Don't Neglect Your Furniture

We talk all the time about your carpets and floors being one of your home’s largest investments. But, your furniture is, too!
Don’t neglect cleaning your furniture upholstery! We at Cincinnati Maintenance recommend professionally cleaning upholstery every 8-12 months, sometimes even more often if you have small children or pets.
Your couches and comfy chairs can get dirty pretty quickly. Food particles, drink spills, perspiration, dog and cat dander, fur, etc.,….in many ways, your upholstery can end up being even dirtier than your floors – mostly because it is not in the forefront of people’s minds to have their furniture professionally cleaned periodically.
Families sit on their furniture just as often as they walk on the carpets and rugs – but which gets cleaned and vacuumed more often? Something to think about…
Add your furniture to your vacuuming schedule and have your upholstery professionally cleaned a minimum of once per year.  You’ll be amazed at the results when you give your upholstery a little love!

It's Not Madness! It's our March Specials!

It's Not Madness! It's our March Specials!

It’s a fun time of year for basketball fans – MARCH MADNESS! We have a bit of “madness” of our own – not really, IT’s NOT MADNESS – IT’s OUR MARCH SPECIALS at Cincinnati Maintenance – Cincinnati’s expert for carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout care, hardwood care, dryer vent cleaning, and more!

$50 Dryer Vent Cleaning when Combined with Any Other Service

$25 Off a Service for all NEW CLIENTS – tell your friends!


  • Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery Care
  • Tile and Grout Cleaning & Restoration
  • Area Rug Cleaning
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Tile Color Sealing

Contact us today!

Offers Expire March 31, 2017 – Minimums Apply, May Not be Combined with any Other Offers

We at Cincinnati Maintenance are Thankful….for YOU!

Thank you!

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for Thanksgiving! We at Cincinnati Maintenance have a lot to be thankful for….and we are especially thankful for YOU, our customers!
We have been blessed with a wonderful set of loyal customers and are thankful for the new ones we are meeting every day.
It’s been especially heartening to have some really great reviews left for us throughout the year.  Some of our favorites:

  • Ed and Cincinnati Maintenence are the best carpet cleaners I have ever used. We have dogs and after they were finished all spots of mud and other matter was gone and the carpets smelled fresh and clean, not like chemicals. They are professional and on time and more than fair in pricing.  – Linda
  • Cincinnati Maintenance came out today & did some serious magic on our sectional! Two teenage boys & two mastiffs did their best to make it impossible but no match for these guys. Polite/professional and not too bad on the checkbook – will definitely use them again. – Missy
  • Cincinnati Maintenance and Eddie Susshine are amazing!!! Our dog was very sick and vomited several times on our cream carpet. We could not get the stains out. So we called Eddie and they came right out and had the stains gone with an hour! Carpet looks brand new again! We can’t thank you enough!!! – Mary
  • Eddie and his crew came out and did a fantastic job on our carpets and were ultra professional. Super highly recommend!! – Wally

We humbly thank you and look forward to serving you for years to come. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Should You Clean Before the Holidays….or After?

Should You Clean Before the Holidays....or After?

Have you ever wondered, should I have my carpet and upholstery professionally cleaned before the holidays….or after?
Well, that depends. First of all, are you having guests in for the holidays?  If you have noticeable stains on the carpet… would be nice to clean those before your guests arrive.
If you have pets who sometimes have accidents, a professional cleaning can get rid of stains, odors, and even keep your pet from revisiting that old familiar spot – because they no longer smell where they’ve “been” before.
Are your guests going to be bunking on the couch? Yep, go ahead and get that cleaned and fresh-smelling, too.
BUT……if your carpets, rugs and furniture are in good, clean shape, there ARE reasons to wait until AFTER the holidays to have a professional cleaning.
For example, if your guests are bringing small children, you will inevitably have extra spills. Are they bringing pets, as well? Be prepared for an accident or two.
Or, if you’re having the biggest party of the year at your house…..maybe, just maybe, waiting until after your holiday party is the best time for a profesional to get things back to normal again.
Things to think about….you want to get the best bang for your buck.

How to Handle A Fingernail Polish Disaster!

How to Handle a Fingernail Polish Disaster

When dealing with paint or nail polish, the question of how to handle depends on how long the spot has been there. Both paint and fingernail polish are  typically are petroleum based, so the cleaning process is basically the same.
If someone spills a bottle of nail polish on the floor and its hard surface, quickly and liberally sprinkle sugar on top of it.! The sugar will absorb 99% of the product. What’s left over can be carefully cleaned with nail polish remover or acetone. However, NEVER directly apply nail polish remover or acetone to the surface that is being cleaned. Always apply the nail polish remover or acetone to a clean cloth and blot the spot
On fabric, nail polish remover and acetone, if applied directly to the carpet or fabric, can de-laminate the fibers, meaning the glue that is holding the fibers together may deteriorate and the carpet fibers will start to fall out or the upholstered fabric will become weak and possibly tear. If the paint or fingernail polish is wet, blot with a damp towel. Do not scrub because the stain will just get larger. Always work from the outside of the spot towards the center. When you cannot get any more transfer to the towel, then use the nail polish remover/acetone. Depending on how old the carpet is and how frequently it has been cleaned will definitely determine how well the spot will clean up. If the carpet is old and has not been cleaned regularly, then the dye-sets of the fibers are most likely open and ready to accept other dyes readily.
What we highly recommend – because of the petroleum content of paint and nail polish as well as because acetone or nail polish remover can do damage to hard surfaces, carpet fibers and upholstery unless it is handled very. very carefully – is in the case of this type of disaster, contact your professional cleaning company immediately to assist you. Contact Cincinnati Maintenance for these tough situations!

