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The season is now when people are suffering more and more from allergies. The allergy season is often worse during the spring due to the high count of pollen in the air. The reason behind all the pollen is that the trees, flowers and other plants have been blooming; and that the means the small bits of pollen in the air. The allergens that are found outside will eventually make it into your home. People will choose to leave doors and windows open in these warmer temperatures. That is the perfect path to allow these allergens to fly right in your house. When your house is full of allergens they have to land somewhere. The best place is the floors and carpets especially. There are some studies that show that carpet may actually help with controlling the allergens to some extent. The carpet will absorb some of the allergens that cause allergy outbreaks and make your home a place to breathe easy. Even though the carpet can help keep some of the allergens down it only can for a small amount of time. If you never take care of the carpets and allow the allergens to pile up you will be suffering. One of the ways to help control the amount of allergens in the air is to change out the filters and use screens on the windows.
 

Carpet Care 2000 Outlines the Steps You Can Take to Keep Allergens Off Your Carpets

Choose the Right Vacuum Cleaner for Your Home: When it comes to taking care of your carpets you need to take time picking out a good quality vacuum with great suction. That way you will be able to get to and remove a lot of the dirt, debris and allergens hiding in the carpet fibers. You can find vacuums at many stores and there seems to be tons of options. Be sure to do your research and know what you are getting. You also can look into a particular type of vacuum for your circumstance. You can get one that is best for a home that has pets, or more hard floors. You also need to be sure that you maintain your vacuum and clean it out regularly.
Dry Wet Carpet Fast: When you have a spill on your carpet you want to quickly clean it up. That means that you may end up water left behind after the cleaning process. The problem is that the moisture can then lead to mold and mildew which are also allergens. You can use a cloth to continue to dab away at the area that was cleaned.
Call A Professional Carpet Cleaning Company: The very best and most efficient way to keep the allergens off your carpet is to be sure to hire a professional carpet cleaner. The carpet cleaning company will be able to clean stains as well as remove allergens from the carpet that is deep set in.
 

Carpet Cleaning Services & More in Tracy, Livermore, Sam Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California.

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With all the colors, types and styles, choosing carpet that is right for your home can be overwhelming. Purchasing carpet is a huge investment for your home so do some research before you start shopping to make the task easier. Kids can be tough on everything, including your carpet. Durability is the most important factor. Quality flooring can be expensive and it’s not a choice that should be taken lightly. Thicker is not always better and you need to look at how the carpet is constructed. Look for tight twists in each yarn instead of loose and frayed. Firm, dense pile is a sign of good quality carpet. You can check this by bending the carpet back to see how much of the backing you can see. More backing means less dense carpet and less durable carpet. High traffic areas should have lower profile carpets because there’s less potential for matted and crushed carpet.
 

Glossary of Carpet Terms to Understand

If you’re planning on buying new carpet, there’s important information you need to know.
1. Carpet face weight. This is the weight in ounces per square yard of carpet and lets you know “how much” carpet you have. This tells you how much the fiber/yarn of the carpet weighs. The thicker they are, the more they weigh and the more durable they are. The only problem here is that the height of the carpet isn’t taken into consideration. Taller carpet increases the face weight but doesn’t make it any more durable. It may even cause the carpet to breakdown faster. The maximum face weight for durability should be at least 35 ounces.
2. Carpet density rating. If the strands of carpet are close together at the base of the carpet it means the carpet is denser. Density will affect how the carpet will perform and look.
3. Carpet tuft-Twist level. This is the amount of twists that two or more piles of fiber are given. This is key in how your carpet will keep its like-new look longer. You can figure out how many twists a carpet has by looking at it closely. Short, medium dense, 40-ounce face fiber, high twist carpet can last as long as many looped carpets. Think of curling your hair. The tighter the tufts are twisted together, the more durable the carpet will be. So, carpets with higher tuft-twist like 5.5 to 7.5 will look newer longer and tolerate more foot traffic.
 

Is Carpet Padding Important?

Carpet padding isn’t designed to provide extra comfort under your feet. It’s designed to help absorb foot impact that will affect how the carpet fibers will break down over time. Extra comfort is an added plus, so invest in good carpet padding. The padding is typically made from rubber, urethane foam or bonded urethane. Carpet padding is available in different thicknesses and densities. Carpet manufactures recommend a cushion of at least 6 lbs. and 3/8-inch thickness for areas with light foot traffic and 8 lbs. and 3/8-inch thickness for areas that will get heavier foot traffic.
 

