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Berber Carpet Care, Tips & Tricks.

Berber Carpet Care, Tips & Tricks.


Some people love it. Some people hate it. But, Berber carpet is more popular than any other style and has unique features that require specific care. It's important to enjoy your Berber carpet and to be educated on how to properly care for it.

The biggest reason Berber has such unique care requirements is because of the type of fiber the Berber is made from. More inexpensive Berber carpets are commonly made from olefin. While there are many benefits to olefin fiber, unfortunately it attracts oils and makes the Berber carpet appear dingy. These oils come from your skin, the bottom of shoes, or even from cooking in the kitchen. If you own olefin based Berber carpet, it is unlikely you'll fully get the carpet clean yourself. Oily olefin Berber is even quite a headache for professional carpet cleaners. However, nylon Berber carpets are much easier to clean and there are some ways you can do it yourself.

No matter the type of Berber you have, all Berber carpets have a tight weave. Why does this make a difference? The unique tight weave of Berber absorbs and holds more water - causing two problems: 1) using too much water to clean your Berber, will encourage mildew growth because it will not fully dry. 2) 'wicking'. Your Berber may appear clean at first, but as it dries, you'll notice that the oils start to reappear. Dry cleaning Bereber helps avoid wicking. Sometimes a second round of dry cleaning is needed for dirtier carpets.

For stain management, when you see a spill, your best weapon is to immediately efficiently remove the stain. Follow these steps as quickly as possible: Get out your vacuum and grab some baking soda and a towel. Throw the baking soda on the spill—it does a good job absorbing the liquid without rubbing it into the pad. The, wait about 20 seconds and vacuum up the baking soda. Repeat this process until the baking soda stops absorbing liquid (you won't see the powder ball up). After this, you can blot with the towel to try to absorb any extra moisture that's there. Also, you can try mixing vinegar and water for a homemade stain cleaner (white vinegar and about a 1 to 5 ratio of vinegar to water)! [source]

Berber Carpet Experts recommend avoiding renting a carpet cleaner to clean the carpet yourself: "If you take this route, keep two important things in mind: don't use a machine with a brush and don't use too much water! I really think it's best to have any carpet and especially Berber cleaned by a professional you trust, like Gator Clean. You get a deeper clean from a professional, and they should know what they're doing to reduce the chances of wicking and mildew."

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

I hired Gator Clean to clean my carpets, home air ducts, and dryer duct and vent. Danielle and Kelly were pleasant, cheerfully answered my many questions, and did a thorough job. My carpet is old (10+ years) and had not been cleaned in a few years due to COVID; it ended up looking nicer than I expected! I was especially impressed by how careful they were with my possessions (e.g., covering things to protect them from dust that might fall from a ceiling vent) and how well they cleaned up afterward. This was my first experience with the company and I am impressed!

Mark Witwer
April 26, 2022

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When I called Gator Clean, I left a message inquiring about their services and pricing. I received a return call with 10 minutes. I found the prices and availability to be better than other companies. They came out within a week and cleaned my air ducts. They were ON TIME, FRIENDLY, and PROFESSIONAL. They explained the entire process, did a fantastic job and cleaned up after ducts were cleaned. Other companies need to take lessons from their staff! Highly recommend Gator Clean.

Brenda Sutton
February 10, 2022

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I contacted Gator Clean to clean our dryer vent. Daniele was professional and set the appointment for the next day. She and Kelly arrived on time, very conscientious of our home. Cleaned our dryer vent and cleaned up behind themselves! Quick and efficient. Will definitely be using them again in the future!

Lora Tarleton
January 27, 2022

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PROMPT, HELPFUL SERVICE - VERY INFORMATIVE FOR TIPS AND ABOUT THE PROCESS OF HOW THEY CLEAN THE DRYER VENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WILL USE AGAIN. THANKS DANIELLE.

Jaimee Hibbs
January 20, 2022

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Danielle and Kelly did a great job

Wayne Gill
December 29, 2021

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