The holiday party season is a (hopefully) pleasant memory and the big game is this weekend, even if our Cincinnati Bengals aren’t playing. That means it’s time to think about getting your carpet and upholstery cleaned. Sound counter intuitive? Here are 5 reasons why now is a good time to have your carpets professionally cleaned…

#1 – Removing Stains

This one is obvious. The food and drink spills from the holidays inevitably take their toll on your carpets and furniture.  Add to this that it’s winter in Cincinnati and that means road salt is a concern. As noted here, road salt is one of the leading causes of carpet stains during the winter and it’s recommended to hire a professional carpet cleaning service to remove salt before it turns into a permanent stain. Even if you’re careful about trying to prevent tracking it into your house, it inexorably finds a way in.  Some may think it’s better to wait until winter is over, but that just brings us to the next point…

#2 – Protecting Your Carpet

Here at Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, we apply DuPont Teflon as part of our professional cleaning. DuPont Teflon repels liquid spills, dust and dirt, allowing carpets to remain cleaner longer. In other words, it helps protect your carpet through the rest of the winter. Which takes us to our third point…

#3 – Maintaining Your Air Quality in Your Home

Winter in Cincinnati means that your windows are usually closed and all the drafty spots are sealed up. While this helps keep your heating bills in check, and your family warm, it also means there’s less fresh air entering your house. Carpets can help to trap dust, pollens and pollutants but, just like the air filter in your furnace, you want to make sure that trapped dirt is removed.  Professional carpet cleaning is recommended to control allergens and dust mites and should be done every six months. Professional carpet cleaning removes these contaminants before they are recirculated back into the air, helping your family breathe easier. And speaking of family…

#4 – Convenient Timing

If you have school-aged children in the house, your carpet cleaning can be scheduled to occur while they are school. Plus, with the naturally lower humidity in winter, your carpets will dry more quickly. All of this means it’s one of the most convenient times to clean and protect the investment you have in your carpet and upholstery.  And speaking of investment….

#5 – Save Money

You have invested a lot of money into your home so you want protect it. Regular professional carpet cleaning prolongs the life of your carpet, saving you money. In other words, infrequent cleanings cost you money in terms of reducing your carpet’s life. Experts recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned twice a year. This not only prolongs their life but also helps to eliminate germs.

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Questions? I am always available to answer your stain removal questions and concerns. Call us today at (513) 777-8770 to learn more about our carpet and upholstery cleaning services. Or email us at to learn about this month’s cleaning special.

Elliott S. Fishman, Co-Owner
Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Inc.


About Elliott S. Fishman

Elliott Fishman, along with his son Brian, is the owner and operator of Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Inc.   We serve the residents and businesses of Greater Cincinnati to include West Chester, Mason, Maineville, Loveland, Wyoming, Fairfield, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Hyde Park and Anderson Township. Elliott started this company in 1984, based on the belief that it takes Extra Effort to make each job a success. The father/son team puts the extra time, extra care, and extra effort go into every task they undertake – no matter how large or small the job. Extra Effort’s quality equipment, trained technicians and safe products have made the company a top choice for residential and commercial carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, water damage / water extraction, fabric protection, odor control and spot removal.

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Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

8303 Darlene Dr

West Chester, OH 45069

(513) 777-8770

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