Homeowners often wonder how much they should expect to pay for carpet cleaning, and how to know whether they're being overcharged.
Going the DIY carpet cleaning route with a carpet cleaner rental may be tempting, but to keep your carpets looking new and minimize wear and tear, sometimes it's best to hire professional carpet cleaners.
How much does carpet cleaning cost?
Because every home is a different size and many contain one of several types of carpets, there is no "one-size-fits-all" category for carpet cleaning prices. There are, however, two common ways companies determine cost.
Professional carpet cleaning services may charge per room, meaning they offer a flat cleaning rate for each room in a home. This method typically includes a size cap, so companies may treat one room as two if it measures over the maximum square footage.
Carpet cleaners typically charge extra for moving furniture, so homeowners may need to move couches, entertainment centers and other large objects to keep costs down.
Companies may also charge per square foot. If you own a smaller home, you will typically pay more because the company needs to offset travel and material costs. Those with larger homes will pay slightly less per square foot because equipment setup and material requirements are fixed.
Average rates for carpet cleaning run between 30 and 50 cents per square foot, and should include all labor, products and a guarantee about the standard of clean — for example, in compliance with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification guidelines. For more info please call Choicecare Carpet Care @ 912-354-3067. Savannah Georgia