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Has your home just experienced a major flooding? You may be looking for steps as to know what to do to help save your home. Flood water can quickly damage walls, furniture, wood floors or carpets. Water can damage many features inside the home as well. However, one of the main concerns during a flood is mold. Mold can develop within 24 hours of the flooding and there are many types of mold that is hazardous. Carpet Care 2000 will help guide you during this crisis and help save your home and carpets from major flood damages and combat mold.

What to Do After a Flood Occurs

Step 1. Find & Repair the Water Leak: Your very first step is to turn off the water to your home and determine the source of the leak. The source of the leak will tell you how you should react. For example, clean water that may have come from a broken water line is much easier and safer to restore inside your home. If the water is from a sewer line, call a dumpster, throw away everything the water touches, and prepare for major reconstructions of your home. Sewage water is filled with contaminates and bacteria that can cause major health problems, even after the most intense cleaning and restoration. After locating the source of the leak, you will want to make sure that it is repaired. If there is deep water present you can also rent water pumps and begin pumping out the water. You may require a professional plumber to help replace and repair the source of the leak.
Step 2. Extract Water: You will want to remove the water. Depending on how much water will change as to how to will deal with it. For deep water, you will want to rent a pump and begin extracting the water out, especially if the flooding occurred in a basement. For lightly soaked areas you can use a shop vacuum (also known as a Wet and Dry Vac or Shopvac) to suck out the majority of the water in carpets, rugs and furniture. Make sure you remove the filter as the water can damage the filter in shop vacuums. As you begin to remove the water, provide as much air flow as possible. Open the windows, turn on ceiling fans, or use portable fans, and leave the lights on. Light can help slow down mold growth.
Step 3. Clean & Restore Home After a Flood: Cleaning and restoring walls furniture, rugs, and carpets is one of the most difficult tasks of flooding. It require a lot of tools, equipment, time, and experience. In most situations a professional flood damage restoration service is recommended. This service is both efficient and cheaper in the long run. You will need to rent or buy a carpet cleaning machine that can also clean upholstery if the furniture was flooded. You will want to get a cleaner that can clean and treat carpet and upholstery for bacteria and or mold. Be thorough and take your time cleaning all of the fabrics. You will of course want to take all of the items out of the room that was affected. Take them where they can be cleaned and left to dry. Walls will need to be cleaned and treated. If the drywall begins to expand due to the water exposure, you may need to replace the dry wall that was damaged. Treat the walls with a mold cleaner. Bleach can work as well. It is also a good idea to repaint the walls. Make sure that you use a primer and paint combo. Once everything has been cleaned and treated, and the room is completely dried, you can move back in.

Water Extraction, Structural Drying, Carpet Cleaning, Deodorizing & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

If you find you need help restoring your carpets after a flood, contact Carpet Care 2000. We provide many quality cleaning and restoration services.

Running a business is something that takes a lot of time and effort. You have to put work into running the actual business. You also have to put effort into keeping the location that your business is using clean and habitable. This is an entire job in itself and often the cleaning of the space needs to be done by a cleaning company. The cleaning that is needed is tremendous and you need to have the floors, surfaces, bathroom and break rooms cleaned. This is a major contributor in the commercial building looking good and also the efficiency of the workers. They need to have an environment that is clean and healthy so that they feel comfortable. The cleaning is also a great way to ensure that the customers and clients that visit your office know that you care about their visit. The return rate on customers to a business that is kept up and cleaned are better than one that is left messy. When you talk about cleaning your commercial space there are lots of aspects but what about the upholstery? The couches, chairs and ottomans that are in offices, waiting rooms and foyers should be clean and inviting. Nothing is worse than trying to find a clean seat to wait.

Carpet Care 2000 Outlines How to Keep Your Commercial Upholstery Clean

Inspect Couches & Upholstered Furniture: You want to make sure that you are keeping an eye on the couches, chairs, ottomans and other upholstered furniture in your office. You should have a plan on doing a thorough check at the end of each week. You want to look for several things such as stains and spots. You also want to make sure that you check for any damage to the items and have them repaired. If you overlook these problems they can be a risk to your office staff and the clients. If you notice there are messes on the items it is a good idea to make sure they are cleaned.
Quick Sofa Cleaning: You can also make sure that you take time to shake off the cushions and dust off the pillows as well. This is a great way to try and remove any loose dirt and debris that might be resting. Then they wont have time to be smashed into the cushions or fabric. You can even ask your cleaning crew to run the vacuum over the items to get a little deeper into the fabric.
Commercial Upholstery Cleaning: Lastly you want to make sure that you have your commercial upholstery cleaned by a professional. This is the only way to really clean not only the dirt and debris but also the stains and spots that might be left behind. The professional service can be scheduled during your office downtime. It is necessary to have this done on a regular basis so that the upholstery looks and smells good, and will last.

