We’re going to tackle the frequently asked question of “how much does carpet cleaning cost?” and show you how the answer isn’t as black and white as it may seem. With room sizes, add-ons, and various methods, a lot can factor into the final carpet cleaning pricing.

For accurate estimates on Stanley Steemer prices, you can always use our online quote tool or contact our 24/7 call center.


Different rooms in the home are typically estimated and priced differently. Standard rooms like living rooms and bedrooms tend to be priced based on their size. For Refresh Carpet Cleaning, we typically define a standard room size as up to 300 sq. ft.

Other rooms in the home that are smaller-sized usually are estimated separately. This includes bathrooms, laundry rooms, entryways, hallways, and staircases. Overall, because every home is unique, prices based on room amount and size are subject to change across carpet cleaning companies.


When getting quotes from carpet cleaning companies, it’s important to also ask about their cleaning method. Depending on how your carpet is cleaned affects how it’s priced. Some methods are more thorough and therefore have a higher estimate. Service level, including quality care and results, also plays a role in pricing. For carpet cleaning, the common cleaning methods include DIY carpet cleaning, carpet shampooing, dry carpet cleaning, encapsulation carpet cleaning, and hot water extraction.

Carpet Cleaning Methods


Outside of professional cleaning, some people opt to clean carpets on their own with rented machines. Rental carpet cleaners are often used because they’re the least expensive of these options and are convenient to get at local stores. However, there can be definite trade-offs to this method.

For starters, choosing the proper cleaning method can have its own challenges because the homeowner is responsible for accurately assessing the type of carpet and how it should be treated. Also, rented machines typically aren’t routinely cleaned, so you’re bound to track in outside dirt and dander from other homes. For more information on how DIY carpet cleaning differs from professional cleaning, check our blog!


Carpet shampooing uses a suds-based detergent to deep clean carpet. The soap detergent is mixed with water then scrubbed into the carpet fibers with a machine. Finally, a wet vacuum is used to remove the shampoo from the carpet. This method is a stronger clean compared to vacuuming and can be effective for spot treating. The shampoo can also act as a fragrance to cover up odors. The biggest downfall to carpet shampooing is that it can easily leave behind soapy residue that makes the carpet sticky. This ends up attracting more dust and dirt so your carpet gets dirty faster.


Dry carpet cleaning uses dry chemical compounds to offer a low-moisture method for cleaning carpet. The compounds are spread evenly around the carpet and then worked in using a machine. The dry compound uses carbonation to lift dirt and grime from carpet. After the solvent sets into the carpet, it’s all vacuumed up. Since it’s low-moisture, the carpet dries within a half hour. This method is a good solution if you’re in a rush, but dry carpet cleaning is unable to clean deep down into the carpet fibers. This method can also leave behind powdery residue


Encapsulation carpet cleaning is similar to dry carpet cleaning because it involves low-moisture. This method uses a specific cleaner with polymers that encapsulate and crystallize soil to loosen it up. This cleaner is usually worked into the carpet using rotary brushes. After 10-15 minutes, the solvent and dirt are vacuumed away. Encapsulation is a good method if you want faster cleaning and dry times. Like dry carpet cleaning, this method can be good at getting surface-level dirt, but does not clean deep within the carpet’s fiber.


Hot water extraction is how most professional carpet cleaners clean and is often mistaken for steam cleaning. Steam cleaning uses higher temperature water around 212 degrees Fahrenheit to produce steam where hot water extraction uses water that is 110-165 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, no rinsing is involved with steam cleaning.

We clean carpet exclusively using hot water extraction along with our patented cleaning equipment. Our cleaning wands pump hot water within your carpet under pressures ranging from 35-500 PSI to release dirt and dander that’s deeply embedded. Then, the wand extracts the water and removes dirt. Our specific cleaning is powerful enough to remove most common household allergens from carpet. While drying can take several hours, our cleaning equipment extracts virtually all water used in the cleaning process.

We also use EPA Safer Choice cleaning solutions so carpet is immediately safe for pets and kids after cleaning. Hot water extraction can be more expensive compared to the above methods, but the results and quality you get are the reason people are turning to refresh Carpet Cleaning.


Aside from types of cleaning, the final price will depend on any add-ons you decide you want or any additional fees certain companies may charge. Common add-ons typically include carpet protectant, deodorizer, and additional services that the cleaning company can perform. Some companies only specialize in carpet cleaning. Refresh Carpet Technicians are experts in everything professional cleaning and can tackle different services, like upholstery cleaning, in one day.



Read more


People spend most of their day at work, and as you should, you give your employees everything they need to succeed. You also work as hard as you can to run your business cost-efficiently. Professional commercial cleaning services can help employee morale and save you money.

Professionally clean office space

Is your work pet-friendly? Do you have employees with asthma and allergies? Is your business carpeted? Are your bathroom floors clean? Did you know a building can be considered sick? Hiring a professional cleaning company to deep clean your business is a solution to make sure your company’s building is clean, safe and economical.



The EPA states that the average American spends about 90% of their time indoors where some concentrated pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoor concentrations. Indoor air pollution (IAP) ranks as one of the top five environmental risks to public health since 1990.

