Dirty Carpet on Stairs isn’t just “Part of Daily Wear.”


Dirty Carpet on Stairs isn’t just “Part of Daily Wear”

Having an issue in your home or office dirty carpet on stairs from shoes and traffic? Well, if you are in an office you can’t really just ask patients or clients to kick off their shoes before entering. And even if you do this at home, you can’t help when someone has dirty feet. Some of you might say “that’s why we ripped the carpet out” or “that’s why we put in darker carpet”. We say “We have a better solution. Regular cleaning of those dirty carpets.”

I agree. Hardwood Stairs look beautiful in a home. I’d love to have them in my home, but kids, animals, moving furniture up and down, etc. destroys those beautiful, expensive stairs (We have solutions for that too ;)). And as you can see we know that it can appear to destroy your carpet as well. However, it doesn’t, and this picture is proof that our guys (Ryan and Ian in this case) are trained to treat and reveal the natural state and beauty of your carpets. Light or dark in color.

Dirty carpet on stairs is not just a light colored carpet issue. We ALL know that. If this carpet was brown, black, multi-colored even, the dirty carpet is still there. You just don’t see it as clearly. Matter of fact, that’s worse. That could be toxic grease or oil or asphalt getting on your feet, hands of your children, pets daily. Also, it’s being squished down into the pad. And if it’s liquid, that means absorbed into your pad and subfloor. So when you finally do have us clean it, the carpet and even the pad could be salvaged. But you could be compromising your subfloor and structure of your home.

How regularly should you clean the dirty carpet on your stairs?

We are going to be completely honest here. There is no set rule. Talk to us. Tell us about the stains and issues that are making the dirty carpets on your stairs and throughout your home. We will help you find the right cleaning plan that maintains your carpet and doesn’t kill your wallet.


Hope to hear from you soon,

Eric Frierdich, Owner & the Staff at Midwest

618-910-8376 or 314-594-1405



Are your Carpets Faded? Or are They just Dirty?

Are your Carpets Faded? Or are They just Dirty?

Dirty Carpet
We either own them or have been in them. There are tons of spaces that the carpet looks like it needs to be ripped out and replaced, but truth be told, it could just be dirty. Take this picture for example, this carpet looked like it has had the pattern literally stomped out. Have you priced replacing carpet of this quality? To be honest, I have not. But I have priced carpet for a single room in my home. Anywhere from $300-$500 for a 10×12 room! You could have 3 rooms cleaned for $192. Isn’t it worth a try?

Get off Your Hands and Knees! Scrubbling hardwood by hand days are over…


Get your hardwood floors cleaned by us and save your back!

Dread the days when you have to get down on your hands and knees and scrub the floors? Takes up a whole Saturday doesn’t it? You could be watching the ball game or hanging with the kids, but nope. You have chores to do. hand_cleaning_hardwood

Chores were part of our childhood. Our parents used us as man power to keep their houses clean, and in exchange, we got to go play with our friends. If your kids are anything like ours, you are not getting quality work and you know it. It’s still going to be sticky and dusty in the end. Or you’ll get the response “It’s your house. You clean it.” Little sh*ts.

So you’re stuck inside instead of enjoying the fall activities, you’re missing little league games, you’re getting irritated when the dog walks through where you already cleaned, and on and on just to save a few dollars? Do you even know how much cleaning your floors would cost? We do. Call us and lets discuss how to get you off your hands and knees before you’re down there and can’t get up!

Curious how our hardwood floor cleaning process is different than just using a Swiffer?

Ask us. Ask your friends who have USED us. (That last one will get you and your friends a little discount ;)) We have special cleaning agents for hardwood floors that are far better than anything you’re buying at Walmart, Walgreens, or Dollar General. And ours are environmentally safe so you don’t have to worry about what is being absorbed into your feet, your children’s feet, or when old fido licks food off the floor. Safety for your home is our highest priority when cleaning your home. There is nothing our crew is putting into your air or on your surfaces that we wouldn’t use around our own families. Want to know more about our products? Ask your technician on the job. Myself, Zach, Ryan, any of the guys you’ll meet know what is in each of the bottles they are spraying and can explain how it may impact your family or pets health.

