carpet cleaning cost is 15 to 55 cents a square foot.
There are many companies that claim to be professional that charge much less. I have seen companies charge as little as 10 cents a square foot. While this seems like a great deal for the consumer, there really is no way that it can be. These companies are cutting corners somewhere, and some of them have no idea what they are doing.There is more to cleaning carpet than just spraying some chemicals and rinsing it with water. There is a lot of chemistry involved in it. A pre-spray with a pH of over 10 will void a warranty on a 5th generation synthetic carpet (synthetics make up most of the residential carpets). At Super Steamer we use a pre-spray that has a pH of between 9.5 and 10. It also has a citrus-based solvent to help break down oils. I worked for a company that used a 12 pH on both residential and commercial carpet. So if calling around always ask what the pH of their pre-spray is. If it is over 10 pH or they don’t know I recommend calling someone else.
Once a pre-spray is applied you can’t simply rinse it with water and call it complete. If the carpet is left in an alkaline state it will attract dirt and re-soil quickly (alkaline chemicals attract dirt). At Super Steamer we use a fiber rinse that has polymer technology. This rinses the alkaline from the fibers to leave it at a neutral pH. The polymers coat the fibers to prevent re-soiling and problems with stains wicking back to the surface. Again while working for another company pre Super Steamer I witnessed the use of laundry detergent as a rinse agent. Make sure the cleaner you hire has the right tools for the job.
At Super Steamer we believe in giving an above average cleaning experience, for an average price.