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For many of us just the thought of dust mites is enough to give us the heebie-jeebies, especially when we think of them living in our pillows and mattress. Dust mites are responsible for causing allergies and asthma in individuals who are susceptible; especially young children and the elderly. According to the experts at The American Lung Associations, dust mites do not bite or sting. Rather it is the fecal matter and body fragments that are the root cause of many breathing related allergic reactions including asthma and many other breathing conditions. Dust mites eat dead skin that is shed by both humans and pets, and according to researchers; we shed enough skin in one day that has the capability to feed a million dust mites.

Skin Cells & Pet Dander in Carpet & Upholstery

During the spring when pollen allergies are already at an all-time high, dust mites just aggravate the situation making it that much worse. The coming winter months bring little relief since we rely on central heating to keep the house warm and limit natural air flow which allows the concentration of dust mites along with fecal matter to exponentially increase. Skin cells, commonly referred to as dander are found in many areas around your home including furniture, carpets and mattresses. The average human being loses roughly 1/3 ounce of dead skin in a week. Pets create even more.

Can I Wash My Mattress to Remove Dust Mites?

Your mattress has the capacity to contain literally tens of thousands of dust mites and 100,000 mites can live comfortably on one square yard of carpet. A single dust mite can produce as many as 20 fecal droppings in a single day containing a protein that is responsible for many allergic reactions. Depending on the individual and the length of exposure, allergy symptoms can range from itchy eyes to asthma attacks. Fecal matter contains protein which produces antibodies in humans who are allergic when the protein is either inhaled or touched by the skin. Our body’s defense is to release histamines which in turn cause nasal congestion and upper respiratory complaints. Other symptoms include: hay fever, runny nose, sneezing, eczema, itchy nose & throat, postnasal drip, cough, sinus headache, swollen puffy skin under the eye area, and bad breath.

House Dust Composition & Control

One of the most allergenic substances found in many homes is house dust. According to independent testing, house dust is contaminated with dust mite fecal matter and body fragments are responsible for up to 80% of allergic reactions including hay fever, eczema and asthma. Other common allergens found in house dust include cat dander, cockroach droppings and grass pollen. Symptoms are typically respiratory in nature but can also include headaches, depression and fatigue. Your doctor can use a series of skin and blood tests to confirm an allergy to dust mites. Sometimes the symptoms are obvious, for example if you have persistent sniffles, sinus headache and water scratchy eyes; chances are you are allergic to dust mites. But sometimes the symptoms are less obvious for example your only symptom may be nasal congestion.

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For infants an exposure to dust mites in the first year of life can trigger a lifelong allergic response. Prevention is the key as once an allergic reaction takes place there is no cure. The knowledgeable professionals at Carpet Care 2000 are the experts when it comes to caring for your mattresses, carpets and upholstery and removing dust mites and other allergens caused by house dust. For more information on mattress, carpet and upholstery cleaning, contact the experienced carpet cleaning specialists at Carpet Care 2000 today.

When you have your carpet installed it always looks its best. Then the work to keep it looking good starts. As soon as you start to move your furniture on it and walk around you are tracking dirt and potentially causing damage to the carpet fibers. Most people will vacuum on a regular basis to help remove the everyday dirt and debris. They also will normally treat stains and spills when they happen and lastly hire a professional to clean the carpets on a regular basis. This is the best way to get the dirt and grime that is being compacted in the fibers and the padding and remove it. The professional carpet cleaning will extend the life of your carpets as long as they don’t suffer any major damage. If your carets are damaged more than a standard spill or stain, you may need to have your carpet repaired with carpet repair, patching or stretching.

Carpet Care 2000 list carpet damage and what repair can be done to fix it.

Carpet Stretching: After some time you may start to notice small bumps or ripples in the carpet. This can be an eyesore as well as a tripping hazard in your home. The ripples can be at the seam of the carpet or even right in the middle of the room. The carpet ripples are where the carpet has come loose from the tack strips and the carpet shifted. When the carpet is installed it is tacked down with some small nails that will hold it in place. Even if this is done well it can still become loose and unattached. This will lead to the ripples and bumps in the carpet. The carpet will need to be repaired by being stretched. The process is done by a professional carpet repair company. We have the tools that are needed to pull the carpet back to the edge and re-secure it so that the loose parts are now pulled taut.
Carpet Patching: If you have a pet that was left alone they may feel anxious and try to dig out of the room they are in. That could mean a big hole in the carpet where they ripped it up. You can also have a bald spot from carpet beetles that eat away the carpet fibers leaving a spot that is lacking fibers usually under a piece of furniture or in a closet. Whatever the reason for the damage it will need to be repaired. The repair is what is called carpet patching. This is where the technician will come out and remove a piece of carpet that is hidden somewhere in a closet and re-attach it to the damaged area. If it is done well the patch will look nearly seamless and be virtually invisible!

Carpet Installation, Patching & Stretching Repairs in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & The East Bay of California.

