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If you like make-up or have teenage daughters that do, chances are you’re probably going to encounter stains from it on your carpet. And with Halloween makeup just around the corner, you may need a way to get it out. Each type of make-up requires a different method in trying to remove it.

How to Remove Makeup Stains from Carpet

Act as quickly as possible when you discover a stain. Scoop up any extra make-up that is sitting on top of the carpet first. For nail polish you should use a non-acetone nail polish remover that has no color or fragrance. Liquid foundation needs to be removed with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Eyeliner and mascara will require 1 cup of warm water with ¼ teaspoon of dishwashing solution and to remove lipstick you can use paint remover or dishwashing liquid. When you’ve prepared the right solution for your stain you’ll want to add a small amount of it to a clean white cloth. The cloth will need to be damp but not soaked. Begin blotting the stain and do not rub. Press firmly to lift as much of the stain as possible. Repeat these steps until the stain is gone. Once the stain is gone you can spray the area with warm water to rinse out any remaining solution and when it’s totally dry, you can vacuum it to restore the texture and remove any remaining residue.

Removing Makeup Stains Using a Dry Cleaning Fluid

When using a dry cleaning solution, you will also need to lift as much of the stain as you can before you start. Soak a clean cloth in a little bit of the dry cleaning fluid and apply it to the stain. Let the solution sit for a bit to give it a chance to soak into the carpet. Then take a clean cloth and start blotting the stain and rinse the area with cold water. Repeat these steps if necessary.

More Tips on Permanent Makeup Removal

With blush, eyeshadow and powdered foundation you can try 5-6 drops of a mild laundry detergent mixed with 1 cup of cold water. Liquid foundation that has dried on the carpet may require the hydrogen peroxide to sit on the stain for an hour or more to loosen the stain. This can be done by applying the hydrogen peroxide to the cloth and allowing the damp cloth to sit directly on the stain. Try hairspray on a nail polish stain and the blotting it or 1 T. of ammonia mixed with 1.4 cups of hydrogen peroxide to saturate the stain. Cover with plastic wrap and set a heavy item on top of it, letting it sit overnight and rinse with water. Do not use ammonia on carpets made of natural fibers. For wool carpet you can also try a dry cleaning fluid-blotting and rinsing with warm water and blotting to dry. Oil-based lipsticks can be removed by applying Vaseline into the stain with your fingers and the scraping it up with a spoon, cleaning what remains with dawn soap and warm water.

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

If these methods are not successful, you can call in the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 to tackle the stain for you. We can determine the best treatment for your particular stain and have the right solution and tools to remove it!

Pets are truly a delight and welcome addition to most any family. They are loyal, loving, and have the potential of providing countless hours of entertainment and companionship. But no one is perfect, not even our beloved animals. Whether it is an isolated incident or a chronic problem, the pet stains and associated odors are typically stubborn, and difficult to remove.

Carpet Care 2000 Relate Some Tips & Advice to Remove Pet Stains & Pungent Odors from Your Carpet

Note: When tending to stains of any kind there are a few things to avoid, as well as perform. Carpets can be temperamental, and if the wrong steps are taken, permanent damage can result.
– Do not use HOT water, it can set in stains.
– All home remedy solutions as well as department store cleaners should all be tested in an inconspicuous area to ensure it does not compromise the integrity or color of your carpet.
– Use white paper towels, cloths, rags, or towels when treating stains. Any dyes or print from the cleaning tool and transfer to carpet.
– Never rub or scrub vigorously as it on spreads out the stain and pushes it deeper into the carpets.

Pet Stain & Odor Remover Supplies Needed

Gather the following supplies:
– Distilled Vinegar – 2 Cups
– Lukewarm Water – 2 Cups
– Baking Soda – 4 Heaping Tablespoons
– Spray Bottle (optimal) or bowl/bucket

Pet Urine, Feces & Vomit Stain & Odor Removal Treatment

1. Treating the pet stains can make the job of removal a million times easier, do so whenever possible. With a rag or paper towel (or a series of them) begin by blotting the excess liquid. After you have blotted what you can, use an additional dry rag and place a heavy weight on it. Stand or put pressure on the weight for a couple minutes, the more you absorb the better.
2. In a squirt bottle, bucket or bowl, combine white distilled vinegar and lukewarm water, mix well. Add the baking soda; it will fizz so add little bits at a time to control the mess. After the mixture is well blended spray the infected area generously, do not over saturate. Allow to set for approximately 5 minutes.
3. Blot the area well with a dry cloth.
4. Allow to dry and vacuum.
Note: On dry spots, spray lightly with water, sprinkle the baking soda to the area and allow to see in the area until it is dried (10 minutes or so) vacuum and apply the solution without the baking soda, unless the odor is still prominent.

