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Archives: November 2015

Christmas trees are a big tradition in most home that celebrate Christmas. People go to the lots to find the perfect tree. The appealing smell of pine, the decorations, the star or angel adorning the tip top, the garland and the lights that sometimes make us question our sanity. The children anticipating the possibilities of what Santa will leave under it, and what doesn’t always occur to some, is the mess they create while glistening our homes with Christmas spirit.

Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer some tips and advice to keeping your carpets clean while the Christmas tree is a part of your Holiday decor.

1. Prevent Pine Needles Falling on the Carpet. Just as you put cut flowers in a vase full of water to preserve their beauty longer, the same principle applies to cut trees. If the tree doesn’t receive water, it will dry out, and the needles will fall rapidly, making it next to impossible to keep them clean. There are many Christmas tree stands that come with a dish at the bottom to keep your tree well hydrated. Make sure you add water periodically as needed. Needles will still fall, but it is easier to control as not as many fall as quickly. If possible, erect your tree away from a heating source as heat also contributes to a tree drying out quickly.
2. Prevent Excess Water & Damage to Carpets & Floors. Carpeted floors in particular can be greatly damaged if there is a leak in your stand. If spills or leaks occur, it is best to have a preemptive strike in place. Have a plastic or sheet or something waterproof that can be place discretely under your stand to catch any water issues.
3. Preventing Carpet Stains from Tree Stands. The stand has potential to create stains if experiencing any kind of water issues. Since they are usually painted red or green, the color could transfer onto your carpet. Not only will a waterproof implement help detain any water spills or leaks, it can also prevent any transfer stains from happening.
4. Carpet Cleaning Sap Stains. Tree sap is a pain in the, well, it’s a pain to clean. It’s extremely sticky and thick. The best solution for cleaning any sap mess is rubbing alcohol. Apply a dab on a clean, un-dyed cloth, and blot up the sap. As with any products you use to tend to cleaning, execute a test patch in an inconspicuous place to ensure it doesn’t compromise materials or color.

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For any pre-cleaning or post- cleaning carpet needs this holiday season, trust the experience and expertise of Carpet Care 2000. Call us for an appointment today!

When it comes to carpets they probably make up a huge majority of the flooring in your home. The carpet is in constant need of care and cleaning. This can be a huge task depending on the type of traffic that you have throughout the day. Some people have pets, some have kids, and some have messy husbands; or a combination of all three! No matter what you have that could be causing stains and dirt on your carpets, you need to take time to take care of it. Your carpet can last a long time if it is taken care of and kept in good condition. There are lots of ways that you can do that. And Carpet Care 2000 has everything you need to know about it.

Vacuum Regularly, Spot Clean Spills Immediately & Professionally Steam Clean your Carpets

You can be sure that you vacuum regularly to remove dirt and debris that could be making its way into the carpet fibers and padding. You also want to spot clean stains or spills as they arise. Take time to remove and treat the stain as soon as you notice it. This is stop it from setting in. You should also make sure that you have your carpets cleaned by a professional on a regular basis. This will clean the fibers and have it looking beautiful. You can also have some kind of stain protectant added to the carpets.

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Most carpets come with a protectant from the factory. Over time this will wear down and stop working the way it was intended. You can have an aftermarket protectant after you have your carpets cleaned professionally. The protectant acts as an invisible shield around each of the fibers of the carpets which will stop dirt from getting stuck to the fibers and building up on the actual carpet. It is also great for spills that are in liquid form. If you have a protectant on your carpets it will stop the spill from setting in. It will keep the spill at the surface level and allow you time to get a rag to dab away before it soaks in. It is also a really great way to have your carpets lasting for a long time. Without it the carpets will take on dirt and debris that will ruin and damage the fibers of the carpet. In turn you will need to replace the carpets more often.

Does carpet cleaning shrink your carpet? The answer can be a tricky one, since it is not the carpet itself that actually shrinks but the carpet backing. Confused? The professionals at Carpet Care 2000 offer the following explanation to help you understand the mystery of shrinking carpets and how they can be prevented!
 

Professional Carpet Cleaning Services Lengthen the Life of Carpets; Not Shorten Them!

Let’s be honest, the carpeting in your home is expensive and when you hire a professional you expect professional results. Your worst nightmare would be to have your carpets professionally cleaned, only to find they have shrunk. The reality is that getting your carpets cleaned really shouldn’t be cause for concern. Why? Because most carpeting is made of synthetic materials which reduce the risk of shrinking to almost zero.
 