How to Quickly Address a Coffee Spill

How to Quickly Address a Coffee Spill

Oh, man! A coffee spill on your carpet. Great way to start the day, huh?
Addressing a coffee stain can be very tricky. Depending on the type of coffee, it has the potential for permanently staining fibers. Did you know that deluxe or supreme blended coffee as well as decaf coffee all have artificial dyes to make the color uniform? (Makes you think, doesn’t it?)
To try to take care of it yourself, we at Cincinnati Maintenance recommend a two-part approach:
First, blot with a clean towel to get up what you can. Now, you will need two spray bottles. Fill the first one with water and one drop of liquid dish detergent. Fill the other bottle with equal parts of water and white distilled vinegar. Spray the area with the detergent mixture and use another clean towel to blot the stain. You may also use a brush to “tamp” the spot. Once you no longer see the coffee spot, spray the vinegar/water mixture on the carpet and blot. Remember, less is more. Using too much detergent will leave a residue. We do not recommend any type of oil-based cleaning agent. For example, WD-40 will definitely leave a residue behind if not properly rinsed (which is hard in itself to do!)
If the coffee stain is on a light-colored carpet and there is still a little color, you can MIST 3% hydrogen peroxide over the spot and blot. And, we mean mist only. You cannot use too much because it is a bleaching agent.
As always, feel free to contact Cincinnati Maintenance to discuss your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs, schedule an appointment, or receive a free estimate.

That Delicious Goodness Isn't So Good for your Carpet and Furniture

That Delicious Goodness isn't so Good for your Carpet and Furniture

We’ve all done it. You know, had a delcious, buttery piece of corn on the cob on your plate and began carrying it to the couch to eat while watching your favorite TV show. Oops, the corn rolls right off the plate, hits the couch and then lands on the carpet. Ugh!
When dealing with oily spots or spills, corn starch or baking soda will be your best friend. They will absorb most if not all of the oil.  The main trick is to take care of the oily stain immediately!
Here are some simple steps to follow get that butter or oily stain out:
First, try to scrape off as much of the oily offender as you can.  The back of a butter knife is a great tool for this.
Then, sprinkle the stain with baking soda or cornstarch.  Let the absorbent baking soda (or cornstarch) sit there for maybe half an hour. Be SURE to vacuum it up thoroughly. Hopefully at this point, most of the oily residue has been lifted.
Time to clean it now with water and a mild dishwashing liquid. NOTE: always, always, always test your cleaning mixture in an inconspicuous spot before applying to carpet or upholstery. Use a white cloth to apply the soapy mixture and a new cloth to rinse well with water. Always blot, don’t rub.
If the oily stain is persistent, please feel free to call Cincinnati Maintenance for advice or to have us come out and take care of it for you!

Your Furniture is Important, too!

Your Furniture is Important, too!

Your furniture is important, too!
So, how often should you clean your upholstery? We at Cincinnati Maintenance recommend professionally cleaning upholstery every 8-12 months. Especially for people who have pets or small children.
People eat on their couches, they sweat on their couches, dogs and cats sleep or lie on the couches (think pet dander, hair and drool — ewww!).  In fact, upholstery, for the most part, can be dirtier than carpet!
Look at it this way: how often do you vacuum your carpets? Now, how often do you vacuum your upholstery?  People sit on their furniture just as often as they walk on the carpet the furniture is placed on, but it’s likely that the carpet gets vacuumed far more often…
Add your furniture to your vacuuming schedule and have your upholstery professionally cleaned a minimum of once per year.  It will make a tremendous difference in the cleanliness, look and lifespan of your furniture!

Because We Care, Cincinnati Maintenance Uses Plant-Based, Soap-Free, Odor-Free Procyon to Clean Your Carpet and Upholstery

Cincinnati Maintenance knows you want clean carpets and upholstery but are also concerned about toxic chemicals around your family, pets, employees and clients.  That’s why we use plant-based, non-toxic, soap-free Procyon to take care of your cleaning needs.
Determined to be the leading “green” carpet cleaning company in Cincinnati, we are proud to be able to tell our clients that the products we use are:

  • Safe for children and pets to be around
  • Have no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and create no harmful airborne molecules
  • Made with all natural ingredients that are hypo-allergenic, soap-free and odor-free
  • And, provide a powerful, satisfying clean

Additionally, the encapsulation cleaning we provide emulsifies contaminants and soil, which creates an incredibly fast drying time – usually 45 minutes to 1 hour! – and leaves absolutely no soapy, sticky residue.  
Why do we at Cincinnati Maintenance work with the cutting edge of “green,” non-toxic products like Procyon?  Because we want to give you the best cleaning technology available that is safe for you and your loved ones – for your peace of mind and ours.