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Best Carpet Cleaners in Palo Alto

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1136 Gaillardia Way, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Rating

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4.9 (94)
4.7 (29)
5.0 (11)

Why choose this provider?

Cork Cleaners is a business operating in Palo Alto. Bringing more than 15 years of experience in the field, it offers carpet cleaning services for commercial and residential properties. Aside from handling different carpet fabrics and fibers, its team of professionals also provides carpet repair, installation, stain and odor removal, and carpet protection services. Moreover, Cork Cleaners conducts janitorial cleaning and water damage restoration services. Emergency services are available 24/7.

2658 Spring Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 Rating

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4.9 (740)
4.6 (172)

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Founded in 1985, Lewis Cleaners provides carpet, floor, and furniture cleaning services to clients in Palo Alto. Its fast-drying carpet cleaning prevents delamination, slippery footing, and soil buildup. Its other services include water damage restoration, odor control, oriental rug and upholstery cleaning, and spot removal. Lewis Cleaners is committed to the success of the local community. It has participated in the fundraisers and campaigns of Sequoia YMCA, Rebuilding Together, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and The American Heart Association.

Mountain View, CA 94039 Rating

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5.0 (6)

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JV Carpet Cleaning is a family-owned and operated carpet cleaning business that serves residential and commercial property owners in Mountain View, California and the surrounding cities of San Francisco, San Jose, and much of the East Bay. This company specializes in a six-step carpet cleaning system that includes pre-vacuuming and pre-conditioning, spot treatment of stained and worn areas, deep, freshwater cleaning, fast drying, and grooming. Additional services provided include carpet stretching, repairs, and Dupont Carpet Protector application, area rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning and polishing, upholstery maintenance, and 24/7 emergency water damage repairs. JV Carpet Cleaning is pleased to offer flexible scheduling, including during evenings and weekends.

San Carlos, CA 94070 Rating

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4.5 (58)

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Loyal customers have been continuing to turn to Trembley Carpet Cleaning for their residential and commercial cleaning needs and to refer family and friends to the company since 1991. The business serves clients in San Carlos and the San Francisco Peninsula and has a100% satisfaction money back guarantee. The experienced, well-trained personnel at Trembley believe that punctuality, attention to detail, thoroughness, and hard work earn loyal customers, and most of their business is referral-based. They use a soap-free, quick-drying cleaning method, ecologically friendly products, and only clean carpets. Their cleaning process uses much less water than steam cleaning and applies it at room temperature which avoids shrinking the material and allows it to dry faster. The company also provides all customers with no-charge spot cleaning.

Mountain View, CA 94043 Rating

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The Rug Expert is a carpet and rug cleaning service based in Mountain View, CA that serves Mountain View and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. It is owned and operated by Rande Machell, who is a certified master cleaner with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. Rande strives to keep up to date with the latest in carpet and upholstery cleaning techniques and technology for the benefit of his clients. Rande provides services including carpet and rug cleaning, inspection, and repair, as well as hardwood floor cleaning and restoration. The Rug Expert also cleans upholstery and removes pet odor and stains. In addition to cleaning, Rande is an expert in water damage restoration. The Rug Expert also provides a warranty and a satisfaction guarantee for all carpet cleaning jobs.

50 Woodside Plz, Redwood City, CA 94061 Rating

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4.5 (36)

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Ernie's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning serves customers in Palo Alto and throughout Santa Clara County. Its carpet and area rug services include pet odor control, spot removing, and carpet stretching and repair. The company has experience handling and cleaning oriental rugs and hand-weaved textiles from countries across the world, including India, China, Turkey, and Morocco. Ernie's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning also offers a deep cleaning service and a 24/7 emergency water damage response service.


  • Introduction

    Carpet cleaning service providers utilize professional-grade equipment to deep clean and remove dirt, stains, and odors from carpeting. The companies provide service to residential and commercial customers. Depending on the specifics of each job, carpet cleaning technicians may perform services with equipment, such as heavy-duty hot water extractors and shampooers, also referred to as wet vacs, to scrub out stubborn debris and extract dirty water. Carpet cleaners are hired regularly for commercial cleaning jobs, and they also assist with disaster cleanup following fires and floods.

    In addition to wet cleaning, carpet cleaning technicians offer dry foam shampooing services, which a special vacuum is used with a cleaning solution that’s 10% liquid and 90% air. In environments where sanitizing is of high importance, steam cleaning may be recommended. It’s a process that uses hot steam to eradicate dirt, germs, and bacteria.

  • Do you tip carpet cleaners?

    While not mandatory, it is customary to tip carpet cleaning technicians. The standard tip range for carpet cleaners is between $5 and $20, and customers can choose to tip higher or lower based on services received. It isn't customary or required to tip the owner of a carpet cleaning business, even if they perform the services.

  • How do carpet cleaners work?

    There are several types of carpet cleaners used for commercial and residential jobs. Deep cleaning machines combine moisture, shampoo, and suction to clean carpet fibers and pull out dirty water. Steam cleaners utilize hot steam to penetrate carpeting. Carpet scrubbers feature rotating brushes that scrub stains with carpet shampoo. Both steam cleaning and carpet scrubbing are followed up with suction.

  • How much do carpet cleaners make?

    On average, carpet cleaning technicians in the United States make a base of $15.30 per hour. However, the pay rate may vary with technicians depending on factors such as geographical location, overtime or emergency after-hours services, and experience or length of time on the job.

  • Do carpet cleaners move furniture?

    Most carpet cleaning technicians are trained to safely move furniture during cleaning procedures. Depending on company policies, certain items that a carpet cleaner might not move include pianos, beds, and other heavy items. Carpet cleaning technicians advise customers to move electronics and other items before service.

  • Who rents carpet cleaners?

    Home improvement and hardware stores offer carpet cleaning machine rentals, and customers may also rent professional machines directly from carpet cleaning service providers. Stores that carry carpet cleaners include Home Depot, Walmart, and Lowes Home Improvement. Customers are required to purchase cleaning solutions when renting carpet cleaners.

  • Can carpet cleaners remove bleach stains?

    Bleach contains chemicals that remove color, leaving a white stain. While carpet cleaning machines cannot remove bleach stains with standard steam cleaning or suction, a carpet cleaning technician may reverse the stain with techniques such as vinegar application or coloring in the bleached areas.

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