Worth trying don’t you think?

Eric Frierdich 618-719-7741


Commercial Tile and Grout Cleaning

Commercial Tile and Grout Cleaning

One of the local dealerships in the St. Louis area lets us come in and clean for them regularly. We certainly do appreciate that! Nevertheless, we need to brag about our work here…


Most people don’t notice their bathrooms at work. It’s rush in, do your business, and get out. But bathrooms can get pretty gross, especially on the floors. Janitors can only do so much with commercial cleaning supplies, so don’t think we are picking on them! It just takes expensive, well maintained equipment to get grout lines clean of the bacteria that floats around the bathrooms of commercial facilities.


So to the right you can see how the white floor was looking before we came in. Now this floor is cleaned regularly, but think of how much traffic a dealership bathroom gets… You have the car dealers who’s shoes have been hitting the pavement, the mechanics who have been standing in grease puddles all day, the families who could be stopping in after a soccer game. Who knows what’s all on that floor!



Here, you can see that using our equipment makes all of that stuff disappear. And look at those grout lines! They are gray again.

We can do this for your restaurant, dealership, wherever you work. We want to keep your place looking sharp to get more and more people in your door. You want to be known for having the cleanest spot around. And we want to be the ones keeping it that way.

We offer free demos! 618-719-7741

Happy Fall Ya’ll! Time to get your ducts cleaned…


Happy Fall!

As we head into fall, we head indoors. The more time we spend indoors, the more we need fresh air pumped through our vents. Well, if your ducts look like this: dirty-trunkline-st-louis-moJust imagine how much of that is in your air?? Gross. Maybe those sniffles aren’t because of the mold in the air or the pollen collected on your windshield. Maybe.. Maybe its because of the dust your breathing in just sitting on the sofa watching Netflix. 😷

So how can Midwest go about giving you a “Happy Fall”? Well, call in and just ask!

We can take your dirty ducts and clean them up to get your system running great. Sending you through the fall festivals straight into winter holidays while minimizing your risk to colds along the way. Doesn’t that sound awesome? We think so too.

Hoping to talk to you soon,

Eric Frierdich

Owner of Midwest Carpet and Duct Cleaning


Have we already cleaned your ducts? We have other specials for a Happy Fall for you…

Leave us a review and tell others while its SO awesome to have us come out and clean those gross ducts out for you. Call in and tell Charlie that you left us a review, and we will schedule for a carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, etc. at a discounted rate!

Midwest offers Water Extraction

Water Extraction

The strange things happening in the solar system took us from a steamy stagnant heat to this cool down pour. This rain is supposed to keep coming until late this afternoon into the early evening. So please drive safe out there and remember one thing… We do water extraction!

Water Extraction is a tricky job.

Water Extraction
Water Extraction

For a lot of people this is a one time issue. Water gets into the basement because the gutters are not the cleanest or drainage in the water was mislead. However, for some this is a chronic problem. Rock basements are the absolute worst for letting water in, but this happens with all types of basements. So what can we do to help you?

We have been doing water extraction for years with a sister company, Disaster Restoration Pros. We come in and use a tool called the claw that pulls water out of your carpet and pumps it into a tank. Therefore, the water does not go back to your yard. It goes with us and is then routed to the nearest storm drain to prevent re-flooding your home. Additionally, we use fans to dry the carpet. Some companies pull out the water, but leave the carpet and pad damp which causes mold and mildew to grow in and beneath the flooring. We also come back and do mold testing to ensure that you are not going to have issues with mold in the future.

How can you prevent water in your home?

