Stephen Jaenchen, the owner and founder of what is now Summit Cleaning Services, began carpet cleaning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1984. He purchased a portable machine later that year and began, "Steve's Incredible Cleaning" to help work his way through college at Bethel College and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 1992, Stephen moved to Santa Barbara and worked for several reputable cleaning establishments there until 2001. While there, Stephen became the operations manager for Star Rug Cleaners and had the opportunity to grow in his knowledge and experience in the care of fine, custom rugs.

He also had opportunities to work for a number of notable individuals, including Carol Burnett, Paul Hogan, John Cleese, Steve Martin, Gina Davis and Robert Zimeckis.

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Ah, now's that's a good question! Actually, professional carpet cleaning and care has quite a bit to do with protecting the health of your family. Here's how: Clean carpets do much more than just make your home look beautiful. Your carpets provide a clean, soft, warm place for little toes and furry friends.


Whether your business has 1,000 square feet of tile or natural stone or 100,000 square feet of carpet, you have an enormous investment in the initial cost. The need to take care of this investment becomes clear as you start to witness premature wear and aging. At Summit Cleaning Services, we are the authority in restoring and maintaining your business's flooring.

Oriental Rug

Summit Cleaning Services's rug care staff is trained through the IICRC and is well qualified to care for the finest rugs from around the world. Failure to perform specialized proceduresmay result in permanent damage to the rugs and flooring materials under and around the rug. Incomplete soil removal may occur due to an inability to dust or adequately vacuum both sides of the rug.


It's true. And it's not just you, the home owner that causes it. Believe it or not, much of the damage is caused by service technicians who are supposed to be giving you professional upholstery cleaning service.

Odor Control

Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and fabrics. It can also create an unhealthy indoor environment. When urine is first deposited onto a floor or fabric, it has a pH of about 5 or 6, which is on the acid side of the pH Scale. It is easier to remove right then when it is fresh.


Oct 04, 2017
The mustard and make up stains came out! These were in the carpet at least 3 years - absolutely amazed! Full review ›


Sep 07, 2017
Better carpet cleaner says it all Stephen. Very knowledgeable, conscientious, courteous, and very professional. Best we have ever experienced. Full review ›


Aug 29, 2017
The end results were great - old carpet look much better. You really get what you pay for. Good job. Full review ›


Jun 30, 2017
They got the make-up stains out, which I thought was going to cost me thousands to replace! I am amazed how clean and pristine my carpet looks. Full review ›
Jess Johnson

Jess Johnson

Apr 01, 2016
I would give Summit 10 stars if it was an option. Their team is detail oriented and the customer service is excellent. I have never had a bad experience and they impress every time! Bryce went above and beyond to make sure we were smiling when he left: Full review ›
Scott Dutcher

Scott Dutcher

Mar 19, 2016
I have hired Summit Cleaning for over 10 years to clean in some of the finest homes and office buildings in Incline Village, and whenever I need something clean, not just clean-er, there's no one else I trust: whether its carpeting, fine rugs, drapes, furniture, tile or stone floors, I know that Stephen and his staff will arrive on time, and do an excellent... Full review ›
Doug Campbell

Doug Campbell

Mar 10, 2016
Stephen and his crew of carpet care professionals are the only carpet service we will use, and have used Summit Cleaning service for the last 10 years. Fast, efficient, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly are only some of the things I can say about Summit Cleaning Service. Full review ›
Lindsey Swanson

Lindsey Swanson

Feb 23, 2016
Summit Cleaning has cleaned my carpets a couple of times, and they are the absolute best. Great service when I scheduled, they were right on time both times, and stains that I had seen return in the past never returned after they cleaned. Full review ›
Stephen Lincoln

Stephen Lincoln

Jan 29, 2016
I have been selling real estate in the Carson City area since 1988 and have had the opportunity to recommend carpet cleaners on a fairly regular basis. Stephen at Summit Cleaning Services far surpasses those that I had recommended in the past. Full review ›
Sandy Rowley

Sandy Rowley

Aug 07, 2015
The best carpet cleaner in Nevada, hands down! Thank you so much for all the great work. You guys always make me smile. Full review ›

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Summit Cleaning Services donating to Food For Thought

Now Until Mother's Day (May 8th, 2016) Starting Monday, April 18 until Mother's Day, Summit Cleaning Services will donate 10% of their sales to Food For Thought. For over 15 years, Summit Cleaning

Keep Your Carpets & Upholstery Protected

Protect your hallways and walkways by requesting Summit Cleaning Services technicians to apply Carpet Protectant to your carpets. We can also apply our fiber and fabric protectant to upholstery. Give us

Get Your Rugs Cleaned Today

Are your rugs getting soiled by the back to school traffic? Summit Cleaning Services can help! Our professional rug cleaning service will make your favorite rugs look as good as new. So give us a call

Attention Business Owners

Summit Cleaning's fleet of truck mounted hot water extraction equipment is the most technologically advanced HWE system available. We can extract problems that other companies would consider impossible

The Importance Of Regular Cleaning

Whether you installed the carpets in your home or you moved into a home that already had wall-to-wall carpeting, you must know that carpet is an expensive though worthwhile investment. If you were around

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Stephen Jaenchen removes red wine from this living room carpet and explains the process. Summit Cleaning Services is a professional, full-service upholstery cleaning company serving the Lake Tahoe area, including North Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson Valley and Glenbrook Areas.