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

Carpet Care 2000 can come to your office and clean your commercial upholstery. Call us today to make an appointment.

There are some aspects of keeping your house clean that seems to take time and special effort. One of the areas of the house you need to constantly work on is the carpet. The carpet can become messy from dirt and debris that is brought in from the outside. It is easily traipsed in on your shoes and clothes and can be in the air. The other problem that many homeowners have when dealing with their carpets are the spills that will occur. There will always be an accident where someone drops a plate of food or drips their drink. You want to know the best way to treat all sorts of spills, stains and spots. The best way to do that is to understand the different types of stains that you will likely come up against.

Carpet Care 2000 Outlines How to Clean Different Types of Carpet Stains

How to Get Sticky Stuff Off Carpet: You want to make sure that you are ready to tackle a spot on your carpet from sticky candy or gum. These are one of the hardest things to clean off your carpet if you don’t use the correct method. The gum or candy will become attached to the carpet fibers and you want to make sure that you are careful when removing it so that it does not spread out. You want to make sure that you use a bag of ice to freeze the spot. This will prevent it from getting stuck further in the carpet so that you can chip it away. The frozen candy can be broken off the carpet with a butter knife or plastic card. You want to pick up the pieces that are chipped away as soon as possible before they warm back up.
How to Remove Water Soluble Stains from Carpet: Another type of stain that you might have to deal with and is found most often is water soluble stains. There are two levels that you could be stuck trying to clean off. Both types are still water soluble and that means that you can use a water based cleaner to remove the stain. The easier level happens to be spills such as gravy, soda and other foods. The level up from that are the stains that can be chocolate, berries or food dye. You want to use water and some dish soap on these types of stains. You can allow the water solution to stay on the area for several minutes then dab with a nice clean cloth.
How to Remove Dried Oil or Wax Spills on Carpet: If you have to try and clean wax or oils off your carpet you need to be aware of the best way to do that. Wax can be from a candle that was left burning and oil can come from the garage or even greasy food. You need to pull these spills from the carpet with heat. You can use your iron on the area and place a brown bag over the spot. Run the iron on the area and it will pull the stain off the carpet and soak it into the bag, You can toss it in the trash and repeat it if it is necessary.

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Carpet Care 2000 can steam clean and treat your carpet for unwanted stains that are leaving your house a mess. Call us today.

Area rugs need cleaning just as much, if not more than carpets do. They go through a lot of wear and tear over the years. Not all rugs are made the same, and all require a different method of cleaning. Synthetic rugs are typically made of polypropylene, polyester, olefin or nylon. These are some of the same fibers used to make carpet. Synthetic fibers are not as absorbent as organic fibers are, they are also at little risk for the dye bleeding or the material coming apart from the high PH cleaners so therefore can be easily cleaned in the home. They will dry in a few short hours and won’t ruin your flooring underneath. On the other hand, natural fibers like that of cotton, wool or silk are very different and have to be handled with the utmost care and require special techniques to be cleaned efficiently. Today Carpet Care 2000 will go over the process it takes to properly and effectively clean wool rugs.

Health Benefits of Wool Carpet Area Rugs

Wool rugs are very popular all around the world because of the many benefits they have! Did you know that wool rugs improve the air quality in your home? Wool fibers have scales that trap dirt, dust and other contaminants, reducing the amount of airborne dust particles in the home! This ultimately improves the quality of the air you and your family are breathing! They essentially work as a big air filter, and because of this they require special cleaning.

How to Clean a Wool Area Rug

Because wool can hold up to 30% of its weight in dust and other contaminants, a process called dusting needs to be done first to remove the sand and dirt from the rug before the rest of the cleaning takes place. Failure to perform the dusting first can damage the fibers and foundation of your rug because the dirt acts as sandpaper when it’s moved back and forth. Vacuum cleaners cannot efficiently complete this task, so this is not something you want done in your home as it makes a huge mess. Wool is also known to hold it 30% of its weight in moisture! This can make it difficult to get them completely dry without the proper tools. It takes gallons and gallons of water to properly clean the wool and get all of the contaminants out. Wool rugs are dyed in acid-based dyes that can be compromised easily. Before the washing process begins, we need to perform a test that ensures the dye on the rug won’t bleed and cause any further damage. This is done by adding special chemicals or dye stabilizers to the rug to avoid as much bleeding as possible. After the color is stabilized, we begin washing the rug, then after the rug is washed, we will extract as much water as possible, then allow it to finish drying leaving you with a fresh, clean wool rug that is ready to purify your air for years to come!

