Cost of carpet cleaning can reach as much as $200,000, according to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders.
A report released Tuesday by the NAAHB found that the average cost of a carpet cleaning was $140,000 in 2016.
It said the average price for a commercial cleaning was about $90,000.NAAHB CEO John Sibbe said the report was the result of a three-year study of more than 1,000 carpet cleaners across the country.
“The carpet cleaning industry has always been a difficult industry to evaluate and to accurately measure because of the wide range of options and costs associated with carpet cleaning,” Sibber said.
“It is not uncommon to have multiple suppliers competing for your carpet, and the competition is fierce.
That means the costs can vary wildly.”
The NAAGB said there are several ways carpet cleaning contractors and suppliers can manage the costs of carpet cleaners.
The average cost is based on the average customer’s needs, the cost of an experienced professional cleaning contractor and a contractor who is licensed to do carpet cleaning.
The NAAAHB said there is no reliable way to measure the cost for carpet cleaning because the costs vary widely among contractors.
For example, a carpet contractor that is certified to do flooring or tile flooring will charge a higher price than one that is not, and there are many different carpet cleaners in the market, the report said.
In addition, contractors and subcontractors who are licensed to use the carpet and tile cleaning industry have varying degrees of responsibility for the carpet, which can include cleaning and maintenance, carpet cleaning, carpet and floor cleaning, tile floor cleaning and carpet and marble cleaning.
Sibbe added that many contractors are not licensed to perform carpet cleaning or have limited experience with the job.
In the NAAAGB’s study, the carpet cleaning sector is estimated to be worth $1.9 trillion and the carpet industry employs about 16.4 million people.