You can have your basement looked at by a waterproofing company. They will tell you how to treat the foundation or adjust the landscape to improve the dryness of your home. We have a few companies we reference if you are interested in this service. However, until then we suggest you keep all of your stored valuables in plastic totes versus cardboard. As for finished basements, you could purchase your own fan to run during the rain where the water is coming in, you could make sure you have a fully functioning sump pump, and/or treat the legs of furniture to not deteriorate with the incoming water.

If your basement floods tonight or you want to have your house tested for mold from previous flooding, please call! We are happy to come take a look at anything!



4 Reasons to hire Professional Cleaners

4 Reasons to hire Professional Cleaners

Safer Cleaning Agents

Professional Cleaners are not necessarily concerned with the cost of the cleaner. We are not willing to buy the cheaper brand and sacrifice our safety or yours. We only buy the ones that work and that are safe for the environment.

More Powerful Equipment

Professional Cleaners use equipment that works hard to get the stains out. We use a tractor-mount engine that provides much much more horsepower than your normal brook or sweeper.


When you use a rented carpet cleaner, the carpet is left wet. Professional Cleaners use fans to dry the carpet before we are even gone.

Further Reach

When we clean your ducts, we are able to reach way down into the system without taking it completely apart. Saving you time and money.

Midwest Commercial Carpet Cleaning

 Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Commercial Carpet Cleaning is one of the tougher jobs for a business and for a carpet cleaner. Commercial carpets are always being walked on by muddy shoes, oily shoes, gummy shoes…  Everyone drops crumbs on them. And these things need cleaned OFTEN. Sadly you just can’t close up shop for a day and scrub them, and renting those do it yourself cleaners is a waste of time. So here is what we suggest, hire us! We have a lot of well known restaurants, bowling alleys, stores, etc. that we clean regularly. We even have car dealerships we clean on a weekly or monthly basis.

You’re best bet as a business owner is to get on a cleaning cycle with us or a cleaner like us. A cleaner who is knowledgeable about how to remove stains and keep bacteria from growing under your carpet and in the pad. We would love to come by and do a free estimate to determine the treatments needed and how often.

Instead of you staying extra to do it, let us come in and do it during your closed hours!!

Commercial Carpet Cleaning by Midwest Carpet & Duct Cleaning

The video above is one of our favorite clients. Just on the Illinois side of the river, in Columbia, IL, we clean the West Park Bowl. At one point in time, my parents owned this bowling alley, so I spent a lot of time growing up there. Since the business has changed hands, and I go back with my family to bowl or eat dinner. They have great music on the weekends and lots of other stuff going on. I am fortunate that they gave Midwest the opportunity to prove we are the best.

As you can see in the video, one of our technicians is sucking the dullness right out of the carpet. The dullness is caused by the oil from the lanes and the oil from the lanes is holding sand in the carpet as well. We do a lot to keep their carpet looking great, but the clean carpet has helped them with so many other things. For instance, the smell. The smell of the bowling alley stays fresh because of our help.

Before we ever started cleaning, the State banned smoking from inside restaurants. Since, our cleaning has helped rid the bowling alley of the tar, the smell, the smoke, etc. If you ever allowed smoking in your establishment we urge you to try carpet cleaning to help neutralize the smell. We will gladly help with some of the issues you might be having from the years of smoking in your facility as well.

Thank you, Eric Frierdich




Midwest also does Tile and Grout!


foster-pet-clean-KITCHENMidwest Carpet and Duct Cleaning also cleans Tile & Grout!

Midwest started a few years back cleaning tile and grout – mainly in restaurants – making it look brand new! Tile and grout is a tough beast to master. I am sure you know from cleaning your own bathroom that the grout soaks in your soapy water as you scrub it. If you think about it, it’s soaking in all of the dirt you track in, urine splatters, throw up if someone misses, water out of the shower, on and on… If you have tile in your kitchen, that grout will have grease and grime and everything else down in it too!

