Carpet Cleaning Cost on HIREtrades

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Carpet cleaning service cost

Have you ever wondered how much a carpet cleaning service will cost? Deep cleaners don’t come cheap, but they’re your best bet at cleaning your carpets thoroughly and maintaining their grime-free state.

The average carpet cleaning cost ranges from $75 to $95 for a 2-bedroom unit, but it still depends on the size of the room, the type of carpet and whether stain removal is needed.

The average hourly labour cost per city are as follows:

  • Sydney – $20
  • Melbourne – $26
  • Brisbane – $21
  • Perth – $25


Average Carpet Cleaning Cost by Carpet Type

The carpet type, equipment, cleaning method and chemicals needed all impact carpet cleaning prices.

While all carpets may look alike, there are various methods used to create a finished product. Some piles are thicker, requiring more effort to draw dirt out. Some are more prone to staining, which needs chemicals to remove.

It’s important to know what type of carpet you have before deciding how to clean it.

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Synthetic Carpet Cleaning Cost

A synthetic carpet is typically made from nylon, polyester or polypropylene. It’s a popular choice because it’s easy to clean, stain-resistant when treated, resistant to abrasion, fading, mould and mildew. It’s comfortable, soft and is available in any colour or pattern. The average cost for cleaning synthetic carpet ranges between $80 to $400 per room.

Berber Carpet Cleaning Cost

A Berber carpet is a loop pile carpet made from olefin, nylon or wool. It has a chunky weave and is famous for its flecks of colour. Unlike a traditional pile carpet, the loops are left uncut. It’s low cost and easy to clean. The flecks of colour are also good for hiding any stains. Spills tend to sit on the carpet’s surface because of the big loops, making it hard for dirt to sink deep into the fibre.

However, with a loop pile construction, there is the possibility of snagging. Things can get caught in the loop, like if you drag a piece of furniture across the carpet. This carpet type should be professionally steam cleaned every 12 to 18 months. The cost for cleaning berber carpet ranges between $110 to $420 per room.

Cotton Carpet Cleaning Cost

Cotton is a natural material that is very versatile.It’s soft but strong, easy to clean, holds dye well, and is static and heat-resistant. Because it’s highly absorbent, it stains easily and takes longer to dry.

Steam is the best method to clean it. It can gather dirt and grime over time, so you should clean it regularly as well as have it professionally deep-cleaned every year or so. The average cost to clean cotton carpet ranges between $120 to $460 per room.

Silk Carpet Cleaning Cost

A silk carpet is made from beautiful, delicate fibre that looks and feels luxurious, making it a more expensive carpet compared to other materials. It’s very soft and lustrous. And despite its seemingly fragile appearance, it is a pretty strong fibre.

However, excessive handling can damage it easily. Use it only in low-traffic areas or hang it as wall décor to prevent it from getting ruined. Vacuum your silk carpet regularly and have it professionally cleaned every one to three years. Expect to pay $130 to $490 per room for cleaning silk carpet.

Sisal Carpet Cleaning Cost

A sisal carpet is made from plant fibres and has a distinctive tan, beige and creamy white colour. It’s durable, eco-friendly, low maintenance and holds dyes well. However, due to its highly absorbent properties, it is prone to staining.

Steam clean or the use of wet shampoo can cause shrinkage, discolouration or staining. Make sure to dry clean only. Having your carpet professionally cleaned will avoid damages. Expect to pay $140 to $510 per room for cleaning sisal carpet.

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Wool Carpet Cleaning Cost

A wool carpet is made from short lengths of wool derived from sheep. It’s environmentally friendly, soft to the touch but strong and durable, dirt-repellent, resistant to dust mites and allergens, fire retardant and acts as a natural humidifier.

However, it is prone to shedding and can absorb water vapour. Oil-based spills are hard to remove and may stain the carpet. And if left untreated, moths and their larvae may feed on the keratin in wool. Ask a professional wool carpet cleaner to help you alleviate these nuisances. Expect to pay around $140 to $540 per room for cleaning wool carpet.

Carpet Cleaning Cost per Square Foot

Typically, carpet cleaning companies charge per square foot and will measure the area before cleaning. Exact prices depend on the size and type of carpet material, the cleaning method and if you need stain removal.

Average cost: between $0.24 to $0.49 per square foot

Stair Carpet Cleaning Cost

Adding a stair carpet can reduce slips and muffle. But cleaning it properly and thoroughly can be difficult, so find a professional carpet cleaner who can do a good job. Most cleaners do not include stairs in their carpet cleaning cost but may add it as a separate cost.

Average cost: between $4 to $7 per stair. Prices may change depending on the size of the stair.

Carpet Stain Removal Cost

Some stains are harder to clean than others. A fresh dirt stain is easier to remove than a week-old wine stain. Blood, coffee and pet-soiled stains are also difficult to remove. The cost to remove a stain from a carpet depends on the carpet material, type of stain, cleaning method and chemicals to be used.

Average cost: between $40 to $55 per stain area. Prices may change depending on the stained area.

Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaner

When looking to hire a professional carpet cleaner, make sure to see samples of their previous work. You may also check the extent of their knowledge and experience in carpet cleaning and the quality of their customer service. Is your carpet due for a deep cleaning? Find the right carpet cleaner for the job through HIREtrades. Post a job and get three free quotes from our Australia-wide network of professional carpet cleaners. Find the best match today!


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