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Tile is frequently used in homes for a number of reasons. Tile is easy to install, maintain, and it is durable, especially against water. Tile also comes in a variety of colors, patterns and textures. However there comes a time that tile will require professional care. When tile needs to be professionally cleaned, we can clean, polish and treat tile to help ensure the tile’s longevity. Carpet Care 2000 would like to expand on the number of benefits of having your tile professionally cleaned.

Proper Care and Longevity Tile & Grout

There is a number of materials used to create tile. There is marble, or other natural stone, ceramic and porcelain used to create tile. Each type of material has its own needs and requirements. Natural stone often needs to be resealed, polished and cleaned. One of the hardest materials to clean that is used with tile is grout. Grout has a rough texture that holds in dirt, grease, and soaps. This is a perfect place for mold and mildew to develop. When grout becomes gunked up, even when tile is clean, the rest of the tile still looks dirty because of the grout. When a professional comes to clean your home’s tile, they deep clean the grout lines and the tile. If the tile requires to be polished and sealed, often a tile cleaning service will polish or buff the tile and apply a sealer when needed. The major benefit of having a professional tile cleaning service is not only to have clean tile but protect the tile which extends the life of the tile.

Antifungal Disinfectant Spray for Tile

On the surface of the tile and in the grout, live a number of bacteria and fungus such as mildew and mold. When you have a professional cleaning service come to your home, while we do clean the tile and grout, they are not only focusing on the appearance but will kill the bacteria and fungus that may be living on the surface. For homes with household members that suffer from asthma and other respiratory problems, it is essential to keep all surfaces clean and free of mold, mildew and other microorganisms from infecting the air in your home. To stop bacteria and other microorganisms, professional tile and grout cleaning services are beneficial.

Tile Cleaning Efficiency & Effectiveness

Using a professional cleaning service is effective and efficient. A professional tile and grout cleaning service comes with the industrial equipment and superior cleaning solutions that are not open to the public. Cleaning companies have access to higher quality cleaning materials such as equipment and cleaning chemicals that make cleaning tile and grout much more efficient. For those with a tight schedules and who don’t have the means of deep cleaning their home’s tile and grout, a professional tile and grout cleaning service can help. They can come and in a short time have your home’s tile and grout shining. For tile that requires buffing, polishing and sealing, it all can be done within a day.

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

Carpet Care 2000 provides professional tile and grout care as well as cleaning services. If you need to have your tile and grout properly cared for, and don’t have the time or means of doing it yourself, contact Carpet Care 2000 and schedule our services today.

Pets are a part of the family and we love them. If you’re a pet owner, chances are that you will have to deal with pet stains and odor at some point and time. As diligent as you are about making sure they potty in the appropriate place, they will still have accidents from time to time. The stain is one thing, but then there’s the odor that comes with it. The first thing you need to do is train your pet, so they don’t have a repeat appearance. Then you need to tackle the stain. There are steps to take so your carpet will look and smell as good as new.

How to Get Rid of Pet Odor in House

While you can hide some pet stains, the odor will be hard to mask. Your pet’s “accident” can stick around for a long time when a foul odor is present. If the odor isn’t completely eliminated, your pet will continue to use that spot for repeat offenses and the odor will persist indefinitely. You need to deal with pet odors as soon as possible, because they get harder to remove as time goes by. Waiting too long will result in a call to professional carpet cleaners. Professional carpet cleaners use advanced cleaning products to eliminate urine and fecal odors from carpet and upholstery. These products have odor-busting enzymes in them that will break down the source of the odor. This is your best course of action if you want to ensure the odor has been completely eliminated.

Tips for Cat & Dog Urine Odor Removal

Tip #1- Identify the source of the pet odor on your carpet. Because some pet stains aren’t visible, this can be hard to do. You may have to get down on your hand and knees to sniff our offensive odors. You can also use a black light to detect the salts in pet urine. Turn off all the lights, close the window coverings and turn the black light on to find pet stains.
Tip #2-Treat the carpet odor. This can be difficult because urine can seep down into the backing and padding, and sometimes the floor beneath it. This means you can’t just wipe the stain away. You will need to buy an enzyme spotter. This product will eat up the proteins that the bacteria are feeding on. This is important because it’s the bacteria that’s causing the odor. This process might take days to completely eliminate the odor.

