Cleaning Berber Carpets
One of the most popular types of carpet available for your home today is berber carpet. Berber carpet is not a type of carpet; it is a weave of carpet consisting of dense small loops. Berber carpet is one of the most durable types of carpet available and it comes in many textures and colours. This creates an unlimited number of possibilities while generating the feelings of warmth, comfort and beauty to your home.
With the loop weave and the twist of the loop being larger at the top than the bottom it is difficult to remove deep down dirt. This design draws the dirt to the bottom of the fibers and traps it there. The loops give the carpet the appearance of being clean and at the same time it hides any traffic pattern that might be forming in the carpet.
Berber carpet comes in different fibers and each one requires a different method of cleaning. The most popular berber today that has all the cleaning problems is made of Olefin. Most carpet cleaners clean this type of berber using hot water extraction. The biggest complaint is that it turns grayish, yellowish or brownish after cleaning. If you drag a heavy piece of furniture across it, the berber will have scorch marks left on it, which are impossible to remove. Any oil based stains bond to olefin and become permanent. In order to get olefin berber carpets clean these companies use a cleaning solution with a high PH. This usually means the carpet will get dirty faster. By using dry foam extraction with encapsulation cleaning solutions there is no danger of having the carpet get dirty faster.
Nylon Berber carpet is a good choice for those looking for the elegance of berber without the expense of wool. It holds up to stains and traffic better than olefin fibers. The first reason is that it resists stains, mold, and mildew. By cleaning a stain as soon as possible when it happens, it will most likely come out with very little work. It is also crush resistant, which is great for high traffic areas. The best method of cleaning the nylon Berber is a low moisture cleaning method. This will generate better results and the carpets are dry very quickly.
If you can handle the cost of wool berber, you will be thrilled with the performance. Wool has naturally occurring stain resistant and wear resistant qualities that are not found in synthetic carpets. You need to use very low moisture methods of cleaning with wool Berber carpets but they clean extremely well.
Consider the services of Bubbles & Suds before your berber carpets begin to show dirt. Allowing them to become too dirty will make cleaning them more difficult and shorten their life. If your carpet is cleaned before it becomes too unsightly, the cleaning chore will be easier and your berber carpet will be cleaner. Carpets in a typical household should be cleaned every 12 to 18 months, depending on the amount of activity.
Our Cleaning Process
We use two different methods of cleaning carpets. A Dry Foam Extraction carpet cleaning system or a Dry Steam Cleaning Method. We have found that they do a much better job than regular steam cleaning methods. Using our process, most carpets are completely dry within 1 or 2 hours. We have received hundreds of compliments from many satisfied customers. The main reason we get fantastic results is because of the cleaning solutions we use. They incorporate a cleaning technology called Encapsulation which does an excellent job of removing spots and stains leaving no sticky residue and the carpets stay clean longer with these solutions.
Berber Carpet Cleaning - Tips to Keep the Carpet Cleaner
One of the best ways to clean your Berber carpet is to develop some habits to keep it clean. Follow a few simple tips and keep the carpets looking great.
Taking your shoes off at the door is one of the best ways to prevent dirt damage to your carpets.
- It is easier to keep the carpet clean by vacuuming frequently. Removing the dust and dirt before it embeds itself deep in the carpet make the job of keeping it clean much easier.
- An easy trick to keep the carpet cleaner is to place small mats or runners in strategic areas in your home that might receive high amounts of foot traffic.
- Pets with long nails and children with sharp objects, toys or other playthings can easily cause pulls. If you find a snag, do not continue to tug on it. Call a professional and have it repaired.
- Developing a habit of spot and stain removal when these occur will help to maintain the beauty of your carpets.
- Even though vacuuming can remove most of the dry dirt and spot removal can make the carpets look cleaner it is necessary to deep clean the carpets on a regular basis to remove the washable dirt that builds up on the carpet