Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Cleaning A Berber Carpet


With its tightly woven, looped fibers, a Berber carpet can give your room a pristine appearance – but only for as long as the carpet is in good shape. If you don't want your Berber carpet to begin looking frayed, disheveled, or flattened, you'll want to adhere to these dos and don'ts when cleaning and maintaining it.

Do: Use a brushless vacuum cleaner attachment.

The rotating brush on your vacuum may be perfect for cleaning standard carpets, but it's terrible for the Berber. It will cause the fibers to fray and pull apart. Use the brushless floor attachment to vacuum your Berber carpet. If you don't have a brushless floor attachment, it's worth your while to invest in one, since vacuuming your Berber carpet with a rotating brush will completely destroy its look within a year or two.

Don't: Rub back and forth or in circles when cleaning up stains.

Blotting works best for stain removal on any carpet, but this is even more important to remember when you're cleaning Berber. Rubbing stains will drive the staining material deeper into the fibers, and thanks to the looped, woven construction of Berber, it's very hard to remove them once they're down there. Also, rubbing will fray the fibers. When cleaning up a stain, put some towels or paper towels on top of the spill, and then press straight down. Stand on the towels if you have to. Repeat this until you're not soaking up any new liquid.

Don't: Use any old stain remover to clean up spills.

Berber carpets are often more "high-end" than standard nylon carpets, and for this reason, they are often colored with different dyes. A general-purpose carpet stain remover may leech color out of your Berber carpet. So, always spot test every stain remover before you use it. If you have an old scrap of your carpet laying around from when you had it installed, this is the perfect place to spot test. Otherwise, try testing under the sofa, entertainment center, or another large piece of furniture.

Do: Have the carpet steam cleaned regularly.

You might be able to put off steam cleaning a regular carpet since the water will easily rush down between the fibers. But with Berber, steam cleaning does not reach so far down. For this reason, you need to keep up with your steam cleaning so that dirt and debris are being removed before too much accumulates. Experts recommend having carpets professionally cleaned every 12 – 18 months, and with a Berber carpet, you definitely want to err on the 12-month side of that range. If you have pets, cleaning the carpet every 6 months is recommended. For more information on carpet cleaning, contact professionals like those in 5 Star Carpet Cleaning.


20 May 2016