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If you’ve never used a carpet cleaning service before and would like to find out more about what you can expect price-wise, here are some of the factors that carpet cleaning companies use to determine their prices.

While most carpet cleaning companies use the same method of pricing their services, there are a lot of factors that they take into consideration when determining the cost of a particular service. There are also many carpet cleaning companies that have their own way of determining their prices. Nonetheless, there are a few main factors all companies take into consideration.

Some of the main factors they use include:

1. Number of the rooms

The main benefit of pricing jobs by the room is that clients don’t just get an estimate price, but a final price, and all of that can be done over the phone without the need of an onsite estimate. However, not all companies apply this principle when they determine their prices. Here are some of the other factors that go into play when determining the cost of carpet cleaning services.

2. Size of the area

One other option carpet cleaning companies use to determine the right price is per square metres instead of having fixed per room prices. This pricing method requires the carpet cleaners to do an onsite estimate where they take each of your room measurements and calculate the square meters of each area that needs to be cleaned so they can give you the correct price. Some companies measure the entire room, while others measure the open space between furniture.

While these are the three main methods companies use to determine their prices, there are a few other factors that can influence the final price of the service. Let’s take a look at what those are.

3. Location

Another factor that might play a role in your final cost is the location of your home or business. What this means that if you’re located outside the company’s area of service, you may need to pay an additional fee for transportation and other costs.

4. Condition of your carpet

The state of your rugs or carpets also plays a role in the final price of the carpet cleaning services. If you have stains which are more difficult to remove and require specialised products and extra time and attention, they will affect the final cost of cleaning. Such stains include pet stains, ink, blood, glue, wax, oil, and so on.

5. Carpet cleaning method

There are many carpet cleaning methods professional companies offer their clients. The price can vary a lot from one method to another, as some methods use specialised equipment and products, as well as require extra time and effort from the cleaner.

6. Type of carpet

To get a complete and accurate estimate you’ll need to provide your cleaner with the type of carpet you have or the name of your carpet manufacturer so they can know what type of carpet they’re dealing with and determine the right carpet cleaning method for your particular needs.