Rates and reputation...
Hiring Carpet Cleaners
"Tread carefully into the professional carpet-cleaning arena. All is not always as it seems, and choosing the wrong company may leave you with more than just winter-weary floor coverings.
How long has the company been in business? The answer will speak volumes about its reputation and experience.
Bay Area prices generally range from $.19 to $.30 per square foot; while machine-made area rugs average $.75 to $1.10 per square foot, and handmade rugs generally fall in the $1.50 to $2 per square foot range."
R&M Carpet Cleaning
is owner-operated (by Ralph and his lovely dog Madeline) and has been serving Marin County since 1989.
R&M charges $.32-$.38 per square foot to clean most wall-to-wall carpets. References on request.
San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, February 24,1999
by Living Section reporter
(From a consumer-oriented review of Bay Area carpet cleaning needs.)