Best Carpet Cleaning Services

While carpet often offers a plush, homely feel to a space, it's also more susceptible to stains, dirt and germs compared to other flooring surfaces. Carpet cleaning is a practical solution that can help keep your carpets soft, clean and hygienic. Continue Reading...

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Drymaster Carpet Cleaning

Drymaster Carpet Cleaning 🏆 2024

4.5  (406) Summary
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Power Steam Cleaning

Power Steam Cleaning 🏆 2024

5.0  (307) Summary
Chloe
ChloeQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
 
Amazing job, my lounge is brand new again !Lvo thank you for such presicion, you were friendly and such attention to detail. Show reply
Everdry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Everdry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

5.0  (229) Summary
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Farzana A.
Farzana A.NSWSydney, NSW
 
Carpestology

Carpestology

5.0  (127) Summary
kayleigh p.
kayleigh p.
 
So gratefulProfessional, excellent and speedy service making my carpets look better than when I moved in. Furthermore, flexible with times to make it suit. Icing on the cake is the price!
Highly recommend
Red Rose Carpet Cleaning

Red Rose Carpet Cleaning

5.0  (91) Summary
Australyve
AustralyveNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
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Drymaster Carpet Cleaning

Drymaster Carpet Cleaning 🏆 2024

4.5  (406) Summary
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Trevor W
Trevor W
  QLD, Brisbane
Really Great JobLuke arrived early and got out the stains we pointed out. Gave some great maintenance advice and the carpets, rug and lounge look terrific. Great price - Great result!! Show reply
Allpro Cleaning Service Melbourne

Allpro Cleaning Service Melbourne

4.9  (64) Summary
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Monica
Monica
 
Very HappyThe job was done fast and efficiently and reasonably priced.
My carpets look very fresh and new, now.
Thank you, will use Allpro again.
Pure Dry Home Services

Pure Dry Home Services

4.3  (722) Summary
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Kusara A.
Kusara A.
  Verified NSW, Sydney
Not satisfied (jobs not done properly)Start time7:45-finish 8:07
Not even half hour
Not suitable for the job
Electrodry

Electrodry 🏆 2024

4.3  (2,478) Summary
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Helen R.
Helen R.VICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  Verified VIC
Amazing JobDennis did an amazing job and was very professional, well done ! Show reply
UrbanYou

UrbanYou

4.3  (617) Summary
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cem9496
cem9496
 
We brought 5 years ago now temperature we can't adjust, it's worthlessHisense fridge it's only 5 years old, now the temperature isn't working
Best Bond Cleaning Group

Best Bond Cleaning Group

5.0  (46) Summary
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Kylie A.
Kylie A.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
 
Bond CleanThe bond clean of our property was done to extraordinarily high standard. Highly recommend these guys who were really good cleaners with a great attention to detail.
Pure N Bright

Pure N Bright

4.1  (194) Summary
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Susan
Susan4 posts
 
The best everI am a returning customer to this fabulous company - I absolutely love them! The service is above and beyond from Samantha in the office to the cleaning team and drivers - my rug once again looks like new - thank you Pure N Bright
Optima Cleaners

Optima Cleaners

4.0  (310) Summary
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Alan Crowley
Alan Crowley2 posts
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Great proffessional serviceDavid from Optima Cleaners provided a very friendly and professional service.
He also provided me with good information regarding cleaning products and specific methods
Cleaning was completed to the highest standard.
I will be recommending Optima Cleaners to friends and family.
Superior Carpet Care

Superior Carpet Care

4.5  (63) Summary
Angry customer
Angry customer3 posts
 
Maidforyou.com.au

Maidforyou.com.au

4.5  (38) Summary
Peggy C.
Peggy C.NSWSydney, NSW3 posts
 
So happy with my cleanThis company will go above and beyond to make their customers happy. The service team - top notch. Although initially there was a slight issue with my clean, this absolute star of a team came did the most thorough amazing job. I’m a very happy customer and will be coming again !!
Angel Carpet Cleaning

Angel Carpet Cleaning

3.7  (375) Summary
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Julie T.
Julie T.
  Verified QLD, Brisbane
Poor qualityI would highly recommend not using this company for any cleaning services. Poor customer service. Poor service delivery.
Did not apply any stain spray to area. There were marks still left on both lounge and rug.
Noosa Prestige

