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$ 65
Jun 2007
Wellington, FL
about 700 sq ft
Best price from local company  more... close row
$ 40
May 2007
Portland, ME
2 rooms, each under 250 sq. ft.
Very thorough cleaning of white carpet  more... close row
$ 210
Sep 2006
North Olmsted, Ohio
1000 sq ft
pre treatment, heavy duty hot water extraction, spotting  more... close row
$ 235
Dec 2007
Niles, IL
1700 sq ft
They clean carpet, but don't move furniture  more... close row
$ 200
Sep 2007
Phoenix, AZ
1500 square feet
Wet cleaning and scrubbing the carpet  more... close row

Description of service

It was a wet cleaning and scrubbing of the carpet in the entire house by a crew of three. Other services were available from spot cleaning to regular cleaning of high-traffic commercial area. Prices were based on square footage.

Though "dry" cleaning (with chemical solvents like those used in dry cleaning clothes as opposed to wet cleaning with detergent and water) wasn't available at the company we used, we saw others that did offer that service.

Review of Service

I'm very happy with the service. We have a dog and several cats and the carpets came out immaculate. They even got the especially dirty bit of carpet right by the front door. The entire house smelled fresh.

The crew of three arrived at the scheduled time (actually a couple minutes early) with an industrial vacuum cleaner and carpet scrubbers and got to business. We had, as requested by the cleaning company, tidied all the rooms with carpet of papers and toys and stuff, but the cleaning crew was willing to move all but the heaviest furniture (the TV and stereo hutch in the living room) clean the carpets underneath.

The total cleaning time was about two hours.


If the carpet is wet-cleaned you may want to have fans blowing air to speed drying, particularly in regions of the country where mildew is common (fortunately Phoenix isn't one of those, but we ran fans in the darker hallways and they dried faster than the big, bright, open living room with windows open).

Also, aside from carpet cleaning, floors are easier to keep clean if shoes are dedicated to outside use only because they tend to track in dirt and grime all over the floors inside. And area rugs can be used to help limit the dirt accumulation in high traffic areas. We've decided to put one by our front door so we can take our shoes off inside.

$ 65
Dec 2005
Alameda, CA
two rooms
Carpet cleaning in two rooms  more... close row
$ 100
Jan 2007
Marion, Ohio
Carpet cleaning needed because of seasons and dogs  more... close row
$ 179
Dec 2007
Indianapolis, IN
4 rooms, staircase, 2 hallways
Lowest price, poor level of service  more... close row
$ 90
Mar 2008
Boston, MA
2 5x8 rugs
Environment and pet friendly carpet cleaning  more... close row
$ 107
Jan 2007
Gadsden, AL
3 rooms, 1200 square feet
It cost $107.00 for a three area carpet cleaning (max  more... close row
$ 0
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