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Do you have carpeting in your home? If you do, you may need to have carpet stretching services. Professional carpet stretching services involves pulling the carpet tighter and re-securing it to the tack strips that are located around the perimeter of the room. When carpet is installed it is done very securely and tightly against these strips. Over time it will relax and need to be stretched.
 

Reasons that Carpets Need to be Stretched

Regular wear and tear will start to pull carpet away from the tack strips and the seams where carpets are joined together may also start to separate. This can damage the tacking strip. Depending on the carpet that you have it may just become less taut as the fibers and materials start to stretch. Carpet that needs to be stretched can impact the overall aesthetic appeal of the room. It can also create safety concerns because carpeting that doesn’t lay flat creates a tripping hazard. It can also wear unevenly and decrease its lifespan.
 

Signs Your Carpet Needs to be Stretched

When your carpet needs to be stretched there are signs that you can easily see and those that can only be spotted by trained professionals. Carpet should lay as flat and smoothly as it did the day it was installed. Carpet needs to be stretched when you can see wrinkled or ripped carpet. It may also appear lumpy. If it doesn’t you need to have it stretched. You may also notice that your carpet is pulling away from the edges of the room when it needs to be stretched. Professionals can inspect your carpet to look for additional signs that your carpet needs to be stretched or repaired.
 

How Carpet is Stretched

It’s best to hire professionals to stretch your carpet. There are various processes that that need to be done. Only professionals can determine which of those processes need to be done to correct the issues with the carpet in your home. There are situations where re-seaming may be all that is needed. Other situations require new tack strips and a power kicker to properly pull and stretch the carpet onto the new strips. Carpet may also need to be trimmed after stretching services. If you have ever seen carpet installed you may think it’s a simple process to tackle yourself, but it takes a considerable amount to strength and energy to do it. You also need to have the right tools. The work also needs to be done quickly to achieve superior results. If you take too long or stretch it the wrong way it might just look worse than it did before you started! It’s not a job you can do over a weekend. Professionals can get it done in less than a day.
 

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

Does your carpet look like it needs to be replaced? Stretching services can save you the cost of having new carpet installed if it’s still in good shape. Have a professional from Carpet Care 2000 determine if stretching services are all you need! Contact us today!

From the moment you look into your little one’s eyes, you want to do everything in your power to keep them safe. There are so many do’s and don’ts that come with parenting, it can be difficult to keep it all straight no matter how hard you try to do it. When your baby starts to gain mobility, they will likely be spending a lot of time on the floor. For this reason, you need to make sure your carpet is a clean space for them to spend much of their time. Carpet Care 2000 is here to answer every parent’s question, “is carpet cleaning safe for my baby?”
 

Tips to Ensure Carpet Cleaning IS Safe For Your Baby

Carpet cleaning is an essential part of maintaining a sanitary environment for your family. That includes your baby. Not only is cleaning your carpet safe for your baby, it can actually help to keep them healthier when it is done properly. As you clean your carpet, you are removing harmful allergens that could wreak havoc on your baby’s new immune system that is much weaker than yours as an adult. Following are some safety precautions that should always be followed when you are cleaning your carpet to make sure it is done in a safe way for your new little one.
 

Avoid Certain Carpet Cleaning Chemicals

There are many chemicals that can be found in commercial and residential carpet cleaning solutions. It is important that you avoid these harsh chemicals to keep your baby safe from inhaling them. Instead of using synthetic cleaners to clean your carpet, think about the more natural cleaners that will give you results that are just as good as these harsh chemicals. Some of the harsh chemicals that you should avoid include:
-Formaldehyde
-Naphthalene
-Phenol
-Sodium Hydroxide
-Butoxyethanol
-Hydrofluoric Acid
-Tetrachloroethylene
 

DIY Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

When you have your carpets cleaned, they will be absorbing a great deal of moisture during the process. This is why when you have a baby, it is best to
avoid cleaning your carpets on your own as the DIY carpet cleaning machines leave behind completely saturated carpet. This can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew which would be harmful for your baby.
 

Tips to Keep Carpet Clean

The best thing you can do for your baby and your carpet, is to maintain it properly. Following are daily tips to keep it that way:
– Vacuum at least one time every week
– Use entry mats where shoes can be cleaned
– Clean up spills immediately
– Bathe your pets regularly
 

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Part of keeping your home a healthy place to live means that you are having the pros at Carpet Care 2000 professionally clean your carpets at least twice a year. Our low moisture steam cleaners will leave your carpet in like new condition and a safe place for your baby to spend his/her time. Call us today!

