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Juice spills on carpets are very common. Juice can be challenging to remove from carpets. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer some recommendations to remove the juice stain from your carpet.
 

How to Remove Orange or Other Juice Spill

It is a much easier problem to resolve should the juice spill is new and still wet. To begin removing the juice, make sure to extract as much of moisture as possible. If you have access to a shop-vac, it is more ideal to remove the excess moisture. Should you don’t have a shop-vac, you can also soak up the spill with paper towels. Pour cold water, never use hot water as it may set the stain, onto the spill to dilute the juice. With a shop-vac or paper towels, repeat removing the diluted juice. Until the stain is either gone or no more color is coming out of the carpet, continue this process. Cover the area in salt and let it dry overnight, at this point if the stain is still wet and still has a visible stain left behind. Vacuum the salt which should have absorbed much of the remaining color once dry. Follow the steps below to finish removal of the stain should you still have a stain left behind.
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How to Get Dried, Set In Juice Stains from Carpet

Being more difficult to remove, dried juice stains are still capable of being removed depending on the condition of the carpet and the severity of the stain. The juice stains are acidic, generally between 3-4 on the pH scale. Use an alkaline cleaner as the most effective way to remove an acidic spill. To remove a juice stain, it is often suggested to use vinegar. Since vinegar is also acidic, this method is typically ineffective. With ammonia, you will have much greater success. Make a solution of 1 part ammonia to 8 parts water. Don’t rub or it will fray and damage carpet fibers with a white rag soaked in the solution blot the stain. To leave as little ammonia in the carpet as possible, also avoid pouring the solution into the carpet. Until you can no longer get any more of the stain out, continue to blot the stain with a rag soaked in ammonia. Cover the stain completely in the paste working it in gently if there is still a stain left behind, mix a paste of 1 part baking soda to 3 parts water. Vacuum the baking soda which should remove some of the color after it is dry. Until no more color can be removed, repeat these steps. Rinse the area with cold water and extract with a shop-vac or paper towels after you are finished or have removed as much of the stain as possible. You may repeat several times to get as much cleaning solution out of the carpet as possible. With a stack of paper towels and place a heavy object over it, then cover the area. Leave until dry and then vacuum thoroughly. To remove the remaining color from your carpet to avoid causing more harm than good with home remedies, you will likely need to hire a professional if you still have a stain at this point.
Caution: When it comes to wool carpet or other delicate fabrics such as oriental rugs, do not use ammonia. In a small inconspicuous area first, always test any solution.
 

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The furry friends we share our lives with bring us companionship, joy and friendship. However, it’s no secret that our pets can be hard on our carpet. If you have pets and are getting ready to have new carpet installed in your home, it is important that you choose the right carpet to hold up to the abuse that pest can bring to carpet. The experts at Carpet Care 2000 are here to share some tips to ensure you choose the right carpet for your home and pets.
 

Low or High, Cut or Loop Carpet Pile

When choosing the right carpet for your home, you will need to think about the pile you want. If you have pets, you may want to choose a cut pile rather than looped pile. The nails on your pets will constantly be snagging on the loops and you will start to see the damage. When you have cut pile, you don’t have to worry about this. If you have a new puppy, they often like to chew on carpet with looped pile as well. With pets in the house, you will be better off with a carpet that has cut pile.
 

Natural or Synthetic Carpet Fibers

Most people choose between two different types of carpet fibers, nylon and polyester. Both of these carpet fibers have their pros and cons. Polyester tends to be a bit more durable than nylon, but you can’t beat the stain protection treatments that you can choose when you choose nylon. Before you make the choice for your home, make sure you discuss the stain protection options before installation. If you are doubting the durability of nylon, you can choose polyester and know that you are choosing a durable option.
 

Carpet Color & Patterns

One of the benefits of carpet is the unlimited color and pattern options that are available. You can literally choose any color or design that compliments the overall style of your home. When you have pets, you need to think about muddy paws and other occasional stains that come with pets. You may want to think about a carpet that has a louder pattern or darker color to help mask these inevitabilities.
 

Pet Friendly Carpet Tiles?

Carpet tiles are an option that allow you to replace small sections at a time when the need arises. They can be a great temporary solution for when you have a puppy you are trying to train. If you choose this option, make sure you buy multiple extra tiles in case you need to replace any.
 

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No matter what carpet you choose for your home, it is important that you have your carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year to properly maintain them. When you rely on Carpet Care 2000 to keep your carpet clean, it will extend the life of your carpet and keep them looking great. Call us today!