Axminster & Wilton Wool Carpet with Jute Backing

Carpeting made from natural fibers is a slightly different story and can be prone to shrinking but not for the reasons you might expect. There are generally two types of carpet on the market that have the capacity to shrink, Axminsters and Wiltons. Axminster carpet is made of wool with a jute backing yarn that interweaves with the wool fibers. If the jute backing gets saturated, the backing could shrink. And there you have it, for all intents, purposes and appearances; it’s your carpet backing that has shrunk and essentially damaged the carpet pile in the process. Wiltons can be manufactured with a polypropylene face fiber, with a jute backing. Or the more expensive and traditional wiltons are made from wool with a jute backing. Once again, it is not the actual carpet that shrinks but the jute backing that becomes saturated with water that can shrink.
 

Shrinking Carpet Prevention

Why do they shrink? It’s the action of applying too much pre-spray cleaning agent or too much water in the rinsing cycle which causes the physical action of the jute carpet backing to shrink. How can you avoid your carpet shrinking? By choosing the services of the skilled and knowledgeable staff at Carpet Care 2000, you can be assured that we use the most technologically advanced cleaning equipment available to make sure your carpet is professionally cleaned and cared for to keep it safe. Our highly trained technicians will inspect your carpet first before applying any cleaning agents or using any equipment as further insurance to guarantee optimal results.
 

Carpet Care 2000 Knows Carpet Types & Fibers! Call us for Professional Carpet, Floor, Upholstery & Mattress Cleaning & Restoration in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House & Danville California

Although most carpets today are made of synthetic materials which considerably reduce the risk of shrinking to almost nil, our technicians are trained to understand your carpets and the different fiber composition as well as the manufacture recommended cleaning process needed for quality results. So what’s the bottom line? For most carpets the risk of shrinking is almost nothing. Hiring a reputable, experienced cleaning company such as Carpet Care 2000 makes all the difference when it comes to caring for your carpets. Contact the experts at Carpet Care 2000 today and speak with a qualified customer service technician about our professional carpet cleaning services. The experienced carpet cleaning technicians at Carpet Care 2000 are educated and knowledgeable when it comes to taking care of your precious carpeting to prolong the beauty and durability of your flooring time and time again.

Over the course of time, the carpet in your home can become stretched and loosened from its original form, making some areas of your home unattractive, old, or even a safety hazard for you and your family. Carpets that have stretched over time usually have an appearance that resembles waves across your floor or ripples. Heavy foot traffic, furniture that is moved around often and poor carpet installation can all result in your carpet becoming stretched out. Some home owners make the mistake of ripping out the stretched carpet and replacing it with entirely new carpet. The good news is that carpet that has waves or ripples can easily be repaired by a professional carpet cleaning service.
 

Professional Carpet Stretching

There are many consumers out there who will tell you that you can repair your carpet without the assistance of a professional carpet cleaning service. Do not make this mistake of taking on the task of repairing your carpet on your own. A professional who repairs carpet for a living will have all of the proper tools that are required. If you decide to try and repair your carpet yourself, you will be responsible for purchasing all of the necessary tools that are required to do so. So not only will taking on this task take you a great deal of time and energy, but it will also cost you money for tools that you do not have.
 

Carpet Stretching Tools

Some of these tools include a knee stretcher, a power carpet stretcher, a slotted blade knife, a staple gun, a stair tool and an awl. Most people have never heard of these tools, have no idea what they look like, what they are used for or even where to purchase them. When you hire a professional carpet cleaning service to repair your stretched carpet, you will avoid having to go out and hunt for these specific tools that are required to get the job done properly.
 

Hiring an Experienced Carpet Repair Company for Carpet Stretching & Repairs in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House & Danville California

A professional carpet cleaning service has the skills and experience it takes to repair your stretched carpet, leaving it looking like new. Not only will a professional get the job done right, but they will get it done much faster than you ever could have attempting to use these tools on your own. When you hire a professional you can be sure that your carpet will be properly repaired in a sufficient amount of time and you will be completely satisfied with the results. If you have carpet that has waves or ripples, making your home look unattractive and causing people to trip over certain areas, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.

When it comes to carpet cleaning most people are looking to hire a company that is offering the best deal. Everyone wants the job done for the best price, but you really should look into what type of cleaning method is being offered by the professional so you know what is right for you. There are two main types of methods that are used and while they both will get the carpets cleaned, one may be better for you and your home or business. They each use a different process and because of that the outcome can be different.
 