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

Carpet Care 2000 has years of experience dealing with delicate, antique and unique area rugs. We have the knowledge, necessary tools, and caring technicians to care for all of your area rug and carpet care needs. Give us a call if you need more information or have questions about your wool area rugs.

Whether new or old, carpet that gets exposed to water can develop mold stains and begin to smell. If a small portion of the carpet has been affected with mold, you might feel it’s a major waste to dispose of the entire carpet. In this situation, it is better to clean and treat the mold stain versus discarding the entire carpet. Carpet Care 2000 will share how to clean smaller mold stains and treat the carpet to prevent future development of mold. Follow this step by step guide to remove mold out of your carpets.

How Do You Get Mold & Mildew Stains Out of Carpet

Step 1. When you first discover the mold you will want to clean and treat the area right away. Start by using a stiff broom and sweep in multiple direction to help loosen the mold that is trapped in the carpet.
Step 2. Next you will want to vacuum the carpet, again going in multiple directions to suck up and remove the mold that is in the carpet.
Step 3. After vacuuming your carpet thoroughly, create a cleaning mixture by combining liquid dish soap in a bucket of warm water.
Step 4. Use a sponge and dip it into the mixture. With the sponge soaked, begin blotting at the stain. The mixture should help remove the stain out of the carpet. Continue to blot until the stain dissolves.
Step 5. With a dry cloth, press on the wet or affected area and soak up the moisture in the carpet. This will help dry the carpet out faster.
Step 6. Allow the carpet to dry. Turn on fans and open windows to help dry the carpet out faster.
Step 7. Next get a mold carpet treatment cleaner. There are many products that can kill and treat carpets for mold. One product is Mold Control. Use a mold treatment cleaner on the affected area to kill any lingering mold spores or particles. This will prevent future development of the mold.
Step 8. If the carpet has that nasty musty odor that mold often causes, use baking soda on the affected area. Baking soda can help absorb the odor. It will also help dry carpet and remove mold spores. This product is beneficial in treating carpets for mold.

How Professional Carpet Cleaners Remove Mold

Mold inside the home can be a serious problem. There are many types of mold that have serious health effects on humans and pets. Professional carpet cleaners can help clean and treat mold spots on carpet. We have the tools to reach deeper inside the carpet which can remove and treat the mold far better than household cleaners or DIY techniques. Depending on how deep the mold stain or mold growth in the carpet is, will depend on which method is best. If the mold returns after you have cleaned and treated the stain, then consider using a professional to come and clean the carpet.

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Make sure to determine the cause of the mold. If there is a small leak contributing to the presence of mold, make sure you repair the leak. For deep stubborn mold stains, consider using a professional carpet cleaning service. For all of your carpet cleaning needs, contact Carpet Care 2000 today!

Carpets are great to have in your home. They provide warmth, comfort and personality, but it does need to be taken care of. Vacuuming is very important if you want your carpets to look great and last longer. Vacuuming your carpets regularly also keeps your home clean and healthy. Regular vacuuming removes dirt, dander, hair and soil that you can see, but it also removes the microscopic allergens that you can’t.

Vacuum Cleaner Smells like Dog or Vomit etc

As dirt and grime builds up in your vacuum cleaner, it can start to smell. There are steps you can take to maintain your vacuum cleaner to keep it working, but if you want it to smell better, there things you can do. You may forget it picks up dirt and grime because it will smell so fresh!