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

When you use an enzyme spotter, the smell might get worse before it gets better. If the odor doesn’t go away, you will need to call in the professionals. We have products and methods that are more powerful than anything you can do. Professionals use sophisticated pet stain removers that will also eliminate odor without damaging your carpet or upholstery. If you can’t solve pet stain and odor problems on your own, contact Carpet Care 2000 to refresh your home’s carpets and furniture. Give us a call today!

Many homeowners choose to purchase area rugs for their home. Area rugs can add comfort and style to your home. If you have never purchased an area rug before you may not know what all of your options are. Carpet Care 2000 wants you to pick an area rug that you will be happy with for years to come. Today we will go over some things that you will want to consider as you are making your selection.

Area Rug Material

You will want to consider what type of material you will want your rug to be. There are tons of different choices for you to consider! Wool is one of the most common materials used for rugs. Wool is an excellent choice because it is durable, repels stains well, and is a great insulator. Silk rugs are known for their luxurious feel. They are soft and beautiful! Silk is not durable like wool but it can have some beautiful patterns in it. Silk rugs require professional cleaning. Cotton rugs are very popular. They are less expensive than wool or silk. They are easy to clean but despite consistent cleaning cotton rugs do not always hold up well over time. Some rugs are made of durable grasses and fibers. Sisal, jute, and sea grass are used to make rugs. They are strong and more organic but they are coarse and difficult to clean. Synthetic materials are frequently used to make rugs. Viscose, nylon, and polypropylene are regularly used to make rugs. They are affordable, easy to clean, family friendly, and can be used outdoors. They do not feel as luxurious as other materials. Many times your budget will help you decide what type of material you choose for your area rug. Some materials just cost more to make so they are more expensive to purchase.

Area Rug Shapes & Sizes

The next thing that you need to think about is what size and shape of rug you want to purchase. You can purchase rectangle, square, circle, and oval rugs. You will want to carefully consider the room that you are putting the rug in. You will need to keep in mind what furniture you will have in the room as well as the purpose of the rug. There are a few rules of thumb that seem to be fairly standard for certain rooms. For example if you are buying a rug to go under your dining room table it is recommended that your rug is at least 18 inches longer than your table. Many people cannot decide if they want their rug to go under their couch or in front of their couch. Designers agree that this is just a personal preference; either option is considered an acceptable design choice. Keep in mind that the larger the rug, the higher the cost.

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

After you know what material and size of rug you want to purchase you can start shopping. There are many different places that you can purchase rugs from. You can purchase rugs at high end stores, low end stores, garage sales, online stores, and thrift stores. Before you make a purchase look at all of your options. Once you purchase your area rug you will want to make sure that you keep it clean. Carpet Care 2000 recommends regularly having your area rugs professionally cleaned so that they will last as long as possible.

When the weather gets cold outside there are a few things that can help. The first is that you can turn on the heater in your house. The next thing that you can do is to layer your clothing so that you stay warm while you are out and about. Lastly and something that invites the season into a home is to start up the fireplace. If you have a wood burning fire place you are at risk of having a mess from the soot that is a product of burning wood. There are many ways to keep the soot from getting on your carpets and house. One is to ensure that your fireplace is cleaned and all the buildup is removed. The other thing that you can do is to make sure that you keep all the tools that are used on the fire out of the reach of kids that could walk around with them. You want to make sure that you do what you can to prevent the soot from getting on the carpet but if it does it is best to use the right method to clean it off.

