Address: 341 East 77th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99518 View Map
Phone: 907 349-0911

About Us

J&S Steamway is the premier residential and commercial carpet cleaning service in Anchorage, AK. Since 1976, we have taken pride in our reputation, education, experience, systems, and guarantee. We hold numerous cleaning technician certifications and are certified by Clean Trust, the world’s most recognized body of certification for carpet and upholstery cleaners.

Our focus on continuing education, methodology, chemistry, and customer service sets us apart in the industry. We not only provide the best cleaning services possible to our own customers, but we also educate and supply many of our competitors. It is our desire to be as great an asset to our community as possible. To us, it’s not just about carpet cleaning; it’s about providing a clean and healthy environment for our families — a charge we do not take lightly!

You can depend on J & S Steamway for Alaska carpet cleaning and repair, upholstery cleaning, oriental and area rug cleaning, fiber and fabric protection, tile and grout cleaning and sealing, and fire and flood/water damage restoration. We also offer anti-allergen carpet cleaning and green cleaning to keep your home and family healthy.

Residential Services

At J&S Steamway, we know how important your home is to you. We provide the best professional carpet cleaning service in Anchorage, Alaska and it’s surrounding communities. Our comprehensive menu of floor care services includes carpet, rug, upholstery and tile & grout cleaning for your house, condominium, townhouse or apartment.

Visit the pages linked below for more information about the floor care services we provide:

Commercial Services

J&S Steamway… Providing Commercial Floor cleaning services to Anchorage businesses for nearly 4 decades.

Commercial carpet cleaning is a competitive business, and unfortunately it is seen by many cleaners in the industry as “low-hanging fruit”. In order to capture the greatest share of the market, they offer cut-rate services. This results is a “get in…get out’ mentality with little emphasis on quality workmanship and service.

We at J&S Steamway understand that our fellow Anchorage business leaders must watch their bottom line, especially with respect to the non-revenue side of our budgets. With that in mind, we strive to find a middle ground or happy medium between budgetary constraints and providing a clean and healthy environment while protecting your investment in the long term.

Why the lowest price isn’t always best…

The only way a cut-rate cleaner can turn a profit is by getting in and out of your business as quickly as possible. When traffic patterns become moderately to heavily soiled between cleanings, their tendency is to go heavy on detergents or highly acidic or alkaline chemicals to quickly attain an acceptable visual appeal. Two factors must be understood…

The idea that, “If a little is good, more is better” does not fly in carpet cleaning. The application of increased amounts of detergents requires more flushing of the carpet fibers to prevent leaving a residue behind. This residue then attracts and holds dirt, speeding the re-soiling of your carpets. It becomes a vicious circle in which rapid re-soiling begets heavier detergent use which begets rapid re-soiling. The bottom line… your business is not looking it’s best year round.
Many cut-rate cleaners do not understand acidity & alkalinity, and chemicals at both ends of the scale can and do cause irreparable damage to carpet fibers already stressed in major traffic areas, shortening the life of your floor covering.

J&S Steamway is positioned as the industry leader in this market. Our intent here is NOT to knock the competition, rather to better arm you to make educated business decisions. We are also working to provide our competition educational opportunities and access to the best cleaning products on the market today. We truly are committed to being of the greatest service to our community as is possible.

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J&S Steamway FAQ

What are protectants?
Carpet and upholstery protectants are liquid products that are applied to the fibers at the factory and/or post-cleaning, which add resistance to soil and to water and oil based contaminates. This resistance helps to prevent staining and provide for more efficient and effective cleaning.

How does protectant work?
Protectants work by increasing the surface tension of fibers. The soil is repelled by the fibers rather than adhering to them. A good protectant also increases stain resistance by filling in the dye sites in the fibers. The protectants J&S Steamway uses include this stain resistor.

