December 1

What Does Scotchgard Do?

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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. 

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 

  1. Reduces permanent stains. Unprotected carpet and rugs will easily absorb spills even if cleaned up immediately. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Makes spots easier to remove for you and the next time your carpet is cleaned. 
  4. 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. 

The result of having protector applied to your carpet and rugs is that it will look better and last much longer. 

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