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

Depending on the areas of your home that will have carpet and the traffic it will get means you might want to choose different kinds of carpet and padding. Contact Carpet Care 2000 for carpet installation and to keep your newly installed carpet looking its best with regular cleanings.

There are a lot of misconceptions about mattress cleaning and why it doesn’t need regular cleaning. Well folks, these are myths that become widespread and unfortunately lead many to believe that mattress cleaning isn’t necessary. There are many people who never had their mattresses deep or professionally cleaned due to some of these so call myths. Carpet Care 2000 would like to step in and explain why some of theses misconceptions are not true and why mattress cleaning is just as important as any other cleaning service.
 

Mattress Cleaning Myths

Myth 1 – Modern mattresses don’t get dust mites. Modern mattresses do have a dust mite protective coating. This leads many people to feel like a mattress cleaning to kill dust mites is no longer needed. Well yes, the protective dust mite coating does prevent the majority of dust mite population. However over time this protective coating does wear off and a dust mite population will grow. However it is a fact of life where there is dead or shed off skin, there will be dust mites.
Myth 2 – Water and shampoos are all that are needed to clean a mattress. Carpet shampoos are just mentioned for that carpet. Mattresses are often tagged or labeled with the correct cleaning agents and shampoos are not among them. Mattresses are made of various types of fabrics that may be sensitive to certain cleaning agents. One benefit of using a professional mattress cleaner is that they have and know which cleaning agents are needed for each type of mattress. However you should always read the label and use the cleaner suggested by the manufacturers.
Myth 3 – You don’t ever have to clean your mattress if you use a mattress cover. Again, a mattress cover helps to prevent the amount of accidents and spills and such. However it doesn’t prevent all dust mites and other problematic allergens that still seep into your mattress. You may be able to go longer in-between deep cleanings but not entirely.
Myth 4 – Your mattress doesn’t need cleaning if it looks clean. Stains and odors are a sign that it is time to have your mattresses, or anything for that matter, cleaned. However with modern technology we are now able to look smaller and deeper than ever before and what is found even on what looks like a clean surface just isn’t so. Dust mites, skin flakes from other pests, and even pet dander are microscopic, and yes; are in your mattress. Not to mention your bodily fluids such as sweat may not always leave its mark but they can lead to skin diseases if not cleaned over a long period of time.
Myth 5 – You don’t need a professional to clean your mattress. The main difference of a professional and your average person is equipment and knowledge. Anyone can vacuum and use a steamer upholstery attachment to clean their mattress. In truth we encourage you to do so at least once a month. However professional mattress cleaners will have high quality equipment and cleaning agents that are not open to the public since they require training and licenses to be used safely. The professional mattress cleaner can and does a deep and more efficient cleaning than any other commercial grade product you can buy. That why it is recommended to have your mattresses cleaned once a year by a professional, and each month by the homeowner to keep a safe, clean and hygienic sleeping environment.
 

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

Remember the average person spends a third of their life in their bed. For your health and comfort mattress cleaning is important. Carpet Care 2000 encourages you to regularly vacuum and clean your mattress and consider having a professional do a deep cleaning yearly. If you need mattress cleaning in your home, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.

Did you ever realize that water can actually cause stains or spots on your carpet? You are probably thinking how can that be? Well if you think about the spots in your shower or on your car or windows, it may all start to make sense. Water is a great resource that is necessary to sustain all life. Plants, animals and people need water to stay hydrated and grow. The earth’s surface is actually made up of 70% water although the majority of that is salt water. The salt water is not able to be treated and used for city and towns. Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen and if you had that perfect set of elements you would never see a stain. The problems occurs because of what else is readily found in the water that we use. Water is the base but through its process of traveling through the earth and being treated it picks up undesirable elements. You can easily find sediment and minerals in the water that you are using to clean, cook and drink. These are what actually will end up causing the water spots to occur on your carpet. They are what end up leaving the white spots on windows, showers and even the carpet.
 

Carpet Care 2000 Explains What a Water Spot is & the Best Way To Treat These Stains

What Causes Water Spots on Carpet?: The water that you have access to in your home is drinkable per the city or town standards. There is an acceptable amount of sediment that can be found in the water that is treated. Many cities will also add minerals like fluoride in the water source which will help in leaving a spot on the carpet. The water is not the issue but the minerals and sediment that are in the water. The water that is spilled will dry and evaporate and what is left is the sediment and minerals which tend to leave a white spot on the carpet. The spot can be a real eye sore and you will want to clean it right away to ensure that it is fully removed.
How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Carpet: The leftover sediment can be treated with an acidic product. Many people may think that using vinegar will break down the sediment and that is true. The sediment will be broken down but the carpet can potentially be damaged as well. There is a better option that is safe to use on carpet fibers and upholstery. Get a spray bottle and fill it with warm water and add in a few tablespoons of dish soap. The spray can be used on the spot and should soak the area. Allow the spray to sit on the spot for about ten minutes then use your fingers to move around the white water spots. This will allow you to remove the spot by using a wet/dry vacuum. This pulls the water out of the carpet as well as the white substance that is left behind when the water dries.
 

