Updated: Feb 23
What Carpet Protection does
Carpet and upholstery protection has been around for years and was most commonly referred to as Scotchgard. As more companies entered the market most carpet cleaning service companies started referring to these solutions as either carpet protection. The idea is to provide a thin layer of protection that covers the surface of the carpet fibers (the same applies for furniture). This thin layer helps prevent dirt embedded in your carpet from grinding directly against the fibers. It also helps repel spills and prevent the colors and dyes from entering the carpet fibers which can cause permanent stains.
Is Carpet Protection right for me
Carpet protection is something that should be considered when your carpet is in good condition or fairly new. Using carpet protection will help with maintenance and increase the life of your carpet (some people refer to carpet protection as the life blood of your carpet). The other important factor to look at when considering carpet protection is what rooms have high traffic and are there locations that are more likely to have spills occur. This can help save money while providing protection for key areas in your home.
We do not recommend protection when carpets are going to be replaced in the next couple of years or when the carpets have significant wear. The other important factor when considering carpet protection is cost. If you need your carpet cleaned but are on a budget it may be worth considering holding off on the carpet protection until the next cleaning. The important thing to remember is that steam cleaning will remove any current carpet protection that is on the carpet. This means that if there are drink spills there is a much greater chance of staining occurring.
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I hope this provides a little bit of useful insight into carpet protection. If you need carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, or tile and grout cleaning services please give us a call at (502) 702-1270 or visit our homepage to learn more by clicking here.