Carpet Cleaning Prices
Carpet is a popular flooring choice in many homes, and it can be a wonderful way to add warmth and charm to any space. Carpet certainly has advantages, but one of its drawbacks involves the challenge of cleaning some carpeting materials. Although the specific costs of carpet cleaning will vary depending on the type of cleaning needed, the severity of the stain and the size of the carpeted area, this guide can help homeowners get a better understanding of the average expense.
National Clean Carpeting Costs
Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by ImproveNet members.
We are still gathering data for this location.Try changing location below or
choose another project
Average reported costbased on 28903 cost profiles
Most homeowners spent between:
- Homeowners visit ImproveNet.com to find a top-rated pro to complete their home improvement project or repair.
- Once their projects are completed, the members log in to their accounts and complete a short cost survey.
- After compiling and organizing the data we report it back to you.
See specific cost in your area
Enter your zip code to get started
Hot Water Extraction
There are several different approaches to commercial carpet cleaning, but one of the most popular options used today is that of hot water extraction. This process, which is often called steam cleaning, injects a cleaning solution as well as hot water deep into the carpet and then vacuums both up. Along with cleaning the carpet on the surface level and removing unsightly stains, the high temperature of hot water extraction can kill bacteria and make the entire carpet more hygienic. For professional hot water extraction treatment on the carpets in a home, homeowners should expect to pay anywhere between $187 and $245. However, it's important to note that the exact price of a project will have to do with the location of the property and the overall size of the carpeted area.
Along with general carpet cleaning, many homeowners are interested in professional assistance for the removal of a specific stain. If a particularly stubborn stain, mark or odor just can't be removed by the homeowner, then bringing in a carpet cleaning company may be the best choice. By using special tools and chemicals, professionals are able to remove single spots on the carpet rather than cleaning the entire room. Typically, these services start around $40 per visit, and they continue upward for hourly rates or for additional carpet cleaning services. The price may also be dependent on the severity of the stain. Pet stains are often the hardest to get up and, therefore, cost the most to remove professionally.
Treating Carpets Against Future Stains
Homeowners with pets or small children may face so many stains, spills and accidents on their carpeted floors that a preventive approach is the best option. Thankfully, many professional carpet cleaning companies can apply a chemical solution that makes carpets resistant to future stains. This process is called Scotch-guarding, and it can cost anywhere between $100 and $500 per room. It is also possible for homeowners to do this on their own using cans of sprayable chemicals, but it is typically not as effective as the professional approach.
Last updated on Feb 10, 2017
Top Articles on Clean Carpeting
2017 Flooring Trends
Your flooring is one of the largest decorative elements in the room. If you’re upgrading your floors this year, consider these trendy flooring ideas for 2017.Read More →
How To Replace Carpet In Your Home
If your carpets are out of date & you like to DIY, replacing your carpet could be the next project for you. Here’s how to replace carpet in your home.Read More →
6 Ways Mosaic Tile Will Make Your Small Bath Look Big
Mosaic tile is more versatile than you may think. See six examples of how mosaic tile will effortlessly make your small bath look big and effortlessly liven it up.Read More →