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The type of carpet cleaning you choose also affects the cost.
The most popular method, known as steam cleaning, uses hot water extraction. This kind of cleaning doesn't actually use steam but instead uses high pressure to push very hot water, along with a cleaning solution, into carpet. The resulting moisture is then removed via suction, and the carpet needs at least 24 hours to fully dry.
Most carpet manufacturers recommend using a steam cleaner for deep cleaning and often require homeowners to use steam cleaning in order to keep the warranty valid on their flooring. Carpet cleaners may use either portable electric steam cleaners or vehicle-mounted equipment for more powerful suction.
The cost to hire carpet cleaning services to steam-clean your carpets varies depending on where you live. Carpet cleaning prices for a 2, 200-square-foot home with three bedrooms, living room and one hallway can range from $180 to $544 for the entire house, according to CostHelper.com.
Dry carpet cleaning, also known as "low moisture" or "encapsulation" cleaning, uses a chemical solution and minimal water for a quicker clean, but it can't reach as deep as powerful wet cleaning methods.