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How Much Does It Cost To Have Carpet Professionally Cleaned?

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Are you thinking about getting the carpet in your home professionally cleaned? Wondering what it costs to get this done? Homeowners opt for expert carpet cleaning services for many reasons. While it’s recommended to get your home carpets cleaned every six months, some like to give their home carpet a once-a-year deep clean while others are just eager to get rid of that musty, pet odor or random stain.

Carpet Cleaning Cost Per Home Size

The national average cost for carpet cleaning is approximately $0.25 cents/ sq. foot but, of course, that depends on city, cost-of-living, competition, and other factors. If you want to clean your whole house instead of just a room, the cost per square foot is cheaper- so the bigger the house, the more affordable the cleaning. 

The average cleaning cost for your entire home ranges from $99 for a 650 sq. foot home to $600 for a 3000 sq. foot home. At Fay’s Affordable Carpet Cleaning, not only are our prices some of the most affordable around, but you can even conduct your quote for carpet, hardwood, tile, and upholstery using our quick quote tool.

Additional Professional Carpet Cleaning Costs

Apart from the standard cleaning rate mentioned earlier, there are extra maintenance costs applicable, ranging from $0.20-$1.00 per square foot. For repairing a damaged carpet, eg. patching holes, the minimum cost varies from $150-$225. If your carpet was flooded, the price to get it dried out varies from $100 to $300 or more.

Most carpet cleaning companies apply additional charges for heavily-soiled carpeted areas. However, many are often eager to tie this with a discount if you opt for whole-house cleaning. 

Additional Carpet Cleaning Services

Apart from general carpet cleaning, you can opt for the following additional carpet cleaning services:

Pet odor and stain removal

These can only be removed and deodorized by qualified carpet cleaners such as ourselves. The process usually starts with a pre-treatment of the stains before the actual “cleaning” part begins. If your pets continue to use those particular carpeted areas, you may have to get a new carpet pad. 

Stair Cleaning

Some carpet cleaners include this in their ‘extra charges’ category. The rate can be as low as $2 per stair while others may even charge $5 per stair. With our commitment to affordable and professional services, we include stairs in our standard carpet cleaning services without charging you extra making our already affordable cleaning even more affordable. 

Upholstery and furniture cleaning

For the best upholstery and furniture cleaning, hot water extraction is the recommended method. This process removes an astonishing amount of dirt from your furniture and fabric while being sanitary, thorough, and safe for a variety of materials.

Water Damage

If your home was recently flooded, you’ll require professionals that understand how to clean water damage. They’ll ensure that your carpet doesn’t retain moisture and is thoroughly cleaned. It’s always best to address water-soaked carpets immediately BEFORE it soaks into the carpet pad. 


This service is for those hard to remove stains that have sunk deep into your carpet pad. These are stains that reappear after a day or two of drying. You may notice dark stains reappearing on your carpet. These rise up from the carpet pad to the carpet fibers. In such cases, the carpet cleaners may return and clean these spots again. 

Scotchgard Treatment

If you want to prevent stains on your carpets, consider a water and stain-resistant coating. The Scotchgard treatment creates a barrier between solid or liquid spills and your carpet fibers. If you spill a cup of coffee on your sofa, you have up to 20 minutes to clean this up before the stain begins to set. Scotchgard treatment costs will vary based on square footage but can save you money in the long run by preventing stains and increasing the time between cleanings.

So how much does it cost to have your carpet professionally cleaned? As you can see, it varies. Unlike our competitors that try to lock you into an in-person estimate and hidden pricing,  Fay’s Affordable Carpet Cleaning offers upfront pricing at market competitive rates like our whole-house carpet cleaning special (up to1000 sq. ft. of carpet) for only $199. Contact us today to learn more about our top-rated carpet cleaning services. 

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