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Carpet cleaning is generally done through either chemical cleaning (encapsulation) or steam cleaning (hot water extraction). Companies price services either by the square foot of carpet cleaned or by the room or area.

Typical costs:

  • Chemical cleaning a 900-square foot two-bedroom apartment with about 650-square feet of carpet between the bedrooms, hallway and living room runs $124-$240. A 1,300-square foot single-story home has about 975-square feet of carpet through three bedrooms, living room and hall and costs $186-$390. A 2,200 square foot two-story home has about 1,700 square feet of carpet between three bedrooms, one living room, two halls and a family room and would average $323-$600.
  • Steam cleaning the same 900-square foot two-bedroom apartment runs $100-$208. A 1,300 square foot single-story home costs $150-$304. A 2,200-square foot two-story home runs $180-$544.
  • Most companies charge a cleaning minimum of $75-$109.
  • Self-service steam cleaning rental machines are available at many locations. The Rug Doctor rents for about $22. Cleaning solution concentrates are about $13 per half gallon. Spot cleaners are $4 and odor removers $5.
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What should be included:
  • Most wall-to-wall carpeting used today is synthetic and can usually be safely cleaned by either the chemical or steam methods, according to The Carpet and Rug Institute[1] . Wool or specialty rugs should follow manufacturers cleaning guidelines.
  • Chemical cleaning uses a liquid (sometimes mixed with carbonated water) or granulated cleaning product which cleans by encapsulating the dirt. As it dries, the residue is trapped in crystals which are vacuumed away. Depending on the chemical treatment used, the carpet will be dry to walk on either immediately, or up to two hours.
  • With steam cleaning, water is forced into the carpet fibers, which loosens dirt and is sucked back out. The floor will be left wet for 6-24 hours, depending on weather conditions. Most steam companies utilize van-mounted systems, where the machine stays in the van and only the hose enters the house.
  • Pre-spotting and deodorizing is necessary when stains, odors or pet urine are present in the carpet.
Additional costs:
  • Staircase cleaning runs about $2-$3 each stair.
  • Stain removal varies according to type and size of stain, but can run an additional .10 cents per square foot, or $30 for 300-square feet of cleaning space. Deodorizing averages .05 cents per square foot, or $15 for 300-square feet of cleaning area.
  • Each carpet cleaning company has an individual furniture moving policy. Most light furniture is removed and replaced at no charge.
  • Furniture cleaning is also available through most carpet cleaners. Sofa cleaning varies from $60-$196 and loveseats are $40-$140. In-house area rug cleaning is charged by the square foot and varies with rug type. Wool costs around $1-$1.50 per sq. ft., or $168-252 for a 12x14 foot rug, while synthetics average .75 cents per sq. ft., or $126 for a 12x14 foot.
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Carpet Cleaning
Amount: $125.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Onur Erol in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: February 11th, 2017 08:02PM
Steam or Chemical: Env Friendly ChemicalNumber of Rooms: 3
Firm: Dry Master Philadelphia
They use Dry Eco friendly chemical. After I clean my 3 bedroom I couldn't believe my eyes. My 8 years old carpet turn brand new!!.They did free spot removal with no extra charge.Very up front When they start I knew how much I will pay.
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Carpet cleaning
Amount: $160.00 per cleaning
Posted by: JOSHUA Peter in Honolulu, HI.Posted: August 5th, 2016 02:08AM
Firm: KleenPro, LLC
Carpet steam cleaning 4 x room .
