Berber carpet is incredibly beautiful, and quite exceptional. It is expensive and there is a reason for Berber carpet to carry such a hefty price tag. As lovely as this carpet happens to be, it is also very difficult to clean. And homeowners, as well as business owners become terrified about the idea of their pricey and lovely carpet from getting dirty. That is because cleaning this wonderful floor covering is not an easy task.
There is some good news for homeowners and business owners who have this expensive carpet. Berber carpet is actually quite stain-resistant, and water-soluble stains are not going to damage the carpet. However, oily stains are more of a problem.
Yet at the same time, that does not mean that your amazing carpet will be ruined for good if an oily substance falls on the surface. But in order to remove the stain, you must act quickly. Take a white or a cream colored rag to blot up the spill. Don’t use a colored rag or towel as the dye will mix with the substance which is not what you want, and never rub while cleaning because you will just keep inadvertently rubbing the substance into the Berber carpet fibers!
Once you have done that, you must know that not all of the oily substance will be removed so be sure to take either baby powder, talcum powder, cornstarch or baking soda and sprinkle it over the stain. Let it sit for 30 minutes so the rest of the oil residue is soaked into the powder, and then use a spoon to scrape off the oily powder from the carpet. You will want to vacuum the area as well. This way, if you act fast while caring for oily based stains on Berber carpet, it will be fine.
You will also want to maintain it properly by vacuuming the Berber carpet at least once a week so the surface dirt and dust is removed as soon as possible. And you will also want to implement a “no shoes and no barefoot rule”. You will not want anyone walking on the carpet if they are wearing shoes that they wear outside, for obvious reasons- the dirt tracked from outside will stain the carpet. At the same time, you do not want anyone walking in his or her bare feet on your carpet. That is because the oil from feet will stick to the carpet which is not what you want. People who are going to walk on your Berber carpet must wear shoes that they only wear indoors, socks or slippers.
Last but not least, one thing you must do in order to keep your Berber carpet clean while you are maintaining it is to have a professional steam carpet cleaning service come in to do a deep cleaning so all of the dirt in the fibers are extracted. Do this at least once a year so your carpet not only will stay clean, but you can enjoy your Berber carpet for a long, long time!