Noosa Prestige

5.0  (23) Summary
Claire K.
Claire K.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 
Fantastic!Great service. Very detail oriented. Highly recommend for thorough cleaning.
Bensons Cleaning Services

Bensons Cleaning Services

5.0  (20) Summary
phillipa Widmer
phillipa Widmer
 
Comercial/home carpet careHonest,well priced,reliable
Look no further for the most brilliant carpet cleaning,
Scott really cares about his work
And it shows!!
Britex

Britex

3.6  (158) Summary
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Jill
JillQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 
Always Fresh Carpet Cleaning

Always Fresh Carpet Cleaning

3.5  (180) Summary
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Larry
LarryNSWSydney, NSW
 
Clean & Dry Carpet Cleaning

Clean & Dry Carpet Cleaning

3.6  (136) Summary
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Kevin
Kevin3 posts
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Cleaning Mate

Cleaning Mate

3.4  (247) Summary
Erica
EricaNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
 
Statewide Carpet Cleaners

Statewide Carpet Cleaners

5.0  (17) Summary
Ange
AngeSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
 
No problem to big for GianniWe have never come across a more determined carpet cleaner he has returned many times to completely remove some stains and charged us only for one of the visits. A very competent and skilled operator
Better Cleaners Perth

Better Cleaners Perth

5.0  (16) Summary
Penelope
PenelopeWAPerth, WA
 
Amazing cleaning every time!Nina and her team are always professional and reliable. The team is trustworthy and maintain a very high standard of cleaning every time. They are flexible and willing to accommodate where they can. I would recommend Nina and her great team to anyone. Communication is excellent and Nina always replies promptly to messages or enquires.
A Pristine Carpet Clean

A Pristine Carpet Clean

3.7  (51) Summary
Joanne L
Joanne LSydney9 posts
 
Oz Clean Team

Oz Clean Team

4.5  (22) Summary
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Joseph Benny
Joseph Benny3 posts
  Verified
All-Carpets

All-Carpets

3.2  (284) Summary
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Sharon
Sharon
  Melbourne
Happy customerGreat communication, had my carpet stretched and cleaned. The stretching process was explained and what could be achieved due to the carpets age and condition. Cleaning was effective and quick very happy with the end result.
Wow Carpet Cleaning Sydney

Wow Carpet Cleaning Sydney

5.0  (13) Summary
Adam Straus
Adam Straus2 posts
 
They were professionalHands down the best carpet cleaner we've ever hired! They were professional, courteous, and extremely thorough. Our carpets have never looked better. Will definitely be using their services again and recommending them to all our friends.
365 Cleaners

365 Cleaners

3.0  (381) Summary
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Emily M.
Emily M.VICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
 
Terrible quality, do not recommendDidn't clean properly. Paid $600 only for them to do a cursory clean, left dried pasta on floor, oven cleaner stained the floorboards, dirty inside the drawers, dirty mark on pantry wall, skirting boards not cleaned properly. Landlord took money from my bond for the oven cleaner stains and half baked cleaning job.
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Brilliance Cleaning

Brilliance Cleaning

4.7  (14) Summary
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Tasha
Tasha
 
Highly recommend BrillianceRenato did a great job today. The carpet looks as good as it did when I first moved in - Thank You! I would definitely use Brilliance again.
Onum Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Onum Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

5.0  (12) Summary
Aysun
AysunNSWSydney, NSW
 
Well priced great serviceThank you for your services. I dont normally write reviews but when you deal with lovely people and great service matched with a good price and on time how can i not? After several services now i wont go anywhere else! Thank u so much for making my carpets look alive and fresh all the time.
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Drymaster Carpet Cleaning

Drymaster Carpet Cleaning 🏆 2024

4.5  (406) Summary
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A professional carpet cleaner steam cleaning a beige carpet
A professional carpet cleaner carrying out a carpet steam cleaning job.

How often should I clean my carpets?

Professionals recommend deep cleaning your carpets once every 12-24 months. You may need to clean your carpets more frequently than this if you have kids, pets, or live in a busy urban area with smoke and pollution often floating in through open windows.

Whether you choose to hire a professional carpet cleaner or settle for a DIY job, carpet is notorious for gathering dust, and the daily grime of life means that avoiding a deep clean can lead to bacteria and odours building up.

To get the most from your carpet in between cleans, you should vacuum at least once weekly and clean up spills straight away with carpet shampoo so stains don’t become deeply ingrained.

