How to Treat Wine and Food Stains on Your Carpet

With dustings of snow hitting Cincinnati, you know it’s getting close to the end of the year. And, if you are like me, that means get-togethers with family and friends. I can almost see it now, kids running, playing, and laughing (and then the inevitable...

Beware of Potential Flooding in West Chester

Earlier this month, I walked through Your Fall Checklist to Avoid Common Water Damage Restoration Emergencies for preventative measures. However, with WCPO calling for Near-record rainfall possible for Halloween tonight and the National Weather Service calling for a...

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...