When your carpet was new, it had a coating usually 3M Scotchgard or Dupont Teflon which had a protector called “flourechemical”. This treatment prevents spills and dry soils from bonding to the fibers.
2 Ways Factory Protector is Removed From Carpet.
- Regular foot traffic. Over a period of six months to two years, depending on traffic, a significant amount of protector is removed from traffic areas and protector needs to be reapplied.
- High alkaline cleaner. Some carpet Cleaners use harsh chemicals that strip the protector out. If you notice your carpets getting dirtier after cleaning, this is likely the reason.
4 Reasons to Get Fabric Protector Re-applied After cleaning.
- Reduces permanent stains. Unprotected carpet and rugs will easily absorb spills even if cleaned up immediately.
- Helps save traffic areas from being destroyed. Traffic area soil cuts your carpet like a knife and causes ugly traffic lanes. Protector makes vacuuming more efficient.
- Makes spots easier to remove for you and the next time your carpet is cleaned.
- Helps avoid costly service calls. For minor spots, you are more likely to be able to remove a stain yourself if the carpet is protected.