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

Pet stains are protein based stains. If you opt to use a commercial pre-made product cleaner, be sure enzymes are included in the formula. Enzymes possess the capability to break down protein stains. If your pet stains and odors are resilient, contact professional assistance. Carpet Care 2000 professionals are skilled experts with years of experience under our belts. With the use of our high-end quality products and equipment, we can get the toughest pest stains and odors removed from your carpets. Call us today to get started!

The battle to keep your carpet clean is never ending. There seems to be spills and dirt being tracked into the house and on the carpets and rugs all the time. That leads to people needing to constantly adjust the way they care for their carpet. You need to have a good system and know the best way to treat spots and stains in your carpet or rugs. Most of the spills that happen need to be addressed and treated as soon as possible to ensure that they are removed. Not every stain is treated the same and you may need to adjust your treatment depending on what you are working with. The best way to stay on top of the carpet cleaning is to hire a professional carpet cleaner that is able to come on a regular basis to clean the carpets fully. In between the professional cleanings, you need to know how to treat stains as they happen.

Carpet Care 2000 Lists The Best Way To Treat Some Hard To Get Out Spots, Spills & Stains.

What is the Best Way to Remove Nail Polish from Carpet?: If you are painting your nails and some drips on the carpet you may think that removing it is hopeless. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to get it out of your carpets but you need to move as fast as you can. You want to have a clean cloth that you can dab but NEVER rub to remove all the excess paint. Now you can try to use a non-acetone nail polish remover and soak a cloth. Use the cloth to dab at the spot to remove any of the color that is left from the nail polish spill. Lastly you want to rinse the carpet are off with a rag and some warm water.
How to Remove A Grape Juice Stain from Carpet: Spilling any juice on your carpet is going to need to be removed as soon as possible. Grape juice stains extremely fast and has a lot of red dye that can soak into your carpet fibers. You need to get to the area quickly and blot or dab the area to remove as much moisture as possible. Then use a mix of hydrogen peroxide and liquid dish soap to apply to the area and clean the stain; You can use a tablespoon of dish soap and mix it into about a cup of hydrogen peroxide and use that to soak the area. That will break down the stain and allow you time to dab with a dry cloth to remove the stain. Allow the area to dry and repeat the process if it is necessary.
How to Get Hot Candle Wax Out of Your Carpet: Have you ever blown out a candle and it splattered and got on the carpet? This can seem like a time to panic but there is a way to get the wax off the carpet before it turns into a problem. You can use a brown paper lunch sack and a hot iron. Lay the brown sack over the wax and set the iron to the highest setting without steam. Then go over the spot several times and the heat will soften the wax and it will pull into the brown sack. When you pick up the sack the wax will be off the carpet and on the brown paper sack.
The best to really treat any carpet stain is to call a carpet cleaning professional. We can pre-treat any stains and high traffic areas before the main cleaning is done.

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 offers expert spot and stain removal as well as many other professional floor and upholstery cleaning and restoration services. Contact us today!

After you’ve completed all the research on different carpets and have finally narrowed it down to the right color, pattern and type all you need to do is wait for the installers to show up, right? Wrong. New carpeting will change the whole look and feel of your home and you will need to be prepared for installation day. If you are prepared, then the process will go quickly and smoothly. This will also make things a lot less stressful for everyone involved. It takes a skilled professional to make sure your carpet is installed the right way. Knowing what is going on will give you some confidence in what’s happening in your home.

Basics of Carpet Installation

It is impossible to avoid carpet seams when carpet is being installed. Using a professional will ensure that these seams will be minimized or hidden completely. We’re good at it and have been doing it for years. There are often times when extra carpet may need to be ordered to match up with the existing carpet to hide the seams. On the day before installation move all the furniture away from the area(s) being worked on. Vacuum old carpet before you remove it as it can produce a lot of dust when its removed. It’s easier to remove carpet and padding in four inch strips and rolling it up. Vacuum the subfloor afterwards. There are times when the new carpet may be too high for the door to swing properly. You may need to remove the door before install and have a qualified carpenter cut down the door to clear the carpet. If sizable pieces are left after installation, the installer will keep them for you. Scraps will be collected and put at your trash collection site.

