Carpet and Upholstery CleaningWith temperatures dropping and snow falling across Cincinnati, it’s the perfect time to think about quick and easy tips for keeping your carpets and upholstery clean.

With a little regular maintenance, you can extend the life of your carpet and keep your home looking great.

Here are our top 5 tips for carpet and upholstery cleaning.

Tip #1 – Vacuum wall-to-wall carpet and area rugs regularly

Aside from the health benefits of getting rid of dust and allergens, regular vacuuming removes dirt
particles (and salt!) that wear down carpet fibers. Entrances and heavy-traffic areas should be vacuumed at least twice a week.

Tip #2 – Damp dust and vacuum furniture

Damp dusting is quick and easy. Just mist water onto a clean white towel and lightly wipe (never scrub) arms and seating areas of all furniture in your home.

Tip #3 – Periodically flip the cushions of all seating areas

Flipping the cushions helps to maintain firmness and limit distortion. (Plus, if your children know you flip the cushions they will be less tempted to hide stains by flipping the cushions!)

Tip #4 – Rotate area rugs

Area rugs are often subject to distinct traffic patterns. Regularly rotate them to minimize uneven wear.

Tip #5 – Spot clean with residue-free cleaners

Water, white vinegar and club soda are excellent residue-free spotting agents for both carpet and upholstery. Mist the spot and blot (never rub) to remove small stains.

Bonus Tip – Know when to call in the pros

Have your carpet and upholstery thoroughly cleaned by Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning at least once a year. Coupled with a regular maintenance program, the carpet and upholstery of your home will retain its beauty for years to come.

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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