There are considerations you should make when you choose new carpet for your home. There are many choices in style, fiber composition, and color. Some of the questions you should ask yourself before you purchase new carpet include:
• How will the room be used?
• How much foot traffic will the room get?
• Do you have pets?
• Will the carpet get direct sunlight?
• Is there access from outside to the room where the carpet will be installed?
The answers to these questions will help you decide which carpet to choose, from color, to carpet construction, and more. Professionals are also available to answer any other questions you may have.
 

Carpet Colors that Don’t Show Dirt

You have many choices when it comes to the color of your new carpet. The carpet in your home can be neutral to complement the elements in your home, or bold to become a focal point. Beige can make a room look open and spacious. You can go bold by matching the color of your carpet with your furniture. Warm colors can add heat to a room that lacks light, while cooler colors have a calming effect. Lighter colors can make a room appear larger, darker colors add a layer of comfort. It’s a good idea to take samples to your home and see how they look in the lighting of your home. Tan and gray carpet colors hide dirt well.
 

Carpet Construction

There are different ways and a variety of fibers with which carpets are constructed. There are strengths and differences that come with each type. Knowing what they are will ensure you make the right choice for your lifestyle, home, and budget.
• Cut pile. The yarns of these carpets are cut.
• Loop pile. The yarns are all looped at the same height with no cuts.
• Multi-level loop pile. This style of carpet usually has two to three different loop heights to create pattern effects.
• Cut-loop pile. This carpet style combines both cut and looped fibers. It creates a variety of surface textures. Effects include squares, chevrons, and swirls.
 

What is the Best Type of Carpet Fiber?

It is essential to select a carpet fiber that fits your needs. This will ensure you get the best performance and the most enjoyment out of it. Most of the carpet in the United States contains one of five primary pile fibers: nylon, polyester, polypropylene, triexta, and wool. Synthetic fibers make up most of the fiber used to manufacture carpet in the US. Each come with their own durability, abrasion resistance, texture retention, stain and soil resistance, colorfastness, ease of cleaning, and color clarity. Take your time and use the resources available to you to find the perfect carpet for your needs.
 

Choosing the Right Carpet Padding

The padding under your carpet is unseen but very important. It’s well worth the time to make sure you’re choosing the right one because it will form the foundation for your carpet. It acts like a shock absorber to increase comfort and extend the durability of your carpet. It also improves acoustics and provides insulation. Check the carpet manufacture’s requirements when selecting padding.
 

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Contact the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 to help you pick out the perfect carpet and then install it for you! Give us a call today!

This year, we are not only dealing with the normal cold and flu season, but have the coronavirus that we are also dealing with. Not only that, but we are dealing with it as we try to navigate this social distancing gig. Cleaning is a big part of keeping you and those you love safe from winter illness. Not only cleaning your body but your home as well is important. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some of our best tips to keep your home safe during the cold & flu season as well as this COVID-19 situation.
 

Difference Between Cleaning & Disinfecting

While the first thing you should be doing to protect yourselves against a virus of any kind is to keep your hands washed, there are some cleaning tips that you can do to disinfect your home as well. It is important to note that there is a big difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning will only remove contaminants from a surface while disinfecting actually kills pathogens. If there are people coming and going from your home, these two things should be done on a daily basis.
 

Cleaning High Touch Surfaces

There are several surfaces in your home that are touched far more than others. To properly disinfect these areas, they first need to be cleaned and then followed up with disinfectant. You can use either wipes or a disinfectant spray to get this done. Following are some of those hot zones that should be disinfected regularly.
– Doorknobs
– Remote controls
– Table surfaces
– Light switches
– Counters
– Faucets
– Game controllers
– Toilets
– Dining chairs
– Tablets
– Phones
 

Don’t Forget Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

When you have upholstered furniture and carpet in your home, they can actually act as a filter for the irritants and contaminants found in the air. These germs and bacteria are trapped in the fibers and need to be cleaned as well. This is done by vacuuming them on a regular basis with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter in it to trap these germs without releasing them back into the air. Taking this a step further, it is wise to have your carpets and upholstered furniture cleaned professionally on a regular basis to give it all the deep cleaning that is needed to keep your home a healthy place.
 

How Not to Spread Sickness

If you or one of your children end up getting sick, it is important that you stay away from other people. Prevent spreading the sickness to others by coughing and sneezing into a tissue rather than out in the open, and of course, wash your hands constantly.
 