During & After Carpet Installation

You need to be available on installation day to answer questions the installer may have. Being there will ensure the correct carpet is being installed. Be flexible with time that day as installers are not able to give an exact end time and each install is different. Keep children and pets out of the way as there are tools and techniques used that can make the work area dangerous. Make sure you walk through the job after completion to address any concerns and ask questions. The smell of new carpet can be strong especially if you’re sensitive to odors. The odors from the melt seaming tapes can last as long as 48-72 hours after installation. Provide the room with adequate ventilation to speed the process up. You will find yourself vacuuming more frequently during the first few days as new carpet will shed. You may find loose fibers that can be pulled or tufts or loops that become visible- need to be trimmed with a pair of scissors. If your new carpet wrinkles or ripples, you may need to have it re-stretched.

Professional Carpet Installation in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

Professional installation will add cost to your installation but proper installation is crucial to the longevity and performance of your carpet. Call Carpet Care 2000 today!

The mattress is a designated place of sanctuary. It provides comfort sleeping, a security nest for little ones when things go bump in the night, and a retreat when people are ill or in need of additional rest. It is estimated that the average person will spend approximately one third of their life in bed. Where getting a new mattress is fairly customary every so often, they are still used for several years. Mattresses require cleaning on a regular basis and periodically should be deeply cleaned. The mattress is in worse shape than meets the eye. Over the years, an accumulation of dirt, dust, oils, sweat, urine, blood, and other bodily fluids, mildew, bacteria, germs, mold, chemical agents from toiletries, pollen, and other contaminates are all being harbored.

Carpet Care 2000 Relate Some Tips & Steps to Thoroughly Clean Your Mattress & Remove Stains

1. Vacuum Mattress. With the use of your vacuums upholstery attachment and the hose, you can get the surface layers of particulates removed. Starting at the top of the mattress, vacuum the matters down to the foot of the bed by rows. For thoroughness, overlap the rows until you have completely vacuumed the top of the mattress and all four sides, don’t worry about the bottom just yet.
2. Deodorize Mattress. More often than not, before we realize the mattress has a pungent odor about it, it has already begun to fester with odors caused from sweat mostly. To nip it in the bud before it gets obvious to you, sprinkle baking soda over the entire top of the mattress and work it in with a medium firm scrub brush. For extra scents, add a few drops of essential oils to the baking soda. After you work the baking soda in, allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
3. Repeat Vacuum. The baking soda absorbed the odors, but also any lingering moisture. In the same row pattern, vacuum up the baking soda.
4. Mattress Stain Removal. More often than not, the three most common stains on mattresses are blood, urine, and additional bodily fluids. It’s always optimal to treat stains immediately, but sometimes they go unnoticed for a time. Do not use hot water as it can set in stains. Below are specific stain removal tips.
Cleaning Dried Blood: Formulate a paste with ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 TBS liquid dish soap, and 1 TBS salt. Gently rub the paste into the stains and allow it to dry, followed by scraping the it off and disposed of. If there is a remaining blood stain residue, dip a white cloth into pure hydrogen peroxide and blot u the remainder.
Removing Urine Stains: Urine is more difficult, but still possible to remove. Dissolve 3 TBS baking soda in 8 oz (1 Cup) of hydrogen peroxide and add 1-2 drops of liquid dish soap. Do not drench, but sponge the formula onto the stain and blot it out.
Clean Up of Additional Body Fluids (vomit, slobber, etc): Prop a window up to help with ventilation and blot the stain with concentrated and unscented household ammonia. Do not over saturate your mattress. Rinse with a clean, damp cloth and sprinkle baking soda to remove the excess moisture, and vacuum the area once it is dry.
5. Flip the Mattress: Flip the mattress and repeat the cleaning and deodorizing steps, and if needed the stain removal.
6. Additional Mattress Protection. For additional protection against stains and buildup, invest in a mattress color designed to repel water as it makes mattress cleaning far more simple.

Mattress Cleaning in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

Mattress cleaning can actually be a very involved process and time consuming. To ensure your mattress is thoroughly cleaned with the use of environmentally safe and effective products, hire Carpet Care 2000 to clean your mattress to save you time. Our professionals are quick and efficient. You can have peace of mind the mattresses are cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

When you are getting ready to move, the last thing you want to do is add another thing to your list of things to do. You are sure to have your hands full crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s that come with move in day. One more consideration you may want to make is the flooring. Whether you are moving in or out, the flooring of your old and new place will take a beating. Carpet Care 2000 share some tips to help protect your flooring during your upcoming move.