Types of Carpet Cleaning Services

Steam Cleaning

Also called hot water extraction, this carpet cleaning method uses a mixture of hot water and chemicals to deep clean your carpets. The carpet is pre-vacuumed to get rid of any top-layer dust. A cleaning chemical is applied and bonds with dirt within carpet fibres.

Hot water is injected into the carpet at high pressure, and extracts the dirt and grime underneath. If you have stubborn stains, they should be treated with a pre-spray to soften the surface of the carpet and get to the root of the stain under the surface.

Pros
A deep and thorough clean is achieved, as water penetrates deep into the carpet fibres
Hot steam is highly effective in getting rid of deep-seated dirt as well as bacteria, germs, mould, mildew
Cons
Leaves carpet really wet for anywhere between 24 hours to 2-3 days. This means it's not an ideal cleaning solution for areas that get a lot of foot traffic.
Dark spots and oily stains can remain if carpet isn't pre-treated effectively for stain removal before steam cleaning begins

Dry Carpet Cleaning

Dry carpet cleaning is also known as a surface clean, as it’s not as thorough as steam cleaning.

It involves pre-vacuuming carpets to remove surface dirt. A dry cleaning solvent like a powder is then pushed into carpets using a rotating brush, mixed with a small amount of water. This process breaks down oil and dirt clinging to it in the carpet. An extraction tool then removes both the powder and grime.

Pros
Dries as quickly as one hour since minimal water is used. This makes dry carpet cleaning suitable for areas of the home or office with high foot traffic.
Suitable for maintaining carpet cleanliness in between steam cleaning sessions
Cons
Not effective on heavily soiled carpets or those marked with old stains

Bonnet cleaning

This is a type of dry carpet cleaning that uses a rotary shampooing machine fixed with a circular, cotton pad at the end. The pad is soaked in a cleaning solution.

The machine uses a high-speed motion gitate carpet fibres and dislodge dirt - making it stick to the pad. Any residual dirt left on the carpet is vacuumed afterwards.

Pros
More effective for specific jobs like rug cleaning or spot cleaning than cleaning regular carpets
Quick to dry, as you can enjoy stepping pn clean, dry carpets as soon as 30 minutes after cleaning takes place
Often cheaper than other carpet cleaning methods like steam cleaning and dry carpet cleaning
Cons
Only provides a surface clean so while it’s affordable, it won’t be effective on deeply soiled carpets or rugs
Can push dirt deeper into the carpet pile due to the high friction of the rotary machine that agitates (loosen and break) carpet fibres, worsening stains or causing new ones to emerge
Can loosen and damage carpet fibres of more delicate carpet materials
Carpet can easily become re-soiled if the bonnet isn’t constantly changed throughout hte cleaning process

Upholstery cleaning

Couch being cleaned with specialised upholstery attachment

This is a specialised type of cleaning to spritz up your upholstered furniture. This includes cleaning your couch, dining chairs, and even the upholstered headboard of your bed. Not all fabric is the same, and will have different 'care instructions,' so to speak. A professional cleaner will determine the material of your upholstery, for example wool, cotton or silk.

Accordingly, they’ll select a cleaning product and a cleaning method that's suited to the material so it won't shrink and will remain colourfast. For example, some upholstery fabrics can be shampooed, while this would ruin others. Similarly, upholstery can be dry cleaned or you can use a couch steam cleaner.

Should I hire a carpet cleaner or DIY?

Arguments in favour of hiring a professional - Is carpet cleaning worth the money?

  • Getting your bond back: Showing that you've hired a professional to do your end-of-lease cleaning will usually help ensure you get the entirety of your bond back when moving out. Talk to your real estate agent or landlord to see if they have a recommended company that they usually work with.
  • Speed and accuracy: A good carpet cleaning professional, when selected carefully, will have the equipment and the expert knowledge to clean your carpets effectively and efficiently. They'll be able to remove both surface-level stains and deeper stains the first time around.
  • Deep stains like pet stains are more likely to be removed as professional carpet cleaners have the equipment and pre-spray needed to loosen carpet fibres enough to reach the stain below.
  • They'll use the right cleaning products: It's true that there are plenty of carpet shampooing products on the market, some of them costing as little as $20. However, these are made with a variety of chemicals that may not suit the fibres of your particular carpet of rug. If the wrong chemical is applied, it can damage the carpet or make a stain more deeply ingrained.
  • Steam cleaning done incorrectly can damage carpets as using too much water can cause the flooring underneath to become soaked and develop mould and mildew that's expensive to remove. Without an industrial-strength pre-vacuum, dirt can remain behind while hot water is injected - creating mud.
  • All remnants of carpet shampoo and detergent will be effectively removed. Sometimes it can be tricky to extract all detergent and shampoo, but if there's any left behind, it'll simply trap more dust and grime (if you're keen for a visual, think of dreadlocks).