Carpet Care 2000 Outlines How to Remove Soot from Carpet

Use Your Vacuum Cleaner Hose to Remove Soot from Carpet: The problem that occurs when you have a stain such as soot on the carpet is that there are larger chunks that will only make the problem worse. The best thing that you can do is to try and pick up the bits without spreading them out further. You can use the hose on your vacuum to work over the areas that have the soot. The soot can have larger pieces that need to be picked and the vacuum with the hose attached is the best way to do that. You want to make sure that you are careful so that you don’t walk over the staining. This could mash the soot deeper into the carpet making it harder to remove.
Make a Safe Carpet Cleaning Stain Removal Solution: Now that you are ready to take on the actual cleaning of the spot you want to use a solution that is safe for your carpets. You can use a bowl that you add a couple of drops into. Then use warm water to fill the rest of the bowl and mix it to make suds that are forming at the top. The solution is a cleaner that is homemade and usually will not cause damage to any type of carpets. It is always still a good idea to test it out if you are nervous about it.
Use a Toothbrush to Remove Soot Stains on Carpet: Now that the excess has been removed and you have a cleaning solution you can use a soft bristle brush that is small enough to work in small areas. You want to be sure that you push the stain from the outside to the inside of the stain. This will help to keep the stain from getting any larger while helping you work in order.
Finish Carpet Cleaning Process: You can finish the cleaning process by using a spray bottle that has been filled with cold water and spraying it on the area. Then you can use a soft clean cloth to dab the spot until it has been dried. If the stain still exists you want to call out a professional to clean it.

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

Carpet Care 2000 can come out to clean unwanted stains from your rugs and carpets. Call us today to have a cleaning technician out to your home.

Pet owners often have to clean their carpets due to pet accidents or even the hair and dander they leave behind. Some may eventually remove their carpet for another flooring choice that makes it easier to clean up after their pets. For those who love the soft padding and comfort that carpet provides, you may hate to have to replace your carpets. The good news is you don’t have to. In the past few years improved development of carpets has finally produced a pet proof carpet. There is now a carpet you can have in your home alongside your pets. Carpet Care 2000 will share how pet proof carpet works and why pet owners should consider using this carpet.

Dog Urine Smell & Other Pet Odors in Carpet

Pet owners often battle removing pet odors out of their carpets, even after having their carpets deep cleaned. Often, and in a short period of time, the odors are back. This is because the odor is in the padding which is the bottom layer that gives carpet the extra padding. When you have your carpet cleaned the surface layer or the carpet gets cleaned, however, the padding can never be cleaned unless the carpet is pulled off and the padding is then cleaned. Since it is near impossible to have the under padding cleaned each time your pet has an accident, most pet owners will replace their carpet in favor of a solid surface which makes it easier to clean.

Premium Pet Proof Carpet Pad

There are many people who would prefer having carpet over tile or wood floors. This is why pet proof carpet went into development. The focus first was in creating a padding that was resistant to urine and other fluids. Where in the padding is still essentially the same, the surface is coated with a spill barrier that prevents liquids or fluids from seeping into the padding. With this water or fluid resistant surface, pet urine or vomit will not seep into the padding where bacteria can develop and constantly release the odors over time.

Pet Stain Resistant Carpet

With the advancement of the resistant padding other advancements were made to the carpet as well. Each developer or manufacturer varies on the carpet design. However, in general a new yarn system for the carpet pile or fibers also helps to repel stains including those from pets such as urine, vomit or feces stains. However, high levels of acid can still leave stains on all carpet and in some cases the vomit or feces can still damage and leave stains if acid levels are high enough. The yarn system uses a synthetic material that is partially made with water resistant materials. The fibers are woven much tighter and more compact which helps prevent fluids from seeping deep into the carpet. This is how much of the fluids are locked out of the carpet which also helps prevent many stains and odors from forming, especially those caused by your pets.

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

Pet odor resistant padding and advanced yarn system offers the option of having carpet and pets in the same home. If you love carpet and your pets, consider installing pet proof carpet in your home. If you need help installing carpet or caring for carpet in your home, contact Carpet are 2000 today!

The holidays are upon us and that means family and friends will be coming and going. But all these comings and goings can lead to more carpet stains. Food stains, spilled drinks and foot traffic can all leave your carpet looking less than stellar. Try not to stress when accidents happen but work quickly to clean them up. This will give you better results and prevent any permanent damage.

