Cleaning Berber Carpet

Cleaning Berber carpet regularly is one secret in keeping it looking good for years. Berber carpet cleaning can’t be left just for your annual spring cleaning, it needs to be done the moment it gets dirty. The best cleaning method for Berber carpet is the simplest: clean, cold water gently blotted onto the stain.

Vacuuming weekly is another good cleaning method. Check with your particular manufacturer for Berber carpet cleaning tips for how to clean their Berber carpet. Some people recommend steam cleaning, like with a Stanley Steemer, while others recommend just vacuuming and cold water. The removal of stains on Berber carpet must be done immediately, or it won’t matter what else you do. Check your yellow pages for a reputable Berber carpet cleaner to help.

Are you considering Berber carpet for your home? Berber carpet is one of the most popular and best carpeting choices today. Why? The beauty and elegance of Berber, of course. To get the maximum value for your money, however, you need to choose a quality Berber carpet for your home, like wool or nylon Berber.

There are many less expensive Berbers around, but you will end up spending more money in the long run if you choose it. With just a little cleaning and maintenance, your quality Berber carpeting will last you for years.

Cleaning Berber carpet is no more difficult than cleaning any other kind of carpet. You just need to make sure that you get all of the water possible out of it when you are through cleaning.

The best cleaning method for Berber carpet is to vacuum regularly and to clean up spills as they occur. If you keep your Berber carpet as clean as possible between professional carpet cleanings, you will be ahead of the game when your professional carpet cleaner comes to clean your Berber.

If you choose to clean it yourself, just make sure that you get as much of the water as you possibly can out of the loops of the Berber to ensure that no mold or mildew will grow. This is the biggest danger in cleaning Berber because of the size and density of the loops.

Berber carpet cleaning should be taken seriously because if you let a stain set into the carpet, it will be nearly impossible to remove it entirely and you may continue seeing its little mark for years. That is why you need to have some Berber carpet cleaning tips to help keep your carpet looking as good as the day it is was installed.

  • Regularly vacuum your carpet. This helps dirt and debris from getting down into the carpet where it is more difficult to remove.
  • Check the labels on carpet cleaners. Some of them are toxic to children and pets. Ask the salesperson at the store where you purchased your carpet what they recommend for a Berber carpet cleaner.
  • Stop it at the door. Put a throw rug at all the entrances and exits to help prevent some of the dirt and debris from being tracked inside your home. Another idea is to have your family remove their shoes at the door.
  • No food or drink on the carpet. If you have children, this may be a good rule to employ unless you want to spend a lot of your time on your hands and knees cleaning up those sure-to-occur messes.
  • Clean up spills as soon as possible after they occur. Use cold, clear water to first try to remove the stain. Blot with a clean cloth —don’t rub. If the water doesn’t work, move on to a carpet stain remover. Removal of stains on Berber carpet is not any more difficult than other weaves of carpet with a thick yarn.
  • Have your carpets professionally cleaned, or clean them yourself, on a regular basis, making sure that all the excess water is removed from the Berber carpet.

With just a little maintenance, you can keep your Berber carpet clean and inviting. Knowing how to clean Berber carpet will help your carpet to last longer and help you to be more satisfied with it.

Carpet cleaning Berber should not be something that you procrastinate about. The longer you let a stain sit on the carpet, the more difficult it will be to remove. Remember, the best way to clean Berber carpets is to keep them from getting dirty in the first place.

49 thoughts on “Cleaning Berber Carpet”

  1. I have successfully used a steam iron on the steam setting. Don’t press the iron to the carpet, just hit it with the steam jets. Use a towel to lightly rub the spots and absorb the water. You may have to try that several times to get satisfaction.

  2. We have a dog we adopted from the animal shelter, turns out she was an abused dog and all of a sudden has taken a liking to using one particular side of our dining room as her outdoors. I was leaving it up to the bf to clean up as he is the one home all the time, it appears as if he hasn’t been doing so and we have a berber carpet that has designs imprinted in it. I walked over there today and it is yellow and hard. I mixed some carpet detergent with water and put on it and then began to use a steam cleaner on it, Is there anything else I can do that will help? Thanks.