With people spending more time in the home, and in some cases, with little to do, homeowners often will change the furniture around. Switching the heavy furniture likely reveals eyesores, an assortment of blemishes from crushed in areas in the carpet. These carpet dents are pockets of crushed fabrics that are noticeable and undesirable in any home. This is more common than you may suppose. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to suggest some recommendations on how you can restore the carpet to its original glory and revitalize the carpet dents. You may have to try on or more of the methods for ultimate success if the dents are stubborn from long term effects.
 

Removing Carpet Dents with Hair Dryer

1) Remove surrounding clutter, including furniture.
2) Without oversaturating the carpets, moderately spray the dents using a spray bottle. The carpets should be somewhat damp, but not soaked.
3) Gently fluff the fibers back into place with the help of a blow dryer and fork. Be careful not to damage carpets as you work.
4) If the dents are not fully restored by the time it is dry, repeat as necessary. Also, if you are finding this method unsuccessful, implement a different method.
 

Does Steam Cleaning Remove Carpet Dents

1) Give yourself adequate space to maneuver by pushing any bulky furniture or clutter out of the way.
2) Place a clean, white damp cloth directly on the dented carpet.
3) Approximately 3-4 inches above the moist cloth, over an iron on medium heat. Let the produced heat and steam disperse over the area for 30-60 seconds.
4) Depending on manufacturing and materials, you can cause irreversible damage to the fibers by either burning or melting, so be sure NOT to place the hot iron directly on top of carpet.
5) If denting persists, repeat the steps. Should the dents be more stubborn than originally thought, consider using an additional method.
 

Ice Cube Method of Removing Carpet Dents

Being executed quickly, this method is the top recommended method and most commonly used since it is the most gentlen way to remove carpet dents.
1) To avoid restricting your restoration activities, slide away any furniture that might be too close.
2) Along the length and width of the dent, drop one or more ice cubes.
3) Let the ice cubes melt. During the melting process, the carpet fibers will absorb the water and begin to expand and relax.
4) On the more prominent dents, permit the moisture to soak in overnight.
5) If there is excessive liquid, blot up the remaining moisture, assess the saturation levels in the morning.
6) With caution and care, gently use a fork to loosen and fluff the carpet fibers back to their original design.
7) Repeat as necessary or utilize one of our other methods, if the dents persist on the extreme dents.
 

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Be sure to vacuum the area to further relax the fibers after you have completed any of these methods and the surface is completely dry. Contact Carpet Care 2000 today, and let our professionals get your carpet clean and vibrant once again in the event your carpets are in need of a comprehensive cleaning after noticing the obvious traffic patterns in your carpet.

Flooding inside the home is one of the more common types of disaster that many homeowners will face. Flooding can come from a broken appliance, piping, plumbing issues, or from storms. When flooding occurs inside the home, water can cause major damage throughout the home. When flooding or excessive water leaks on the carpet. it is important the water is extracted correctly and quickly. Mold can develop in carpet within 24 hours of flooding, leading to a very unhealthy living environment. Carpet Care 2000 would like to share flood water extraction and its process to help save the carpet.
 

Dry Carpet Quickly After Water Leak

When flooding occurs inside the home, it is no DIY task. Flood water can quickly ruin carpets, drywall and other materials inside the home. Not only can water damage the inside of a home, if not properly extracted mold, mildew, and bacteria can infest the home leading to minor or severe illness as well. To ensure the flood damage is properly treated, make sure to seek out a professional water extraction and restoration service. Additionally, waste no time seeking out help. Again, mold can develop in wet carpet within 24 hours. Time is key in preventing a hazardous zone within your home. When seeking out professional flood damage restoration and or extraction services, these are the steps you and the crew will take in recovering your home’s carpets.
 

Preparing for Water Damage Restoration Team

When flooding first occurs, you will want to quickly seek out a flood restoration service. Once you have made contact and have them scheduled to come, you will want to prepare for their arrival. While you wait for the team to get to your home, you can begin removing furniture that is in the flood zone. You will want to remove any curtains or other linens that was exposed to the water and wash them. For upholstery or cushions that were soaked, you will want to have them cleaned professionally as well. Take them to an area where they can dry out and an upholstery cleaning service can come and clean your upholstery. Essentially, you will want the carpet completely cleared of all objects to make the carpet restoration more effective.
 

