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Carpets in offices get a lot of foot traffic because there’s a constant flow of employees and clients coming in and out. When the carpets in your office are dirty, stained and worn out, it makes a bad impression. Dirty carpets can make your employees sick. Respiratory issues from carpets that are hosting tiny organisms like dust mites, pet hair and human skin cells. When these get kicked up into the air it can be inhaled leading to cold-like symptoms and asthma attacks. People with pre-exiting allergies can have allergic reactions when they come into your place of business leading to itchy skin and sneezing. Higher stress and anxiety levels have been linked to being in unclean environments. There may not be any immediate harm, but too much can weaken immune systems making customers and employees more susceptible to disease.
 

Mistakes in Carpet Cleaning

Once carpet is dirty, many people will think they can take care of the problem on their own with cleaners they find at the store. This can lead to big problems. When small stains aren’t taken care of correctly, it can ruin the whole carpet. Rubbing and scrubbing it will only spread the stain causing it to become a big one. Carpets are made up of different fabrics and fibers and can be difficult to clean. It’s easy to damage these fabrics and fibers if they’re not taken care of the right way. You shouldn’t just pick up any cleaner and started rubbing it into your carpet. Different carpets need different methods to clean them. You may think you’re saving some money but when things go wrong you’ll end up spending more than you would have had you hired professionals from the start!
 

Benefits of Hiring Professional Carpet Cleaners

1. Professional carpet cleaning equipment. The professional tools used are much better than ones you can rent and will provide a deeper clean.
2. Carpet stain removal. On top of using better tools, we have the experience and skills needed to get the job done. Stains from mud to coffee aren’t a big deal for them and they will also be able to keep your carpet looking its best.
3. Carpet care is specialized. If you don’t know what kind of carpet you’re dealing with, you should know it needs to be tailored.
4. Convenient carpet cleaning. Scheduling carpet cleaning during business hours isn’t the best idea as it gets in the way of business. When you hire the pros, they can come in during slower times of when your business is closed.
 

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

Your staff and customers deserve to have a clean environment to work in and the cleanliness of your office will reflect on your business. For the best results and to keep your carpet longer, it’s a good idea to hire professionals. It’s what they’re trained to do and they have all the equipment to do the job right. To get fresh, clean and healthy carpets, make it a point to schedule regular cleanings and give Carpet Care 2000 a call to schedule an appointment.

Did you know the average person spends about a third of their life in bed and loses approximately a half a pint of sweat every time they sleep? Knowing that little random fact of life, suddenly getting your mattress clean periodically sounds more urgent. Changing the sheets every week or 2 is a good way to start, but the mattress absorbs more than just sweat and should be steam cleaned periodically.
 