Residential Tile and Grout

Just simply smearing water on the problem is not going to fix the bacteria growing in there. You definitely need to have a professional come in and clean the grout properly a few times a year depending on what has encountered your tile and grout. The more people in your house, the more often you need to have your tile and grout cleaned. Remember, you don’t see everything those kids and pets do!

Commercial Tile and Grout

Commercial facilities need their tile and grout cleaned way, WAY more than people with kids and pets. Especially those who serve food. Food spills lead to bacteria which lead to other critters and people getting sick. Which after several cases, could cause the health department to close your facility. Even those who do not serve food… Anywhere with a public restroom needs to look at their walls versus looking at their floor. If you look at the wall, the grout is probably a white or light gray. If you look at the floor, its likely a dark black color. There is no amount of mopping with that big yellow mop bucket that is going to change that. You are going to have to get someone in their with a rotary brush and special cleaning agents to revive that color.

Tile and Grout Repair

Midwest not only brings your tile and grout back to life, but can repair the grout while we are at it. After years of running a mop across it the grout starts to give up. You have to have it refilled in and we are capable of matching the original color.

Call for your free in-home or in-business estimate.

618-719-7741 in Illinois and 314-495-1405 in Missouri

Eric Frierdich, Owner

12 Steps of Great Carpet Cleaning


12_Steps_of_Great_Carpet_CleaningThere are 12 steps of Great Carpet Cleaning

  1. Pre-Inspection

    1. First of all, our technicians walk through your home with you, visually inspecting the carpet.
    2. They will listen to you concerns and identify potential permanent stains.
    3. At the end of the estimate, your technician will leave you with a summary of cost and your expected results.
  2. Furniture Moving

    1. Our regularly pricing includes moving sofas, chairs, tables, and smaller items.
    2. Traditionally, beds, dressers, and heavier pieces cost extra to move and sometimes are not necessary. Ask you consultant for their advice and potential cost.
  3. Commercial Pre-Vacuum

    1. We remove dry soil by thoroughly vacuuming with commercial powered vacuums.
  4. Pre-Spray

    1. We apply a preconditioning agent to soak and break down traffic area soil and general spots for a more thorough cleaning.
  5. Pre-Spot

    1. We pre-treat difficult spots  with special solutions to increase chances of removal.
    2. Be sure to tell your technician about red and pet stains
  6. Soil Extraction and Rinse.

    1. The carpet is then thoroughly cleaned and rinsed using a powerful truck mounted hot water extraction cleaning system without over wetting the carpet or leaving a sticky residue behind.
  7. Dry Pass

    1. After cleaning, we do a dry pass to remove any possible over spray from the process to promote a faster dry time.
    2. We also run fans on our smaller jobs to increase the drying time of your carpets.
  8. Post Spot

    1. Any spots or stains still remaining will get extra treatment with our many cleaning agents.
    2. For longer carpet life and fewer permanent stains, be sure to have a professional carpet protector applied to your carpet such as scotch-guard.
  9. Neutralize

    1. It is very important to balance the pH of the textile.
    2. Neutralizing helps eliminate re-soiling, makes the carpet feel soft and fresh, and it prepares the carpet for carpet protector.
  10. Post Groom

    1. Your carpet is groomed with a professional groomer so that the pile of your carpet is standing tall when we leave.
    2. Post grooming helps the carpet pile dry faster and in the right position.
  11. Speed Dry

    1. High velocity air movers are placed onto the carpet immediately after cleaning to promote faster drying.
    2. Carpets are virtually dry when we have finished.
  12. Post Cleaning Inspection

    1. Our technicians will walk through your home with you to point out the cleaning results to make sure that you are completely satisfied with your cleaning.

We clean carpet the RIGHT WAY!

We offer this professional service, and you should not want anything less. Anything less, you might as well vacuum it yourself and get a rug doctor! To read our post about rug doctors and their inefficiency, click here.

Call us for your free estimate!!