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Carpet Cleaning FAQs

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Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning in Colorado Springs offers high-quality cleaning and restoration services at a fair price. Our truck-mounted steam cleaning system will leave your carpets clean and odor-free so you can breathe easily in your home. Browse the carpet cleaning FAQs below to see what to expect when you book an appointment with Hydro Clean.

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The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recommends having your carpets professionally cleaned every 12-18 months. Dirt and allergens can build up over time, even if your carpets still look clean to the naked eye.


If you regularly vacuum and spot-treat your carpets, you can probably get by having your carpets cleaned every 18 months. Conversely, you may not want to wait a full year between cleanings if you have children, pets, or a respiratory problem, such as allergies or asthma. 

For more information, read our blog on “How Often You Should Have a Professional Carpet Cleaning?

You can view our carpet cleaning pricing here!

Most carpet cleaners charge by square footage, with additional charges for things like stain removal or scotch guarding. Carpet material can also be a factor since wool carpet is more difficult to clean.

At Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning, we charge by the room, with a standard-size bedroom (about 150 square feet) starting at $52. We offer discounts for empty homes, so if you’re moving into a new home, consider having your carpet cleaned first.

The length of the carpet cleaning process depends on several factors, including soil level, equipment used, and size of the area. Generally, it takes around 20 to 30 minutes to clean one room, and a whole-house cleaning can take anywhere from two to four hours. Contact us directly for a more accurate estimate, however.

The drying time for carpet after steam cleaning can vary depending on the type of carpet, the thickness of the pile, the humidity in the air, and the ventilation in the room. Typically, it takes between 6 and 12 hours for a newly cleaned carpet to dry completely. However, in some cases where the carpet is particularly thick or heavily soiled, it may take up to 24 hours for it to dry fully. 


To speed up the drying process, ensure that the room is well-ventilated by opening windows and switching on ceiling fans. Additionally, you can place a few fans around the room and use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air, thus helping the carpet dry faster.

Sometimes stains can sink deep into your carpet pad and may require multiple cleanings to fully remove. The carpet may look clean after the initial cleaning or stain removal, but as the carpet dries, the stain travels back up the carpet fibers from the pad. 


If this happens to your carpet, Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning will retreat the stain at no extra charge. Occasionally a stain cannot be removed completely, but our highly-trained technicians will let you know what to expect ahead of time.

No, steam cleaning does not make carpets get dirty faster. Steam cleaning is one of the most effective methods for removing dirt, dust, and other debris embedded deep within carpet fibers. By using hot water and steam, steam cleaning effectively kills bacteria, viruses, and dust mites, while also removing stubborn stains and odors. You may notice more dirt build-up at first, but this is simply because dirt shows up more on a clean carpet than on a dirty one.


Proper carpet maintenance is key to ensuring that carpets remain clean and fresh for longer. This means vacuuming regularly, attending to spills and stains immediately, and placing doormats at entrances to minimize the amount of dirt that gets tracked into the house. Neglecting these maintenance routines could lead to re-soiling and the accumulation of dirt in the carpet fibers, regardless of how well the carpet was cleaned.

Carpet cleaning will not cause mold if done properly. Mold is caused by standing water or damp surfaces, but professional cleaners use powerful vacuums to extract excess moisture from the carpet fibers. Your carpet should be thoroughly dry in just a few hours. Additionally, ensuring that the room is properly ventilated during and after cleaning will facilitate drying and prevent moisture buildup.


In some cases, if mold growth is already present in the carpet, a professional carpet cleaner may use special cleaning agents designed to kill mold and mildew. It is important to work with a reputable and experienced cleaner to minimize the risk of mold growth and ensure that your carpets are properly cleaned and maintained.

Yes! Regularly cleaning your new carpet can reduce wear and tear over time. 

Plus, new carpet can off-gas harmful chemicals for up to two weeks after installation. Having your carpets professionally cleaned can help reduce new carpet smell and its impact on you and your family’s health.

We do not recommend renting a carpet cleaning machine for your home for a few reasons:


  1. Rental carpet cleaners do not have strong enough motors or suction to provide a thorough clean. 
  2. Water and soap left behind in your carpet can put you at risk for mildew and rapid re-soiling.
  3. It’s unhygienic. These rental machines may have been used to clean sewage or worse and are now bringing these contaminants into your home.


When you hire a professional carpet cleaner, you can be confident that you get a safe, thorough clean.

You only need to move furniture that you would like our technicians to clean under. We’re happy to work around larger items like a bed or couch and will use furniture corner guards to ensure your property is protected while we clean. 

We also ask that you pick up toys, shoes, rugs, and other items off of your carpets and vacuum to remove excess hair and debris before your carpet cleaning appointment.

Being IICRC-certified means that a cleaning or restoration professional has undergone rigorous training and testing to demonstrate their expertise in their respective fields. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a globally recognized organization that sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industry.

IICRC certification is awarded to professionals who have completed a comprehensive training program and passed an examination to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in areas such as carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, mold remediation, and more. Maintaining IICRC certification requires ongoing education and training to ensure that certified professionals stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices.

When hiring an IICRC-certified professional, you can be assured that you are working with a knowledgeable and experienced expert who has the necessary training and expertise to handle your cleaning or restoration needs safely and efficiently. Additionally, IICRC-certified professionals are required to adhere to a Code of Ethics that emphasizes integrity, professionalism, and customer satisfaction.

No! We also offer area rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile, and grout cleaning, as well as restoration services for smoke, mold, water damage, and more. Browse our website for more information on each of these services.

At Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning, we use the hot water extraction method for cleaning carpets. This method is recommended by most carpet manufacturers to extend carpet life and maintain your warranty. We use softened water and non-toxic cleaners to provide thorough cleaning with no sticky residue. Our powerful extraction machine then removes all excess water along with dirt, debris, and other contaminants.

Absolutely! We only use green, eco-friendly, and non-toxic cleaning products that are safe for children, pets, and the planet.

Recently purchased a home and had Hydro Clean come out to clean our carpets before we moved in. Chris and Victor were excellent! They were on time, respectful, professional, and explained everything in great detail. Highly recommend!

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Not only is dirty carpet in your home an eyesore, but it also affects the health and safety of your family. Allergens, mildew, and other contaminants build up over time and can cause respiratory issues if not addressed. 

Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning wants to ensure that your home remains a safe haven for you, your children, and your pets by offering the best carpet cleaning services in Colorado Springs. Our IICRC-certified technicians use powerful truck-mounted equipment to provide a consistent, high-quality clean. Book your appointment and see why hundreds of Colorado Springs residents trust Hydro Clean.

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