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Many people choose to have a glass of wine at the end of a long and stressful day. Some people choose to serve wine at their dinner party or during a date night in. No matter when you choose to serve wine at your house there is a chance that it can be spilled on the ground. If it so happens to spill on your carpet you will need to make sure that you have a plan to clean it off. Red wine is a spill that is hard to handle if you are not sure what to do. It can end up leaving a long lasting stain on the carpets that will be a major eyesore. The best thing you can do is to use methods to clean the red wine that will ensure that it leaves your carpets looking their best. Carpet Care 2000 outlines what you can do to remove red wine stains on your carpets.

Use Table Salt to Remove Old Wine Stains

If you are having a glass of red wine and spill it on the carpet you likely have all that you need to clean it in your cupboards. The first thing you want to do is to get rid of the majority of the excess wine. This is done by getting a clean cloth, towel or paper towel that you are okay getting wine on. Then you want to use the dabbing method to press down on the area to remove as much of the wine as you can. The dabbing method is best to use when you have any spill on your carpets. It will help to not spread the stain out any further and will not damage the carpet fibers. Once you have done that you can then get out your table salt. The same salt that you use to add seasoning to your food. You want to layer the salt over the wine and let it sit and soak the wine up. The salt should be left to stay on the spot for several hours. You want the wine to soak up and you want the salt to dry all the way. Then you can use your vacuum to clean the salt up. This should leave the carpets looking good.

Vinegar Red Wine Stain Remover

If you want to clean the stain a different way you can use vinegar. You want to use standard white vinegar that you will mix with warm water and a few drops of dish soap. The best thing you can do is to mix the solution as you need it and use it with a sponge. The mixture should be picked up with a sponge and then dabbed on the area that has the wine. You want to repeat the process over as many times as it takes to remove the stain. Then use a clean cloth to dab at the area when you are done.

Get Red Wine Out of Carpet with Club Soda

Another option that you can use that does not have the smell that vinegar does then club soda method is for you. You want to use club soda that you pour on the area that has been effected with the red wine. Then you can use a clean cloth to remove the spill by dabbing at the area. Be sure to work on a small area at a time so that you do not make the mess any bigger. Then you can repeat the process if needed. The club soda will help to bring the wine to the surface so that they can be pulled away with a clean cloth.

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As we leave the warm summer months, we enter into the cool temperatures of fall and winter. This is the beginning of colds, and flus for most people. However the cold season doesn’t mean that just people are the only one at risk. So are our pets. Winter time is when the Parvo Virus is in full strength. As many know, Parvo can be quite fatal to our dogs and when they get sick, they create messes all around the home while you tend to your sick canine. Once your dog has Parvo he or she will need to be taken to the vet where they will have to battle the virus for the next few days. While you wait for your precious pet to recover, you may look around your home and realize there might be some diarrhea and vomit stains brought on by the virus. The stains will need to be cleaned. Parvo stains are very difficult to remove. Nonetheless, the removing of the stain is something all pet owners will want not only for their own benefit, but more importantly it is essential for your recovering pet. Parvo lives in the feces and some speculate it lives in the saliva as well. You will need to remove all traces of the virus before you bring your dog home or he or she can become sick again. You will need to clean everywhere your dog has been. Cleaning hard wood or tile floors are easy enough. Bleach will do the trick on those harder surfaces. However the carpet can be a little bit trickier. Parvo can live in carpet fibers for up to six months, and can be one of the most difficult areas to disinfect. If you use bleach on your carpets or even cloth upholstery, you can remove the color and have bleach stains all over your carpets. Carpet Care 2000 will cover how to clean and remove the stains and kill the Parvo virus from your carpets.

Protocol for How to Clean Parvo from Carpets

Keep in mind parvo can be difficult to remove from carpet. Because the fibers absorb the virus deep within you will need to steam treat your entire floor to make sure there is not a single trace of the virus left. Begin by steam cleaning your entire carpet with hot water and pet stain carpet remover to remove the stains. You can also use hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda if the commercial grade pet cleaner isn’t doing the trick. If available, fill a pressure sprayer with a pet-safe disinfectant labeled as approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill parvovirus. Follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s instructions to determine the proper amount of disinfectant to use. Keep in mind some disinfectants need to be diluted with water. Spray the wet carpet thoroughly with the disinfectant. Make sure to thoroughly saturate the carpet all the way through to the padding. Leave the disinfectant on the carpet for a minimum of 10 minutes or as otherwise directed. Next, fill the steamer will the disinfectant. Depending on the brand it may need to be diluted or undiluted (see the directions), and then steam clean your carpets. Make sure to go over the entire area to make sure the entire virus has been killed. You may need to rewash carpets with just hot water. Be sure all the remaining liquid is extracted to prevent mold growth

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It is never easy undergoing the stress of having a sick pet. For most of us, our dogs are like family. Be sure to completely remove the Parvo virus from inside and outside your home thoroughly to avoid another bout. Parvo is very contagious. Dogs can contract the virus just by stepping on affected areas. For all those pet owners who are try to disinfect their homes in preparation of your returning pet, Carpet Care 2000 wishes you the best of luck. If you don’t have the confidence, ability or equipment needed to thoroughly clean your carpets, call us. We have a superior truck mounted steam cleaning machine powerful enough to stop Parvo in its tracks!

