Professional carpet cleaning is a great way to refresh your floors and extend the lifespan of your carpets. This service is offered by hundreds of different companies across the nation, including local businesses, national chains, and everything in between. Of course, like any professional service, it’s important to know what to expect in terms of costs.
When it comes to figuring out how much you should spend on carpet cleaning, though, there is no short or simple answer. Several variables factor into the cost of professional carpet cleaning, including how much carpet area or how many rooms you need cleaning, how severe the dirt and grime buildup is, whether you need stain removal or stain protectant applications, and so forth.
Many carpet cleaning companies advertise dirt cheap “specials” saying that they’ll clean a room for a fraction of what other companies charge—what they don’t advertise is the limitations on square footage, disclaimers, and additional costs for things like cleaning products, water usage, and so forth. Although this isn’t the case with all companies that have special offers, most of the big chain companies lure people in with these amazing deals that usually end up costing more in the long run.
The average cost of professional carpet cleaning, based on research, ranges from $75 to $300, with most homeowners spending around $175 for the professional cleaning of 3-4 rooms or about 300 square feet of space. Most companies charge by the room, with rates ranging from $40 to $70 per room, on average, but some carpet cleaners may charge by the square foot, so be sure to ask about that.
The important thing to remember is that more than cost, the transparency of pricing will help you choose a reputable carpet cleaning provider. Even if they cost more than other companies, their professional expertise and the willingness to be transparent about what you will pay can reassure you that they’re a reputable choice for the job.
Make sure that you take advantage of free quotes and consultations, and that you include everything that you want to have cleaned in the estimate. Some companies will include moving and replacing furniture in their prices, while others will charge an additional fee. In either case, you need to know if it’s included and at what cost.
Take the time to get a quote from a Green-Gen Carpet and Fine Rug Cleaning and you’ll see that it’s a lot more affordable than you think.