It’s only fair to know who you’re working with when you check out a business. Here is just a little bit about us. 

Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning has been a father-and-son cleaning team since 1975. We recently added one more family member to the team, creating a father, son, and granddaughter trio to round out this family-owned and operated business. 

It really all began when I was only 7 years old. I asked my mom for some shoe polish and went to work advertising a shoe shine for only 25 cents. My advertisement was a simple cardboard sign and I set up in a local barbershop. Cleaning those shoes and making them shine was so exciting for me, even at 7! 

I took that love for seeing things shine and carried it with me into the future. When I turned 18 in 1975, I married my wife. She and I made the choice to start a cleaning business, which was my portal to the same joy I felt when I shined shoes as a kid. 

Our business began as Pioneer Carpet Cleaning. My end goal was to clean carpets, but we started with any cleaning we could get. Our very first job was cleaning the windows for Rexall Pharmacy, and then we got a job for waxing the floors at P.N. Hirsch Department Store. 

We worked endlessly to get our cleaning company off the ground, including working days and nights. 

For 28 years, my wife and I worked this family business together with our sons. One of my greatest joys in the business has always been watching the transformation from dirty carpets to a carpet that looks almost brand-new again. 

Unfortunately, Pioneer Cleaning came to an end when my wife and I divorced 28 years later. 

But my story wasn’t over yet.

I spent a few years away from cleaning to make a living and then circled back to begin Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning in 2018. 

Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning is my second chance at doing what I really love. 

And I’m not doing it alone. My sons continue to run the business with me, and now my grandchildren are getting involved, making this a locally-owned and operated business with three generations of care, experience, and carpet cleaning under our belts.

Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning

Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning is built on a family foundation. We work together as a family, with three generations handling your cleaning needs. 

We guarantee you – in writing – that you will get the best clean you’ve ever had or the cleaning service is on us. It really doesn’t get much better than that! The fact that we’re willing to stand behind that guarantee is a clear sign that we intend to bring you the best clean

We use the best equipment available to bring the best cleaning experience possible. Certainly, we did not skimp when it came to choosing our cleaning equipment. We also take added measures to protect your home, using corner protectors and door guards when needed.

When we evaluate your cleaning requests, we give you a full evaluation and estimate so that you can make a fully informed decision on which package will work for you. Part of that evaluation includes a spot cleaning chart pinpointing the places that need to be spot cleaned. 

When we service your carpets, you get a bottomless bottle of spot cleaner so that you can immediately tackle any spots that arise between professional cleanings

At Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning, we founded the business on carpet cleaning. However, we have been able to build onto that with skills in several different areas with similar cleaning needs. 

Here are the services that we offer. 

  • Carpet Cleaning 
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Auto & RV Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
  • Scotchgard Protection
  • Rug Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mattress Cleaning

Notice that these areas typically require specialty cleaning equipment and processes, and they often get neglected in cleaning. That’s where we come in! Trust us to deep clean the spaces that are hard to clean and often get put on the backburner.

Highest-Rated Carpet & Air Duct Cleaner in St. Louis

We take pride in being the highest-rated cleaners in the St. Louis area. Here is what it means to us to be the best!

  • 100% money-back guarantee on cleaning services
  • The cleaning process is safe for pets and children
  • Dry carpets within 3 hours
  • We are always on time
  • Your carpets will look like new again
  • Spot cleaning chart and bottomless spot cleaner
  • IICRC Trained Specialists
  • The very best cleaning equipment available
  • Precautionary measures like booties, carpet runners, door guards, and corner protectors used on every job
  • Trustworthy and professional
  • 5-star Google ratings and customer testimonials
  • Maintenance programs for between cleanings
  • A variety of services
  • A superior carpet cleaning process
  • Pre-vacuuming before we start cleaning

Each of these things is qualities that customers have told us they look for in cleaning services, and we offer all of them to be exceptional in the cleaning industry. We are here to serve you and we strive to give you the best service and the best cleaning results possible. 


I am having the time of my life! Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I feel so blessed and excited to be doing what I truly enjoy with the support and love of two grown sons and now four beautiful grandchildren.

We all enjoy being around people we like, know and trust. I also believe if we enjoy what we do we’ll do it very well. My goal with every person I serve is to exceed their expectations. Knowing what people want and proving it for them whether it’s shining shoes or making a dirty carpet look new is what I love to do! I would like to share this opportunity of “getting a second chance” with you!

Get a Free Estimate

We look forward to the opportunity to share our third-generation family business with you and get your carpet looking brand-new again.  If you need an estimate for any of the services we provide, simply give us a call at 314-501-5231 and we can set up an appointment for an evaluation and estimate.

Remember, we guarantee the best clean that you have ever had or our service is completely free. We take all of the risks in an effort to serve you! 

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Eureka Missouri Chamber of Commerce | 8/4/2021

Chamber Chatter host, Bo Matthews sits down with Mark Mueller, Owner of Cardinal Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning, along with Office Manager, Melissa Davis. During the past year, cleanliness and air quality have been hot topics. Be sure to listen in as they discuss the many benefits of good indoor air quality at your home or business!

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