Tips to Keep Your Floors Protected When Moving Furniture

When you move, you most likely have to get carpets and flooring cleaned before the new tenants or buyers move in. Likewise, you expect the same to be done for you. When getting ready to move into a new place, the last thing you want are those floors to be tarnished by the hundreds of footsteps and numerous pieces of furniture getting moved into the house. Here are some ways to protect different kinds of flooring from the onslaught of moving.

How to Protect Carpet in High Traffic Areas When Moving

1. Rugs & Floor Runners– Placing rugs at all the entrances into your house is a great way to protect carpet. You want it to be wide enough that first four steps are taken on the rug. This will remove much of the dirt and debris that shoes accumulate from outside.
2. Carpet Film Protector– You can buy a thin plastic film that sticks to your carpet and is a great barrier between the movers and furniture that is coming in and out of your house.
3. Blankets & Towels– If at the last minute, you realize you forgot something to protect your floor, blankets and towels will work. You should consider something to be placed underneath the furniture if it is going to be dragged at all to prevent carpet snagging.
4. Cardboard– You are sure to have multitudes of cardboard from packing your belongings; this is a great way to utilize any extra that you may have. It is great at protecting your carpet.
5. Shoe Booties- You can provide your movers with shoe booties to keep the dirt and debris from their shoes from rubbing off onto your newly cleaned carpet.

Tips & Tricks to Protect Tile & Grout Floors When Moving

1. Paper– You can purchase paper in rolls that can be taped down to protect your tile floors. This will keep them from getting scratched or chipped.
2. Drop Cloths– You can use painters drop cloths on your flooring as a protectant. That way, if they get dirty, it’s okay.
3. Plywood– If you are moving heavy appliances or furniture such as pianos, laying plywood on the floor will offer more protection than paper or cardboard.
4. Felt Protectors– Putting felt pads on the legs or chairs and tables will keep them from scratching your tile flooring as they get moved around.

Carpet, Tile & Grout Cleaning & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

When moving, you don’t want your carpet or tile to be an afterthought. If you have recently moved and forgot this small, but big detail, Carpet Care 2000 can help you get your carpets clean again. Call today for an appointment!

Everyone wants to keep their home clean and looking its very best. With school back in session the amount of traffic that is going to be in and out of the home will increase. Kids are back to school as well as all the fall sports and practice. This means that there are more people walking around and possibly making a mess in the house. One area of the house that is going to get dirty from all this traffic are the floors. The carpet specifically is going to have more dirt and debris and possibly stains and spills that will need to be treated. To ensure that your carpet is lasting and looking its best, it is a great idea to have a professional come out and clean the carpets often and on a regular basis. Although this is a great way to keep your carpets clean you will need to do more in between the professional cleaning to help maintain. You can’t have your carpet cleaned professionally every day so doing these few things is important.

Carpet Care 2000 Lists Ways to Maintain Your Carpets Between Professional Carpet Cleaning.

Vacuum The Carpets Regularly: Vacuuming is a huge benefit in keeping your carpets looking clean and removing the dirt and debris left over from the everyday traffic. Be sure that you are using a vacuum that is in good shape and works well to make sure that it is not damaging the carpet fibers. The dirt that is left behind after people walk around or eat food over the carpet can stain the carpets and also cause some high traffic areas. These can all be lessened by running the vacuum each day to removing the dirt that leads to these stains and high traffic areas. If the dirt is left on the carpet it can start to set in and that can not only cause damage but it can make the carpet look and feel dirty.
Treat Spots & Stains: When the carpet cleaning company comes out and cleans the carpets for you they are going to be able to treat stains and spots that are on the carpets. The problem is that if you leave some stains or spots on the carpet while waiting for a professional it can make is extremely difficult to remove. It is always best to treat these spills as soon as you possibly can to get the majority of the stain or at least most of it. You want to make sure that they are treated correctly so that you are not damaging the carpets while trying to clean them.
Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaner: You want to always finish up the cleaning with a professional carpet cleaning company. We can come out and clean the carpets in a deeper way than you can at home. The dirt and debris can set deep in the carpet and the padding that you are not able to get at with household vacuum and rental carpet cleaning machines. Make sure that you stay on top of appointments with a carpet cleaning company to keep them looking great.

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

Contact Carpet Care 2000 for expert carpet cleaning as well as other floor and upholstery cleaning services.

Throughout life, everyone will experience a degree of “Murphy’s Law”. If something can go wrong, it will. The basic law applies to every aspect in one’s life, even when it concerns your carpet. Stains will blemish the beautiful surface, filth and bacteria will buildup up beneath the pad, and odors will emit from the fibers. Thankfully, we have professionals ready to help us out when things go bad.

What Does Bleach Do to Carpet?