Water Extraction from Carpet

Once the restoration team arrives they will first assess the situation and see what equipment will be needed. Basements that flood can hold thousands of gallons of water that must be pumped out first. In more minor flooding, carpet may only need the water to be extracted and pumps are not needed. If dehumidifiers or fans are needed. which in most cases they are, the team will note the size of the affected areas to see how many fans or dehumidifiers will be needed. Once the team has a firm grip on the situation they will get to work. During carpet restoration, the team will use water extraction equipment to remove the water in the carpet. Next, they will use fans and dehumidifiers to finish up the drying process. If mold or other threats are present the carpet will undergo major cleaning and mold or bacterial treatment to ensure the carpets are clean.
 

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Most homeowners know that they must keep up on the cleaning of their home. There are things that have to be done on a regular basis and others that may need to be done weekly. You want to make sure that your home not only looks and feels clean but that it is healthy for the family as well. With that being said there are some areas of the house that might be overlooked and not thought about when it comes to cleaning. One of them is something you might be using right now and that is the couch. The couch is the place that everyone in the house wants to hang out and spend most of their down time. They want to relax on a day off or sit with friends to catch up. The couch is something that is not always cleaned but you should know what is hanging around your house. Carpet Care 2000 outlines what could be hiding on your couches.
 

Microfiber Couch Dust Mites

If someone were to tell you that you have bugs that are living in your house you would call a pest control company right away. You don’t want to have bugs and pests running around where you live but that is what you are doing. Your couch can easily have dust mites which are small microscopic mites that are alive and moving around on your couches. They are not only a living pest that you have on your couch but you also have the shredded skin as well as their feces that they leave behind. The problem is that they are a problem when it comes to your allergies. They are considered allergens that are problematic in the air that is circulating in the house. You want to make sure that you have your couches cleaned by a professional to ensure that they are not living on your upholstery.
 

Viruses & Germs on Sofa

Another hot button topic that you are sure to find talked about in the world today are germs and viruses. You want to keep your family safe from germs that might make them sick. You also want to make sure that if someone is sick that the house is cleaned properly so that the germs are killed off. When it comes to your couch the germs and viruses that you want to keep your family safe from can be removed when you have your couch cleaned professionally. The germs that cause the flu and even the viruses that cause the cold and other illness can be harbored on the fabric.
 

Mold & Mildew on Upholstery

If you spill anything on your couch the moisture can create the perfect spot for mold and mildew to grow. This growth not only will cause an odor in the house but it can also be dangerous to your health. You want to talk with your upholstery cleaning company about removing not only the moisture but also the dangerous mildew and mold.
 

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When you are in the middle of a move, the last thing you may be thinking about is your carpet. However, if you aren’t careful, you could end up with carpet that is completely ruined. This can be a big deal when you are planning on getting a deposit back, or have to pay to have carpet replaced because you didn’t do your part in protecting it. Luckily, Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips that will help you keep your carpet clean even when there are movers walking in and out a thousand times through the process.
 

Use Cardboard Boxes for Temporary Floor Protection

Heaven only knows that you will likely have cardboard coming out your ears if you are in the middle of moving. One way to use excess cardboard to your benefit is to put it down on the carpet. When you make a few cuts and lay it out as flat as it can go, you can cover a decent amount of space with large boxes. You can even cut them down to size and put some tape on them to keep them in place while they are being walked on. This is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to keep those carpets clean during a move.
 

Old Blankets & Comforters Floor Protection

Another option to keep your carpet protected is to use old sheets and even blankets to lay down and cover the carpet. Again, you may want to put a little tape on them to keep them from moving around as people come and go. Some people have leftover moving blankets that can be used in walkways, and you don’t have to worry about damaging them.
 

Rolled Plastic Adhesive Carpet Protector

If you really want to have your carpet protected, you can purchase a roll of plastic that has an adhesive on the back of it. This adhesive is strong enough that it keeps that plastic from moving during your move. While this can be somewhat costly to purchase enough to cover all the walkways in your entire house, it is one that you can absolutely count on. This plastic is used in many commercial settings where construction and other projects may be taking place; so you don’t have to worry about it not working in your home during a move.
 

Using Mats During a Move

During a move, it is important that you have mats at all the entrances into the home. They should be large enough that the first four steps taken end up on the mat. This will do wonders in removing dirt and debris from the bottom of shoes.
 

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If you have moved and found that your carpet took a beating throughout the process, you can count on the experts at Carpet Care 2000 to remove any stains and dirt that was left behind. We have the equipment needed to remove even the toughest stains. Call us today!

