How much does it cost to have a carpet cleaned?
Carpets and area rugs make up your home’s character and coziness. As great as carpeting can be, it's no secret that they require more maintenance than flooring. Keeping carpets clean and tidy is important, and hiring a professional to do so will bring the best results. But how much does it all cost?
Not all floor coverings and area rugs are created equal, which means there are different recommendations for proper cleaning procedures. As a result, not every cleaning job will cost the same. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to determining carpet cleaning costs:
Is it a small room? A large room? Are there multiple rooms? Prices can be based on square footage, or general categories of small, medium, large. Houses and apartments can also be approached differently. Don’t forget staircases and hallways. On average, a single room might start in the low hundreds, with the number of course increasing as additional rooms or other sections are considered.
Sometimes you might not even be looking to clean the carpet in a room — you may just be looking to clean an area rug, upholstery, or a mattress. These can typically cost less than a whole room. Area rug cleaning, or a couch, for example, is likely to cost significantly less than a single room, assuming there is only one of said item that needs to be cleaned. The number of additional rooms and rugs you’re looking to include in your carpeting or area rug cleaning services, the more you’ll end up paying.
The type of floor covering being cleaned is also a major factor. Different materials require different types of care. Is it a more delicate material which requires special equipment and chemical treatments? Is it a material considered harder to clean in comparison to others? Nylon, synthetic, polyester, and man-made fibres are the most common, but wool and other specialty custom rugs may require extra attention, therefore costing more money.
Now getting to the reason for the cleaning: what type of damage is being dealt with? You’ll want professional cleaning for a number of reasons, but not all of them are dealt with the same way. A regular steam clean on an otherwise well-kept rugs will be a much different job than lifting years of pet odours and stains throughout the house.
Doing what you can in order to keep your carpet relatively clean can make a large difference in what you end up paying. If the professionals have a big job, you will be paying a larger amount than what you’d need to pay for a basic clean as a result of good upkeep.
One frequently overlooked detail from customers is whether or not furniture will need to be moved in the process. You might want to consider moving any large furnishings out of the way, if possible. This could be the difference between having to pay an additional fee, as it is extra work.
Given the fact that each job is unique with many factors, a proper consultation is required to give an accurate estimate. Going in with a good idea of what the professional would be dealing with can at least help you try to calculate a range in your head before reaching out.
Hiring a quality carpet cleaning service is one way to guarantee the best results. With the tools and the know-how, paying for a professional is a sure way to see your wall-to-wall carpeting looking good as new.
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