Arguments in favour of a DIY job

Hiring a carpet cleaning machine

  • A cost-effective option if you don't mind putting in the grunt work to achieve clean carpets. You can hire a Britex carpet machine (a carpet steam cleaner) from Woolworths or Bunnings, which costs $38.60 for 24 hours, and $47 for 48 hours. You may also have to chip in for an industrial-strength cleaning agent and a spot and stain remover (both around $25) that targets either water-based, oil-based or organic stains. This will cost you around $88.60 at the cheaper end of the spectrum.
  • Cheaper than buying a carpet cleaning machine, especially considering most carpets only need to be thoroughly cleaned once a year.
  • More allergy friendly as you can rest assured the cleaning products you've selected aren't laden with chemicals and won't trigger allergies or other adverse health reactions.

Buying a carpet cleaning machine

  • Conveniently located at home, you won't have to bother with making the yearly trip to Woolies or Bunnings to hire equipment.
  • More options available than when hiring. Along with the more standard selections of carpet shampooing machines and steam cleaners, you also have more specialised appliances like spot cleaners and upholstery cleaners.

Buying a carpet cleaning machine can be expensive

For example, cheaper carpet washers are more modestly priced at $200, while a Britex Carpet cleaner (like the ones available from Woolies and Bunnings) will set you back around $1, 500. Considering you'll be cleaning your carpets every 6 months at most, this will probably not be worth it for most people.

How much does it cost to have someone clean your carpet?

  • Per hour: The average cost of carpet cleaning in Australia is around $35-40 per hour. Most cleans take around 2 hours, which include 3 standard-sized rooms, with a steam clean and carpet shampooing job). This means that can cost $70 for a carpet clean.

  • Per room: Other carpet cleaners charge per room rather than per hour, with a national average cost at around $55 per room. Small rooms are around $25 at the cheapest rate, whereas large rooms can cost $100 per room.

At this rate-by-room, three small rooms will cost $75, while three large rooms can cost $300 in total. It can be tricky to pinpoint an exact cost however, as it depends both on the individual cleaning company's rates and a number of subjective factors outlined below.

Factors that affect your carpet cleaning quote

  • The square footage of the rooms you're getting carpet cleaned.
  • The type of service you're getting done and the scope of the work. For example, steam cleaning generally costs more than dry cleaning, because it provides a deep cleaner that involves more steps and time. Similarly, if you opt for a one-step service, it'll be cheaper (as low as $25 per room). If you have a dual cleaning service (both dry and steam cleaning), and any add-ons like spot cleaning, it'll fatten up your bill.
  • How soiled your carpet is. If your carpets have lots of stubborn stains, they will be more time-consuming and expensive to remove.
  • If the rooms have furniture in them. Unfurnished rooms will generally be cheaper to clean than those with couches or beds, as you won't have to pay the carpet cleaners to move them.
  • Location of the carpeted rooms. If you live in an apartment on the 11th floor, it'll be harder for the carpet cleaner to bring up all their equipment and supplies - making the job more expensive than if you lived on the ground floor.

How to choose a carpet cleaning service

Carpet cleaners don't need to be licensed, or have formal qualifications or training to work in their trade. As a result, it's helpful to do some prior research to ensure you'll get the best quality carpet cleaning service for your home or commercial space.

  • Check credentials and experience. This includes looking into how many years the company has been operating for, and whether carpet cleaners have completed any voluntary training, such as a Certificate III in Asset Maintenance - Carpet Cleaning.
  • Professional association membership can be a good indicator that the carpet cleaner adheres to best practice standards for their industry.
  • Ask for 3 references from past customers, written within the last month. You can also look on ProductReview.com.au to read reviews for potential carpet cleaning company near you.
  • Measure your room first if the company charges based on square footage of a room, rather than an hourly rate. While it may be an innocent mistake if there are innacurate measurements, you don't want to be short-changed as a result of any errors.
  • Ask for a written quote outlining the type of cleaning service and scope of work done - such as any extra charges incurred for deodorising or shifting furniture.

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