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Your burning questions: answered

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for professional carpet cleaning?

It’s common for professional carpet cleaners to accept digital payments such as Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay, Zelle, PayPal and others. The current COVID-19 pandemic is quickly encouraging other companies to digitally transform as well. Make sure the carpet cleaner you hire will accept a digital payment instead of cash or check, and come up with a strategy for complying with social distancing regulations.

Compare carpet cleaners near you to see which types of payments they accept.

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.

Reviews for Wauwatosa carpet cleaners
John M.
Carpet was beautifully cleaned, very professional.
Promax Carpet CleanPromax Carpet Clean
Thumbtack Customer
They were prompt. Moved some funiture but not all. The basement indoor/outdoor carpet did not clean as well as the longer carpet on main floor.
Heaven's Best Carpet CleaningHeaven's Best Carpet Cleaning
LaShaunda L.
LaShaunda was great and he knew his stuff about carpet cleaning
Promax Carpet CleanPromax Carpet Clean
Thumbtack Customer
They were right on time. The carpet is very clean and they didn't try to upsell me at all
J&V Steam Carpet Cleaning LLCJ&V Steam Carpet Cleaning LLC
Patricia O.
Overall a good experience, my original schedule time was 3:30 but arrived around 5:30. I have had my carpets cleaned twice a year at my previous house and it is usually a van that comes with water and hoses to clean the carpets. She used a Hoover steam cleaner. The carpets came out pretty clean, but I thought it was going to be a commercial type cleaner and in and out in about a hour. It took her a few hours to clean the rugs but she went above and beyond and cleaned my closet rugs and left me a welcome home present. Which was a very nice gesture.
Bossy Bubbles Professional Cleaning ServicesBossy Bubbles Professional Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
Reuben was able to fit my carpet cleaning in his schedule within 24 hours! The crew was friendly and fast. They deep cleaned my carpets in my empty rental house in about 30 minutes. I also appreciated that the crew didn't include the pet enzyme treatment that we thought we might need--they were honest that the carpet didn't need it and therefore the cost was less than estimated. The carpet turned out beautiful and they were even able to get out some marker stains that we thought were permanent.
Heaven's Best Carpet CleaningHeaven's Best Carpet Cleaning
Michael B.
He showed up as promised, did the work in a reasonable time, and did an excellent job of cleaning the carpets throughout the house.
D Xtreme Service SolutionsD Xtreme Service Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
We should have had our carpet cleaned by these guys a year ago! They are the most professional and effective cleaners we have ever had. We highly recommend them!
Heaven's Best Carpet CleaningHeaven's Best Carpet Cleaning
Rachel T.
Les did a great job cleaning my carpet. Wine stains, pet stains - gone! He was very friendly and professional, and provided great advice on how to keep my carpet in better shape in the future. I would definitely hire Promax again!
Promax Carpet CleanPromax Carpet Clean
Maddie L.
Abraham was extremely friendly and professional. He did an awesome job on cleaning my apartment carpeting and I would highly recommend him.
Spot Free Cleaning ServiceSpot Free Cleaning Service
Thumbtack Customer
Nicole and Lamont did carpet cleaning and general cleaning at our daughter's condo that she is renting out. They were extremely courteous, prompt and did a nice job. Price was very fair. The place looks great and we would use them again.
Humming Byrd Cleaning Service LLCHumming Byrd Cleaning Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Best carpet cleaning I ever had. VERY thorough. Got all dirty spots clean. Even got tile and linoleum floors clean. They moved everything. Were done in 2.5 hrs. Amazing. Would highly recommend. Their rotating shampoo "circles" are much more effective than any "steam" cleaning I've ever had.
Heaven's Best Carpet CleaningHeaven's Best Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Was earlier than expected but called first to see if it was ok and was willing to keep the original time. Worked efficiently. Carpet came out well. Stairs that were totally trashed came out remarkably clean
Heaven's Best Carpet CleaningHeaven's Best Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt, courteous, and professional. Stayed true to the quote I was given even though they had to use more product. I am very pleased with the service and would recommend them to anyone who needs carpet cleaning.
