Homeowners often question how much they should pay for professional carpet cleaning, and how to know if they’re being overcharged.
Your carpet is an investment that needs proper protection. It’s essential that you take carpet cleaning seriously if you want to protect your investments and get long-term durability. Most of the homeowners know that regular vacuuming is a must, but professional carpet cleaning pays in the long run.
Because every house has a different size there is no “one-size-fits-all” for carpet cleaning prices. There are, however, two common ways cleaning companies estimate a cost of carpet cleaning: per room or per square foot.
Per room/flat rate.
Professional carpet cleaning services may offer a flat cleaning rate (per room rate) for each room in a house. This method may include a size cap, so cleaning companies may consider one room as two or more areas if it measures over the maximum square footage.
Per square foot.
Carpet cleaning technician will have to measure carpet to give a final quote. Common rates for professional carpet cleaning run between 25 and 45 cents per square foot, includes labor, treatments, and additional products.
There are a lot of specialized carpet cleaning services such as pet stains and odor removal, upholstery cleaning, carpet protection, area rugs cleaning and more.
When considering carpet cleaning remember: as with most things, you get what you pay. The cut-rate cleaning companies typically don’t have the technology, training and right equipment. When cleaning technicians are not properly trained they can easily damage your carpet. What supposed to be an inexpensive carpet cleaning may be instead a major unexpected expense.
The cost of the carpet cleaning job is usually determined by how soiled the carpet is, and the size of the area needs cleaning. If a cleaning company is offering cut-rate prices, it’s a clear sign that they not going to provide appropriate cleaning service.
Another problem with cut-rate cleaning companies is that they often use unsafe cleaning methods.
Stains and dye damage are common problems a cleaning technician has to deal with and require special cleaning skills and cleaning solutions. An untrained technician may not even recognize the difference between carpet dye damage and other soiling conditions.
At SteamLine we provide over the phone estimates as well as convenient free in-home estimates for our customers in Richmond area. Cleaning carpets central Virginia: Glen Allen, Short Pump, Chester, Chesterfield, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Henrico, Hanover, Ashland, and surroundings.