Carpet Care 2000 offers expert carpet cleaning, installation, repair and stretching services. Contact us for all your carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning and restoration needs.

If you have carpet on any flooring surface in your house, you know how important it is to keep it clean. This isn’t always an easy task, especially if you have pets or children in your home. Aside from having your carpets professionally cleaned, homeowners have to take initiative every day to keep their carpets cleaned and cared for. There are common mistakes that homeowners make when their goal is to maintain clean, undamaged caret. Carpet Care 2000 wants to help you avoid carpet cleaning mistakes commonly made by homeowners.

Delaying Carpet Stain Removals

One of the biggest mistakes made when it comes to cleaning carpet, is procrastination. If spills or accidents occur, they need to be cleaned immediately. Waiting until a later time will give the stain time to set deep into your carpet fibers, and make it much harder to remove, if it is even possible at all.

Using the Wrong Carpet Cleaning Products

There are specific cleaners that are made and formulated just for carpets. If you are using a cleaner that isn’t specifically used on carpets, you could be making a big mistake. You could end up damaging your carpets rather than helping get them clean. Often, this damage is irreversible.

Don’t Scrub Carpet Stains

It is not recommended to scrub your carpet to remove stains. This can end up damaging the carpet fibers. It makes the fibers untwist and fray, causing premature damage to your carpet. This also can push the stain deeper into your carpet rather than remove it. It is always best to blot the carpet rather than scrub.

Always Spot Test New Carpet Cleaners

If you are using a cleaner you have never used before on your carpet, you should always test it on a small patch before using it. Cleaners labeled with “extra strength” should most definitely be tested first to make sure they aren’t going to discolor or damage your carpet.

Using Too Much Carpet Deodorizer

While carpet deodorizers can help your room smell wonderful, using too much, too often, can lead to a nasty buildup on your carpet over time. If your vacuum isn’t strong enough to completely remove it, you shouldn’t use it. Deodorizers should never be used in place of professional carpet cleaning either. They only mask problems that should be dealt with otherwise.

Using Too Much Carpet Cleaner

When cleaning your carpets, you should never use more cleaner than is recommended. By using too much cleaner, you may be leaving behind a residue that actually ends up attracting dirt rather than cleaning your carpets.

Not Having Carpets Professionally Cleaned

When your carpets are professionally cleaned, you can be sure that technicians with the proper skills and tools are getting your carpets truly clean. There is no way you can remove the oils, dirt and other debris that build up in your carpet as efficiently as they can. By having your carpets professionally cleaned at least annually, you will extend the life of your carpets.

Carpet Cleaning, Stain & Odor Removal in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & The East Bay of California

Carpet Care 2000 can help keep your carpets clean and like new. Call Carpet Care 2000 today with any of your carpet cleaning needs.

Water damage can ruin your home, whether there has been a flood, a broken pipe or some other type of natural disaster or even sewage back up; your home is at serious risk of becoming damaged by water. Whenever there is an area of your home affected by water for more than 24 hours it is recommended that a professional help be hired to aid in cleaning up the problems. Unfortunately many homeowners believe that they can save money by cleaning up the water damage on their own, but this is a poor choice to make, as it results in mediocre repairs, partially dried carpets and the potential growth of mold and mildew throughout your home. When you hire Carpet Care 2000 to take care of your water damage restoration you will reduce your total losses by preventing long term problems like structural damage.

Truck Mounted Equipment Extracts Water from Your Home much Faster

A professional technician from Carpet Care 2000 has the skills, experience and training necessary to quickly remove any standing water, extract excess water from your carpets and begin the complete drying process. Time is a crucial factor when it comes to water damage and the sooner the water is completely removed from your home, the faster you can get back to normal life without having to worry about obstacles like mold, mildew and extensive repairs or total carpet replacement. The faster you act, the better, so contact Carpet Care 2000 immediately if your home has fallen victim to any type of water damage. Mold can begin to grow in a home just after 48 hours following water damage. Removing the water quickly is your best option for preventing mold growth.

Eliminate Negative Health Effects Caused by Water Damage

Dealing with water damage inside of your home can be extremely frustrating, especially when large areas of your home are being affected all at once. Depending on the source of the water damage, there could be potentially hazardous bacteria and microorganisms present that can result in serious health risks to you and your family. Flood water and sewage water should be handled with the greatest amount of care to prevent serious illness. Never attempt to clean or extract this type of water on your own, this is very dangerous and should be left to the services of Carpet Care 2000.

You will Reduce your Total Loss and Restoration Costs When Hiring a Professional Water Damage Restoration Company

When you hire Carpet Care 2000 to take care of your water damage restoration needs, you will reduce your total losses and the total cost of cleanup and restoration. It is important to realize that the sooner the water is removed from your home the less damage will actually occur. Prolonged exposure to water can result in serious damage to your flooring and even your walls. The best action to take is to move quickly and contact Carpet Care 2000 right away!