The fall season is the official start to the holidays and the first one on the list is Halloween. Halloween is a fun holiday that kids and adults alike are excited to dress up and go out looking for candy from the neighbors. After a long day of getting dressed up and eating treats and snacks all day your carpet can take on some serious damage. There are many stains that can end up on your carpets due to this holiday so you should be prepared with the best ways to treat them. You never want to allow any kind of spill to sit on the carpet for too long since many things can actually cause damage to the carpet fibers. Carpet Care 2000 lists Halloween stains you may find on your carpet and how to deal with them.

How to Get Chocolate Out of Carpet

One of the main items that is collected by people on Halloween night is chocolate candy. The issue is that the kids will come home and start chowing down on the chocolate candy! That can lead to the chocolate melting on the carpets where the kids will sit to share and separate their treats. If you have a spot on the carpet from melted chocolate you want to make sure that you treat it right away. The first step is to remove any and all excess that is laying on the surface of the carpet fibers. You can use a wash cloth to pick up what you can so that you have the area ready to treat. You can then treat the area with a product that you know is safe to use on your carpets. With the nice clean cloth you want to dab away at the stain to remove what you can. If you feel like you are unable to remove the spot you can always call a professional carpet cleaner.

How to Remove Sticky Candy Residue from Carpet

The other type of treat that kids get on their trick or treat adventure is sticky candy and treats. There are many types of treats and gum that once they are warmed up they can stick to anything around including your carpets. The sticky candy will need to be treated properly to ensure that is removed without damaging the carpet fibers. The most common way to treat a sticky candy spot is to use a bag that is filled with ice. You lay the ice bag on the spot to freeze the gum or sticky candy which will enable it to be removed with a hard item such as a butter knife.

How to Clean Party Platter Food Spills Out of Carpet

If you have a Halloween party and you are serving food to your guests the chance that some of that food is going to land on the carpet is pretty certain. If you are serving anything that can cause a stain such as dipping sauce or pasta sauce you may end up with a stain that can be extremely difficult to treat. You can pick up the solid parts of the spill then use some rubbing alcohol to dilute the spot so that you can treat is easier. You can then use a clean cloth with warm water and dish soap to help blot away the spot.

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No matter what stains you get on your carpets, when you need help removing them, call Carpet Care 2000. We can meet all your flooring and upholstery cleaning needs!

Many office buildings choose to have carpet as their flooring choice for a number of reasons. It can help with noise dampening and an environment that is easier to concentrate in. Carpet is also one of the most cost effective flooring choices when covering a large amount of square feet. Even though it is a cost effective way to cover the floors in your business, it is still a costly investment you are making. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share how regularly having your commercial carpeting cleaned professionally can actually end up saving you money.

Prevent Carpet Damage

Most businesses have high traffic volumes on their flooring every day. Part of protecting your carpeting is to have it professionally cleaned. Creating a carpet cleaning schedule for your commercial carpet will do wonders to protect your investment. You can avoid traffic patterns throughout the building, and by removing the fine dirt and dust that is constantly working its way into the fibers of your carpet.

Clean Carpets Make a Good First Impression

If the flooring in your establishment isn’t clean, it can leave your customers feeling less than satisfied. When a customer walks through the door and sees that the building isn’t clean, it can make them feel less confident in choosing your business for your services. The cleanliness of your building is directly related to a customer returning for a second time to hire your services again. Cleaning your carpets will leave your building looking considerably cleaner than it would when you don’t clean your carpet.

Save on Floor Cleaning Supplies

There are many facets to the cost it takes to run a successful business. You have employees to pay, inventory to stock and much more. When you have to worry about the equipment and the supplies it takes to keep the flooring clean on your own, it can add to those costs and leave you with carpet that aren’t as clean as they would be had they been professionally cleaned. It is more cost effective to have a professional carpet cleaning company come clean your carpet for you.

Save Time Cleaning Carpet

You are likely pulled in several different directions as a business owner. While it can be tempting to try and care for the flooring on your own to save a little money, you have to consider how much your time is worth as well. You may find that the carpet cleaning is constantly put on the back burner because you don’t have the time needed to dedicate to getting the job done. Hiring a professional allows you to put your focus and time in other areas that are worth more as far as your time goes.

