How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost?

ByAnn Goth

How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost?

How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost

The very next question after deciding to get your carpet cleaned is “How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost?

A very reasonable question and by the end of this article, you’ll have a clear idea of the price you can expect to pay and you’ll know how to get started with hiring your carpet cleaner.

Let’s go ahead and dive in. 

What’s it going to cost to get my carpets cleaned? 

What do professional carpet cleaning companies use to determine what the cost will be? What factors affect the price?

In Melbourne, typically a 3 bedroom home will cost around $75 on the cheap end to $240 for premium professional carpet cleaners.

Sometimes for office spaces there is a per square meter cost, which is generally about anywhere from $1 – $3.50 a square meter.  

A standard room size is generally 4 meters by 3 meters or 12 sq meters. In saying this, very few carpet cleaners arive at a home and start mesuring your bedrooms!

How does Mr Neate Price?

In determing the carpet cleaning cost for residential carpets, we normally use the type of room to be cleaned.

For your convenience we quote over the phone or online. Simply give us a call, or fill out one of the forms on our website Here.

Is it cheaper to clean my carpets with a professional, or better to just replace the carpet altogether?

For that matter, is it better to clean my carpets professionally or do it myself with a rental machine? Well, it’s a simple question but the answer is a little bit more complicated, believe it or not.

What is cleaning your carpet professionally really worth?

The simple answer is, you might save a little money in the short term renting a machine, but you also have to consider the cost of the fact that whereas it may take a professional about 2 hours, it could take you twice as long. Not to mention the cost of getting a chiropractic adjustment afterwards from all the hard work! Plus, the look on your significant others face when you mess up the carpet because of inexperience – priceless.

Before you hire a carpet cleaner, make sure you look at our list of standard carpet cleaning practices and procedures. That way, you can educate yourself, and make sure you are getting a fair price and not going to get scammed by carpet cleaners with “bait and switch” tactics.

Should you really hire a professional to get the carpets, rugs, or upholstery cleaned?

Yeah, probably. If you use a professional, there is a high chance that your carpets and upholstery will last longer, saving you money in the long run. Not to mention, it will make the air cleaner which could potentially mean stopping residents in your household from getting sick, including you – which could save on lost work time as well as medical expensese. So, should you get your carpets and upholstery cleaned professionally? The answer is a big YES. 

Reasons people might get their carpets professionally steam cleaned could include

  • Moving out or moving in to a new apartment or house
  • Their carpets are just getting a bit to old and gross looking

Besides the obvious reasons of carpet cleaning, there are a few benefits to professionally carpet cleaning which some may overlook which includes getting rid of yucky particles like:

  • Pesticides and herbicides you might’ve transferred from your shoes
  • Organic allergens and toxins
  • By-products and smells from cooking, heating, smoking, and candles
  • Heavy metals from dust (arsenic, lead, lithium, etc.)
  • Fine particles your vacuum cleaner can’t catch

Is hiring professional carpet cleaners worth it?

Believe it or not, professionally steam cleaning your carpets by professionals who know what they are doing actually helps to prolong the life of your carpets – thereby saving you money in the long run. If it’s been a while since they have been cleaned and they are showing it – go ahead and schedule a steam cleaning and see how they come out afterwards, and then make your decision whether or not you need to replace them afterwards. You may just find that they look almost as good as new after steam cleaning, since steam cleaning works to lift out dirt at the most 

The Elephant in the Room – Low Cost of Carpet Cleaning is a Problem on So Many Levels

Beware of companies that charge very little. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner isn’t only about refreshing your carpet. Pros will re-apply soil and stain protectants to your carpet. This can guard your carpet from future stains, making maintenance easier and providing you additional peace of mind about your carpet’s longevity.

How often should I clean my carpets to keep them looking and smelling fresh?

vacuum your carpets once a week. To keep them looking and smelling clean and fresh and prolong their life, get them cleaned at least once every 12-18 months. If you have pets or small children, it is recommended that you increase this amount to every 6-12 months.

Summary – How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost?

This is by no means a full list of things that can live in your carpet that can affect your health. While it cannot be claimed that carpet cleaning will kill all bugs that could be lurking within the fibres but allowing your carpets to become heavily soiled without getting them cleaned, you are opening the door for viruses and bacteria to thrive.

Want to know how often you get your carpets, check out our article on this
How Often Should You Clean Carpet?

Now that you have an idea of how much does carpet cleaning cost, have a look at our carpet cleaning pages – steam carpet cleaning and dry carpet cleaning. We find that steam cleaning is often better dry carpet cleaning – have a look at our steam vs dry carpet cleaning page.