Carpet Care 2000 has outlined the two main carpet cleaning options and what the benefits of each are so that you can make the best choice.

 
Steam Carpet Cleaning: When a company offers steam carpet cleaning they are using the most used method of cleaning carpets. This option is great for deep cleaning your carpets. The steam is not actually what is cleaning the carpet but it is what is used to activate the cleaning products. The water that is used in steam cleaning is heated up to a very hot temperature and turned into steam. Before the steam is applied, a detergent is placed on the carpet and then the steam goes over the top. The steam activates the cleaning agent and it starts to clean the fibers. The real cleaning is after this process when there is usually water that is left on the carpets. The professional carpet cleaner will come behind the steam with a high pressure suction that will remove the excess water that is left behind from the steam. This will extract most of the water but you will need to wait for a while before you walk around on the freshly cleaned carpets.
 
Dry Carpet Cleaning: This is an option that you can use if you are concerned that you will need to wait a while before walking on the carpets. It’s a great option for commercial applications and also for hospitals and nursing homes. The dry cleaning option uses a cleaning agent and high pressure suction but no water so there is no wait time. The cleaner is added to the carpet and will start to break down any stains or spots. The cleaning agent can be sucked up with the professional grade vacuum and removed. The no wait time is a great benefit, but the cleaner can be quite harsh and leave an unpleasant odor behind that may take a while to remove from the carpet. It is also not a deep cleaning method like steam carpet cleaning.
 

Whichever professional carpet cleaning option you are interested in, give Carpet Care 2000 a call and schedule an appointment today.

We have all heard about your uncle going bald or even your dad, but have you heard about your carpets going bald? This is a phenomenon that not many people know about and have no idea why their carpet could be doing this. Most people assume that the carpet is old and is being worn down and just needs to be replaced. You will be sad to know that even if you go to the expense and hassle of new carpet; they could start going bald as well.

Carpet Care 2000 has all the information about why carpets go bald and how to repair it.

Carpet Beetles: This is the culprit for a bald spot on your carpets. The carpet beetle actually feeds on the carpet fibers and needs only a small amount of moisture to keep them going. They are a very small beetle and are usually a brown to black color. If you see one beetle, you are sure to have more you don’t see. They eat away at an area of carpet until it actually looks bald. This is the biggest sign that you may have them. Another sure sign that you could have carpet beetles are if you find wood like shavings on the carpet. Usually you find them under a piece of furniture or in a darker place like a corner. These are actually the casings the larvae emerge from. Once they come out they join in on the feeding of your carpet and will eventually lay eggs of their own. The cycle goes on and on and you may have no idea it is happening.
 
How to get rid of Carpet Beetles: The best way to get rid of carpet beetles or at least never let them the infestation get bad enough to cause any real damage, is to have your carpets professionally cleaned regularly. This will remove any eggs that have been laid and will also pick up any active live beetles. As stated earlier, these beetles are very small and often don’t get sucked up when you run the regular vacuum. You need the power of a professional strength suction to actually get ahold of them and remove them from your carpet. Carpet Care 2000 has powerful truck mounted steam carpet cleaning machines at the ready!
 

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What if Carpet Beetles damaged your carpet already: You have a few options if you notice a bald spot that is from these hungry beetles. You can go ahead and pay to replace the entire carpeted area or you can have the carpeted area patched or repaired by a company that offers these services like Carpet Care 2000. We can take a piece of carpet from a closet to make a patch that will go down in place of the balding piece. This repair will be virtually invisible!

Life is always an amusing adventure. It doesn’t seem to matter how careful, cautious or slowly you move to avoid spills, that is precisely when they happen. Lets paint a few scenarios. You decide that a bath soak is in order, and finally found the time to do it in, but you are going do it right! Soft music in the background, bath salts are dissolving and the finishing touch is having a handful of fragrant candles to relieve the stress. The bathroom is ready to go and you get a tray of candles lit, and ever so carefully you take them to bathroom. Overly careful however, you lose your balance and the candles fall to the ground and immediately the wax starts to cool off and stain your carpet. After a few choice words, maybe a few tears, you go have your soak until it is time to figure out how to lift the wax efficiently without damaging your carpet.
 
Or there is a girls waxing party. Eyebrows and legs are being stripped of the repulsive body hair in one station, but on the other, girls are getting pedicures which include a paraffin wax treatment, in the melee of pheromones and excitement the wax warmers lose the balance struggle and have made quite a mess onto your carpet. Once again the tears and tantrums commence, and afterwards, the mess is to be dealt with.
 

Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer two methods on having the wax lifted from your carpet, and any stain residue removed.

 

Freezing Carpet Wax Removal Method

1. You need to get the wax ice cold. Using ice cubes in a recloseable bag, ice packs, frozen meat slabs or a bag of frozen vegetables; apply the handiest thing available and allow the wax to get as cold possible.
2. Using a batter knife, metal spatula or something of that nature, begin gently lifting up the wax fragments and place them on a paper towel. The more chunks you are able to remove, the easier cleaning the stain will be. (If the wax is proving uncooperative, the warm method is better suited.)
3. Once the wax is removed, tackle the stain. Use a carpet cleaner or solvent and apply to the stain. Gently pat up the detergent and stain. Always conduct a patch test when using unfamiliar detergents to ensure the carpet fibers and color will not be compromised.
4. If a color stain persists, try using a dab of rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs to remove the colored stain.
5. Once the area has been allowed to thoroughly dry, be sure to vacuum well to relax the fibers back to their original glory.
 

Warming Carpet Wax Removal Method

1. Place a brown paper bag over the wax or an uncolored sheet of plain paper. Do not use a plastic bag! The brown lunch bag or grocery store paper bag will do the trick easily enough. You will want to put a few old rags on the surrounding edges so the wax is absorbed as it is melting and won’t spread.
2. You need your clothes iron. Do not use the steam setting and only set the temperature to warm. Too hot will burn through the paper bag. Depending on the amount of wax left on the carpet, you may need a few additional brown paper bags. Apply the warm iron on top of the brown bag but do not leave the iron on the spot for too long as this will burn the bag. The melting wax will be absorbed into the bag. As you use the bag, be sure to leave the saturated corners on the towel so you do not make a further mess on the carpet. Once no more wax appears to be absorbing, peek and see if there is any left. If so repeat until the wax has been removed.
3. To ensure entire was stain is lifted, apply your favorite carpet solvent and follow the labels instructions.
4. Once spot has dried, vacuum for fibers to take on their original shape.
 

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Carpet Care 2000 offers many quality cleaning, repair and restoration services. For deep, stubborn stains or preventative maintenance of your floors, upholstery and mattresses, give us a call and we can have your carpets looking their best!

Purchasing a new sectional, recliner or ottoman is a great way to liven up any room, create more sitting space for guests and improving the overall comfort of your home. Furniture in a home takes just as much of a beating as the floor does. From food spills, dirt, dust and grime, furniture becomes the victim of every day wear and tear. Upholstery can last a long time and keep its new shine as long as it is regularly and properly cleaned. Unfortunately not everyone knows the right way to clean their upholstery, which can end up doing more harm than good, and leave furniture looking like you picked it up off the curb rather than purchased it at a nice store.

Professional Upholstery Cleaning

The best way to have your upholstery cleaned and looking like new again is to hire a professional to get the job done. Many home owners make the giant mistake of not contacting a professional to tackle the job of cleaning their upholstery. Water damage, stains, spots, foul odors and other problems with your upholstery can easily be taken care of by a professional. The time it would take you to get the job done properly compared to the time it would take a professional is a big difference. A professional upholstery cleaner is skilled and experienced with all the most effective cleaning tools and materials it requires to properly clean upholstery.

Upholstery Cleaning as per Manufacturer’s Directions

If you are still feeling like you can take the job of cleaning your upholstery on by yourself, there are a few mistakes to avoid making. Before you clean any piece of furniture, be sure to carefully read the manufacturer’s label. The manufacturer’s label will contain guidelines for properly and safely cleaning your piece of furniture without causing any type of damage. Not all upholstery is the same, some furniture is covered with a much more delicate fabric that can be easily damaged by harsher types of cleaners.

Upholstery Cleaning with Too Much Water

Soaking your furniture with water to clean it is never a good idea. When you use an excess amount of water to clean your furniture, it can damage your furniture permanently. Furniture that is soaked with water can take long amounts of time to completely dry, or may never get dry, causing your furniture to smell sour.

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If you’ve got a piece of furniture that has a stain you cannot seem to remove or has not been cleaned for a long time, contact Carpet Care 2000 for professional upholstery cleaning that will leave your furniture looking like new.