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Carpet cleaning
Amount: $25.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Big block in Katy, TX.Posted: July 11th, 2016 01:07PM
Firm: CAAM Services
They came out and cleaned 3 rooms, game room, and stairs for $125 flat. Typically they charge $25 per room or $100 for the 5 rooms and the $25 ea. Additional room. Located in Katy, TX 832-466-2733 is how to reach them
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Capet cleaning cost
Amount: $475.00 per cleaning
Posted by: [email protected] in Leavenworth, KS.Posted: June 30th, 2016 10:06AM
Firm: B&B CARPET CLEANING LEAVENWORTH
3 level town home with 1500 square feet
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carpet Cleaning
Amount: $250.00 per cleaning
Posted by: jadon smith in Eggharbor, NJ.Posted: February 7th, 2016 07:02PM
Steam or Chemical: steamNumber of Rooms: 6rooms and hall
Firm: Ron's Carpet Care
I thought price was reasonable, they clean very well and was please with work
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Carpet Cleaning
Amount: $155.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Jennifer W. in Parker, CO.Posted: January 18th, 2016 03:01PM
Steam or Chemical: SteamNumber of Rooms: 5 plus stairs
Firm: oxigreen colorado
Call oxigreen colorado, very professional people, friendly and with a lot of knowledge, pre-spray, electric brushing and steam my carpets. they do it fast in the good way, they won't walk around 100% cleaning start to finish. my carpets look awesome.
Call them Denver area (720)459-0057
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Carpet Cleaning Experience
Amount: $285.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Michelle Bornadet in Morristown, NJ.Posted: November 20th, 2015 10:11AM
Steam or Chemical: Hot Water ExtractionNumber of Rooms: 3
Firm: ProCleanersNJ
I recently used ProCleanersNJ to clean our living room and 2 bedrooms. They did a great job and the carpets were dried in less than 6 hours. The techs were very friendly and polite and did the job in the most professional manner highly recommend for a fast and effective carpet cleaning and they don't charge extra to come on the weekend.There number is (973)343-7627
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Dry carpet cleaning
Amount: $120.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Cynthia Pasch in Myrtle Beach, SC.Posted: November 17th, 2015 01:11PM
Firm: Dry and Clean
Very professional. Meticulous workers. My carpet was stained and looking bad for the holidays. These workers used a dry method that had my carpets looking new. The best part was that it was so fresh and so clean instead of wet. Love it and will definitely be getting freshened up regularly now.
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Carpet Cleaning Service
Amount: $200.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Ellie Lugo in Manhattan Beach, CA.Posted: March 30th, 2015 11:03AM
Firm: JC'S Carpet Cleaning & Restoration
This company had really good reviews online and doesn't do the bait and switch tactics some other carpet cleaning companies do. Spot treatments and deodorizer included.
I was very impressed and they did a fantastic job. I will use them again. www.manhattanbeachcarpetcleaners.net there number is 310.379.8470
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carpet cleaning
Amount: $75.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Kristine hurley in Pittsfield, MA.Posted: March 29th, 2015 06:03PM
Firm: Absolute Services 413-822-3835
I had two rooms about 300sf. They were very professional and got my carpets looking brand new!! Highly recommended
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Carpet Cleaning
Amount: $60.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Cooper86 in Waukegan, IL.Posted: February 6th, 2015 09:02AM
Steam or Chemical: ChemicalNumber of Rooms: 4
Firm: Genesis 950
I stopped using Professionals and do it myself. I get a 2 and a half gallon order of Genesis 950 and I can do my whole house with my own machine!
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Carpet Cleaning
Amount: $125.00 per cleaning
Posted by: [email protected] in fremont, CA.Posted: December 15th, 2014 06:12PM
Firm: Touched by Faith
2 rooms at this price. We also serve maintenence calls and are a full janitorial for commercial and house cleaning for residents. Call and see what coupons we have to give you. Cheap prices expensive service. 510-927_7944 thanks.
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Steam Carpet Cleaning done 10-30-2014 Rosemount, MN
Amount: $363.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Suzy Whitten in Rosemount, MN.Posted: October 30th, 2014 09:10AM
Steam or Chemical: SteamNumber of Rooms: 2 bdrm, loft, hallway, landing
Firm: Eco Green
I purchased a $79 Living Social coupon which covered 2500 sq ft. My total townhouse square footage is 1500, first floor and basement not carpeted. I had a 10x9 loft, (2) 12x12 bedrooms, a hallway and one stair landing steam cleaned, treated for pet stains and protectant sprayed for a total of $363.00 (includes the coupon). This seems high to me even with the pet stains. We'll see how the carpet looks in 48 hours.
