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A rug in your home is an investment that you make to bring some fun and style to your home decor and indoor comfort. This can be a small area rug in your entry way to a large rug that covers the entire room. Whatever the size of the rug, they are usually not cheap so you want to be sure that they are cared for properly to ensure that they last. Nothing is worse than replacing something prematurely when you could have prevented it. There are many people that are not sure of the best way to care for a Persian or Oriental rug and could be making mistakes.

Carpet Care 2000 Lists Steps to Take to Care For Your Oriental Rug or Persian Area Rug

Sunlight Fades Area Rugs: Most people know that the sunlight will fade away just about anything that it rests on for too long. The problem in your home is that the windows have blinds that are usually open in the day time to allow natural light in. The light from the sun sits on your couches, furniture and even your rugs. The best thing that you can do is to shut the blinds in the room when you are not using the room. You can also have more lighting installed to keep the room bright when you have a get together or a gathering at your home.
High Traffic Areas: When you look around your home you will start to notice that some areas of your carpet seems to wear faster than others. That is normally due to higher traffic or the area that is traveled most often by the people that live in your home. These areas need to be cleaned and treated more often if you want them to look great like the rest of the carpet. The same goes for your rugs. They will start to wear in the areas that are walked on faster so you want to rotate them. When you rotate them you are evening out the amount of traffic on a particular section. The rug will last longer and stay looking better when you do this.
Vacuum The Rug & Straighten Fringe: The rug needs to be cared for just like you care for your carpet and your upholstery as well. You need to do some regular cleaning to keep the dirt and debris off the rug. The dirt and debris can be abrasive to the fibers of the rug. That can make the carpet look messier and dingier. Be sure that you vacuum the rugs often but take care to not fray the edges of the rug and cause damage. You also need to make sure that you straighten out the fringe on the rug once it is vacuumed and cleaned.
Have Rugs Cleaned Professionally: The best way to keep your rugs in great shape is to have them cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner. We are able to get the deep dirt and dust out of the rug that you are not able to get with your standard vacuum. We can also treat for any stains that you may have as well.

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

Carpet Care 2000 offers expert cleaning and restoration services. Contact us to schedule your next appointment.

Any pet owner knows all too well the hardship of having to deal with consequences of not getting home to your pet in time to prevent urine accidents from occurring. Whether the urine accidents are chronic wetter or isolated incidences, the urine not only creates stains, but also pungent odors. Urine not only blemishes the surface of the carpet, but it will also penetrate deep into the fibers, through the carpet pad on onto the subfloor. With this overwhelming task, tending to urine stains is extremely important to remove them thoroughly.

Carpet Care 2000 Offer Tips for How to Get Old Cat or Dog Urine Stains & Odors Out of Carpet

How to Clean Dog Urine from Carpet with Baking Soda. Baking soda can help with faint odors that haven’t completely over taken your carpet. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda around the carpet, especially so where the odors seem more concentrated, and allow it to set for a couple hours and then vacuum. Odors left behind from fur, or tracked in from outside respond exceptionally well with baking soda, but urine odors typically need more treatment than the baking soda alone.
Clean Carpet Stains Quickly. If possible, never leave pet urine to fester. Clean it up as quickly as possible. Use either paper towels or cloths and absorb the excess liquid. Place a heavy object on top to pull the penetrated liquid out. If you have newspapers, place them on top of the towels, and the heavy object on top the newspapers to help absorb the moisture. Do not put the newspapers down first as the ink can transfer to the carpet. The towels should be replaced as needed until no more liquid is being absorbed. Any urine left behind will result in unwanted odors. If you discover the urine after it has dried, simply add some cool water to moisten it up and loosen the urine from the fibers. And follow the directions as you would if the stain was fresh.
Using Vinegar & Baking Soda to Clean Urine Stains. When cleaning up the resulting urine stains and odors, the combined agents of vinegar and baking soda will neutralize odors and lift stains. Combine 1 cup water, ¼ cup baking soda, and 1 cup white vinegar. Mix well. Sponge or spray onto to the contaminated area and allow it to dry, which takes 4-8 hours. The vinegar smell should have dissipated and the area can be easily vacuumed.
Commercial Carpet Cleaners. If you prefer commercial cleaners, opt for one containing enzymes, as they are the only ones that can effectively remove the urine stain and its odors.

General Carpet Pet Stain Removal Notes

**Notes: Always test commercial and homemade solutions in an inconspicuous area on your carpet to ensure it does not compromise the integrity or color of your carpet. Never use hot water as it could set the stain in more permanently. Do not use patterned towels, rags, paper towels, or newspaper as ink and dye can transfer.

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

If the stains and odors persist, call in the professionals from Carpet Care 2000. Our experts have the training and expertise to remove pet stains and odors quickly and efficiently. Call us today to get started!

When our homes get flooded for one reason or another, it’s a hassle. Damage caused from water can be detrimental to our carpet and belongings and can be hazardous to our health. The prevention of mold is imperative in keeping the air quality in your home clean and healthy.