Heaven's Best Carpet CleaningHeaven's Best Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Received an online quote from Nichole for carpet cleaning. Nichole then directed me to her "manager" to call to schedule the appointment. Service was to be Friday 7/24/15 at 1pm. I took a day off work, moved 2 rooms of furniture in order to prepare for the carpet cleaning Humming Byrd was to do. No call, no show. I called the office number to ask where they were, and I was told they had nothing scheduled for me. At first, I was offered a 6pm appointment, but due to guests arriving that would not work for me. I was then asked if they could call me right back. 3 days later I am still waiting for that call back. Not worth the aggravation. Will not try to use this company again.
Humming Byrd Cleaning Service LLCHumming Byrd Cleaning Service LLC
Denise N.
Id called with additional questions and spoke with Cary, he was super polite, and answered all my questions. On the day of my carpet cleaning he arrived on time, did a walk through assessment, we confirmed the price and he and Chris got right. I was very pleased and will be recommending the Hunter Bros. To friends and family.
Hunter Cleaning Services LLCHunter Cleaning Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have to say that I was more than impressed with the results of the carpet cleaning service provided by We Clean. I would definitely use them again. My only gripe would be that the final price ended up little higher then the estimate I was given. I guess I was expecting the estimate to be the all in charge but it ended up not to include an "environmental disposal charge" and taxes. Again not a big deal but good to know when comparing estimates that are fairly close.
We Clean Carpet - MilwaukeeWe Clean Carpet - Milwaukee
Thumbtack Customer
The cleaning job was good but not so great at stain removal. Did an OK job overall. Only 3 out the 6 stained areas are stain free. Also, the initial quote I received after I specifically mentioned heavy stains was $45 which changed to $90 after I sent photos of the carpet. I didn't make a big deal out of it but doesn't sit well in terms of trust.
Promax Carpet CleanPromax Carpet Clean
Thumbtack Customer
I would hire these guys again in a heartbeat. Reuben and his team are punctual (even early!), efficient, timely, and cost-effective. Our living room looks like a completely new room, and they were in and out in less then 45 minutes for 4 rooms. I couldn't be happier with the service and the results; I would recommend Reuben and his team to anyone looking for carpet cleaning. I'm completely blown away. Thank you so much, Reuben, for all of your hard work, communication, and results in a turnaround time of 2 days!
Heaven's Best Carpet CleaningHeaven's Best Carpet Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I booked an appointment for a carpet cleaning/general cleaning service for 1pm on Saturday. I arrived at my empty condo unit and contacted Nicole Byrd at 1:18pm when she was late and did not hear from her. At that time, she mentioned that she was at a job that was taking longer than expected, with two people who called in sick, and would arrive at 3pm. I understand that things happen and people call in sick, so I understood and reminded her that I would be waiting. At 3:31pm, I spoke with her on the phone again and said that she was just leaving a job and could arrive at 4:15 "AT THE LATEST." I was upset, as I had plans for Saturday evening, but really needed my carpet and unit cleaned, as I had people coming to help paint the following day. At 4:15, I attempted to call her three times and then received a text message that she was on her way, "conning" down the highway from West Bend. As time continued, I became upset, knowing that I would have to cancel my plans. I texted her back and let her know that I had cancelled my plans for the evening and was waiting for her, as I really needed the service done that day. I called again at 4:29pm, and 4:50pm, and a few other times between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. I sent her one text message and left her one voicemail with the same information: I was waiting and that if she could not come, the least she could do at this point is let me know, so that I could leave... Since I spent all of this time in my EMPTY condo unit waiting for her. Nicole never responded to let me know that she was not coming, or her reason for not coming. I waited 7 hours for her. I can not believe the audacity of this woman and her company. This was the most jaw dropping experience that I have ever had with any sort of "professional."
Humming Byrd Cleaning Service LLCHumming Byrd Cleaning Service LLC
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