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carpet cleaning
Amount: $175.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Robert Boldt in Chicago, IL.Posted: September 15th, 2014 08:09AM
Steam or Chemical: neither...dry hostNumber of Rooms: 5
Firm: Green Owl Services
Was curious about the dry way of cleaning carpet. Bottom line? Absolutely awesome. It not only cleaned better then steam, but it restored the pile of my carpets! The best they have looked since they were first installed. And the product they used is sans chemicals....and environmentally certified
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Great Carpet Cleaning Job
Amount: $150.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Luara in havelot, NC.Posted: December 5th, 2013 12:12PM
Steam or Chemical: Steam cleanedNumber of Rooms: 3 rooms Plus bonus room
Firm: KC'S CARPET CLEANING
This guy was extemely nice and professional-He used a rotovac 360i with a truck mount system. He prespayed with a deodorizer and chemical first then steamed cleaned two bed rooms as well as three closets and a big bonus room above the garage and even did the stairs-The job was top notch- he was done in about 2hrs and 45 minutes and the carpet was already close to being dry
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Carpet Cleaning
Amount: $2.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Miguel Martinez in So Ozone Park, NY.Posted: August 11th, 2013 05:08PM
Steam or Chemical: chemicalNumber of Rooms: first floor living area
Firm: June's Services, LLC
Excellent cleaning with rotovac system, will call him again! Devoted cleaning personal, good, work. Left carpet clean and deodorized. Will use again. 347-206-3232
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Carpet Cleaning
Amount: $69.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Monique40 in Romulus, MI.Posted: April 19th, 2013 03:04PM
Firm: A++ Carpet Cleaning
Carpet had not been cleaned in a few years. There were stains that I didn't think could be removed but the carpet looked like new. I would highly recommend this company 313-918-9718.
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CARPET CLEANING
Amount: $200.00 per cleaning
Posted by: ALICIAM in LAS VEGAS, NV.Posted: February 8th, 2013 08:02PM
Steam or Chemical: STEAM CLEANINGNumber of Rooms: 7
Firm: HONEST JOHNS CARPET CLEANING
THE COMPANY WAS THE VERY BEST THE WAY THEY CLEANED MY CARPET SCRUBBED IT AND THEN RINSED IT IM SO HAPPY I WILL TELL ALL MY FRIENDS
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cleaned my carpet in my home and my rentals too
Amount: $250.00 per cleaning
Posted by: PeterV in wheaton, IL.Posted: November 8th, 2012 01:11PM
Steam or Chemical: steamNumber of Rooms: 4
Firm: carpet wiser
Cleaned my home carpets, three bedrooms and a living room. He did such a good job I now use him for my rental properties. Good Attitude and works on weekends too.
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Carpet cleaning
Amount: $159.95 per cleaning
Posted by: AZ homeowner in surprise, AZ.Posted: August 16th, 2012 01:08PM
Steam or Chemical: SteamNumber of Rooms: 5
Firm: Aussie Carpet & Tile
Refered to Aussie Carpet we had'nt cleaned our carpet in 2 yrs so we had heavy traffic stains and general stains. Anyway Joe the owner came out and inspected and steam cleaned carpet to better than new all for $ 150.00 back to school special could'nt be happier will call again 602-818-6747
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Contact me
Amount: $99.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Michael Banks in Nashville, TN.Posted: August 3rd, 2012 08:08AM
Steam or Chemical: Steam cleanNumber of Rooms: 4
Firm: B&B carpet cleaning
My name is Michael Banks with B&B carpet cleaning and if your looking for the best price contact me at 615-601-0418.
We are running a special 4 rooms for $99.00and hallway is free.
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carpet cleaning
Amount: $250.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Fugg in Norwalk, CT.Posted: November 14th, 2011 06:11PM
Steam or Chemical: steamNumber of Rooms: 4
Firm: DMS
We just had our carpets cleaned by dms and they did an excellent job.
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