Vacuum your Berber rug frequently. But do not use a vacuum cleaner that has a beater bar or rotating brush on it. This will cause fuzzing, fraying, tearing and shredding. It will ruin Berber carpeting. Your carpet should be cleaned with vacuum that uses suction only. The more suction the better.
Be very gentle when you vacuum. Otherwise, you could damage the fibers. Just remember three words: slow, steady and thorough. Use a vacuum with very good suction. Then you will remove as much deep down dirt as possible.
Spot cleaning tips
Here’s how you can prevent stains. Clean up spills as soon as they happen. Pour a little baking soda on the spot to try to soak up the moisture on the carpet. Wait about 20 seconds, and then vacuum. Repeat the process until the baking soda stops absorbing liquid.
But what if you end up with stains on your carpet because you missed out on cleaning the spill quickly? If so, blot the stains with clean, cold water. You can also try mixing vinegar and water.
Using water to clean
Be very careful if you choose to use water to clean your rug. A Berber carpet has a unique weave and can end up holding water. Don’t use too much water. This can ultimately lead to mildew.
What about wicking? This is when your carpet seems clean, but oils appear as it dries. Sometimes you’ll need a second round of cleaning.