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No idea what to charge for cleaning area rugs

Mr.Steamer

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So I normally will do area rug add on's for a custy if I'm in their house and I always just kind of wing it. $10 here $20 there and I realized I need to do it a different way. Just signed up for housecall pro and I want to have rug cleaning on my list for customers to select along with their other service but not sure what pricing I should use. I'd like to have a price on the site so they know what they're going to pay as to doing sq ft, but not sure what a decent price would be. Obviously heavily soiled, pet stains, reds etc. would be additional, but just looking for standard pricing to show online. Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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Yeah but a 5x7, which isn't very big, would be $35 and a 9x12 would be $108. How would explain the costs vs the cost of a room? I only charge $40 a room here...
I know this was posted a while ago, hope this helps;

When we charge $40/rm it's for multiple rooms 3+ rooms.
Our 5x7 area rug is ~$35; 9x12 ~ $65 to $75
We won't do a job unless the job total is a minimum of $110.
We start at 2 rooms under 150 sft at $55 ea.
If the carpet is trashed $75+ room.
 

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Is this for
$1- 1.60 psf for on site cleaning. $2.50-4 psf for urine stained rugs if it shows in backing as we clean both sides.
All kinds of rugs??

I ask because I see mostly cheap synthetic rugs you get at Ollies, etc. LOL

How do I know because in my home we have a couple and I think the wife got them for like $40 bucks. Cheaper to replace then clean. But of course remove the hassle of it all by just cleaning it while we are there.
 

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Is this for

All kinds of rugs??

I ask because I see mostly cheap synthetic rugs you get at Ollies, etc. LOL

How do I know because in my home we have a couple and I think the wife got them for like $40 bucks. Cheaper to replace then clean. But of course remove the hassle of it all by just cleaning it while we are there.
Some rugs are cheaper to replace than to clean and their price reflects that. You have to know going in there what you feel comfortable charging. Just because a cheap rug cost 40 to even several hundred dollars makes NO difference in what I charge. Btw, some rugs are just cheap made no matter what they originally cost! I do charge more for natural fibers and for expensive rugs that aren't what we'd call throw away synthetics. Some rugs can be cleaned top-down at the home far cheaper than what a rug plant would charge, but a good rug plant will do a much more thorough job. It is impossible to do on-site cleaning that will match a rug plant w/o going to some real trouble, time, and expense to do it. It is definitely worth more to clean just about any area rug than it is to clean a carpet although some are extremely easy to clean while others take some real finesse, knowledge, and work. There's also a lot more liability involved when you get into more expensive rugs especially if you don't know what you're doing. I do some rugs right where they lay, but I take some outside and place on a tarp to clean to be safer.
 
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