I was speaking with an acquaintance the other day about his new puppy. While new puppies are lots of fun, urine accidents are a fact of life but that doesn’t mean your carpets have to suffer long-term consequences. Roxie OlderAs I wrote back in February, our new golden retriever puppy, Roxie, (who is now getting BIG) was keeping us busy and I shared some carpet cleaning tips.

One of my favorite tricks for quick pet mess cleanups is using a spray bottle filled with white vinegar. The first step, though, is soaking up as much urine as possible using paper towels (you will need a lot) or old bath towels. Blot, or even stand on the towels, but don’t rub. Repeat with clean/dry sections until nothing more comes up. Once the area is dry, spritz it with the bottle of white vinegar and let it dry.

What I like about this process is that it’s gentler than using harsh chemicals and it doesn’t leave the type of sticky residue that can happen with bottled cleaners. The latter point is important as that residue will eventually attract dirt and down the road you can end up with dark spots on your carpet.

The key point to remember is that professional carpet cleaning is the best long-term solution. Once your puppy is housebroken, a professional cleaning can deliver a deep cleaning that will leave your carpets and upholstery looking its best. We use a hot-water-extraction cleaning method that is safe for your pets, children, and carpets.

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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