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This article is an easy to understand resource for consumers in Montpelier VT 05601 who want to learn why there are so many problems associated with their Berber carpet. I will discuss in layman terms why these problems exist and what you need to do to make sure these furnishings are professionally cleaned the proper way.
I have had many customers in Montpelier VT 05601 over the years who told me that they had Berber carpet in their old house and it was a great carpet. They informed me they had no problems with it and it lasted a long time. Then they moved and bought Berber carpet for their new home and it was absolutely a horrible carpet! Here is why. Berber carpet years ago was made of 100% nylon and sometimes wool. The “new” Berber carpet is made of polypropylene or Olefin. Polypropylene is a plastic polymer. In layman terms what you just purchased and put in your living room is a plastic carpet!
When we clean a Berber carpet in Montpelier VT 05601, in a badly soiled hallway for example, the carpet may still look soiled even when it’s been cleaned. We call these scratched fibers. Because the carpet is actually plastic, you are actually scratching the surface of the rug. This damage is irreversible! I had a customer who had a child who used to sit and play video games in the same spot all the time in the living room. Over time a small dark circle developed where he used to sit. It is tough telling a customer their eight month old carpet is damaged in the middle of the living room because their son’s behind scratched the Berber carpet! However, there are even bigger problems than this which you really need to understand.
Because Olefin Berber is a plastic fiber, everything from dirt, sand, mud, urine, or anything else that comes in contact with this carpet gets trapped below the fibers. This is a huge, huge problem. Because they are plastic fibers, conventional vacuum cleaners can only remove approximately 40% of all dirt that falls into this carpet, so the dirt doesn’t go anywhere it stays down there! I’ll give you an example. When I clean a Berber carpet from even the cleanest customer who vacuums everyday, I have to stop at least three times to change my filter because it’s full of sand and dirt! Now I’ll explain why all this dirt sitting on the bottom of the carpet causes so many problems.
Here’s what you need to know. When a carpet is professionally cleaned in Montpelier VT 05601, most carpets, including nylon, dry from the top down. Berber carpet dries from the bottom up. The vacuum systems in the most powerful truck-mounted carpet cleaning machines are not capable of removing all the soil from the bottom of a Berber carpet. We can get most of the soil out, but not all of it. It’s impossible! So here’s what happens. As the carpet starts to dry from the bottom up, it brings that soil that couldn’t be extracted up to the surface. This has a name, it’s called wicking. Wicking can be stopped or kept to a minimum. This is why you need to ask the right questions when finding a professional carpet cleaner. As I stated this is a very problematic carpet and gets worse if you have pets that are urinating on it. The more that gets trapped underneath, the worse your situation is going to be. The following is how you want your carpet to be cleaned.
1. Berber should be pre-sprayed with at least an 11ph or higher pre-spray solution to loosen soil.
2. Carpet should be pre-scrubbed if heavily soiled.
3. Carpet should be extracted using a truck-mounted carpet cleaning machine. Portables will make the carpet worse!
4. After the extraction, process the Berber carpet should be post-scrubbed using bonnets or fiber pads.
* Step #4 is the most important step. Because Berber carpet dries from the bottom up, by scrubbing the top of the carpet, you are getting it to dry quicker. This way when the dirt from the bottom of the fibers tries to rise or wick, it will stop!
Hopefully, you can understand what carpet cleaners and consumers in Montpelier VT 05601 are dealing with when it comes to Berber carpet. How did this situation happen? Like it always does, people were sitting around at a big table figuring out how to make a cheaper product, in order to make more profits!