Cleaning Dirty Berber Carpet

8/29/14 - Cleaning Dirty Berber - Pleasant Gap, PA

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To start my Friday off I got to clean a dirty berber carpet. Most carpet cleaners dread cleaning berber carpets, especially a very dirty berber carpet. I personally love to clean berber style carpets. Most berber style carpets have a high olefin fiber content and olefin fibers like oil. Even though olefin loves oil it resists water. Knowing what berber is and how to clean it gives me the expertise to get the results as in the pictures below.

The client was so amazed at the difference she kept taking pictures. Even her neighbor came out and wanted to know more so she can have her carpets cleaned. Unfortunately I got too distracted and forgot to take after pictures.


Here is the process we used to clean this berber carpet:

  • Pre-Inspection - After identifying the carpet and all of the stains we first had to pre-treat and pre-spot the stains on the carpet.
  • Pre-Conditioning - For berber style carpet we use special pre-conditioners and boosters to breakdown difficult soils and general spots.
  • Pre-Spotting - Difficult spots were pre-treated with special spot and stain removers to increase chances of removal.
  • Soil Extraction and Rinse - After allowing plenty of dwell time, we started removing the dirt and contaminants by rinsing the carpet. Using our patented van-powered cleaning system, the water is super heated to 240 degrees to thoroughly rinse the carpet. Not only do we get the carpet clean but by using extremely hot water we can remove many of the pollutants and contaminants as well. Since we are using an advanced van-powered cleaning system, drying of the carpets normally takes only a few hours.
  • Neutralizing - A special neutralizer is used to restore the pH balance so that no sticky residue is left behind. This also leaves the carpet soft and fresh.

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