How To Clean Berber Carpets | Avalon Flooring

How to Clean Berber Carpet

While Berber carpet looks and feels great, its tight loops make it easy for dirt to get in and hard to get it out. Here’s what you do if you’re looking to get it looking, smelling, and feeling brand new.

Most of the time blotting with cold water and a color fast rag is recommended first but each company provides its own set of instructions. It’s vital to look at the warranty and care information of your rug before trying any DIY stain removers and possibly voiding the warranty. It’s always recommended to call a certified carpet cleaner to clean your carpets.

Once the stain is gone, run a wet or dry vacuum over the area to prevent existing dirt from further discoloring the spot. And if you find yourself in a tight spot with a stain, a cleverly placed area rug can add extra decor and hide any unsightly spots. Check out our wide selection of new area rugs to get some inspo.

How to Remove Furniture Dents from Berber Carpet

Hot water extraction can help alleviate furniture dents and re-set the tufts in your carpet to stand up correctly and remove dents from Berber carpet. We only recommend hot water extraction from a professional and certified cleaner.

Can you Clean Berber Carpet With a Steam Cleaner?

Steam cleaners can work very well on Berber carpets if you use them correctly. They’re an exception to the rule that you shouldn’t get a Berber rug wet because the vacuum quickly removes excess moisture and prevents the rug from retaining excessive wetness.

However, make sure you read the instructions on your steam cleaner and follow them to a T. The last thing you want to do is leave excess water in your Berber carpet and reduce its lifespan. We also suggest double-checking with the manufacturer that steam cleaning is acceptable for the particular brand of carpet in your home. 

How to Vacuum Berber Carpet

The trick to vacuuming Berber carpet is to choose a vacuum cleaner without a “beater bar,” or a vacuum that allows you to turn the beater bar off. Beater bars – or beater brushes – agitate carpet fibers to loosen debris and dust, but they can also damage Berber carpets. Use a vacuum that uses only suction to clean your Berber carpet.