We are often asked by our customers what exactly the benefit of having a carpet protected is. The answer to this question is different for every person who asks it. After all, each person has a different lifestyle and therefore, different needs. For one, if you have children or pets who are likely to cause spills, stains, or excess dirt on your carpet, it’s likely that a protector may be able to help you. On the other hand, if you do not really anticipate these sorts of things happening regularly, you may not need to have a carpet protector. In this post, we will take an in-depth look at what the advantages of using carpet protectors are and whether or not you should consider using them the next time you have your carpet cleaned.
What is carpet protection?
This is one of the most common questions we get about carpet protectors. For the most part, carpet protectors are fluorochemicals made with Teflon. Yes, this means that your carpet is essentially coated in Teflon. If you own pans that are covered in Teflon, you know that over time it can be scratched if you use the wrong type of cooking utensils. On the other hand, if you clean a Teflon pan and don’t use metal utensils, you will be able to keep your pan looking like new for much longer.
When a protectant is applied to carpeting, the fibers become coated the same way that your cooking pans are. When you don’t wear shoes on your carpet and you vacuum often, your protectant will remain and continue to act as a safeguard for your carpet.
Will protection wear away after cleaning?
For the most part, we will only suggest that rooms that are heavily traveled or have common traffic lanes have protectants applied to them. Many people are concerned that vacuuming and using cleaning products on a carpet once a protectant has been applied will remove the product and leave it vulnerable. This is actually not true. The only thing that will wear off a protectant are abrasives.
On the other hand, it is important to note that using a carpet protectant will not keep your carpet clean. While it does work to prevent dirt and oils from sticking to your carpet in the long term, you will still need to vacuum frequently if you want your carpet to look nice. The other benefit to having protectants applied is that they can make your carpet less susceptible to stains and premature wear.
How will you know if it’s working?
Protectants can be applied separately once the carpet is done being cleaning. If you are not sure whether you are getting a protectant that works, you can always ask for your technician to show it to you. This professional can apply the protectant to a paper towel and show you that once the solution dries, the paper towel becomes resistant to water.
Hire the Carpet Cleaning professionals
If you want to protect your carpet from dirt, debris, and stains, contact us today at CleanMaster. We can help to prolong the life of your carpet today.