Some people really love having these beautiful Berber carpets in their homes. They have unique style chareacteristics that could easily attract you to fall in love with the way they look. But the same characteristics require using special techniques for cleaning such a carpet. These techniques are just slight variations of the traditional carpet cleaning methods by hand, but they are the right ones for Berber carpets so you will see the difference when you use them.
And to know what you are going up against can be really helpful if you know how to clean your Barbet carpet and you want to do it on your own. You need to know what are these unique characteristics of the Berber carpet and why you should comply with them in order to see it clean in the end of the carpet cleaning procesure.
The material that is used for manufacturieng them is olefin and this unfortunately makes the carpet look dingy because olefin attracts oils. And the carpet can gather these oils from so many different places – from your skin, from cooking, any residues left on your shoes, etc.
This material makes it quite tough for cleaning on your own, so if this is the basic carpet fiber it is made of, then the best solution would be to count on professional carpet cleaning company. Such type of oily olefin carpets could sometimes be a challenge even for these professionals.
It would be easier to clean it by yourself if your carpet has been made of nylon, which is the other material that is usually used for Berber carpets.
So why is this factor important here? This unique characteristic that this type of carpets has to hold water actually causes two problems and the first is as you may have already guessed – using too much water. If the amount is too big, it will not dry after the cleaning process has ended.
The second problem is called ‘wicking’ – this is when you think that the carpet is clean at first sight, but when it gets dry, oils start appearing. Sometimes dry carpet cleaning could help for this problem, but it is more often when a second round of cleaning must be performed.
When you take a good look on the Berber carpet you need to ask yourself if it is really dirty and can be cleaned or is it already ruined. This mainly depends on the carpet’s quality.
Sometimes loops can crush, and when they crush they reflect the light in such a way that they may seem dirty, but actually they are damaged. So you need to inspect the carpet carefully in order to establish if it smashed down and it is time to consider buying a new carpet.
It could be really critical to choose the best vacuuming for your Berber carpet. The most important is of course to prevent the carpet to get really dirty because it will be damaged and you will have to buy a new one. And about vacuuming – you should not use a vacuum with a rotating brush. This is the thing that will definitely ruin your Berber carpet.
What you need for cleaning it is a machine without a brush, or if you have one with a brush, you should have the option to turn it off. This model is good because the vacuum cleaner is versatile and could be used on different carpet floors.
When you have a spill on the carpet or any kind of accident related to your kids or pets, than time is the crucial thing for removing the stain. In such a situation you should do the following – grab some baking soda and throw it over the spill. It will absorb the liquid quickly and you will avoid the mistake of rubbing the stain with a pad.
After just 20 seconds you can vacuum the baking soda and repeat the process until the liquid is fully absorbed. Then you can blot the spot with a towel to absorb any excessive moisture that could be left there.
There are two main things that you need to comply with here. The first one is – do not use a machine with a brush and do not use too much water. It is still recommendable to count on professional cleaning company especially for Berber carpets, because they could be tricky for being properly cleaned.
Remember that you need to vacuum your Berber carpet as often as you can, but the least is once a week. If you live in a busy house this could go to vacuuming it every day. And the important thing about the vacuum cleaner is that it should not have a brush or it will damage the carpet’s loops. And it should have a good suction power.
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