Flood & Water Damage Restoration in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & The East Bay of California.

Carpet Care 2000 offers floor and furniture cleaning and restoration services to keep your home looking and smelling clean and fresh. Contact us today to make your next appointment!

Pets are fun, loyal and beloved members of the family who sometimes, whether they would ever admit to it or not, have an accident on your carpet. Pet accidents happen from time to time and can do a significant amount of damage to your carpet if they are not quickly cleaned up. If you happen to see the accident when it occurs, then it is easy to move into action and get the mess cleaned up before it has time to do any kind of damage to your carpet. However, in some cases when your family pet has an accident on the carpet, you may not be home to see it, so you are unaware that an accident has even happened. In most cases, you will smell that something may be off, but locating the source can become difficult. When animal accidents are left uncleaned, your carpet will soak in the accident deeper and deeper until your carpet’s fiber’s are soaked and even your carpet padding has been affected. Carpet Care 2000 is skilled and experienced in dealing with pet stains and will eliminate any pet accidents your carpet has.

Home Remedies are Short Term Solutions to Pet Carpet Stains

There are a handful of home remedies that can assist in removing pet stains from your carpet, but these methods do not offer complete removal. Many homeowners use vinegar and baking soda to remove old pet stains that have been sitting on their carpet for years. By pouring on a generous amount of vinegar to the stain, then sprinkling baking soda on top of the vinegar, you will immediately begin to notice a bubbling of yellow or tinted stain being lifted from your carpet. This is a great start to get the stain out of your carpet, but for complete and professional removal, contact Carpet Care 2000. Carpet Care 2000 is equipped with the most powerful carpet cleaning tools and materials to guarantee complete carpet cleaning and pet stain removal.

Simple Mistakes can Lead to Permanent Staining on your Carpet’s Surface

You may think that there isn’t much more you can do to make the carpet worse after your pet has had an accident, but that just isn’t true. Many pet owners make a huge mistake when cleaning up after their pet’s accident. Many people will take a paper towel, lay it over the entire accident and then stand on the paper towel, thinking that they are soaking up every last bit of the pet’s accident into the paper towel. Don’t ever do this. Taking this action will only force the liquid deeper into the padding and then into the subflooring. This will result in a very awful smell that will begin to flow through your entire home.

Pet Stain Cleaning Services in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & The East Bay of California.

The best way to attend to pet accidents is calling in a professional. Carpet Care 2000 will remove any and all pet stains you have on your carpet and leave your carpet looking like new. Contact Carpet Care 2000 today for the best pet stain removal services available.

Area rugs can add comfort and style to any home. They are often used to protect your floors and beautify your house. There many different types of rugs and each one requires a little different care. Carpet Care 2000 is here to tell you about different types of area rugs and the care required for each of them.

Vacuuming Natural Fiber Rugs; Grass, Jute & Sisal

Area rugs made from natural fibers such as grasses, jute, or sisal add a warm, eco-friendly touch to any home. This type of rug is usually loosely woven, so dirt and dust can pass through it quite easily. Vacuuming natural fiber rugs frequently is a very important part of proper care. If there is ever a spot or stain, it should be removed quickly and as soon as possible. Using a cleaner that is made especially for natural fibers is key in not damaging your rug.

High Traffic Pile Rugs Maintenance

This is a common choice among homeowners. These rugs are often made from carpet remnants and can be very beneficial in protecting your flooring in high traffic areas. Taking care of this type of rug is similar to other carpeting in your home. Vacuuming regularly, and annually having it professionally cleaned with help extend the life of your pile rug.

Washing Flat, Woven & Braided Rugs

Some woven and braided rugs are small enough that they can be washed in your washing machine. You should always check the back of the rug for care instructions before putting them in your washing machine to avoid damage. This type of rug is a great option for those that suffer from allergies. Because they are very flat in texture, they don’t allow dust and dirt to accumulate in them like other rug options.

Oriental & Persian Area Rugs Require Extra Care

Most Oriental and Persian area rugs are handmade, and because of this, you should always take extra care. They are usually made of very delicate fibers that can easily be damaged. They should be vacuumed regularly to remove dirt and debris, but to take appropriate care of their often vibrant colors and elegant look, it is always best to have a professional clean these rugs.

Dusting of Sheepskin or Fur Rugs

This type of rug is not loved by all, especially not the animal activist. If you do have a fur or sheepskin rug the best way to clean it is to dust it with talcum powder and leave it for several hours before shaking it off. It is important to not rub or scrub this type of rug in the case of a spill. This will ruin your rug. To clean the back, use lukewarm soapy water and a washcloth.

Professional Area Rug Cleaning in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & The East Bay of California

If you have area rugs throughout your house it is important to know how to care for them. Just like carpet, proper care and cleaning by a professional can help extend the life of your area rugs. Carpet Care 2000 has trained technicians with the knowledge and proper equipment to keep your area rugs clean and looking new. Contact us today for an appointment.

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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