Water Removal & Flood Damage Cleanup, Repair & Restoration

If the flood you’re dealing with is from rain water, then the problems should be minimal if you’ve had the carpets properly cleaned and dried before mold or mildew had a chance to form. But if your flooding is the result of sewage water, then you have a big problem as it becomes a health risk. This is not a task you should take on yourself. The carpet in most cases is thrown away if you’re not planning in hiring professionals for the clean up effort.

How to Prevent & Stop Mold from Growing

Mold is the number one problem if your home has experienced water damage. All that’s needed for mold to start growing is a little moisture and a dark space. If the water isn’t completely removed, it’s very easy for mold to grow. The padding that’s under the carpet is usually unsalvageable because it acts like a sponge and will absorb lots of water. Mold can lead to respiratory problems like asthma as it makes the indoor air quality poor. If water isn’t removed from the floors completely it will start running up the walls and will soak into the sheet rock. This will allow the mold to begin infesting the walls and spread. If mold starts to grow inside the walls of your home the repair costs will soar. Rooms that had drywall will need to have the bottom section of the drywall cut open to at least 30 cm above where it got wet. Any mold detected on the drywall means that the drywall will need to be cut away and removed. It is impossible to clean mold from porous materials like drywall. After you’ve removed all the affected drywall it needs to be disposed of.

Water Damage Cleanup & Home Repair Process

1. Remove all the furniture and electrical items as soon as possible. Water and electricity do not mix! the power can be turned on if needed.
2. The walls, wood and non-upholstered furniture that was sitting in the flood water will need to be disinfected.
3. Commercial water extraction units need to be used to extract the water from the carpet and the padding. After this has been done the technician will have a better idea as to whether or not either will need to be replaced.
4. Other equipment that will be used to dry the home are fans and dehumidifiers along with bleach to kill germs.
5. If you’re lucky and the weather allows, open the windows if it isn’t very humid to facilitate the drying process.

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

The prevention of mold is imperative in keeping the air quality in your home clean and healthy so the number one goal in water damage restoration is extraction. After any flooding situation in your home it’s best to contact professionals to clean it up. They are experienced and will prevent any issues in the future so your family can stay healthy. Contact Carpet Care 2000 to help you get things back to normal as soon as possible.

Holidays often bring many activities inside the home; crafting, baking, and keeping the kids busy are a major part of the traditions. But with all the hustle and bustle, the excitement and clumsy fingers, accidents can befall your carpets, leaving you with some tough stains to deal with. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to give some tips and advice on removing some of the various crafting paraphernalia from your carpets.

General Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Note: Before diving in and dealing with the any stain, never skip the patch test; perform your patch test of any carpet cleaning liquid, homemade or store bought, in an inconspicuous area. Do not use hot water to clean up stains, as doing so can set in stains. Never scrub but blot out stains to keep them contained. Use plain, white cloths and paper towels as dye and print can transfer onto your carpet. Avoid over saturating your carpets to prevent water damage and mold from taking root.

1. How to Remove Dried Elmer’s & Glitter Glue from Carpet

– As quickly as possible, use a spoon to scoop up the bulk and place on a paper towel for easy disposal.
– First, try removing any glue residue with a sponge, dampened by plain water, working the exterior toward the interior of the stain.
– If stain continues, moderately apply alcohol onto a sponge, and gently work the remaining stain out.
– Repeat as needed.
– Rinse with cool water and a cloth to prevent over saturation.
– Blot away remaining moisture, and area to dry.

2. How to Remove Washable Paint from Carpet

– Using a spoon, scoop away the bulk of the paint.
– With a paper towel, blot away the remaining residue; pat the stain from the outside in and don’t us too much pressure.
– Dried paint should be scraped up as much as possible with a dull edge.
– In a spray bottle or bucket, combine 1 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp dish soap; mix well.
– Moderately spray the solution onto the tarnished area, and gently work out the stain with a clean cloth.
– Repeat as necessary, until stain is completely dissolved.
– Place a clean, old towel on top of the area, and walk the spot, carefully walk along the area to lift up detergents and remaining stain.
– Rinse area with cool water in a spray bottle, or sponge cool water to the area, and be sure to blot thoroughly.
– If the spot shifts into a brownish color, combine 2 parts water with 1 part white vinegar, mix well and sponge the mixture onto the area, and repeat as necessary. Be sure to blot in between treatments with a dry towel to avoid over saturation.

3. How to Remove Food Coloring, Cake Icing & Cookie Frosting from Carpet

– Contain the impulse to wipe away the icing, instead use a spoon or butter knife, and scrap away as much as possible. Smearing the residue on a paper towel makes disposal simpler.
– In a container or spray bottle, combine 1 part cold water 1 cup white vinegar and mix well.
– Minimally apply the solution onto a clean cloth or sponge, and gently blot up the stain.
– Blot remaining residues with paper towels.
– Repeat as necessary.
– Allow area to dry thoroughly.