Halloween was here before you could say “trick or treat”. A vast majority of the population celebrate Halloween on a broad spectrum, but if you have little ones, most likely you had to at the very least do the dress up and door to door tradition. Which means candy was circulated on high volume. A lot of parents are very stringent to the consumption part, but those little retrieval experts and can get a hold of various sugar treats behind your back. With the sugar rush and excitement a stain may pop up that’s not a part of the decorations.
 

Carpet Care 2000 offers a few ideas on how to remove different Halloween candy and chocolate mishaps and stains from your carpet, rugs and upholstery.

 

Chocolate Stain Removal

– As with any carpet stain, act as soon as possible. The longer a stain sets, the harder it is to remove. Scrape as much chocolate as you can with a clean, non serrated, unsharpened butter knife. Be gentle so you do not compromise the fibers. Have a paper towel handy so you can wipe the knife frequently and place the loose chunks upon it. If the chocolate is soft, chill it to harden it up with ice.
– Be sure to know what material fibers have been used for your carpet as different types of carpet react differently to cleaners. Always conduct a patch test on your carpet in an inconspicuous area before any solution is applied to ensure your carpets color will stay intact. If the carpet turns brown or gets lighter, it is imperative to rinse with cool water and consult a professional like Carpet Care 2000 to attend the problem.
– Rubbing alcohol dissolves the fat found in chocolate. Administer some rubbing alcohol on a clean, dry cloth while wearing rubber gloves and lay the cloth over the offending stain. Using the back of a spoon, massage the rubbing alcohol into the stain gently. Once the rubbing alcohol has been thoroughly worked in remove the cloth.
– Combine 1/4 tsp. of a mild carpet cleaner with a liter of warm water and stir. Dampen a new clean cloth with solution generously and lay it down over the stain. Gently massage the solution into the stain.
– With a dry clean cloth blot the access moisture, removing the liquid along with the stain.
– Make sure the area is dry. If the stain is stubborn, a skilled Carpet Care 2000 technician can tackle the stain with professional equipment and effective environmentally friendly detergents.
 

Gum and Sticky Candy Stain Removal

– Fill a zip lock bag with a handful of ice. Apply the ice directly to the problem area. Allow to set till the chewy stuff becomes hard.
– Using a scraping tool, gently scrape the area.
– Vacuum the area to remove the loose chunks.
– Sponge the area with warm, soapy water, massaging in a circular motion.
– Place a dry, clean cloth over the area and blot till dry.
– If stain persists, you may have to apply an adhesive remover. Always do a patch test!
If the stain still persists, call a Carpet Care 2000 specialist to remove the stain for you.
 

Vomit Removal (For over indulgent candy consumption)

– Armed with a good pair gloves, dust pan, and a flat sided object, scrape the chunks up. Gross job we know, but it is important to removed the solids first.
– If a scraper isn’t handy, you can mop up the area wither paper towels, plastic bag or whatever is handy.
– If you have access to sand or dirt, scoop a generous load onto the stain, and sweep it up. The sand will absorb a lot of the liquid.
– If sand is not available, baking soda works well, as does cornstarch. Let stand 10-15 minutes.
– Avoid vigorously rubbing as this will just push the stain deeper into the fibers.
– Spray or pour warm water to remaining stain. Using a clean, dry blot the area.
– If stain residue is still present, using your favorite cleaning detergent or mixture should do the trick.
 

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Carpet Care 2000 can get your carpets looking like new with trained professionals to get any of those Halloween (or other) stains removed quickly and expertly from your carpets, rugs and upholstery. Contact us today!

Carpet & Rug Cleaning

There are two categories of carpet cleaning methods. There is Steam Cleaning or Hot Water Extraction and there is the Low Moisture method often called Dry Cleaning. We offer both services but we prefer Steam Cleaning which is the most recommended by carpet manufacturers. Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning also removes the most soil and leaves the carpet the cleanest.

Oriental Rug Cleaning

Oriental rugs are beautiful works of art which should not trust just any one to clean. Just as art restoration is a science so too is the meticulous cleaning of Oriental rug restoration. So careful is the process that we need to bring in these beautifully woven masterpieces to our shop to ensure proper care. We will come to your home, carefully remove the antique rug from the premises and expertly transport it to our facility.

Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet Care 2000 is well equipped to handle all your upholstery cleaning needs. Usually performed on site in your home or office we come with all the equipment needed to take care of your fabric covered furniture. We place blankets on the floor to protect your furnishings and clean the furniture in place or set it outside on a deck, porch or garage when advantageous.

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