It seems that something that you can never see the end of are the cleaning and chores in your home. This is an ongoing project you have to do on a regular basis to keep your house looking its best. This can be frustrating especially if you do not have a plan to keep the house clean. Some of the areas of the house should also be cleaned by a professional. It seems to be the best way to not only deep clean them but also as a way to protect the areas as well. One of the things that most people realize they need to use a professional for is to keep the carpets in their home clean. The carpets can be vacuumed to remove lots of the debris but the traffic and staining should be cared for by a professional. This is not where the carpet cleaning company ends. They often have other services that they offer that they can help you in keeping your house clean. Carpet Care 2000 outlines what carpet cleaning companies offer in services.
 

Area Rug Cleaning

One of the things that you might be overlooking when you have your carpets cleaned are the rugs. The rugs in the house are laying over the carpet or the hard floors and walked on. They are messy and can be just as stained if not more than your carpets. You don’t want to just roll them up and have your carpets cleaned only. You want to talk to your carpet cleaning company about having your area rugs cleaned as well. Many of them will offer services to clean your area rugs, oriental rugs and runners that you have in your house. This is a great service that you do not want to pass up.
 

Upholstery Cleaner

Your carpets and flooring does get a lot of the mess that you bring in the house. You likely have your dirty feet or shoes on the floor and that is why you have your carpets cleaned. The other area of the home that is getting dirty that you overlook is the upholstery. The upholstery of the home can be your couches, chairs, loveseats and ottomans to name the most common. Any piece of furniture that has a fabric area can be cleaned. The upholstery needs to be cleaned professionally as well. They can have dirt, stains, pet stains, oils and more on the couches and other upholstery. This is why you want to have them also clean your upholstery as well.
 

Clean Floor Tile & Grout

You also want to talk about the tile and the grout that you have in your home as well. Most homes have tile in the house in the kitchen or in the bathrooms. These areas can be hard to clean properly if you do not have the tools and expertise to do so. The carpet cleaning company may offer services to clean your tile and grout as well.
 

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Did you recently clean a carpet stain to notice that it came back? Or have you spent time cleaning your carpets to get rid of nasty odors simply for the odors to return after a few days? Stains and odors will return if they are not cleaned properly. Yes, a stain can return. Stains or the site of the stain may return and look a dingy gray color because the stain was not cleaned correctly the first time. Odors can return because the source wasn’t properly treated. For those who want to know why stains and odors return and what is the best solution to this common problem, Carpet Care 2000 will explain.
 

Sticky Carpet After Cleaning with Too Much Cleaner

Stains need to be cleaned as soon as they happen to prevent permanent staining. When a homeowner rushes to clean the stain, they will use either a homemade mixture or a commercial product designed to clean carpet stains. When cleaning the stain, most homeowners will use an excessive amount of cleaning agent on the stain. After cleaning the stain they leave the spot to dry. However, this is a major cleaning flaw. Too much carpet cleaner left in the carpet can attract dirt and even capture additional dirt. Therefore, over time a stain will reemerge. It is important to prevent stains from returning. To do this, rinse out the cleaning agent after the stain has been cleaned. When rinsing the site, use plain cold water. Pour just a little bit of water onto the site and use a dry cloth and press down on top of the water. Repeat this process until all of the cleaning agent is removed. For those with a carpet cleaning machine, or even a wet/dry shop vac, suck out the water as you rinse it out. It is important to get as much moisture out of the carpet as possible to prevent mold from developing.
 

Carpet Wicking

A similar problem that is known as wicking occurs when carpets are cleaned and too much of the carpet cleaning agent was soaked on the carpets. When carpets are cleaned with a carpet cleaning machine, at times the one doing the cleaning may use too much of the soap or inject too much on to the carpet. A more common problem with DIY carpet cleaning is that the commercial grade carpet cleaner simply does not have the suction power to remove all of the moisture out of the carpet or the soapy residue. As wicking occurs, the entire carpet will begin to look dingy. It is recommended to spend more time extracting moisture out of carpet or seek out a professional carpet cleaning service that uses an industrial grade carpet cleaning machine proven to extract more moisture out of the carpets.
 

Carpet Smells Like Stinky Feet

For carpet that suffers from bad odors, you may work really hard to get it out of your carpet only to discover within a short period of time the odors return. Odors occur due to the presence of bacteria that is in the carpet. Bacteria can come from pet urine, vomit, spills from food or drink or the combination of moisture with the contaminates that are in the air. As bacteria develops in the carpet you will notice them by their odor. To get rid of odor means you need to eliminate the bacteria in the carpet. To remove bacteria the carpet will need to be cleaned with an anti-bacterial based cleaner. A professional carpet cleaning service can help remove the bacteria in the carpet and help your home smell better.
 

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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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