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

If any stains are difficult for you to remove, contact Carpet Care 2000, and we will have our top professionals over to extract the stain. Call us today to get started!

If you have experienced any moisture damage in your home, you may be dealing with a mold growth risk. Mold can cause health problems as well as look and smell bad. It is not something you want to deal with in your home. If your home has a cool, damp basement, you have a higher risk of mold growth since these are optimal conditions for mold growth. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about signs that are there when you have mold growing on your carpet.

My House Smells Musty. Do I Have Mold?

If you notice your carpet feels slightly damp and has a musty odor, this is a classic sign of mold growth. Mold has a very specific, earthy smell. You don’t have to experience any water damage to have moisture present. If you live in an area that has high levels of humidity, you run the risk of mold growth. If your house has recently had any water damage due to a burst pipe, or a hose left on accidentally outside, it isn’t hard to recognize the problem you have on your hands. Getting your carpets dried as soon as possible is crucial in avoiding mold growth when accidents like this happen.

Heightened Symptoms of Allergy

If you suffer from allergies or other respiratory illnesses such as asthma and have mold spores in your home, it can have adverse effects on your health. Many allergy sufferers are allergic to mold. If you notice that you are all of a sudden suffering from severe allergy symptoms more than you normally do, this is a sign that mold is present in your home somewhere. This is especially true if you notice they are worse when you are at home, but get better once you leave. In this case, you will want to have your carpeting inspected by a professional to rule out any potential mold in your carpeting.

Presence of Mold On or Under Carpet on Pad

Of course, if you can visibly see mold on or under your carpeting, this means you have a mold problem. Mold can be spots that are either green, white or black in color. It usually shows up as patches or spots on your carpeting. If you don’t notice it on the surface of your carpeting, but can still smell it or are experiencing symptoms of mold, try lifting up the carpet to check the pad underneath. You may see discoloration on the carpet padding, but not on the carpet surface itself. Once you can see mold like this, it is considered an advanced mold problem. At this point, a professional can tell you whether or not your carpet is salvageable.

Professional Carpet Cleaning & Water & Flood Damage Repair in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

The only way to truly rule out mold on your carpeting, is having a professional carpet cleaning company such as Carpet Care 2000 inspect your carpeting. After having a thorough inspection done, mold can either be ruled out or treated, depending on the severity of the problem. If you are experiencing any of the signs listed above, don’t hesitate to call and have your carpeting inspected.

Everyone has that one side they look most forward to at Thanksgiving. It’s the biggest feast of the year for many and everywhere you look, there is delicious food staring at you. But what happens when the meal is eaten and cleared off the table only to find some remnants left behind on your carpeting? Or worse yet, when you rearrange the furniture and discover a stain that is now old? Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips to help you get rid of the most common Thanksgiving stains left behind on your carpets.

How to Clean & Remove Gravy Stains on Carpet

Many people would argue that gravy makes everything better. Well, that may be true on everything other than your carpeting. Here is how to remove gravy spills from your carpeting:
• Remove any excess gravy from carpet.
• Use a paper towel to soak up excess grease. Press paper towel on stain, don’t scrub.
• Mix equal parts of hot water and vinegar and dip paper towel or rag in mixture. Then work the mixture into the stain. Remember dab, don’t rub.
• Repeat third step as many times as it takes to completely remove the stain.
• Avoid stepping on wet area until carpet has completely dried.

How to Remove Cranberry Sauce Stains on Carpet

Cranberry sauce is one of the most traditional side dishes at Thanksgiving dinner for most people. It is a beautiful red color, but when it spills on carpet, it can be difficult to remove. Here are some tips to help you remove cranberry sauce spills from your carpets:
• Remove any excess cranberry sauce from carpet.
• Use a clean rag or paper towel to soak up the liquid from the carpet that you can.
• In a bowl, mix 1 teaspoon liquid detergent with 1 cup of hot water.
• Pour a small amount of the liquid on the stain and work it in with your fingers.
• Use a clean towel to blot it dry and make sure you don’t rub as this will work the stain deeper into the fibers.
• Repeat last step as many times as it takes to completely get rid of the stain.

How to Get Old Red Wine Out of Carpet

Some say that wine will bring out all the flavors of your Thanksgiving dinner, and you should never enjoy a feast without it. While it might bring out the delicious flavors of your turkey, it can be a disaster when it spills on your carpet. Here are some tips to remove red wine spills from your carpet:
• As soon as you see a red wine spill on your carpet, get a clean towel or rag and start to blot excess wine. Blot as much as you can and quickly before the stain starts to settle even deeper into the carpet.
• Now pour club soda on the wine spill.
• Blot up excess soda with a clean rag or towel
• Repeat as many times as needed to completely get rid of the spill.

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

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all that we are blessed with. Enjoying a feast with those we love is just icing on the cake. Don’t let Thanksgiving dinner end up damaging your carpet. If you have spills that you can’t seem to get rid of, Carpet Care 2000 can help. We have the equipment to get rid of even the toughest stains. Call 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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