One of the biggest misconceptions with carpet cleaning is that you should be able to get an exact quote over the phone. I wish this was true, but it isn't. First, honest, reputable carpet cleaning companies usually price cleaning by the square foot, this way a company can include all the steps necessary in their price to thoroughly clean your carpet without extra charges being added on after the company arrives.
If you would like me to tell you an exact cost of cleaning your carpet, I need to know the exact number of square feet that you want cleaned. You'll be glad to know that the carpet area to be cleaned is not nearly as great as most people think. For example, if you want your entire home cleaned and your home is 2000 sq. ft., the amount of carpeting might be only 1200 sq. ft. This is because most home measurements are outdoor measurements. Plus I make deductions for furniture you don't want moved such as wall units, beds and other unmovable pieces of furniture.
Other factors we look at include the type of carpeting. Certain types are just harder to clean. The amount of soiling is important. Carpeting that hasn't been cleaned for five years will take longer than carpeting that was cleaned just six months ago. Finally, how much furniture do want moved? If we move the furniture, the price will include that labor.
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