At last, spring has finally arrived in Cincinnati. The Reds are playing, Kings Island is open, and tomato plants are ready to go into the ground.

With the weather warming, and windows opening, it’s the perfect time to think about spring cleaning and an article from The Huffington Post – What’s Lurking In Your Carpet? A Spring Cleaning Guide. – notes importance of carpet cleaning.

Their advice is to vacuum your carpet at least once a week (something we have discussed) and get a professional cleaning every six months. The reason? Bacteria and allergens.  As they note –

“…microbiology research published in 2001 found an average indoor carpet to be about 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat, with about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, Men’s Health reports. And THAT is certainly something to think about.”

The article goes on to note that –

“…at-home carpet cleaning systems are NOT the way to go. They often leave a layer of moisture which Wilson refers to as ‘mold central.’ People who are allergic to mold can suffer from stuffed noses, irritated eyes, wheezing, or skin irritation, according to the CDC.”

Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is proud to have served the residents and businesses of Greater Cincinnati for 32 years. As a father and son owned and operated business, we are committed to your total satisfaction. To help you get started, we offer these free downloadable resources:

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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