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

At Carpet Care 2000, it is our goal to help you achieve optimal health with our carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services. We know these are trying times and look forward to helping you in any way possible. Call us today!

There are always going to be stains that you will have to deal with when you have carpets. The carpet is a material that will soak up spills and can end up causing a stain. When the stain occurs you need to know what it takes to get the stain off your carpets. The other aspect of carpet stains is that there are some types of stains that are more common during different seasons. The winter usually has more food stains from holiday parties. In the summer you might see an influx of water stains from the kids going in and out of the house after playing in the water to stay cool. One stain you might see in the spring is from grass. The spring is when the grass starts to grow and the weather is nice and more people go outside to play and hang out. A grass stain on the knees of your kids pants is hard to clean and dealing with it on your carpet can be very difficult. Carpet Care 2000 outlines how to get grass stains off your carpet.
 

Vacuum Grass from Carpet

The first thing you need to do is to remove as much of the green grass debris that you can. Some people might think that vacuuming the area is a good idea and it is but you need to use caution. The most common mistake that people make is they use the main part of the vacuum which can actually cause the grass stain to spread and cause more staining. The best option is to use the hose attachment and suck up as much of the mess as you can without pressing the grass any further into the carpeting.
 

Cleaning Solution to Remove Set In Grass Stains

Once you have removed what you can with the vacuum you want to start to treat the green staining and discoloration. The great thing is that you can use a cleaning solution that you can make at home. You want to make sure that you have a clean cloth to use and that you prepare a fresh batch of cleaning solution when you need it. Get a bowl and mix warm water with about two tablespoons of your dish soap. You want to avoid dish soap that has extra scents and colors but one that is quite mild. Use your clean cloth to dip in the cleaning solution and then dab at the area of concern. The green should start to pull away from the carpet and remove the stain. You may need to repeat the process several times to get the entire area clean.
 

Spot Clean Grass Stains

Lastly you want to make sure that you remove any excess cleaning solution from the carpet as well. If you leave the soapy cleaning solution on the carpet it can leave a sticky residue that will draw dirt to it. That is why you need to use a clean cold water bath after. Use a new cloth and cold water to dab at the area to remove the cleaning solution from the carpet.
 

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Carpet Care 2000 can come out and treat for unwanted and hard to treat stains. Call us today!

As many know by now, the coronavirus is distributed through talking, sneezing, coughing, and physical contact. With all the media attention given to a new strain of coronavirus, more and more people are rolling up their sleeves to ensure their home and business is well sanitized, disinfected, and cleaned. The carpets and upholstery, and even the mattress should all be deep cleaned by a professional. With this in mind, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to discuss how to help coronavirus prevention and the suggestions on how to clean the textiles in the home.
 

How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?

The lifespan of the infectious viruses is contingent on the porosity of the surface, as well as the humidity and temperatures. On non-porous surfaces, including metal and plastic the virus remained infectious about twice as long, according to the findings of a 2011 study called Survival of Influenza A(H1N1) on Materials Found in Households: Implications for Infection Control, as opposed to porous surfaces, like wood, clothing, and the like. Being that the virus can be found on most surfaces, though it lasts longer on others, keeping the surfaces, including the floors, upholstery and mattress clean, dry and cool helps minimize the spread. According to a recent study concerning the coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents. This new strain of coronavirus, like similar viruses, including SARS and MERS, can survive for anywhere from 2 hours to 9 days. The methods have not been tested for this specific virus however, though there are proven methods to prevent the spread of known coronaviruses. As it can only be based, on what coronaviruses our recommendations for dealing with the new strain of coronavirus on carpet and upholstery are limited until more information is available. To eliminate the new strain of coronaviruses is no guarantee.
 

Surface Disinfectant

Keeping all of your surfaces clean, especially during flu season, is always a good idea to protect your family.
1) On upholstery, carpets, and rugs as well as the mattress, schedule professional cleaning services and request disinfectant products.
2) Wash your hands frequently, use sanitizing liquid soap and warm water.
3) To make certain the tiny particles are trapped instead of being blown back into the air, vacuum often using a HEPA filter in your vacuum.
4) Along with other hand-traffic surfaces need to be disinfected, doorknobs, light switches, as well as countertops, walls, and floors.
 

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To help ease your mind while addressing the coronavirus, be sure have your carpets and upholstery cleaned and then treated by proper professional carpet and upholstery cleaning involves both heat and moisture. Like the old strains of coronavirus that have been tested in the past. Decrease the chances of coronavirus surviving on your interior textiles. Contact Carpet Care 2000 when you want to ensure your carpets and upholstery are cleaned and disinfected.