One of the worse things to happen to your carpets is when bleach or a chemical mixed with bleach spots up the carpet, or worse yet a serious spill takes place marring the carpet with bleach in a pool of disaster. Before we get into what steps to take in rectifying the situation, it’s important to understand some fundamentals about bleach. A common misconception about bleach is that it is a “stain“, and all it takes is the right mixture to remove the stain. Unfortunately bleach is more than spilling some wine on your carpet; bleach is actually a chemical agent that dissolved color. Once it lifts out the color pigment, you can’t simply apply some vinegar and boom, it is restored. Now if you happen to spill some bleach or bleach related products, you can minimize the damage by halting the progress.

Avoid the Following When Treating Bleach Spills:

– Do not use hot water to treat stains.
– Do not use colored or printed cloths or towels to treat stains.
– Do not rub, scrub, and wipe vigorously.

How to Clean Bleach Spilled on Carpet:

– Start by using a white cloth (using a dyed or printed cloth can transfer the dye onto the carpet, be safe and stick to solid white) and blot the moisture of the bleach, gently. Start on the exteriors of the spot and work your way into the center to avoid spreading the bleach out. Gentle blots are optimal to avoid pushing the bleach deeper into the fibers.
– With cool water, minimally sponge water onto the spots, for a light rinse.
– In a squirt bottle, combine 8oz or 1 cup of water, with ¼ cup white vinegar to neutralize the bleach. Be sure the formula is well mixed, and moderately spray onto the bleached area. Allow mixture to set 5 minutes.
– With a water dampened cloth, blot the spot to rinse the area.
– Blot the wet area with a dry cloth to pull up the excess moisture.
Call Carpet Care 2000 to perform an affordable bleach repair service.

Bleach Spot & Spill Stain Removal & Carpet Cleaning in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

Carpet Care 2000 experts have been masterfully trained, obtained years of experience, and have the skills to apply their knowledge to repair the bleach spots. With the use of high-end carpet dye, our specialists will match the hue, tone, and color shade of your carpet precisely and color in the bleach stain. Repaired back to it’s originally; your carpet will have seamless, unnoticeable traces that there was ever something amiss. No matter how mild or severe the bleach mess on your carpet is, Carpet Care 2000 can get it repaired. Call us today to get started!

Most people are very much aware of the cleaning that needs to take place on most surfaces in their home. There is one huge part of the home that often gets overlooked, your furniture. Upholstered furniture can be just as filthy as your flooring surfaces. Collecting dust and dirt, along with spills and stains, your furniture should be high on your list when doing a deep clean in your home. Many people simply don’t think about it. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about some major benefits that come with having your upholstered furniture professionally cleaned.

Allergy House Upholstery Cleaning Service Removes Allergens, Dust & Pet Dander

Just like your carpet, dust mites make their home in your soft upholstered furniture. The presence of dust mites can aggravate allergies. Many people have pets that create dander and shed hair as well. Not only do pets leave their mark, but people are constantly shedding skin particles that build up on your couch. The skin that is shed by people attracts dust mites, since this is their main source of food. Having your furniture professionally cleaned gets rid of all this buildup that can cause grief for allergy sufferers.

Sofa Upholstery Stain Removal

There are many factors that can lead to stains on furniture. Children, pets, and other variables can be especially tough on upholstered surfaces. If your furniture has been well loved and is home to seriously tough stains, having your furniture professionally cleaned can help break those stains down. With the right tools and equipment, even the toughest stains can be removed, leaving your furniture looking like the day you bought it. Professional upholstery cleaners are able to remove stains that seem nearly impossible to get rid of.

Odor Eliminator for Couch

There are several odors that can get trapped in your upholstered furniture. Cigarette smoke, pet urine, smells caused by spilled food and drink and even things like baby spit-up can settle into your furniture and leave it smelling less than desirable. Having a professional clean your upholstered furniture can get rid of even the most unpleasant smells and replace them with a fresh look and smell.

Extend the Life of Your Furniture; Give Your Upholstery New Life

When dirt and dust build up on your furniture it can assist in breaking down your furniture faster than if you have it removed. Dirt and dust produces friction that slowly breaks down and wears out your furniture. Over time, you will notice wear spots and even tears long before you should. When you regularly remove those irritants, your furniture will wear better and last longer.

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

To help protect the investment you made when you purchased your furniture, consider having it professionally cleaned at least once a year. Carpet Care 2000 not only specialized in carpet cleaning, but we can get your upholstered furniture as clean as the day you bought it. Call us today for an appointment to have your upholstered furniture and sofas deep cleaned.

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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