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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.

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 Portsmouth carpet cleaners
Cordney H.
Professionalism, hard working, courteous, respectful, punctual all equate to one word: BRILLIANT! Travis Price is the best carpet cleaner in the state of Virginia. He’s young, enthusiastic and willing to take care of all of your carpet cleaning needs! He is the ONLY person I trust with my carpet cleaning needs and I think you can too.
Price Carpet CarePrice Carpet Care
Juanita C.
Had carpet cleaned in a rental property. Carpet was filthy, thought I was going to have to replace it. Can’t believe how good it looks now!
Economical Carpet CareEconomical Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was great! He was on time, got the carpet nice and clean. We look forward to having him back when the carpet gets dirty again.
Economical Carpet CareEconomical Carpet Care
Marchee D.
Kevin did a fantastic job on my carpet cleaning! My toddler messed my carpet up with his slime. He took care of it all! My carpet looks brand new!! He was kind and professional! He was able to fit me in with a short notice. I WILL be booking him again for any of my carpet needs.
Economical Carpet CareEconomical Carpet Care
Evita F.
The technician was very quick in and out very quickly. However, I don’t feel my carpets are professionally cleaned. When I hire a professional I want it to at least look better then if I did it myself. Technician came in immediately access the carpet and told me that for a deep clean it will be extra charged What I was quoted was for basic. I paid the extra still have stains there is a high traffic area I specifically needed cleaned and it was not. On his ad on Thumbtack it states stains food, pet $0 charge. It doesn’t state anything about a basic charge vs a deep clean charge the old bait and switch. I felt as though my carpets would have dirtier if I would have gotten the basic. Additionally, there was water drained in front of my residence I’ve hired professional carpet cleaners before and that was never done. I will try again with Thumbtack with another service provider.
S and L Cleaning Services Inc.S and L Cleaning Services Inc.
Kyri D.
This crew was literally sent from God. When it came to the professionalism .. willingness and the profilings and services offered! They cleaned my carpets perfectly and they even cleaned the tile grout! I would book them again anytime ... thank you guys so much ❤️❤️❤️
S and L Cleaning Services Inc.S and L Cleaning Services Inc.
Michael P.
My mom's carpets needed cleaning. She's elderly, lives alone and I visit from out of state. I wanted to get her carpets cleaned while I was there but was afraid I didn't have time to set it up. Posted to thumbtack the day before yesterday. Got a few quotes but was too busy to really look them all over. S & L gave me what I thought was a great quote. I wasn't going to pursue it because honestly I thought the quote was so reasonable that the quality would not be great. They persisted in messaging me and when I inquired yesterday if they could do the job that day, they squeezed me in between 2 jobs. Moe was friendly and polite and did a good job. Just so you know, they don't move furniture. Moe cleaned 4 rooms of carpet and a hallway that had not been cleaned in many years. Some of the stains were too tough to get out, but overall what an improvement. For this I was only charged $70. I would definitely hire them again.
S and L Cleaning Services Inc.S and L Cleaning Services Inc.
Shay S.
Kevin was very personable and professional and finished the job surprisingly fast! Plus, he was able to come clean our carpets at the last minute before my Mom was discharged from the hospital. Will definitely use his service again! Thanks K!
Economical Carpet CareEconomical Carpet Care
Jennifer T.
Mo was a lifesaver! With very short notice, he was able to do a deep clean at a property I had an eviction on two days prior, contractors finished up just 10 minutes before he arrived. He did a great job and provided solid advice for quality of carpets. Thanks to Mo, my new tenant was able to move in yesterday, as scheduled, and she was very pleased with the results and service!! Thanks Mo!!!!!
S and L Cleaning Services Inc.S and L Cleaning Services Inc.
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