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 Flood Watch in Butler County, it’s worth revisiting what to do in a flood emergency.

As noted in the printable guide to the right, the keys are to act quickly, be safe, and make sure the clean up is done correctly. No matter what, do not enter a flooded area if the electricity is still on as this can be a very dangerous situation. While you do need to act quickly, it is worth waiting for a professional if you are unsure of the risks.

As noted by the CDC, there is sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with health issues so once the water has been removed it’s time for the behind-the-scenes clean up. Drywall, insulation, wood doors, trim work, carpets, pad, and sub-floors all can absorb water and need to be addressed quickly to prevent mold.

With more than 34 years of water damage restoration experience, you can trust Extra Effort to work with your insurance company to return your home or business to its original state. We have the expertise and resources to:

  • Pull back carpets and remove carpet padding
  • Cut out damaged drywall and remove damaged baseboards
  • Employ powerful water extraction systems, industrial air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Apply safe and effective antimicrobial agents to protect your home
  • Install new padding and install/replace the carpet
  • Install and paint both drywall and baseboards

Our technicians are trained to address important issues including mold, mildew, stain and moisture removal. We use state-of-the-art moisture-detecting equipment and safe bacteria control agents to do everything possible to minimize the loss. As a father/son company we offer personalized service with large-company capabilities to ensure that your home is safe and whole.

Hopefully you won’t need us, but if you do please call me at the number below.

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 service@extra-effort.com 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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