Carpet Cleaning Prices

by Karen Bates
(last updated June 1, 2020)

Sometimes, there are tasks that you must do around the house that aren't going to be cheap. In many cases, you can rely on equipment you already own to complete a cleaning job, but then there are chores that are a little more involved.

Take, for instance, your carpet. Many homes are either mostly carpeted or have at least some carpet in them, and even if you and your family take care not to get the carpet dirty it is bound to happen eventually. All kinds of dirt and spills can end up in the fibers of your carpet, causing it to look dull and worn.

When it comes to cleaning your carpet, you probably don't have the right tools to completely shampoo and clean the area. Purchasing this equipment would be costly and, in most situations, not very feasible. This leaves you with a couple of realistic options: you can either hire a professional to clean your carpet, or you can rent a shampooer and do the job yourself. Either way, you will have to plan on spending some money in order to achieve the desired result.

The costs for professional carpet cleaners vary, but will generally cost more than renting a machine. Usually, these companies will charge you for each room that needs to be cleaned or by the square foot, and will charge a set minimum amount no matter how small the space. Also, cleaning companies may offer other services that can hike up the bill, such as upholstery cleaning. If you choose a professional carpet cleaning to take care of your carpeted areas, you will probably end up paying close to $100 at the least for the service.

Rental machines, on the other hand, may mean more work for you but will likely save you some money. The cost of renting a carpet cleaner from a grocery or hardware store is considerably less, closer to $20. Of course, you'll need to factor in the costs of the cleaning solutions and spot cleaners that you will have to get to go with the machine, which can add on another $10-$20 or so. Take into account that although you will be saving money over a professional cleaner, you will be the one doing the work.

Although beautiful carpet isn't going to come cheap, it can definitely be worth it to have the carpeted areas in your home cleaned once in a while.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Using Stencils to Decorate

Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to decorate your home? Using stencils on walls or other surfaces in your ...

Discover More

Fair Trade Coffee

When choosing coffee, you might want to consider more than just roast or flavor. Choosing fair trade coffee can help ...

Discover More

Carpet Cleaning Tips

If you want your carpet to last, you must take care of it. Clean it often to help keep it looking beautiful and to avoid ...

Discover More

Tough Cleaning Jobs Require Brawny! Brawny paper towels provide the versatility you need: the strength for demanding jobs and the softness to clean up your child's messy face. This 24-roll pack of pick-a-size sheets can handle just about every cleaning task in your home. Check out Brawny 24-Pack Giant Paper Towels today!

More Cleaning Tips

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

There are some carpet stains that may seem impossible to get out, but they aren't. Find out simple ways of how to clean ...

Discover More

Cheap Carpet Cleaning

Anyone who has ever turned to a professional carpet cleaning company can tell you that it isn't exactly cheap. Cheap ...

Discover More

Removing Adhesive Tape Residue from Carpet

Things like duct tape can often be a huge help, though they can come with a slight drawback—they typically leave ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] (all 7 characters, in the sequence shown) in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is two less than 8?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.