Do you get excited with the thought of having your carpet cleaned? Probably not. At Kerns Cleaning, we understand how you feel. So, we try to make the process simple and as easy on you as possible. It’s our goal to make the experience a positive one, and to minimize the downtime we spend cleaning in your home.

The carpet and fiber manufacturer’s require maintenance be done at least every 12 – 18 months in order to keep the performance warranty in place. Furthermore, it’s important that you contract with an IICRC cleaner to do this work. Using a non-certified IICRC cleaner may void your manufacture or fiber warranty.

At Kerns Cleaning, we are committed to preserving the investment you made in your home. Using state of the art hot water extraction equipment recognized by the manufacturers of flooring as the most reliable means to clean carpeting, we are confident the results will meet or exceed your expectations.

Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning

We understand that your Oriental/Area Rug is more than just a decoration; it’s an investment. Oriental rugs are often handmade originals that increase in value with time, and with proper care and cleaning, your Oriental rug can last for generations. Our method of cleaning Oriental rugs is gentle and safe. We use technology and equipment designed specifically for gentle, effective cleaning of Oriental rugs.

Area rug cleaning procedure:

  • Inspection – Each rug that arrives at our plant is carefully inspected in order to assess the proper cleaning technique based on the condition and type of fiber.
  • Cleaning – We will remove dry loose soil and precondition your rug with emulsifiers to loosen dirt and oil. Any spots on your rug are carefully removed with spot remover. We will then dissolve and remove any ground in soils.
  • Neutralizer- After washing, a neutralizer is applied to restore the original PH of your delicate rug to make it like new.
  • Drying – After cleaning, the area rug is dried in our specially designed humidity and temperature controlled area.
  • Final Inspection – Each rug is inspected before it gets wrapped for delivery. In the event that it does not pass inspection, we will repeat the entire cleaning process to ensure your satisfaction with the results.

You can drop off your rugs for cleaning at any of our 2 area locations:
Fox Point and Brookfield Wisconsin

*Kerns Cleaning may refuse to clean rugs due to pre-existing damage of rugs.*


We use the latest in cleaning technology to restore your upholstered furniture to a like new condition. Our cleaning method leaves your upholstery cleaner and drier than other methods because of the cleaning tools we use. We use only the latest in upholstery cleaning tools that can handle some of the most delicate fabrics.


What method do you use for upholstery cleaning?

Every piece of furniture is different both in construction and material. There is no one way to clean upholstery. We will test the fabric before cleaning to determine the proper way to clean your upholstery. We look at the fabric construction, fiber content and dye stability. We then choose the safest, most effective way to clean your furniture.

How long will my furniture take to dry after it is cleaned?

Our specialized upholstery tools use a patented technique to thoroughly clean your upholstery while leaving it drier than other methods. Some materials such as cotton may dry slower and may take longer to dry.

Will upholstery cleaning make my furniture look new again?

Furniture is of course only new once. However, you would be amazed at what a good upholstery cleaning can do. We may be able to restore that problem piece to like new condition. We will tell you in advance if your upholstery is worth cleaning before you are charged a dime. We can even do a test spot for you for no charge.

My Cushions have zippers, can I just wash them in the Laundry Machine?

No, although some people have done it with acceptable results, it is not recommended. The reason that some cushions have zippers is that the manufacturer can get a tighter fit by using zippers instead of sewing. If you remove the covers and wash them, chances are they will shrink or distort and you will never get them back on correctly. 

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Kerns Carpet Cleaning

1844 W Fond Du Lac Ave

Miliwaukee, 53205