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If you have an office building, it is important that you have your carpets cleaned professionally regularly. You can count on the cleaning experts at Carpet Care 2000 to keep your flooring clean so that your business is as successful as possible. Call us today!

We at Carpet Care 2000 continue to answer frequently asked questions concerning water damage. Water damage is exceptionally detrimental to homes and businesses. The water can decompose materials as well as make porous materials susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Some of the water damage restoration questions we frequently get asked are found below.
Q: Is my house safe from mold once the standing water has been removed from a room?
Removing the water isn’t the only concern when it comes to water damage. There are still potential issues that can inflict the structure and affected materials such as carpet, even if the water seems to have disappeared or has been extracted. Most problems will be obvious once the structure has been completely and thoroughly dried. For example, in as little as 24 to 48 hours if structural drying is not in process, mold can become a big problem within carpet fibers and other surfaces.

Q: Can I just as effectively clean and dry wet carpet myself?
Immediately attending to a small spill in the middle of the floor can be easily handled by yourself. However, the flooring, baseboards, or drywall could appear to be dry and damage free after water has completely saturated it and dried. What rapidly becomes a catastrophe is what you can’t see behind the wall or under the flooring. The dark cavities found in these places are the ultimate venue for mold and mildew growth. Fans, shop vacs, and other equipment that is available to the public is not adequate to remove enough moisture or deliver enough air movement to help prevent further damage. In addition to our truck mounted machines with powerful suction and extraction, professionals like Carpet Care 2000 have commercial grade drying equipment to ensure carpet is completely dried.

Q: How does a professional company dry wet carpets?
The drying process will begin following the water extraction and once the affected area is contained as well as the damaged materials that are not salvageable removed. To facilitate the drying process and remove and control the humidity levels in the air dehumidifiers are set up along with specialized high-speed industrial air movers.

Q: Will my house be monitored frequently?
According to the moisture content, equipment is set up so it will operate as efficiently as possible. In order to make proper adjustments, the progress will need to be checked and monitored regularly.


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We will continue to answer more questions concerning water damage in future blogs, but if your home or business is experiencing a flood, water leak or other water damage, it is crucial you call in the experts of Carpet Care 2000 as soon as possible to save your carpets!

Can carpet cleaning reduce asthma and allergies? According to statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. It is a common misconception that carpet reduces the indoor air quality in fact experts believe that the indoor air quality within your home is actually better with carpet since carpet acts a filter trapping allergen and other particles and keeping them away from the air your breathe. The key of course is keeping the carpet in your home clean to eliminate any negative effects from the allergens that can be found in every home.

What Lives in Your Carpet?

It has been estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of indoor allergies while 25 million people suffer from asthma. Allergy symptoms can be effectively controlled, providing your carpet is properly cleaned. Many common allergens are constantly moving around in the air we breathe. Soft surfaces including carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture act as huge filters that trap the contaminants and keep them out of the air. Just like the air filters in your home, your carpets become full over a period of time and must be properly cleaned to remain proficient at collecting dander and other particulates as they settle on soft surfaces from the air.

DIY Vacuuming VS Professional Carpet Cleaning

Regular vacuuming is one of the easiest and most effective ways to remove dirt and other allergens from your carpet, in fact up to 90% of dry soil can be removed by following a regular vacuuming schedule. But is this enough? Studies have show that steam cleaning kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, germs and dust mites including E. coli, Staph bacteria, Salmonella and other micro-organisms, surface molds, viruses and other contaminants in your carpet. It should be noted that water has to be heated to 175 degrees for it to effectively sanitize. What does this mean to you and your family? It means that there are fewer allergy causing agents within your home to cause allergy attacks.

Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Machine

Another advantage to calling a professional steam carpet cleaning company like Carpet Care 2000 is that we use a superior high powered truck mounted system that has a high water temperature and PSI that allows us to clean deeper. Our truck mounted system also has powerful suction so that we can extract virtually all of the water and cleaning solution we use in addition to the contaminants and allergens lurking in your carpet. This allows your carpet to dry faster and enable you to walk on it quicker.

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If you are committed to improving the indoor air quality within your home, regularly vacuuming the carpet and upholstery is the first step followed by our steam carpet cleaning every 6 months to a year to ensure a thorough clean and optimize your indoor air quality. For a clean you can see and feel, contact the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 to schedule your deep carpet and upholstery cleaning to ensure your home is safe, healthy and inviting!

Do you have carpet with ripples running through it? Carpet should lay flat and not have bumps or ripples on the surface. Ripples in the carpet can be caused by natural elements or abuse. When carpet develops ripples you can request carpet stretching services to come and repair your carpets. However, to prevent future rippling it helps to know how the carpet ripple occurred. Carpet Care 2000 would like to share the common causes of carpet ripples and how to prevent them.