What benefits do protectants provide?
The vacuuming of carpet and upholstery is far more effective when it has been protected, and removing particulate soils will help maintain the appearance of your carpet and upholstery. Particulate soils are the leading cause of traffic pattern damage in carpets and wear on upholstery by scratching and cutting the fibers, resulting in dulling, matting, and even fiber loss in those areas.

It will also help maintain the appearance by allowing you to remove spots and spills more easily through blotting, which does not harm the fibers as rubbing and scrubbing does. The increased surface tension is “pushing” against foreign materials, including spilled drinks and foods, and per accidents, making them easier to clean up while providing more response time.

Why do I need protectant if it was applied by the manufacturer?
All protectants applied to carpet and upholstery by manufacturers are wear products, meaning they wear off over time through normal use and cleanings. A good analogy is the non-stick surface of a frying pan. When the pan is scratched, food will release. As soon as the pan is scratched, food will begin to stick to those areas. The same thing happens to protectants.

Most carpets are replaced not because they are worn out overall, but because less than 10% of the carpet has “uglied out”. When traffic patterns become visible and are no longer able to be cleaned out, there is nothing that can be done to restore the appearance of those areas. So, an entire room, level, or house is re-carpeted because of damage to a relatively small area. Carpet warranties often exclude stairs and hallways because of high usage, so protectant is an easy and effective way to ensure the longest use out of these areas.

Professional Carpet Cleaning

Oriental and area rug, carpet and upholstery cleaning and restoration in Anchorage, AK

J&S Steamway is a locally owned and operated residential and commercial professional carpet cleaning company serving Anchorage, Alaska and surrounding areas, including Eagle River, Girdwood, and Wasilla for nearly 40 years. We specialize in the following cleaning services:

  • Carpet, oriental and area rug, and upholstery cleaning
  • Anti-allergen and environmentally friendly, green carpet cleaning
  • Tile, grout, and other hard surface cleaning and restoration
  • MicroSeal permanent fabric protection for home, business, and auto
  • Fire, flood, and water damage cleaning and restoration

Why Choose Us?

When choosing a professional carpet cleaning company, look for the five E’s:

  • Expertise: J&S Steamway is IICRC certified, ensuring that you receive the benefits of the newest and best cleaning techniques and technologies in the industry and that you are hiring a company that complies with rigorous business standards and ethics.
  • Experience: We have been providing Anchorage, Alaska and surrounding areas with the best carpet cleaning and related services for nearly 40 years.
  • Equipment: We use state-of-the-art equipment, technologies, and techniques.
  • Environment: We use environmentally friendly and green cleaning solutions, disinfectants, and deodorizers to ensure health and safety inside and outside your home and business.
  • Excellence: We clean every home and business like it is our own. If you are not thrilled with the results, we will correct the problem or refund your money.

J&S Steamway is licensed, bonded, and insured.

What Makes Us Different?

J&S Steamway is committed to delivering the most outstanding cleaning and customer service experience in Anchorage, Alaska and surrounding areas:

  • Straight-talk, not fast-talk: You get an honest, accurate estimate up front. No bait-and-switch pricing. No too-good-to-be-true deals that over-promise and under-deliver.
  • Cutting edge cleaning technologies and techniques: Our owners and staff attend annual cleaning conventions to implement the newest and best cleaning solutions and equipment in the industry. Our relationships with cleaning industry leaders, including Masterblend, Orbital technology, and MicroSeal, help us draw on additional expertise from specialists across the country.
  • Trained technicians who care: Our cleaning staff is reputable, honest, and certified in the latest cleaning technologies and techniques. More importantly, they treat your home or business like it’s their own.
  • ResponsibleCare™ cleaning: ResponsibleCare™ products are tested and proven safe for humans, pets, and the environment. Plant-based, perfume-free, and environmentally friendly products relieve the allergy sufferer during and after the cleaning process.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: If you are not completely thrilled with the carpet cleaning experience you receive from us, we will rush back to your location to make things right at no charge and no obligation to you. If you are still unimpressed, we will offer you a full refund.