  3. You can start with a diaper on the dog. Really! I met a dog just this week who wears a diaper because of her age and “leaking” problems. I don’t know if they got the diaper from a pet supply store or made it themselves, but it wrapped around her and had a hole for her tail to come through. It worked well.
    A vinegar and water solution will also help clean the spot as well as deodorize it. When it’s dry from your various attempts to clean it, generously sprinkle baking soda on the spot, rub it in, let it sit for several hours and vacuum it up.
    You may have to do more cleaning after that to get this stain up, but you’ll have a good start on a clean carpet.

  4. We just installed a new Berber carpet in our home. We noticed a spot right in the center, not sure what it was..Used an over the counter rus cleaner and tried to get it out, that didnt work than used OxyClean and now the area (spot) seems to be a larger and the spot has grown. Please advse how we get this spot out as it looks terrible and we are sick over it. Thanks

  5. If it was there when it was installed, I think the flooring company needs to take care of it. Either they need to come in and clean it successfully for you, or they need to replace the carpet with one that’s not stained.

  6. Is there any way to remove set in pet stain and odors from berber carpet. How can i tell what kind of berber i have? I bought a house and the carpet was already here, it looks to be a few years old. Summer is here and it is now off gasing!

  7. You could start by doing what I recommended 3 entries up from yours. If you still have a stain, you’ll have to try to figure out what kind of stain remover is recommended for your carpet composition.
    Are you sure that your carpet is off-gassing? If so then it’s made of synthetic materials and not natural materials. I wouldn’t think that off-gassing would be a noticeable problem with the carpet or padding if it’s a few years old, that’s usually a problem when it’s new. Perhaps some kind of chemical cleaner was used on it when the house was being prepared to go on the market? How long has it been since you moved in?
    Sorry for all the questions.

  8. Thanks, I did use vinegar and water. It seemed to help with the newer stains. I guess i’ll have to call my realtor to fine out what kind of berber i have. I have only been in my home going on 3 months. I love your web site and thank you so much.

  9. Hi Annelle!
    I’m not sure if the “carpet cleaner” you’re referring to is a cleaning product or a carpet cleaning machine. I’m not entirely sure that you can add vinegar to a carpet cleaning product/solution, but it should be safe to use as a solution itself in a carpet cleaning machine. It won’t hurt the machine at all.

  10. My dog got sick on our berber carpet that is only a year old and I cleaned with spot shot and the stain from the dog came out but I have these discolorations in the carpet, they look like wet spots but they are not wet. How can I get rid of those spots?

  11. Does your Berber contain wool or is it synthetic?
    I would try Stain Solver, and clean a larger spot than you see the discolorations. Be sure to feather out the cleaning solution so you don’t have a hard line of cleaned and not cleaned.
    Good luck. Let us know what happens.

  12. Don’t worry about it, try the suggestion above.
    If you’re curious and do want to know what your Berber is made of and you have some scraps of it, unravel a strand off of an end and take a match, lighter or candle flame to it. If it burns (like hair), it’s natural fibers, if it melts then it’s sythetic.

  13. We have only had our Berber carpet for about 3 months. We have 2 dogs and one was sick on the carpet. I cleaned with Oxy the same as I cleaned with my old carpet but there is a discoloration. I read in some previous comments that you seem to recommend vinegar and water but I don’t know how much of each. I know my carpet is synthetic but I don’t know if it’s nylon or something else. I’m trying to find out but haven’t been able to reach the store. I would appreciate any advice.

  14. Actually, the best place to call would have been the manufacturer – even the store can give wrong advice.
    I always recommend StainSolver – I think it works better than OxyClean because it’s got more bleaching action. If you try the vinegar & water, try about a 1:10 or 1:15 solution (1 part vinegar to 10 or 15 parts water).


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