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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much is carpet cleaning in Seattle?

Starting costs for some professional carpet cleaning services in Seattle range from $60 to $90. This price will depend on several factors, including the size of your home and whether you have carpeted stairs. Different types of cleaning methods — dry cleaning, shampooing and steam cleaning — may have different costs as well. The pro may also charge extra for pet stains, food stains or drink stains.   

Here are the best carpet cleaning services in Seattle — contact several pros to get an accurate price estimate for your carpets.

For more information on how to estimate carpet cleaning costs, read “How much does carpet cleaning cost?

Please note: All cost estimates are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. For the most accurate, up-to-date cost estimates for your specific project, get free estimates from pros near you.

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.

Reviews for Seattle carpet cleaners
Yabo L.
SILKROAD did excellent job to clean the carpet in my condo before rent out. They were punctual. cleaned up carpet of 3 floors and carpet on stairs, clean and fast. We are happy with this cleaning and would definitely recommend!
Empire ExpoEmpire Expo
Vu H.
Clean River did a good job my my pet stained carpet and couch. I was surprised how clean the carpet was after the cleaning.
Clean riverClean river
Denzel P.
With the havoc that was wreaked onto the carpets at my house, I’m confident that if Oxi Fresh could get those carpets clean then no carpet stands a chance.
Oxi Fresh Carpet CleaningOxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Aimee O.
We had a couple of carpeted rooms to clean up in the apartment we moved out of. The appointment was easy to schedule and the carpet was cleaned up very nicely!
Glow Professional Home Cleaning Services,IncGlow Professional Home Cleaning Services,Inc
Thomas H.
Seamless experience hiring for carpet cleaning.
Vip Restoration Services llcVip Restoration Services llc
Thumbtack Customer
My carpet was in need of much TLC after housebreaking my puppy. I was so impressed by the results - my carpet looks and smells great! I've used steam cleaners in the past and there is no comparison. This will now be my go to carpet cleaner!
Power Pup CleanPower Pup Clean
Sam C.
Thorough, timely cleaning job. Nice clean carpets! Thanks Lavonte.
Glow Professional Home Cleaning Services,IncGlow Professional Home Cleaning Services,Inc
Gayatri S.
The carpet was nicely cleaned as per my expectations. The cleaner was courteous and patient.
Glow Professional Home Cleaning Services,IncGlow Professional Home Cleaning Services,Inc
Phil R.
Very happy with the carpet cleaning & professional service.
GreenWorks Carpet CleaningGreenWorks Carpet Cleaning
Nick X.
Just a great job cleaning a gnarly carpet!
Seattle SteamersSeattle Steamers
Thumbtack Customer
furniture was splashed with cleaning fluid. carpet feels gummy.
Power Pup CleanPower Pup Clean
Erika L.
We are a real estate company who needed our upcoming listing's carpets cleaned. The carpets were cleaned on Easter, which was VERY helpful, and the communication was fantastic. We thank you!
Glow Professional Home Cleaning Services,IncGlow Professional Home Cleaning Services,Inc
Thumbtack Customer
He was great. He took extra time cleaning the small stains in my daughters room. He even scrubbed the carpets with a tough broom to fluff up the carpet fibers. The carpets looked great.
Personal Touch Building MaintenancePersonal Touch Building Maintenance
Amit P.
Very professional and he ensured that the carpet were super clean and like new with his cleaning
ASAP Carpet CleanersASAP Carpet Cleaners
Sarah M.
Great job cleaning our carpets in preparation for new renters!
Vip Restoration Services llcVip Restoration Services llc
Jayne S.
Great job and value on the carpet cleaning. Will use again. Thanks!
Personal Touch Building MaintenancePersonal Touch Building Maintenance
Meagan G.
LaVonte was great to work with. He was able to come and clean my carpet on short notice and did an amazing job. I had no idea my carpet could be so clean! Will definitely be booking with him again
Glow Professional Home Cleaning Services,IncGlow Professional Home Cleaning Services,Inc
Karin E.
The carpet is old, but the cleaning improved it a lot! We were satisfied with the result.
Seattle SteamersSeattle Steamers
Abby D.
Fast prompt service for a move out carpet cleaning. Quote was accurate.
Seattle SteamersSeattle Steamers
Tushar p.
Anthony was quick to respond and come clean the carpets. Great job cleaning and good value. Would hire again.
Personal Touch Building MaintenancePersonal Touch Building Maintenance
Ken O.
Prices are competitive, work is Thorough, I recommend this carpet cleaning company completely.
Personal Touch Building MaintenancePersonal Touch Building Maintenance
Sandra A.
They advertise steam cleaning but actually use a carpet shampooer machine. Ask questions.
Clean riverClean river
Clancy D.
Als Carpet Cleaning was awesome! I would definitely use him again.
Als Carpet CleaningAls Carpet Cleaning
Michaela R.
Mo did a nice job cleaning our carpet. He was efficient and thorough.
Seattle SteamersSeattle Steamers
Eric C.
After closing on our new home we discovered the carpets needed cleaning, they were able to come out that evening. Greatly appreciated that amazing service. Carpets look great!
Seattle SteamersSeattle Steamers
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