By Ken Strid, Owner of Cleancare of Boulder
It seems like everyone knows that Berber carpet is a very durable carpet to put in your home. It also seems like it is universally accepted that it is very difficult to clean once it gets dirty. I’m here to tell you that Berber gets a bad rap about it’s cleanability. As the expert Berber carpet cleaner in Boulder, CO, we have cleaned hundreds of Berber carpets over the years with fantastic results. There is a lot of exaggeration out there about how hard Berber is to clean. In fact, many cleaning companies actually hike up their price to clean it for you.
It IS true that Berber style carpet is one of the most durable carpets made. The looped design of Berber withstands foot traffic much longer than cut pile carpet. You will not be replacing your carpet because of worn traffic patterns nearly as fast with Berber.
But because of those loops, cleaning has to be performed differently by many companies than how they clean cut pile. The reason for this is that many professional carpet cleaning companies do not take the time to rinse and dry your carpet properly. This won't backfire on them if they are cleaning cut pile. Except that you'll have wet, crunchy carpet for possibly days that will re-soil quickly, but that isn't there problem. But with Berber, if you leave cleaning agents or even just water moisture in the knots, it will take many days to totally dry. During that long drying time, your carpet will start to take on an ugly yellow tinge.
Knowing this, a professional carpet cleaner will charge you more to clean your carpet because he knows he'll have to take the proper amount of time to rinse and dry your Berber carpet. At Cleancare of Boulder, we consider this to be malpractice! You should not get charged extra to have your carpet cleaned properly. We clean your Berber the same way we clean all carpets. We take the time to rinse out all cleaning products. We give special attention to drying, using extra carpet wand passes and utilizing types of drying machines that other companies will not even purchase. We do this on EVERY job. And since we do the same quality work on every job, we do not have to hike up our price when we clean your Berber carpet!
If you have further questions about what makes us an expert Berber carpet cleaner in Boulder, CO, call Cleancare of Boulder at 303-530-0646.