Control your business’s indoor air quality (IAQ) with regular professional floor cleanings and air duct cleaning. Stanley Steemer removes common allergens and irritants from carpet, hardwood, and tile and grout. Air duct cleaning is a thorough cleaning of HVAC systems. We start with an inspection then use a HEPA-filtered vacuum to remove pollutants from vents and deep inside your businesses’ HVAC system.

The CDC says that if HVAC systems are not properly maintained and cleaned they can be a source of pollutants such as potential microbial growth and odor concerns. Microbial growth can also result from stagnant water in drain pans or from uncontrolled moisture inside of air ducts and cooling coils.

The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) recommends commercial, industrial and healthcare businesses have their air handling unit, supply duct and return duct/exhaust duct inspected at least once a year.


Due to asthma, commonly triggered by poor IAQ, US adults miss about 14 million workdays per year. Getting your floors and air ducts professionally cleaned reduces allergens in your floors and air, helping the health of your building.

Refresh Carpet Cleaning is backed by data to remove common allergens and irritants. We remove on average 94% of household allergens from carpet, 96% from hardwood and 96.5% from tile and grout.


Buildup from dirt and debris prevents air flow, which causes your furnace to work harder. You can save over 30% in energy costs with clean HVAC systems. Years of build-up can hinder the flow of your HVAC system, making it less efficient and much more costly. A buildup of .42 inches of dirt and dust on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21 percent.

When you get your air ducts cleaned, you allow the fans in the system to work with ease, circulating clean air. In fact, a 100,000 square foot building with 400 tons of AC can save $22,500 PER YEAR with a clean HVAC system.


Did you know that one in four buildings in the United States could be considered sick? Sick building syndrome (SBS) and building related illness (BRI) are both complications where building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building. Symptoms of BRI and SBS can include coughing, headaches, chest tightness, ear, nose and throat irritation, and more.

The EPA offers three solutions to helping SBS and BRI, two of which talk about healthy HVAC systems, like adhering to HVAC ventilation codes and air cleaning.

Employees productively working in clean office


Employees have increased focus in a clean working environment because they are less distracted and less time is wasted. Clean work spaces also provide less stress and healthier environments, which can help fix the national average of 5 sick days of work a year.

Properly maintained HVAC systems can lead to $10-$30 billion in employee productivity gains due to having clean work environments. According to the NADCA, 20% of all illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted indoor air.


Regularly cleaning your floors removes a whole lot of dirt, when these contaminants are removed, you will be able to see a noticeable difference in your carpet, tile and grout or hardwood. Professionally cleaning your floors will improve the overall look and feel of your business.

If you have stains on your flooring in an employee kitchen or high traffic patterns near doors, Stanley Steemer can remove any noticeable discoloration or unsatisfying remembrance of heavy use.

Refresh Carpet Cleaning offers commercial cleaning services all over the country, find a commercial cleaner near you.

Schedule your free in-office estimate today!

Read more
12 Ways to get rid of Scary Smells in your Home

12 Ways to get rid of Scary Smells in your Home

You’re busy during the fall season, and cleaning can pile up fast, making your home a horror zone for odors. Eerie smells and bacteria can lurk in your couches, carpets and curtains, making your home smell a bit spooky. So, we have some tips to help you cast out the scary smells in your home.

01 – Oust Foul Funk

Open your windows and air out your home during the day. Ultraviolet components from sunlight can help to disinfect and remove odors.

02 – Exorcise Ominous Odors with Refresh Carpet Cleaning Services

Use Refresh Carpet Cleaning Services to neutralize gnarly smells at the source on upholstery and carpet.


Getting rid of odors

03 – Vanquish Stink from Shoes

If you can smell your shoes from a mile away, sprinkle baking soda on the inside to help absorb the smell.

04 – Wash Wicked Waste Bins

Wash your trash cans. Use hot soapy water to clean inside and outside your trash cans that may be keeping unfriendly smells in the home.

05 – From Pungent to Perfumed

Use dryer sheets everywhere. Place dryer sheets in drawers, closets and even in the bottom of trash cans throughout your home for a fresher scent.

06 – De-Gross a Grody Garbage Disposal

Clean your garbage disposal. Toss lemon or lime rinds into your disposal and run water to clean it out. This will give a fresh citrus scent.

07 – Simmer a Cauldron of Spices

Add citrus slices, herbs, mint or cinnamon sticks to water in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat to create a pleasant aroma to fill your home.

08 – Mask your Mattress

To remove odors from your mattress, sprinkle baking soda on the top, let sit and vacuum away.

09 – Vanishing Vinegar and Essential Oils

Dislike the smell of vinegar? Add essential oils to make your DIY disinfectant smell even better.

10 – Potion for your Pantry

Baking soda soaks up odors. If something in your pantry is foul, open up a box of baking soda and stick it in your pantry to absorb smells.

11 – Refresh a Rancid Refrigerator

If your refrigerator smells, open a box of baking soda and keep it in the door of the fridge to remove odor.

12 – Expel Carpet Stench

Make a DIY deodorizer with baking soda. Sprinkle it on your carpets to take away the smells, let sit and vacuum away!





Read more