Mattress Cleaning & Stain Removal

Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to share some tips and advice on how you can clean your mattress as frequently as you like.
1) Mattress Cleaning Preparation. Start your endeavor by stripping all the sheets, blankets, comforters and pillow cases off your bed. According to manufacturer’s directions, wash your bedding with the use of the wash machine. After you get the washer going, be sure to grab the vacuum on your way back to the mattress. With your vacuum’s hose and use of the attachment tools, extract the dirt and debris. This step is going to remove dead skin cells, dust and other debris that has been accumulating on the fabric’s surface of your mattress. Don’t neglect the seams and divots and thoroughly vacuum every inch of your mattress, including the top, sides, and back.
2) Deodorize Mattress. With the accumulation of bodily fluids and debris collecting on your mattress, a unique and pungent odor might have developed. To neutralize the odors, moderately sprinkle baking soda over the mattress’s entire surface. For about 30 minutes, allow the baking soda to set in and then vacuum all the baking soda remnants. For a little more fragrance, add 5 drops or so of your favorite essential oil scent into the baking soda, pre-sift and apply as stated earlier. This will help your mattress smell phenomenal for up to 7 days! **Note: The baking soda treatment is designed to neutralize odors, and will not lift away any stains.
3) Mattress Stain Removal. To effectively remove stains, knowing what type of stain is extremely helpful. Stains have three categories; protein, grease and tannin. Protein stains are the most common stains found on mattresses. Protein stains consist of blood, vomit, urine, sweat and other bodily fluids for example. Stains are always better removed when they first happen. Avoid using hot water to clean any of these stains, as heat will typically set in most stains. Begin by blotting access fluid by gently patting and lifting the rag if the stain is fresh. Do not scrub or rub in, especially in a circular motion. Doing so will just push the stain deeper in to the fibers. Fresh stains are better removed by mixing a salt, baking soda, and water into a paste-like mixture. After the paste is prepared gently rub the paste, and let it set on the stain for 30 minutes. Brush the bulk of debris, and apply a cool, damp rag to blot up remaining remnants. For stubborn stains, or stains that have not been immediately treated, use 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and 1 part mild liquid dish soap. Carefully apply the solution onto the stain with a toothbrush, and with gentle to moderate pressure work the stain out. After you have agitated the stain, let the mixture set for about 5 minutes. Follow up with a clean, damp cloth, wipe up the residue. If you prefer to use a department store cleaner, be sure it has enzyme cleaners to work out the protein based stains. Do not saturate your mattress when cleaning stains or you can cause more damage than benefits.
4) Allow Mattress to Dry. You don’t want to put your sheets and bedding on a damp mattress! To enhance the drying process, flip on the fans and open windows to speed it up.
5) Flip Mattress. Once every three months, we recommend flipping your mattress over, and rotating it counter-clockwise. By doing this step you are distributing the wear and tear to prolong your mattress’s life span.
 

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

Professional mattress steam cleaning is recommended 1-2 times a year to further care for your mattress. If your mattress is in need of a professional cleaning, contact Carpet Care 2000 and let our experts do the rest.

The carpet in your home is a big investment. If you bought durable carpet that is made from high quality materials, there is no reason it shouldn’t last you several years. We all know that accidents happen though, and repairs need to be made. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about some common carpet repairs that may be able to give you more time with your carpet before replacing it all together.
 

Carpet Stretching to Remove Wrinkles

Over time, you may notice that your carpets starts to have a rippling effect throughout it. Places where your carpet is bunching up. This is not only unsightly, but if the ripples are high enough, it can cause a tripping hazard. If you have had your carpet for several years, it starts to show wear this way. If your carpets weren’t installed properly, it can also be a reason as to why this has happened. Luckily, it can be fixed. With the help of professionals, you can get rid of those ripples in your carpet by stretching the carpet.
 

Carpet Loop Replacement

This repair really only pertains to those with looped carpet, such as berber. If one of the loops has come undone, it can cause an unraveling effect of your carpeting. If the problem isn’t so severe, the carpeting can be re-glued to fix it, or you may have to have an entire patch of the carpet replaced.
 

Patching to Fix Holes in Carpet

Sometimes, damage to your carpeting can require carpet patching. This is the case with problems like burns, holes, or stains that can’t be removed. Pets can cause damage to your carpeting that is irreversible at times as well. Sometimes, your pet will dig at your carpet if left unattended for long period of time, leaving a large hole in its place. When replacing a patch of carpet, it is very important that it is done professionally. If the carpet isn’t a perfect fit, you will notice the patch job and it will look bad. The piece of carpet has to be the exact size needed and once in its place, is secured properly. This will help the patch blend in with the rest of the carpeting.
 

Carpet Stair Replacement

When it comes to your stairs, the first one is usually more worn than the others. When you step on that bottom stair to go up, the dirt and debris on the bottom of your shoes is usually removed and left behind on that first step. This is why you may need to have the carpeting repaired on it more often than the others. When done correctly, you won’t even be able to tell that the carpet on the stair was repaired.
 

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

When you make a large investment in your carpeting, you want it to last as long as possible. Carpet Care 2000 specializes in carpet repairs and can fix a number of issues with your carpet without replacing it completely. Call us today for any of your carpet repair needs.

