5 star carpet cleaning service


Santa Cruz is home to our original Connoisseur Cleaning location where since 2001 we have been providing our award-winning services to the Bay Area from Monterey up to San Francisco including Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Aptos, Capitola, and Watsonville

Connoisseur is proud to have the well deserved reputation for being the best equipped, most well trained and overly passionate Carpet, Tile, Stone and Upholstery Cleaning company in both of our service areas. Our family ran business provides results and customer service that are second to none!

Please take a few minutes to look around our site, especially our blog section for loads of great information and tips for keeping your home clean and healthy.

Our Reviews

Our Services

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Carpet Cleaning

Connoisseur’s unique, customized “Multi-Method” approach to carpet cleaning ensures the safest deepest, most effect carpet cleaning available.

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Upholstery Cleaning

Whether you have a silk chenille sofa, an antique cotton velvet, a simple synthetic weave, Micro Fiber or slipcovers, we clean them all properly and safely. 

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Commercial Carpet Cleaning

We take great pride in offering our Santa Cruz area commercial clients the very latest in cleaning methods.

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Rug Cleaning

Our expert cleaning extends the life of your upholstered investments, increases indoor air quality and brings back their vibrant colors and soft touch.

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Wood and Vinyl Floor Cleaning

Connoisseur has safe and effective methods for cleaning wood, both solid and veneer and virtually any hard surface that can’t be aggressively wet cleaned.

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tile and grout cleaning

Tile and Grout Cleaning Cleaning

Don’t spend all day on your hands and knees with a toothbrush, hire a Tile and Grout Cleaning Professional to restore and protect the original beauty of your stone and tile surfaces..

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Stone Restoration

Cleaning, resurfacing, polishing, etch and scratch removal, joint repair and sealing are all offered for your Granite, Marble or Travertine, Limestone, Slate, Flagstone floors and counter tops. 

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Fabric Protection

We are the regional applicators of the world’s most advanced environmentally safe fiber protector for fine rugs and fabrics

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24 Hour Water Damage Restoration

Connoisseur offers water damage and other restoration services in partnership with Clean-tec. Since 1974, Clean-tec’s  business has been water damage restoration, and they are committed to restoring your home back to a healthy living environment by assuring you that each part of your experience is made as simple and stress-free as possible. They are a local, family owned Santa Cruz business and they can get there fast to stop the damage!

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Meet the Connoissuer Team

Mike and Paula Pailliotet

Mike and Paula Pailliotet have been involved in the carpet, upholstery and hard surface cleaning industry since 1986. Mike worked for two large carpet cleaning companies in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas before he and Paula started their own business in Santa Cruz Ca in 2001.

Their family run business is the highest 5 star rated company on Yelp and wins “Best Of” awards year after year. Their son and daughter now run the day to day portion of business along with three great employees. Please check out our great reviews on Yelp.

Mike’s involvement on the education side of the cleaning industry keeps him on top of the very latest in cleaning methods, solutions and equipment. He owns and operates the industry’s most popular and respected online discussion forum, which is credited for many positive and innovative changes to the industry. Mike provides one on one training for new cleaners and also hosts cleaning seminars and conventions around the country each year.

Our Staff

Office Manager

Monique Pailliotet

Office Manager
  • Our daughter Monique took over running the office of both of our locations in 2012, Handling the phones, scheduling, book keeping for both locations, social media and making sure Mike and the guys comb their hair every day. “Mika” is well versed in our industry and you’ll enjoy her ability to explain our cleaning processes or spotting advice. Monique lives in Redding Ca with her boyfriend Sardi, two pugs and 4 cats and is becoming quite the talented Vegan chef.

Lead carpet cleaning technician

Davis Pailliotet

Lead Technician
  • Our second-generation lead technician. We’re not sure what generates more thank you phone calls, Davis’ charm and patience or his hard work and dedication to doing the best job possible. Being born into the trade, even at his young age there is hardly a situation that Davis has not dealt with before many times when it comes to cleaning carpet, tile and upholstery. Just don’t bring up the subject of Hockey or Bulldogs or you’ll never get him to leave.

Lead Technician

Ely Young

Lead Technician
  • Ely has been a friend of our family since he was a tot so his fit in our company was a natural. Ely’s friendly smile and go to attitude quickly earned him the trust of our long list of repeat customers. Ely’s detailed cleaning skills are unmatched in Santa Cruz County, Davis and Mike included. He handles our largest and most prestigious clients with ease and style. This Soquel Native spends his free time riding dirt and mountain bikes, playing the drums and saving kittens stranded in tall trees.

Our Service Area

Connoisseur Carpet Cleaning provides the best in Carpet, Tile, and Upholstery cleaning to the following areas:

Santa Cruz CA

Scott’s Valley CA
Aptos CA
Capitola CA
Watsonville CA
and surrounding areas
*Higher minimum job prices apply to locations outside of Santa Cruz County


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