You Should Always Have Carpet Protector Applied to Your Carpet
Teflon Carpet Protector
Why You Should 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
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 no way to bring them back to their
2 primary ways that factory protector is removed from a carpet…
1. 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.
2. High alkaline cleaner. Uneducated, uninformed, and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet
cleaners use harsh chemicals on the carpet that will strip it’s
protection. If one of these rascals has been in your house, you may
want to have the carpet re-protected.
4 Mistakes Other Cleaners Make In Applying Protector
1. Not using high quality protector.
Discount protectors are not as effective and sometimes void the
warranty of the carpet. Our Company uses only the highest quality,
2. Not using a dedicated
Using the same container for carpet protector as other cleaners can
contaminate the carpet protector making it gummy and ineffective.
Our vans have a dedicated container reserved ONLY for carpet
3. Not applying the product properly. Some cleaners either under apply or over apply the protector. Under
applying it doesn’t allow for complete penetration on the carpet
yarns. Over applying it causes the carpet to become overly stiff and
crusty. Our Company technicians are diligently trained for proper
4. Not grooming the carpet.
For the best performance, the product should be groomed into the
carpet for maximum penetration. This ensures contact with all
surfaces of the carpet yarn and proper distribution and drying. Our
Company thoroughly grooms the protector into the carpet pile.
5 Reasons You Should Always Get Carpet Protector
1. Reduces permanent stains
great looking carpet can be ruined by an ugly spot. Unprotected
carpet doesn’t repel spillage as well as protected carpet. Being
able to remove spots and spills more effectively, you can avoid
2. Helps save your
traffic areas from becoming destroyed
Traffic area soil is very abrasive and cuts carpet yarns like a
knife. This damaging soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet.
By applying protector, you will increase the life of your carpet
dramatically. When you vacuum your protected carpet the soils will
release from the carpet pile much more effectively.
3. Make spots easier
easier a spot is to remove, the less cleaner you will have to use.
The less agitation you will have to use, and the less time it will
take. Many spots can be removed easily with just water.
4. Makes your next professional cleaning more effective
Having protector applied to your carpet will enhance your next
cleaning. More soil will be removed the next time your carpeting is
5. Helps avoid costly service
Although you want to call us out to handle any spot you cannot
remove immediately, carpet protector helps you remove more spots
than you could without protector. You may be able to save a minimum
charge by removing the spot yourself.
The result of having protector applied to your carpet
is that your carpet will look better and last
Teflon Carpet Protector
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, your carpet will last longer and look better.
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your fabric is cleaned, it will need to be protected. Fabric Protector
keeps your fabric cleaner longer and helps avoid permanent staining.
Don’t leave your fabric unprotected. The protector will be sprayed
evenly onto the fabric and brushed in. Your next cleaning will be more
effective as the protector will “encapsulate” body oils and soils that
accumulate on the fabric. When it is cleaned, more soil will be removed
as a result of the treatment.