Treating Holiday Carpet Stains

Gravy Spills on Carpet. When gravy ends up on your carpet, use a spoon and scoop up a much of it as you can. Use a mixture of 1 tsp. dishwashing detergent and 4 cups of warm water and blot the stain. Then use a clean cloth or sponge until you’ve absorbed all the liquid. Repeat until the stain is no longer visible.
Cranberry Sauce Stains on Carpet. Treat cranberry sauce like you would gravy. Scoop as much of it as you can and then blot with the same solution. Finish blotting with more water until it’s completely dry to make sure all the residue has been removed.
Red Wine Spills on Carpet. Blot immediately with a clean white cloth and then add a little water to the stain. The water will dilute the stain and make it easier. Make a 3 to 1 ratio paste of baking soda to water. Apply the paste and wait for it to dry. You can then vacuum it up and use an appropriate spot remover if the stain remains.
Fruit Juice Splashes on Carpet. Some of your guests are likely to be children and children love juice. If it ends up on the carpet, flush the stain with cold water and blot until it’s dry. You can then use the above solution and blot dry.
Dirt & Mud Stains on Carpet. Dirt, mud and wet leaves are easily tracked into your home over the holidays. Use mats at all the entrances to your home to reduce most of it. Vacuum up any debris and use the dishwashing detergent solution to blot and dry, if needed.
Tree Sap Carpet Stains. The trees we love to decorate can leave sap on the carpet. It can usually be picked off the carpet once it has dried. If it doesn’t, you can use the water and dishwashing solution or a spot cleaner to remove any that is left behind. Just make sure the spot cleaner is appropriate for your carpet to prevent any damage.
Tree Water Stains on Carpet. Having a fresh tree also means you may have tree water that spills onto your carpet. Tree water can leave brown stains on your carpet. You may also have rust spots from the tree stand. Use a solution of ½ vinegar and ½ water. The vinegar will neutralize the browning effect. This may not work very well if there are rust stains. You will most likely need to call in the professionals.

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Accidents will happen. Acting quickly and using the right methods means you don’t have to live with any stains. Fresh stains are always easier to deal with but calling the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 means even set in stains can be gone for good. Our cleaning professionals will make short work of any holiday stains. Contact us today!

The time has come where more and more people are traveling and spending the holidays away from home. Although many people are choosing to have time away, there are some that they have the house that is being visited. The house that is being visited has to be prepped and ready for the guests to arrive. When you are the one that is the host you have a lot of responsibilities. You of course have to decide where everyone will be sleeping and on top of that you have to feed them. Most holiday festivities come with a feast that is prepared and shared. You want to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that include cleaning before they arrive.

Carpet Care 2000 Outlines Why Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Before Holiday Guests Arrive is a Great Idea

Why You Need Professional Carpet Cleaning: When you are ready to host a party or holiday event you want to make sure that the menu is prepared. You want to have enough places for people to sit and eat and you want to also have the house clean. Most people will spend a day making sure that the shelves have been dusted, the toilets scrubbed and the kitchen mopped. You also should make sure that your carpets look their very best. The only that you can do that is to call out a professional carpet cleaner. They are able to come out and pre-treat any areas that you are concerned with. This might be your high traffic areas that need some extra attention. It can be a spill that was never cleaned properly and needs to be removed professionally. When you carpets are cleaned your house will be cleaner and look better as well.
Importance of Upholstery Cleaning: When you have guests coming whether to stay over or to just join in on the festivities you want to make sure that you have enough seating. The couches and chairs that you have are sometimes moved from their original position and pulled out. This is often when you realize that they are not as clean as you thought. You want to make sure that your upholstery is clean and they are not stained for your guests. That is why you want to have your upholstery professionally cleaned when you have your carpets done. It is best to do them all at the same time and then you will be happy with the look of your couches.
Benefits of Mattress Cleaning: Now that you know that there are people coming to your house to stay you want to make sure that you have a place for them to sleep. Most people that have a guest room will clean the sheets and blankets. If you don’t have a guest room you may need to move some of your own family into rooms to share to make space. This is a great time of year to have your mattresses cleaned as well. Clean sheets will only go so far and that is why you want to have your mattress cleaned as well. This will remove the hair, skin and mites that could be nesting in the bed.

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

Carpet Care 2000 can come out to your house and make sure that you are ready for your house guests. Call us today to book carpet cleaning, sofa cleaning and more!

Decorating your home for Christmas is a wonderful way to spend some good quality time with your family. Millions of families across the world look forward to getting out their holiday decorations each year. When you finish decorating you may be frustrated when you look around and realize that while you have your winter wonderland all decorated, you also have unwanted glitter ALL over your house! It seems like so many Christmas decorations have glitter on them. Glitter does indeed make Christmas decorations beautiful but having it all over your flooring and furniture is just annoying. So how on earth do you get rid of glitter?