Cleaning Supplies Checklist

– Dishwashing soap
– Damp cloth
– Warm water
– Baking soda
– Lemon verbena spice
– Ground cinnamon
– Fabric softener sheet
– Disinfectant spray

How to Clean a Vacuum Cleaner that Smells

Tip #1. Odors from dust, dirt and pet dander will make the vacuum start to smell. Change the interior bag and wash the exterior one. There are some exterior bags that can be washed in the washing machine. If yours can’t, just use warm water and a damp cloth to wipe it down.
Tip #2. If your vacuum is equipped without a bag, meaning it’s bagless, you can wash out the plastic canister with warm water and dish soap. Dirt and grime can stick to the sides of the canister and cause it to stink. Doing this on a regular basis will prevent the dust and dirt from building up inside the canister.
Tip #3. You can add a tablespoon of baking soda to the inside of the vacuum bag. If yours is a bagless vacuum, sprinkle several tablespoons of baking soda right onto the carpet, let it set for a few minutes and then vacuum. Baking soda does a great job at eliminating odors in your refrigerator and will do the same for your carpets and vacuum cleaner.
Tip #4. You can use cinnamon or lemon verbena and sprinkle it inside the vacuum bag. You can sprinkle these spices right onto the carpet if you have dark-colored carpets and then vacuum. Sprinkling these inside the vacuum bag will have your vacuum smelling nice for a few uses.
Tip #5. Take a fabric softener sheet, like Bounce, and put it right inside the bag or plastic compartment. Every time you switch your vacuum cleaner on, the fabric softener sheet will be activated and release the smell. The fabric softener sheet will also permeate the bag or plastic compartment and smell fresh every time you use it. Replace the sheet when the smell isn’t very strong anymore.
Tip #6. Dirt and grime buildup can also be removed by wiping the exterior of the vacuum cleaner with warm water and dishwashing soap. Once you’re done, use a disinfectant spray to get rid of any germs or smells that linger.

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

Remember that vacuuming is an important part of carpet care and the health of your home, but so is professional carpet cleaning. Call Carpet Care 2000 today to schedule an appointment!

There are some stains that will occur on your carpets that you need to make sure you clean properly. The cleaning process is quite different depending in the stain that you are dealing with. There are some that require heat while other require cold. You may want to use a cleaner that should be left to soak in the area while other need to be treated quite fast. If you are a home that has teenage girls and women, you know that makeup seems to be constant. If you look at the amount of videos that are on the internet on ways to do your makeup it might surprise you. Makeup tutorials and all the rage and being able to do your makeup like a professional is what most girls aim for. This means that trying and testing methods are common and that also means that messes from them will be more abundant as well. It is a good idea to know the best way to clean different types of makeup stains in your carpet.

Carpet Care 2000 Offers Tips for How to Clean Foundation, Blush & Other Makeup Stains from Your Carpets

How to Get Mascara Out of Carpet: One of the ways that people make their makeup more dramatic and stand out especially in photographs is using mascara. This is a wand that is inserted into a tube that has a black or brown colored makeup that is wet. The problem is that the wand might be dropped on the carpet leaving a black streak. If you find this has occurred you want to make sure that you use the right method to clean it. You want to use cold water only and also your makeup remover. Be careful about how much you use or you will then be cleaning another stain after the mascara has come off. Use a cloth that has been soaked with the makeup remover. Then dab at the affected area and continue until the mark has been removed.
How to Get Foundation Out of Carpet: Foundation is a huge part of the makeup tutorials. There are tons of videos that teach you where to put it and how to blend it all together. This is a colored liquid that is supposed to match the color of your natural skin. When you have foundation spilled on your carpet you want to use a way to remove the excess first. You can start with a spoon to scoop up as much as you can. Then mix dishwashing liquid and some cold water. Then you can use this on a clean cloth to clean the rest of the stain off the carpet.
How to Get Eyeshadow Out of Carpet: You also want to make sure that you ready to clean eyeshadow off your carpet. People will spend big bucks on the best pallet that is full of the most modern and fun colors. These eyeshadows are often powdery but can have shimmer and other additives that make them difficult to remove. You can use a mix of hydrogen peroxide and water to dilute it then drip a few drops on the spot that you are treating. Then dab at the spot with your clean cloth to remove the staining.

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

Carpet Care 2000 has the ability to come to your house, professional clean your carpet and treat for all kinds of stains. Call us today to meet with one of our technicians.

All too often people find themselves allergic to one of their beloved family members; their pup or kitty-cat. Where some may find the necessity to re-home their pet because of the severity of the allergies, others will simply do everything to control the dander, the substance most likely contributing to the allergies. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer some suggestions to help you control the dog and cat dander, improve the indoor air, and keep your relationship strong with your loyal furry friend.

Cat & Dog Dander Removal

Pet dander is a stubborn protein that clings to most surfaces and settles in the nooks and crannies. Where it is virtually impossible to rid your home of the pet dander, you can significantly reduce the volume which will benefit the allergy concern. Keeping up on maintenance in your home is a major contributor, below you will find some major points.

