Floors Upholstery
Thumbtack Customer
I needed my carpets cleaned because I have pets and my carpet shampoo was not strong enough. Her and her husband showed up on time and got to work immediately. I would highly recommend her and her husband they did an excellent job my carpet looks new they both went be of and beyond the job very professional and affordable I am very impressed both are veterans and their work ethic is that of military style clean Catherne
Ullrich's Cleaning ServicesUllrich's Cleaning Services
Brenda S.
Kenny cleaned our carpets in preparation to put our house on the market. I can’t believe how great they look! We will definitely use him in the future.
Kenny's Carpet Care&ServicesKenny's Carpet Care&Services
Jason F.
Scheduling service was easy and he was prompt with his responses. Showed up on time as agreed and began cleaning the carpets. He cleaned 4 rooms in our home for a very reasonable price. Our carpets were not dirty except for some problem spots in my son’s room. Upon initial inspection the areas looked clean (but they were still wet). After they dried, the stains that we really wanted cleaned are still very visible (see photos). That’s the only reason I gave 3 stars instead of 5.
Kenny's Carpet Care&ServicesKenny's Carpet Care&Services
Roland a.
We had our carpets stretched and cleaned. While the stretching turned out well, the cleaning could have been better, especially with attention to staining. Went back over some stained areas and was able to completely remove or improve appearance myself.
Edibill  Services & Carpet Care LLCEdibill Services & Carpet Care LLC
Stephanie D.
Professional. Super responsive and timely. We needed a very last minute carpet cleaning because our scheduled carpet cleaner was not able to provide the service and we found out the day before our scheduled move out inspection. He literally saved the day because he was able to come early in the morning on the day of the move out inspection. He cleaned a 3 bedroom apartment within an hour or so, very quick and did an excellent job! There is a reason why he has the rating on thumbtack that he does....He is very good at his job!
Edibill  Services & Carpet Care LLCEdibill Services & Carpet Care LLC
Timothy R.
I'm a first time customer Kenny did a living room/ dinning room combo for me and I'm very pleased with his work. I would recommend him to anyone looking for carpet cleaning.
Kenny's Carpet Care&ServicesKenny's Carpet Care&Services
Thumbtack Customer
Al was an absolute professional! He cleaned and identified spots in areas I didn't even know were there. He provided blowers to dry out the carpet in troublesome areas and offered to come back and do an area that wasn't accessible while he was there. I would hire Al George and SJS Cleaning Solutions again when needed.
SJS Cleaning SolutionsSJS Cleaning Solutions
Keishunda D.
The guys did great. My carpet wasn't filthy so of course I couldn't tell a big difference but we just moved in and wanted them clean. They still look great and the house smells good. The only thing I didn't like was the carpets stayed wet. I was told 4-5 hours but even after being gone 8 they were still wet. Other than that I think they are good and would recommend them.
Kenny's Carpet Care&ServicesKenny's Carpet Care&Services
Thumbtack Customer
So stress-free! Greg and his team went out of their way to make my life easier. They fit us in the week before the holiday, gave us a great deal, and wrapped up the whole job in just a couple of hours. We had bad traffic and pet stains and they made the special treatments affordable. The carpets look SO much better! It is just builder-grade carpet but the cleaning really showed it off. Stains I thought would never come out disappeared. Thank you, guys, for your friendly and conscientious service! Next - the furniture!
Superior Fabric CleanersSuperior Fabric Cleaners
Samantha C.
I never actually got my carpets cleaned because they never came. I booked a week in advance and 20 minutes into when they were already supposed to be there I messaged them to see if they were close, they informed me they wouldn’t be coming due to staffing shortage and overbooking. So they rescheduled for 2 days later, got a text at 722am from the cleaner saying he’d be there by 850am, I messaged back to confirm and by 920am still hadn’t heard or seen him. Called every number I had and no one answered. The owner finally got ahold of me and said they had no idea where he was but he wasn’t coming. After being stood up twice in the same week I went with someone else. There is little to no communication, as the client I shouldn’t have to hunt you down to figure out where you are or if you’re coming or not. If there are scheduling issues, at least call me in the morning to tell me rather than wasting my time, I had to take off work for this and they didn’t even show. I have no clue how their cleaning services are because sadly no one ever came, but after being stood up twice I wasn’t going to rely on them a third time and get screwed over when they didn’t show.
Universal Cleaning Service LLCUniversal Cleaning Service LLC
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