I often find that customers are often under the misconception that carpet protectors don’t work, simply because their expectations are too high.
Of course, no protection treatment is bulletproof against stains, but what it CAN do is give the owner of the treated item time to deal with a spillage before it becomes a stain.
They certainly work well within the constraints laid down by the manufacturers, as a “soil and stain resist” product.
The key word here is ‘resist’… providing, of course, that the treatment has been applied correctly in the first place.
I have been trained in the application of protection treatments and offer them as an additional service after cleaning either carpets or upholstery.
In order to overcome the misconceptions regarding carpet protectors here is a guide on how to get the best possible performance from any stain resist treatment you might choose to have applied after cleaning.
- Allow 24 hours of cure time following the application of the protector prior to resuming full usage of the carpet.
- Vacuum the carpet regularly to keep soil from becoming ground-in. The protection treatment will make soil removal easier and more efficient.
- Blot up spills as soon as possible after their occurrence. While the protector will protect the carpet fibres, spills that work their way to the carpet backing are more difficult to remove and may wick back to the surface over time.
- Stay calm if a spillage occurs. Vigorous agitation of the affected area and the application of chemicals are likely to remove the protector.
If you follow these simple rules the performance of the protector will be improved and you are much more likely to be pleased with the results.