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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 Herndon carpet cleaners
Heather S.
Just used R&R Carpet Cleaning to clean carpets in house we are moving into. They were professional, very responsive, and did an amazing job. The carpets look great! Would definitely recommend them and will use them again!
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Lori M.
Only one person showed Up to clean the carpets. Did not clean under the beds and missed a couple closets. I specifically cleaned everything out of the closets and asked him to clean the closet carpet. He did reduce my bill by $20.
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Wasim M.
We called Kenny’s after we moved out for carpet cleaning. No complaints!
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Ranya A.
Did a great job of cleaning the carpets and couches. Got rid of lots of dirt
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Hank M.
Durand did an excellent job carpet cleaning my home! I loved his attention to detail, professionalism, and end result of his work. My carpet looks fantastic. Will definitely use him again.
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Thomas H.
Durant was on time and did a great job cleaning our master bedroom carpet, two area rugs, and our couch.
Shiny style Carpet CareShiny style Carpet Care
Ana I.
Total Cleaning did a great job with our carpets. They were also very punctual and professional. Would definitely recommend them!
Total Cleaning ServiceTotal Cleaning Service
Brandon G.
We just moved into our new house and decided to have a deep carpet cleaning service performed by Universal Cleaning and I would highly reccomend them! To start, Jerome was incredibly responsive to every message and provided quick feedback to any questions, Juanita was a pleasure to work with for scheduling the appointment, and Dave the technician was both highly personable and professional. He performed a thorough deep clean of all the carpet in our house and took the time to put in extra work on a few spots that were stained. On top of the great service, they are reasonably priced compared to competitors. I will be reccomending them to a few friends and neighbors that mentioned they are looking for a similar carpet cleaning service.
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Jamia K.
This carpet cleaning company did such an amazing job. Their quality of work, friendliness, and professionalism are unmatched! I will definitely be using them again in the future
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Amit M.
Excellent response to any and all my questions and rescheduling requests. The person who came to clean the carpet ( Manny ) was just an amazing person. Extremely polite and so good to talk to. Honestly, its so refreshing to see people like Manny now a days. He did an amazing work. Overall, very happy with the experience on Thumbtack and with Alpha Carpet Cleaning company.
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Emily T.
Was able to come clean our carpets on short notice. Prompt, patient, kind, and did a beautiful job. So pleased to have worked with DVM! Highly recommend!
DMV Carpet Cleaning Woodbridge VADMV Carpet Cleaning Woodbridge VA
Natasha B.
Jose and his staff did an amazing job. He not only cleaned our carpets but performed a move out cleaning. We liked him so much we plan to use him for bi-monthly cleanings of our new place. I highly recommend him.
John C.
Nathan scheduled me for carpet cleaning at my house on Wednesday August 17 at 10:00AM. The agreed upon price was $399 less a 10% senior discount, to total $360. At 10:30 I called him and he said he was running late because he just finished a job at a mansion, somewhere. He said he was just leaving and finally showed up 1 hour and 40 minutes late. The very first thing he did after I showed him the areas to be cleaned, (which I had described to him on the phone when we scheduled the service), was to tell me the price would be $450 and he began to school me on the essence of carpet cleaning, and why it would cost more. Since he was here, and I had moved everything out of the way for the cleaning, I agreed with him on $400. Here, I made the mistake of was not sending him away when he arrived so late and I had to call HIM to find out he would be late. The mistake was compounded by terrible service. I could have rented a machine and done a better job. Stains existed after the cleaning, and the Berber Carpet was not clean where it met the wall. He said this was a problem with that kind of carpet, but didn't mention it before he performed the cleaning. My wife and I agree that it was a total waste of $400.
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Bharathwaj G.
Nathan was very flexible in accommodating a move out carpet cleaning on short notice. the quality of his work was great. he has great equipment and takes a lot of pride in his work. i would hire again.
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Diane S.
Anthony did a thorough and careful job on my carpet. He was organized and methodical in his cleaning, working hard on the stains and he even took time to carefully clean where the carpet tucks under the toe kick at the bottom of the walls. That REALLY impressed me. He was polite, friendly and explained what and why he did something. I could only pick 3 of the 5 good things above but they all apply. Kenny replied to me very soon after I contacted him. He made it easy to get a quote and book an appointment.
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Ken K.
It pains me greatly to have to write this, but DO NOT under any circumstances trust these people - they are extremely dishonest and unethical, and I hope that the town of Woodbridge or the Commonwealth of Virginia will hold Kenneth Ugo accountable for his fraudulent practices. I only wish I had looked at reviews of their services on other websites: the negative reviews are all very consistent with my own experience with them.  I hope this review gives you at least a second thought before you ever choose to hire them. I have a 100% cotton carpet that had some minor dirty areas where foot traffic was higher. I intentionally asked them if they understood how to clean a 100% cotton carpet, and if their methodology was appropriate for the material. They assured me it was. I did not realize they don’t actually know anything about Carpets. They bought equipment and are winging it. They came to my house and cleaned within a day of our requesting their services. Their first pass at the Carpet made it brown in certain spots that had been immaculate due to the fact that they were under a couch or a table. I texted Kenny the next day with photos, and he texted me back to say that he would send somebody out to do another pass the following day. They came, and this time they turned the entire carpet brown. Well, almost all of it: There were spots that were left untouched by their equipment, but only because they didn’t move furniture out of the way out of one corner of the carpet, instead just cleaning around it. (This was similar to other posts I have since read.) I contacted him that evening to let him know that it was worse. That was almost 2 weeks ago. I have tried calling and texting every day since then with the utmost politeness and calm, just requesting that we have a conversation about what to do next, and they have ghosted me. (This is also similar to other posts I have read). Refuse to respond to my texts, my voicemails, everything. They deposited my check though, and ruined my carpet, and now won’t own up to it or even just contact me to talk about it. Their dishonesty makes me equal parts mad, and sad for them. They are behaving cowardly and unprofessional. They do not deserve your business or your money.  The thing is, their cleaning wasn’t that expensive. It’s not about the money for me, in fact I’m guessing they need that money way more than I do, otherwise they wouldn’t be willing to risk their business with such childish behavior like avoiding contact. It’s the utter lack of conviction and honesty that really gets me. Who does that?  I hope that that money is worth more to them than what they have sacrificed in their “business ethics.”
Kenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLCKenny's Carpet &Flooring Care LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Matthew did an incredible job with my carpets.I had three sets of stairs, a hallway, a living room, and three bedrooms. The carpets had not been cleaned in seven years. He took incredible care going over the rooms multiple times to get the dirt out. He took his time and was determined to get them to look like new. He was thorough and neat. I also had two repairs. I had a buckle across the entire width of my bedroom. He spent an hour stretching it and it looks perfect! I also had a hole in a step in the front foyer, (a very visible location), where the dog had chewed threw it. Matthew took a piece from the back of my closet and completely closed the hole up! He was equally as personable as he was professional. I will hire him every year from now on. My carpets look great!
Total Cleaning ServiceTotal Cleaning Service
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