It’s Time to Think About Spring Cleaning

With the weather in West Chester flirting with highs near 60, it is starting to feel like spring! And spring means it is time to think about the elephant in the room – spring cleaning. If you are like most people (myself included), it can be difficult to get...

How to Handle a Water Damage Emergency

A headline on WLWT – A Soaking, Wind-Driven Rain to Drench Cincinnati Area – notes heavy overnight rain and will linger through most of the day today remnants of Hurricane Zeta passes to our south. The article describes that: “…the system will...

Our COVID-19 Response

To our friends and valued customers: With the coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to disrupt daily life, I wanted to personally assure you that Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning’s top priority is your safety and well-being. As a family-owned business,...

Carpet Cleaning Myths and Truths

I started Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning in 1984. Ever since, I have had the pleasure of servicing countless homes and businesses all across greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. And, in my more than 30 years of carpet cleaning, I have fielded a...

Should September be Water Damage Prevention Month?

Did you know that September is water damage prevention month? No? Well, maybe that’s just a local thing in West Chester. Or maybe just a thing in my house! With the temps still threatening to flirt with the 90-degree mark, it’s hard to believe that fall...

Carpet Cleaning Machines and Methods

I have a friend who dabbles with woodworking and pretty much anything DIY. We were chatting the other day and he told me about a project he recently struggled with. I assumed this must have been a pretty big project if he struggled with it, but the truth was it...

Watch for Flood Damage from Snow or Rain

“A lot of something” will fall from the sky…It could be snow, ice, rain or a combination of all three!” The quote above comes from WLWT Chief Meteorologist Kevin Robinson and is referring to a winter storm that is coming this weekend. That’s...

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...

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,...
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