How to Clean Up Glitter from Carpet

If you have glitter on your carpet we recommend that you start out cleaning with your vacuum first. You will want to vacuum very slowly and go over each spot multiple times. If you have an attachment on your vacuum that does not have a brush you will see the best results with that. When you get done vacuuming you may still have glitter on your floor. We have two additional methods for you to try. First get some masking tape. Wrap some tape around your fingers with the sticky side facing out. Pat the glittered area with the tape to get the glitter off of your carpet. If you still have glitter on your floor get a wet paper towel. Dabbing the carpet with a wet paper towel should help get rid of any glitter that is left on your carpet.

How to Get Glitter Off of Tile & Hardwood Floors

Glitter on tile and hardwood flooring sounds like it should be easier to get rid of but you may be surprised that it can be harder than it sounds. Start sweeping up the glitter up with a broom. Do not forget to rinse the broom afterwards. If you leave the glitter on broom you will just transfer it to the next surface that you use the broom on. You can choose to vacuum it up instead of sweeping it if that is easier for you. Next get a wet cloth and wipe up any glitter that is left on your floor. You can also use the tape method mentioned above on your tile and hardwood floors.

How to Remove Glitter from Upholstered Furniture

Not only does glitter get on your flooring, it also gets on your upholstery. There are lots of different options for getting rid of glitter that has found its way onto your upholstery. You will want to start off with your vacuum and an appropriate attachment. An attachment without a brush is recommended. Vacuum up as much as you can from your upholstery. If there is still glitter on your upholstery you can use the tape method that was outlined above for removing glitter from carpet.

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

We hope you enjoy your glitter free carpeting and upholstery during the holiday season. After you take down your decorations you will need to repeat these steps to get rid of the glitter that escapes during the Christmas decoration clean-up. It is also a good idea to have your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned. Give Carpet Care 2000 a call to schedule your appointment today!

Have you noticed that your carpet has started to get a ripple in several places? This is a common problem and one that can look quite unsightly. This rippling of your carpet is known as buckling and there are several things that cause it. Carpet Care 2000 is here talk about what causes carpet buckling and what you can do to avoid it.

Humidity Can Cause Carpet to Ripple

Humidity is one of the leading causes of carpet buckling. If you live in an area that experiences four seasons, it is more likely than areas that don’t experience such extreme changes in the climate. Areas that have hot, humid summers will see this the worst because in the humid summer months, the carpet swells considerably. You may notice that the carpet lays down once again when the temperature regulates again in the fall. The best way to avoid this problem is to run your air conditioning system. It removes the humidity from the air inside your home and can make a big difference in the amount of swelling that takes place in your carpet.

Dragging Furniture Causes Carpet Buckling

When you drag heavy furniture across your carpet, it can cause your carpet to ripple. Heavy furniture tugs at the carpet as you pull it across the floor and causes the carpet to stretch. It is difficult to get it back to normal once this has happened and requires professionals. If you need to move heavy furniture, lift it up and carry it rather than drag it.

Delamination Causes Carpet Bulging

Your carpet has two different backings that hold it together: the primary backing and the secondary backing. If the secondary backing pulls apart and detaches from the primary backing, it is known as delamination and can be the cause of buckling. This is causes by excessive moisture or water damage to your carpet as well as manufacturer’s defect.

Improper Carpet Installation

As the carpeting in your home is installed, the team of installers will be stretching your carpet extremely tight to ensure it doesn’t experience any buckling. If they didn’t stretch it enough, you will notice that there are small ripples in your carpet soon after you have it installed. When you purchase carpet, make sure the team that is installing it is using a power stretcher that will ensure it is stretched tight enough that you don’t experience any carpet buckling. If the carpet you have purchased was stored in a different climate than the one you live in, it needs to be acclimated before it is installed to avoid this problem as well.

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

If you have experienced carpet buckling, don’t worry. You don’t have to replace your carpeting to remedy the situation. You can count on the carpet experts at Carpet Care 2000 to stretch your carpet so you can enjoy it much longer. The sooner the better when it comes to carpet stretching. Call us as soon as you notice the slightest bit of rippling to avoid permanent ripples. If the carpet has creased, it may be difficult to remove the ripple completely. 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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