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

Carpet Care 2000 offers expert carpet cleaning and related services. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today!

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes down to cleaning upholstery. We’re here to tell you some that are just flat out myths. Some of these myths that folks believe concern upholstery cleaning and what won’t harm your upholstery and what can. Carpet Care 2000 would like to set the record straight to help you know how to clean your upholstery properly.
 

Upholstery Cleaning Myths

Myth 1 – Dry cleaning is safest for upholstery. There are a lot of problems when cleaning upholstery in regards to discoloration, cellulose browning, or colors that bleed or fade. Many of these discoloration problems have been associated with water-based solutions. The other leading fabric or upholstery cleaner is dry cleaning solvents which many believe are better. This is not always true. Where some of the myths surrounding dry cleaning are partially true, such as they are least likely to damage more delicate fabrics, the truth is dry cleaning still can cause color to bleed or discolor. However there are ways to stabilize the color or dye of the upholstery even for water based solvents.
Myth 2 – You Should use hot water to clean sofas. One myth that mostly causes more damage than it ever does good is that you should use “hot” water. Hot water isn’t good at all, and it doesn’t clean any better than warm water would. The synthetic fabric such as olefin or polyester fabrics release an oily soil-like residue when being cleaned with hot water. True, hot water does help quicken the cleaning process and lessens the need for a buffer with alkaline to prevent discoloration. However, hot water, even when it isn’t very hot, can cause shrinking and even weaken softer fabrics.
Myth 3 – Believing everything you read on your upholstery tags. There are two types of tags that are commonly found on upholstery. One being fiber content tag and the other; cleaning code tags. Each one can be misleading. The fiber content tag normally describes the material used to either “fill” or “stuff” the furniture. If the tag mentions the percentage of cotton or polyester fill, they are mostly likely saying it is the under fabric you’re cleaning. It is rare for the content tag to list the fiber that you’re actually cleaning. The cleaning code is normally telling you the colorfastness code tags used on furniture. The manufacturers do this to assist the customer in determining which product you can safely use to use clean the fabric. If you see “S” on the cleaning tag, this will indicate the need to use dry cleaning foam only.
Myth 4 – Synthetic fabric is trouble free. Well this isn’t true. Even synthetics such as nylon, polyester, and acrylic are easier to clean but even they have their own rules to follow. A few examples are that synthetic velvets will become discolored if the temperature of the cleaner or equipment is too high. Another fine example is that many synthetics discolor or bleed very easily if not cleaned with the proper cleaning methods.
 

Sofa & Couch Upholstery Cleaning & More in Tracy, Livermore, Sam Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

Carpet Care 2000 knows our furniture is an investment and will get their fair share of stains. We hope before cleaning your upholstery, you do your homework first to prevent any damages or discoloration of your home’s furniture. You can always leave it to the professionals. Carpet Care 2000 can help clean your upholstery with our experienced crew. Contact us today to schedule your upholstery cleaning.

There are a surprising number of myths floating around the carpet cleaning industry. Filtering through them all could possibly take a lifetime. Carpet Care 2000 would like to take the opportunity to take the most common carpet cleaning myths and set the record straight!
 