Clean Hard Surfaces to Reduce Pet Dander

With a mixture of hot water and mild dish soap, use a clean cloth to wipe down the walls, baseboards, tabletops, countertops, and other hard surfaces. Be sure to use the appropriate multi-surface cleaner on wood surfaces and other surfaces periodically to contain the dander and keep it from spreading.
Treat the Furniture and Curtains. Most pets love your furniture, especially cats, there is no keeping them off. Lint brushes work well on day-to-day upkeep and removing the dander. Vacuuming the surface at least once a week also contributes to minimizing the dander. Every 6-12 months be sure to get your upholstery professionally deep cleaned to remove the protein buildup.

Vacuum Carpet Often

There is most likely plenty of dander hiding right beneath your feet in homes with carpets or rugs. Using a double or micro filter High Efficiency Particulate Arrestin bag vacuum will keep the dander from being released back into the air. Keep the carpets vacuumed on a routine basis; daily is optimal. Professional carpet or rug cleaning is essential every 6-12 months to keep the dander that removed that escapes the vacuum.

Maintain your Dog and/or Cat to Eliminate Dander

Controlling the dander at its source is another way to reduce the dander supply in the home. Giving your kitty or pup a bath with a mild shampoo is a preventative maintenance step that can really help, despite that most of our fur babies despise bath time. Maintaining a healthy diet that promotes healthy skin and fur will cut down the dander. Their diet should be enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids in their food and don’t hesitate to discuss healthy tips with their vet.

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

To reduce dander, improve indoor air quality, and maintain healthy carpets, rugs, and upholstery, call Carpet Care 2000 today to let our specialists take care of the deep cleaning. Our specialists are gentle enough to keep your materials safe, but tough on the dander, dirt, stains, and odors. Contact our office today to schedule your upholstery, rug, and/or carpet cleaning service to improve your allergies against pet dander and other triggers.

As many manufacturers recommend, carpets should be professionally deep cleaned one or two times a year. Being the demand is high across the nation, there are many carpet cleaning companies that offer such services. With your routine maintenance in conjunction with deep cleaning from a professional, your carpets are in better health, condition, and look good for far longer than neglected maintenance. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to answer the most common of the frequently asked questions regarding consumer carpet cleaning services.

FAQ Regarding Carpet Cleaning

Is professional carpet cleaning pricey?
Most reputable carpet cleaning companies offer affordable rates, as this is a competitive industry. In comparison to having to replace the carpets with neglected maintenance, carpet cleaning once or twice a year is not much.
How long does professional carpet cleaning take?
There are many factors that detail the length of time it takes to clean carpets, so it is not a definitive answer; the size of the area needing to be cleaned, the method used, and how dirty the carpets are a few examples. Your technician can estimate the time it takes after evaluating the project.
Will carpet cleaning interfere with family daily activities?
Daily routine can be minimally interfered with as the technicians clean and you have to wait until the carpets are dried to resume foot traffic. However, most companies are flexible and will come for the service according to your convenient schedule.
How often should you clean your carpets?
Carpet manufacturers recommend every 6 to 12 months to clean the carpets professionally, and those in the industry agree to keep the carpets in optimal condition. Additionally, in order to validate the warranty, many times scheduled professional cleaning is mandatory.
How long to wait to walk on carpet after cleaning?
No one should be on the carpet for 6-8 hours; as long as it takes to dry and experts recommend waiting 48 hours to replace any heavy furniture.
What to do before the carpet cleaning crew arrive?
In any room getting a carpet cleaning, clear any fragile items off the furniture surfaces and ensure all the objects are removed, like rugs, dog beds, toys, and so on. Pre-vacuuming before hand can expedite the process and increase results. For maximum results, removing the furniture is also encouraged. Few companies will move heavy furniture, others will move lighter furniture, checking with the company before hand is ideal.
Will professional carpet cleaning remove pet odors?
Combating pet odors is ultimately better suited for professional carpet cleaning, however, depending on the severity of the pet accidents and the extent of the damage, caused more so by urine, most professionals cannot guarantee the removal of pet odors.

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

When your carpets need or are due for a carpet cleaning in Tracy, Ripon, San Ramon, Pleasanton and the tri-city area of Livermore, Dublin and Danville, CA, call Carpet Care 2000 and let our experts take care of your carpets.

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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