What type of vacuum should I use to clean my berber carpet?
Do you have a berber carpet at home? Are you looking for the best vacuum cleaner for this type of carpet? Over the past decade, we have seen just how popular berber carpets have become. Various types of berber carpets can be found in many homes, hotels and offices.
There are certain things you need to keep in mind when shopping for a vacuum cleaner for your special kind of carpet. One is that the vacuum cleaner must not have a revolving brush as its the forceful action of the equipment which can damage the carpet. In fact, most berber carpet manufacturers advise against the use of a revolving brush vacuum cleaner. So a vacuum without a beater bar may be a more ideal cleaner in your case.
Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Our favorite for 2016
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum (NV352)
A great value option
Miele S8590 Alize Canister Vacuum Cleaner
A bit pricey,but great on Berber carpets!
The vacuum cleaner should also not flatten or pull the loops of the carpet. These loops are not only there for aesthetic purposes. These act as a natural insulator and provide a natural cushiony surface. You can refer to the manufacturer’s instruction guide to learn more on the type of vacuum cleaner that is best suited for your berber carpet.
Of course, you’d want to get an appliance that has enough suction power to get rid of dirt and hair in your carpet. This is particularly true if you have pets at home, as animal hair can easily get stucked in between the loops of the carpet. Ideally suction only vacuum cleaners have a mechanism to decrease the suction power and avoid damaging the carpet.
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Here are some vacuum cleaners designed for cleaning berber carpets.
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum – This vacuum cleaner features Shark’s advanced cyclonic technology that effectively gets rid of fine dirt from the air and surfaces while keeping the suction power strong all throughout. It features an anti-allergen complete seal function that gathers and holds dust and allergens, preventing these from getting back into the air.
This vacuum cleaner won’t damage berber carpets as long as you turn off the revolving brush, or adjust the level of suction. At 12. 5 pounds, this cleaner is also lightweight and very easy to pull, push, and lift around the home.
Other details you would be interested to know—it has a 25 foot long cord, enough for you to reach tight spots around the house. Its cleaning path is 9 feet and 25 inches, and it has swivel steering for ease in moving this vacuum cleaner.
Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner – This is a vacuum cleaner that is versatile enough to clean all types of surfaces, including berber carpets. It won’t lose suction power while you are using it thanks to its Root Cyclone Technology. You can also save a lot of money too because there are no bags to replace, and the vacuum cleaner comes with a washable lifetime filter.
This vacuum cleaner has a telescope reach wand perfect for cleaning stairs. And although it has a brush bar, the suction power can be controlled as well. There’s a host of accessory tools included in this vacuum cleaner, and you’d love the tough polycarbonate frame of the vacuum cleaner that can endure bumps and bashes.
A major weakness of this vacuum cleaner is its weight. At 17 pounds, it can be very difficult to move this vacuum cleaner around the house.
Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner – The major selling point of this vacuum cleaner is its six power settings that enable it to vary its suction power depending on the surface it is cleaning. Thus, this vacuum cleaner can efficiently get rid of dirt and allergens on berber carpets in the same way as it does on hardwood floors. The settings can be changed by adjusting the rotary dial found in front of the base.
Another key feature of the vacuum cleaner is the FiberTeQ floor tool that allows you to easily shift from cleaning carpets to floors with just a quick flip of the toggle switch. With its stainless steel wand and extra-long cord with automatic rewind, the vacuum cleaner can cover a total cleaning radius of 29.5 feet.
Plus there are other tools integrated into this vacuum cleaner such as upholstery tool, crevice nozzle and dusting brush, which you can use in cleaning other parts of your house.
Miele S8590 Alize Canister Vacuum Cleaner – Like the S2121, this Alize Canister vacuum cleaner features a six-stage suction control. You can lower the suction power of this vacuum cleaner when it’s time to clean berber carpets, and increase the settings depending on the floor surface. If that’s not enough, there is also an automatic setting that increases and decreases suction power depending on the type of flooring being vacuumed.
The S8 Alize vacuum cleaner is equipped with the AirTeQ combination floor tool that streamlines the airflow for continued floor contact, making the switch from floors to carpets seamless and smooth.
But compared to the S2121, this vacuum cleaner has a greater cleaning radius of 36 feet thanks to its telescopic steel wand and extra-long cord with automatic rewind.
The S8 Alize vacuum cleaner is comfortable to use with its deluxe grip handle, a LED headlight that makes cleaning of dark areas a breeze, and three integrated accessories- crevice nozzle, upholstery tool, and dusting brush.
Sebo X4 Extra Upright Vacuum Cleaner – From one of the most reputable vacuum cleaner makers in Europe, the X4 Extra upright vacuum cleaner features a 12 amp motor that powers its impressive suction action. The brush can be removed or replaced in less than five seconds, thus you can clean your berber carpets quickly.
This is a user-friendly vacuum cleaner due to its low profile. You can lower the handle to clean hard-to-reach spots, while the 40-feet long power cord gives you flexibility to move around without having to plug the vacuum cleaner every now and then.
Another impressive feature of the vacuum cleaner is its three-stage filtration system. There are ¾ layered bags that capture debris and separate it from the air filters. There are also microfilters that trap airborne particles.
Berber Carpet Vacuum Buyers Guide
Here are some pointers in shopping for a vacuum cleaner for berber carpet.
When it comes to berber carpet cleaning, there are several factors you have to take into account.
One is the type of the vacuum cleaner. You might wonder—do you go for a canister type or an upright vacuum cleaner? In the canister vs. upright vacuum cleaner debate, you have to know that the latter is better designed for carpets. This is particularly true if you go for an upright vacuum cleaner with a bag.
Moreover, bag-type vacuum cleaners are able to hold more dirt compared to bagless vacuum cleaners. You can also refer to an indicator to determine if you need to empty the bag.
Although upright vacuums are great for berber carpets, you must also look into the weight of this type of cleaner. You must find a model that is lightweight, especially if your house has berbet carpeting on the second floor. You don’t want to have a hard time carrying the upright vacuum.
The upright vacuum must also have the option of turning the brush roll off.
But what if you insist on getting a canister vacuum? You can still use a canister vacuum as long as its rotating brush can be disengaged. A canister vacuum can be effective in loosening dirt and debris that has been stuck in the weave.
Finally, you would also need to consider the price of the vacuum cleaner. Find a vacuum cleaner that suits your budget while still having the features that would make it effective in cleaning a berber carpet.