When people discover they are allergic to their pet’s dander, they have one of two options, give away their pets, or find better solutions to keep their favored pets. Though some may find the necessity to re-home their pet due to the severity of the allergies, others will try to do everything possible to control the dander, and other particulates most likely contributing to the allergies. To help you control the dog and cat dander, improve the indoor air, and keep your relationship strong with your loyal furry friend, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer some suggestions.
 

How Long Does Pet Dander Stay in a House?

Within the nooks and crannies, pet dander is a stubborn protein that clings to most surfaces and settles. You can significantly reduce the volume which will benefit the allergy concern, where it is virtually impossible to rid your home of the pet dander. Below you will find some major points in keeping up on maintenance in your home is a major contributor. Please note, even after a pet is gone, pet allergens may stay in the home for months because the allergens remain in house dust.
 

Surface Cleaning Often

Wipe down the walls, tabletops, baseboards, countertops, and other hard surfaces with a solution of hot water and mild dish soap. To contain the dander and keep it from spreading, be certain to use the appropriate multi-surface cleaner on wood surfaces and other surfaces periodically.
 

How to Keep Dander Off Fabric Upholstery

There is no keeping your pets off the furniture, even when you try. On day-to-day upkeep and removing the dander, lint brushes work well. Also contributing to minimizing the dander, be sure to vacuum the surface at least once a week. To remove the protein buildup, every 6-12 months be sure to get your upholstery professionally deep cleaned.
 

Routine Vacuuming of Carpets

The carpets or rugs in your home is where the dander is hiding right beneath your feet. Keep the dander from being released back into the air by using a double or micro filter High Efficiency Particulate Arrest in bag vacuum. Optimally, keep the carpets vacuumed on a routine basis daily. To keep the dander that removed that escapes the vacuum professional carpet or rug cleaning is essential every 6-12 months.
 

Brush & Wash Dogs & Cats to Minimize Dander

To reduce the dander supply in the home, control the dander at its source as another step. Despite that most of our fur babies despise bath time, giving your kitty or pup a bath with a mild shampoo is a preventative maintenance step that can really help. The dander is cut down by maintaining a healthy diet that promotes healthy skin and fur. Do not hesitate to discuss healthy tips with their vet and keep in mind that their diet can be enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids.
 

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

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

With schools closed throughout the country and social distancing being strongly encouraged from the government, many people are feeling anxious about the future. Instead of feeling worried, Carpet Care 2000 encourages you to try and find peace wherever you can. Your home can be a safe haven that will help you find that peace during this stressful time. As you and your family spend more time in your home you will want to make sure that you take time to keep your home clean. It is easy for your home to get dirty with your family members home more often than normal. You will want to make sure that you are taking steps to help keep your home clean during this period of quarantine.
 

Chores During Shelter in Place

Cleaning your home should be a family affair. If your kids do not currently routinely do chores, now is the time to have them start. You can search online to find different ideas for chore charts that may help you implement a system for chores in your home. Once you have found a system that you think will work for you introduce the idea to your kids. Having more people help you keep your house clean will take the burden off one person doing it all on their own.
 

Clean as You Go Policy

Keeping your house clean is not just about chores. Throughout your day you get things out to use them for various projects or tasks that you complete. It can be easy to leave the mess out and move onto the next project. Carpet Care 2000 suggests that you clean up one project before moving onto the next project. If you teach your entire family to do this your home will stay cleaner. This will eventually become part of your daily routine and you will do it without thinking about it.
 

House Cleaning Schedule

With not as much on our calendars right now it can be easy to have no schedule right now. You really should stick to some sort of schedule though. Having a schedule will help you stay motivated to get things done instead of wasting the day away on accident. You may have to play around with your schedule until you find one that suits your family. Make sure that you include chore time when you make your schedule.
 

Put Things Away at End of Day

Even if you implement all of these suggestions your home will still have some messes that need to be cleaned up by the time evening arrives. At the end of the day Carpet Care 2000 suggests that you take 10 minutes to have everyone walk through the house and pick up anything that they see out where it is not supposed to be. Whatever they see they are responsible for putting away. This simple tip exercise will help immensely.
 

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We hope that these tips help you keep your house clean during the quarantine period we are all experiencing right now. Carpet Care 2000 is offering a free home sanitation of carpet with every cleaning service. Just mention this offer when booking. Stay safe everyone!

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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