Humidity Affects Carpet

When it comes to natural causes for carpet ripples, one of the most common is high humidity. The state of California, especially the closer you get to the coast, is very humid. Humidity can cause carpet to stretch out and expand the carpet, causing the ripples. The summer season is when the humidity is the most intense. Therefore, it is important to monitor the humidity levels in your home to prevent overstretching of the carpet. At times you may need the assistance of a dehumidifier.

Wet Carpet After Flooding Causes Ripples in Carpets

When flooding occurs on the carpet, the water can cause the same overstretching effect. When carpet has been flooded, it is important that they are dried out properly or it can result in ripples in the carpet. If you experienced a flooding and your carpets were affected, seek professional flood water repair services to ensure the carpets are cleaned and dried out properly.

Poor Installation Causes Carpet Wrinkles

The way the carpet was installed plays a major role as well. In many cases, carpet ripples are present due to poor installation. If the wrong underlayment was used, it will result in the carpet developing ripples very quickly. The quality of the carpet can also be at fault. Cheap carpet can pull away from the edges or stretch out if not acclimated to the new location.

Carpet Ripples After Cleaning

Many people, or underqualified carpet cleaning services, can also cause carpet to ripple. When cleaning carpet it is important to never oversoak the carpet and to take all of the time needed to extract the water and cleaning solution out of the carpet. Water that is too hot is also a major problem. Hot water can cause the carpet to stretch out. When cleaning carpet it is important to never oversoak the carpet and never use hot water. Another common carpet cleaning mistake that leads to ripples is using the wrong cleaning chemical on the type of carpet you have. There are natural wool blend carpets, as well as synthetic blends which require very different carpet cleaning chemicals.

Don’t Move Heavy Furniture Over Carpet Without Sliders

When dragging heavy items on top of the carpet, this will either cause the carpet to pull away from the edges or stretch them out. Dragging heavy furniture or other items on the carpet can also cause holes and damages to the carpet surface. You should never drag heavy items on carpet if you want to prevent ripples and damages to your carpets.

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It is always better to maintain your carpet and prevent rippling and other damages to the carpet. However, if ripples, holes, or other damages occur and you need carpet repairs, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.

You are probably already familiar with the term spring cleaning and for many of us spring signifies a new beginning, including getting your home spick and span for the lazy days of summer. And while preparing your home for spring is certainly important you should never neglect your home during the fall months, especially if you have family members prone to allergies. Dirt and other debris can become trapped in your carpets fibers and fall is the perfect time to get your carpets and soft furnishings cleaned and sanitized for the months ahead.

Are My Carpets as Clean as They Look?

You carpet may look clean; after all you probably walk around inside your home with clean bare feet during the summer months, right? The reality is your skin has natural oils that can be transferred to your carpet fibers when you walk across them. These oils can discolor your carpet leading to stains; you may also have dirt and other particles including dust, pet dander, and other allergens on the soles of your feet that can be ground into the carpet. These need to be removed before the cooler weather arrives and family members spend time at home.

How Much Dirt is in Your Carpet?

The cooler weather brings a different array of dirt and debris to contend with than those found during the spring months, and leaves and mud are two of the biggest offenders. Your windows will also be closed during the cooler weather which means keeping your carpets clean is especially important to maintain and improve the quality of air in your home. Clean carpets act as a filter during the fall when your doors and windows are sealed up tight. You may also want to consider getting your upholstery and other soft furnishing professionally cleaned at the same time to boost the filter effect and keep your home smelling fresh and clean.

Fall Carpet Protection

Vacuum regularly: Even if your carpets look clean, foot traffic can grind dust, dirt, and bacteria deep into the fibers of your carpets. Regular vacuuming will remove surface dirt and help preserve your carpet fibers keeping them maintained between professional carpet cleanings.
Keep the dirt outside where it belongs: The best way to maintain your carpets is to stop the dirt from coming inside to begin with. One of the best ways to keep dirt out is to invest in a quality doormat. Asking guests to remove their shoes at the door is another way to keep dirt and allergy causing debris from coming into your home.
Take care of stains as soon as they happen: Many families spend more time at home during the cooler months which mean the chance of food and drinks spills increase, especially during the holiday season when family and friends get together. When a spill happens, you will need to act quickly before the stain has a chance to set. Keep some basic supplies on hand such as soft cloths, vinegar, baking soda, and a mild detergent to clean up spills and stains as soon as they happen.

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These DIY tips will help maintain your carpets during the fall months, but nothing beats the results of your Carpet Care 2000 professional carpet cleaning services. To learn more about professional carpet and upholstery cleaning services for your residential home or commercial business, contact the experts at Carpet Care 2000 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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