One of the largest flooring options that people choose for their homes is carpet. Carpet is a wonderful option to have installed in your living room, bedrooms and hallways. It makes the room more comfortable and warmer feeling when you make this choice. The carpets will need to be cared for and cleaned to make sure they will last a sufficient amount of time. You don’t want to pay to replace the carpets prematurely since it can be a waste of money. It is better to use some money to extend the life of the carpets that you already have then to pay much more to replace them.
 

Carpet Care 2000 Lists Tips to Help Extend the Life of Your Carpets

Different Types of Carpet: You need to know what kind of carpet that you are having installed or what you have in your home to know the best way to care for it. You can ask for ideas and tips on how to care for that particular style of carpet. It is also good to know what kind of life expectancy for that type should have so you know what you are ready for a new carpet installation.
Run Your Vacuum on a Regular Basis: The vacuum cleaner is a great tool that you can use in-between your professional carpet cleaning. The vacuum is what you need to use to remove the dirt and dust that is constantly being left on the carpet from traffic and the air around you. There can also be pests as well as allergens that can be removed with a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum is also a great way to remove pet hair and dander before it has a chance to get ground into the carpet fibers. You don’t want to allow dirt and dust to sit on the carpet too long because over time it will damage the carpet fibers and pack it down. The comfort that you want out of your carpet will be drastically reduced if you don’t vacuum often.
Cover High Traffic Areas: There are tons of options when it comes to throw rugs and area rugs. You can get many styles, colors and much more when you go looking for a rug. The rug should be used to cover an area that is prone to high traffic area. The high traffic areas are where people tend to walk often and will get dirty much faster. This is a great way to help save these areas from being damaged where it is not able to be repaired. When you use rugs to cover these areas you need to be sure that they are also cleaned and vacuumed when you clean the carpets as well.
Clean Carpet Spills & Stains Quickly: One of the biggest problems that people face when trying to extend the life of your carpet is leaving a spill to sit. When something is spilled on the carpet or rug you need to move as fast as possible to clean it. The carpet is several layers which consists of carpet fibers, backing and padding. The best bet is to get to the spill before it gets past the fibers. Have a good and tried stain removal process that works on your type of carpet.
Have Carpets Cleaned Professionally: The last and very most important step you need to take is to have your carpets cleaned on a regular basis by a professional company. A professional cleaning is a great way to remove the dirt, dust and stains that are deeper in the carpets or to hard to remove with a vacuum cleaner. Professional carpet cleaning is the best way to extend the life of your carpet.
 

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

Carpet Care 2000 offers expert floor and upholstery cleaning and much more. Contact us today to discuss your cleaning and restoration needs!

Seeing stains on your carpet after the holidays will remind you of your parties, but not in a good way. Holiday get togethers can take a toll on carpet. It’s fun to have friends and family together but this usually comes with a few spills on our carpet from drinks and food. Items brought in from the garage or the attic brings dust, pine needles from your tree and casual meals in spots other than the table with children running around will leave your carpet stained. If you incorrectly treat stains, you can make them worse. If you know some tricks of the trade for stain removal, you don’t need to stress about these mishaps. The first thing you need to know about stains is that they need to be taken care of as soon as possible and done the right way. If not, you run the risk of permanent damage to your carpet and if the fibers get damaged, it will either affect the color or the texture of the carpet fibers.
 

Common Mistakes When Treating Carpet Stains

1. It’s important that you don’t use too much of the cleaning products. If you over-saturate the stain, you’ll make the spot larger.
2. Never rub a stain. This will damage the carpets texture.
3. Don’t pour water on soil that is dry. Always vacuum it first.
 

What You Should Do When Treating a Stain

1. Always remove as much of the stain as possible. If it’s a liquid, you should blot up as much of it as you can, if it is somewhat solid, then scoop it with a spoon and if it’s dry, make sure you vacuum as much of it as you can.
2. Use cool water and blot the stain till it’s dry.
3. Use a foam solution by mixing ¼ teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with a cup of tepid water. You should always check for color fastness in an inconspicuous area to make sure the solution won’t affect the color of the carpet. If you’re good to go then you can use a sponge or soft brush with the foam solution on the stained area. Start at the outside of the stain and work to the center of it as starting in the middle of the stain will only make it larger.
4. Lastly, use cool water to blot the moisture out and then blot dry.
If you use these techniques, you’ll be successful at removing stains.
 

