The share of berber rugs has increased over the last few years and has therefore become a substantial part of the rug that one gets to clean as an in-plant rug cleaner.
Berber rugs typically consist of dense, high wool fibres in their pile. These give the berber rug a high degree of comfort which is the main reason for its share having grown in the past.
For the in-plant cleaner berber rugs are often difficult to clean because the dense, high wool has an enormous potential for storing soil. Just washing the rug thoroughly is often not enough, if one wants to achieve a good result.
The key to success is the dry removal of loose dirt - the more dirt can be removed with this method, the less has to be removed when the rug is washed.
This loose removal of soil can be achieved in different ways. One way is to use a powerful brush vacuum, like our CEBE Pilelifter. An even better method would be to run the rug through a dust removal machine. We have a machine like this in our programme as well. Of course the purchase of such a machine is dependent on the volume of rugs washed on a regular basis.
After the removal of loose dirt the actual wet cleaning is the next step in order to remove any remaining dirt and staining substances.
For this purpose we have our product Berber Wash Shampoo.This product has been adjusted to the characteristics of the wool in berber rugs. A removal of the natural fat contained in wool only takes place in a limited fashion. An ingredient that has regreasing properties alleviates the degreasing effect and restores the wools fat balance.
The problem of yellowing, which may occur occasionally after drying berber rugs, is counteracted with our product Rx for Browning. This special oxygen bleach with an activator bleaches these yellowings away during the washing and drying process.
A 10 litre solution of Berber Wash Shampoo is prepared and one measuring cup each of the two components contained in Rx for Browning is added. The berber rug is shampood with this solution using a single or three brush rotary machine.
After shampooing the shampoo is removed with an extraction machine followed by rinsing and extraction with water or it is rinsed directly with water followed by spin draining in a special spin drainer. We have a solution for both procedures.
Should a fabric softening effect be desired after washing our product Tapi Soft can be applied on the berber rug after rinsing using a watering can. After application and a short working time the rug is extracted or spin drained.
After drying the berber rug should be brushed up properly using the Carpet Broom.