Carpet & Fabric Protector
Why should you always have carpet protector applied to your carpet?
Unfortunately there is probably as much confusion in the carpet cleaning industry about carpet protectors as there is about cleaning. Uneducated, uninformed and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet cleaners cause a great deal of confusion by giving out false information or intentionally misrepresenting the product.
A nylon stain-resist carpet is made with two protective properties: The first is an acid dye blocker that is basically a clear dye that fills the extra dye sites in a fiber. This helps to keep “foreign” dyes (such as red dye in a beverage) from penetrating the carpet fiber. The second property is called a “fluorochemical”. It is commonly known as 3M Scotchgard or DuPont Teflon. This treatment helps keep spillage from actually getting to the acid dye blocker, but its biggest job is to resist dry soil.
By resisting dry soil, less soil bonds to the carpet, therefore being picked-up by your vacuum or cleaning. Making sure that you have a sufficient amount of protector on your carpet will help keep the soil from bonding to the carpet. Once it bonds to the carpet, it acts like sandpaper on your traffic area. Once the traffic area yarns are broken down, there is not way to bring them back to their original state.
2 Primary Ways That Factory Protector is Removed From a Carpet
Regular Foot Traffic
Over a period of 6 months to 2 years depending on the traffic, a significant amount of protector can be removed from your traffic areas and needs to be reapplied.
High Alkaline Cleaner
Uneducated, uninformed, and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet cleaners use harsh chemicals on the carpet that will strip its protection. If one of these rascals has been in your house, you may want to have the carpet re-protected.
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The result of having protector applied to your carpet is that your carpet will
DuPont Teflon Carpet Protector
When carpeting is made, it has two protective properties. One is a “dye blocker” or “stain resist property”. This is simply a clear dye that fills in the empty dye sites, so that it is difficult for a spill or spot to penetrate the fiber. The second is a “soil resistor”. This is a product that is sprayed on and baked at a high temperature. This helps to resist against common dry soil, and as a barrier between the spill and the dye blocker. The Carpet Manufactures recommend re-applying protector after every cleaning. After applying DuPont Teflon to the carpet, more dry soil will be removed with vacuuming, spots will be removed easier, and your carpet will last longer and look better.
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