Carpet Care & Cleaning Myths

Myth: The carpet always quickly becomes filthier following a professional cleaning.
Fact: Maybe once in the earlier years of carpet shampooing, this myth was true. It would leave behind a residue that attracted dirt. With modern advances, the detergents and equipment used by professionals are now designed to extract the filth and detergents to eliminate the residue that attracts the dirt.
Myth: Too much vacuuming ruins carpet.
Fact: There isn’t a possibility that any amount of vacuuming can expedite the deterioration of your carpet. If you house attracts a lot of dirt, dust, and debris, vacuuming twice a day will help suction out the dirt before it has time to penetrate deep into the carpet.
Myth: DIY carpet shampooing is just as good as a professional.
Fact: The standardized carpet cleaners for ownership or rent can adequately disperse the water and detergents, but is challenged by extracting all the moisture and dirt. Water left to fester can be the beginning of mold growth. Professionals utilize industrial strength, premium grade equipment and products to ensure maximum cleaning.
Myth: You can save money by purchasing cheaper carpeting.
Fact: An unfortunate myth. The cheaper the carpet is the lower quality fibers and poor manufacturing was executed, resulting in carpets that don’t last long. Investing in the higher quality carpets is optimal for long term use.
Myth: Steam cleaning treatments damage carpets.
Fact: The amateur can misuse the equipment and use wrong detergents that will ruin carpets during a steam cleaning. Professionals however, have advanced training and knowledge concerning carpet types as well as equipment and detergent use; leaving your carpets well preserved and cleaned.
Myth: Carpets that don’t look filthy or carry any stains, don’t need a professional cleaning.
Fact: Carpets can mask the dirt better than others and the filth can be lingering deep in the fibers and after time the dirt, bacteria, and debris builds up. Dirt is abrasive to carpets and with normal walking traffic, sandpaper like effect occurs that will wear the carpet out much sooner.
Myth: New carpets don’t need professional cleaning for years.
Fact: Carpets should be cleaned annually. Once new carpet reaches a year old, a professional cleaning should be applied. Dirt and soil that has not reached the surface are building up. Once carpets appear dingy and dull, the buildup has already done some damage. By investing in the professional cleaning sooner you can extract the dirt and debris before the deterioration occurs. Your carpet can last longer while maintaining its vibrancy and freshness.
Myth: To keep carpets clean and fresh, and application of carpet deodorizer powder is enough.
Fact: Carpet powders cause unnecessary damage if they are over used. It is impossible for the vacuum to collect all the powder, and the particles left behind penetrate down in the surface, causing the sandpaper like effect dirt and grit creates.
Myth: Because professional cleaning is expensive, it should only be done when necessary.
Fact: Professional carpet cleaning has become a common service in recent decades. With the market being competitive, prices of most carpet cleaning professionals are quite affordable. A regularly scheduled professional cleaning prolongs carpet life, controls allergen containments, and reduces bacteria to improve the indoor air quality.
Myth: Hard surface floors can eliminate allergies.
Fact: Actually, carpet fibers trap more allergy components that can be easily extracted by regular cleaning, where hard surface floors just wafts the contaminates back into the air with daily activities.
 

Carpet Cleaning & More in Tracy, Livermore, Sam Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
If your carpets are in need of a professional carpet cleaning, contact Carpet Care 2000 today and let our experts deliver a maximum level of clean.

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision and it can be a lot of work. There are small jobs all over your house that need to be completed during the staging process. One of the things at the top of your list should be your carpeting and tile flooring. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about how cleaning your flooring can help you sell your home.
 

How Does Cleaning Affect Staging Your Home?

Staging is an important part of selling your home. When a potential buyer walks into your home and envisions themselves living there, it is more likely that they will purchase the house. When someone walks into the home and sees your family pictures hanging on the walls and furniture that is old and tattered, they have a harder time getting that vision. Cleaning your home is a large part of the staging process. When your mess is all over the house, just like décor, potential buyers are put off by it. No one wants to see someone else’s mess, especially when they are considering buying the house.
 

Clean Carpets Change the Look of Your Home

Part of the cleaning process involves your carpeting. Dirty carpet is an eyesore, and makes the entire home look less clean. Getting rid of any lingering odors caused by pets as well as pet hair, will also make a big difference in the cleanliness of your staged home. For a home that smells fresh and clean as well as presents nicely, your carpeting needs to be deep cleaned before your scheduled open house.
 

Tile & Grout Cleaning and Its Effect on Selling Your Home

You may not even realize it, but over time a buildup of grime adheres to your tile and grout. This leaves your flooring dull and dirty. You would be surprised at how much having your tile and grout professionally cleaned affects your space. Removing that layer of buildup will make your tile flooring shine again. You may also notice that over time, the grout lines in your tile flooring start to look discolored and dirty. This is nothing that can’t be removed when having the floor professionally cleaned. A sparkling tile floor will appeal to any potential buyers when selling your home.
 

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

When your flooring is in pristine condition, it might not be the first thing potential buyers notice at your open house. However, if you flooring is filthy, it will surely be one of the first things they notice. No buyers are going to want to feel like they have to replace flooring as soon as they purchase the home. Let Carpet Care 2000 get your flooring ready for the onslaught of potential buyers. With clean floors, you will be able to sell your home in no time. Carpet Care 2000 offers carpet cleaning as well as tile and grout cleaning and other services such as carpet repair and stretching, bleach spot and stain removal and even installation if required to get your home in the best condition for staging and selling. Call us for an appointment 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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