How Much Does Professional Carpet Cleaning Cost?

Imagine walking past a restaurant while out for lunch and seeing a sign for a delicious-looking hot lunch special for only $2.99. You pop in, sit down, and the server shows up, takes your order, and then starts asking questions such as: Would you like the dish cooked?...

Household Projects and Carpet Care – Painting

In a previous post, I explored how to keep your carpets clean of drywall dust during small DIY projects, such as replacing a curtain rod or towel rack. Today, I want to talk about one of the most terrifying topics in all of DIY, painting a room. Okay, I admit,...

Applying the 80-20 Rule to Carpet Cleaning

Life is full of compromises. We often don’t have the time to complete all the things we would like to do or complete them in the manner we would like to do them. Anyone who has ever thrown a wrinkled pair of pants into the dryer to get out most of the big...

Be Prepared for Water Damage Emergencies

Cincinnati is dealing with the 22nd worst flood in the city’s history as the Ohio River crested at just over 60.5 feet this past weekend. The flooding has spurred road closures and inundated riverfront communities. And while those near the river are the most severely...

Freezing Temperatures and Water Damage

The new year in Cincinnati is so far starting off cold! A quick scan of the headlines shows “water mains across Cincinnati have burst” and “another fire started by someone trying to thaw frozen pipes.” If you haven’t seen it yet, WCPO...

Tips for Dealing with Pet Odor in Your Carpets

I was commiserating with a friend whose daughter wants to get a puppy for Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs! But they are work. Our Roxie, shown here, may look calm but she is a giant ball of energy. And then there’s housetraining. Multiple trips...

How to Prepare Your Home (and Carpets) for Fall

A burst of hot weather last week had Cincinnati feeling more like July than September, but the calendar shows we officially moved into fall territory this week. And, as the weather starts to cool, now is a good time to revisit some important fall maintenance tasks to...

Ice Dams and Water Damage Restoration

The dishes from Thanksgiving are barely put away and Jennifer Schack over at WLWT News 5 is saying those of us here in Cincinnati may see our first snowflakes of the season! With that in mind, it’s a good time to think about ice dams. As their name implies, ice...

Holiday Tips to Keep your Carpets and Upholstery Clean

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about our good food and time with loved ones. Skyline/Gold Star Chili dip, sauces from LaRosa’s and Montgomery Inn, and Frisch’s pumpkin pie are Cincinnati classics. To help make sure less of that ends up on your...

Flooding and Water Damage Prevention

The east side of Cincinnati was recently hit with unusual flooding. Norwood City Schools, Roger Bacon High School and Summit Academy were among those that had to close and even Interstate 71 was closed as we were deluged with 3 to 5 inches of rain. Luckily, storms of...