Why should I apply carpet protector?? We all wonder if it’s really worth the cost- or does it work? Carpet protectors make a big difference in cleaning up spots and keeping carpets looking cleaner longer. The Carpet manufacturers have been applying protectors to new carpet for over 20 years. So why are so many people asking if it’s really worth it?? Why do the manufacturers belief so much in it ,that we question the effectiveness. Scotchguard and Dupont Teflon are common names in the industry today. If you think about teflon skillets, then you probably understand the concept behind the product.
Protectors for carpet are designed to keep the nylon fibers from holding on to the soil and allowing the soil to easily slide off the fibers when vacuumed. Though the protectors don’t prevent carpets from becoming soiled in the first place – they make spot cleaning and professional cleaning more effective.
The protector doesn’t wash off with regualer cleaning BUT it does wear off with heavy traffic. Once the protector is worn off it allows dirt to the opportunity to grab hold of the fiber and stick. Now the carpet appears to soil faster. The great NEWS is that protector can be reapplied to freshly cleaned carpets. After 2 years carpet manufacturers suggest that there can significant loss of the original protector applied.
Depending on your own cleaning frequency, you may want to consider the application of protector after having your carpets professional cleaned. For a list of qualified cleaners visit www.carpet9.com. The Carpet Fabricare Institute is a non profit association of locally qualified carpet cleaning firms. Protect your investment with the proper cleaning and protector applications to extend the life of your carpets!!