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How to Clean Stains From Berber Carpet

Berber carpet is very popular in homes and business settings. Because of its dense pile (carpet thickness), stains can be very noticeable once they have dried. Attending to a liquid or food spill before the stain dries is the best way to prevent permanent damage.

Things You Will Need

  • Dry cloth
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Vacuum
  • Carpet stain remover

Berber carpet is very popular in homes and business settings.  Because of its dense pile (carpet thickness), stains can be very noticeable once they have dried.

Attending to a liquid or food spill before the stain dries is the best way to prevent permanent damage.  Cleaning a Berber carpet is similar to cleaning other types of carpeting.

Removing the stain before it sets is the key to maintaining beautiful carpets. 

  1. Soak up excess liquid or food with a dry cloth. Cleaning stains on a Berber carpet before they set can help reduce the severity of the damage.
  2. Apply a small amount of dishwashing detergent to the stain. Using a cloth, carefully blot the area to remove the stain. Lightly move the cloth over the stain in small circles to prevent damage to carpet fibers.
  3. Use a carpet stain spot remover if the stain is still present. Follow the instructions on the packaging for best results.
  4. Allow the stained area to dry. Vacuum the area to remove additional dirt.
  5. Contact a professional carpet cleaning service that specializes in Berber carpeting if the stain is still present after the area dries. You should have berber carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year to keep them looking like new.
  6. Tip

    Vacuum your Berber carpet at least once a week and inspect for stains to prevent permanent damage.

    Warning

    Never scrub a stain. This could damage carpet fibers and fade the carpet color.

Things You Will Need

  • Dry cloth
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Vacuum
  • Carpet stain remover

Tip

  • Vacuum your Berber carpet at least once a week and inspect for stains to prevent permanent damage.

Warning

  • Never scrub a stain. This could damage carpet fibers and fade the carpet color.

About the Author

Based in the Washington metro area, Jessica Jones has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in business topics. Her fiction has also been featured in publications such as "The Jamaican Observer Sunday Literary Supplement" and at websites including HackWriters. Jones earned a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from Lesley University.