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

Having people in and out if your home during the holiday season will mean more foot traffic. You will notice more soiled areas on your carpet, so vacuum more often to prevent too much soil from getting deep into your carpet and have it professionally cleaned in the new year. After the holiday get togethers have come to an end and you’re not so busy, call Carpet Care 2000 to discuss your carpet cleaning needs to freshen your carpet for the year ahead.

Carpets, kids and pets. Carpeting and kids kind of go together. They provide a safe and comfortable surface for kids and grandkids to play on and protect them from knocks, scrapes and mishaps. Pets go with kids. You find a child, and a dog or cat is not far away. Beverage spills and pet urine are usually associated with the kid-pet environment. Most of us try to protect our children from disease, injury and discomfort. But that carpet harbors secrets! Carpet Care 2000 has outlined a quick guide as to what might be lurking in your carpet.
 

Mold Spores on Carpet; Growth, Exposure, Prevention & Treatment

Breath in, breath out. Mold spores are a common constituent of the air we breathe. Give these spores a place, meaning a surface to attach themselves, a cocktail of moisture, food and oxygen; they will grow and spread. Carpeting is an ideal breeding ground for mold spores. Mold destroys the carpet and padding and can be allergenic. Asthma sufferers are at risk from mold exposure and even non-allergic people can suffer from irritated nose, throat, skin and lungs. Mold is not always readily identifiable or observable on the surface of the carpet. Mold is secretive, living in the padding and lower fiber matrix of the carpet. Hiding, waiting, growing and expanding mold is like some sci-fi alien invading your home. Flooding, spills and condensation provide the moisture that is necessary for mold growth. Reduction of indoor humidity will aid in the prevention of mold growth, with a range of 30-60 percent humidity is acceptable. Prior planning helps. Do not install carpet in high humid environments, like bathrooms and basements. Choose high quality padding, solid rubber with antimicrobial properties are a high priority, particularly if you live in coastal or other high humidity locations. Never allow standing water, if a leak and flooding does occur, the carpet and underlying padding should be cleaned and dried. Use dry carpet cleaning methods so as to minimize introduction of additional moisture. Extensive mold that has grown into the carpet is impossible to remove through cleaning. If mold growth is extensive or occurring in more than one area the carpet will most likely need replacing. Detergent and hot water from a deep clean steam cleaner can sometimes remove mold from a carpet if the mold invasion is localized and relatively light.
 

What Causes Carpet Beetles? Are They Harmful & How Do Your Get Rid of Them?

If your carpet is made from natural fibers such as cotton, linens, rayon and wool, you have to consider carpet beetles. While these pests don’t bite or transmit disease; they will munch on your carpets, clothing and furniture. They devour fur, hair, animal detritus, woolen and plant materials. These little monsters are scary enough but their worm like larva is worse. And carpet beetles fly. The black carpet beetles are highly destructive and are a common pest. To wage war on these pests you can vacuum, spray a preventative agent, spread boric acid which is harmless to pets and humans and pack your clothing with moth balls. But be sure to vacuum up the boric acid within two hours to prevent bleaching of carpet and textiles!
 

Can You See Dust Mites & How to Get Rid of Them?

Our last little sojourn into the creepy is dust mites. Dust mites are miniature tick like critters that eat all of human detritus like flakes of shed human skin. In a way these things are beneficial in that they clean up a lot of the ‘garbage’ that collects in the house. The problem is that they are very, very small and ride along with the dust when airborne. Breathed in they are a common allergen encountered in any human habitation. They exacerbate asthma and other allergic reactions. Professional steam carpet and mattress cleaning goes a long way to getting rid of dust mites.
 

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

Other harmful substances found in carpet include bacteria including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria and Shigella as well as food debris, pollen, human and pet hair, skin flakes and human feces. The dedicated professionals at Carpet Care 2000 provide both dry and deep steam cleaning for your home. Call us to see how we can serve you.

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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