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Carpet & Upholstery Protectant


Imagine the kids or grandkids spilling spaghetti on your carpet and you not worrying about the stains! Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Well, we can help prevent those occasional “oops” moments from permanently ruining your carpet or upholstered furniture with the application of the proper protection. This protection can be applied to both carpet and upholstery.

How Does the Protector Work?

Our protection is a liquid, water-based plastic that adheres to your carpet’s fibers. Afterwards, when something is spilled, the carpet pile does not absorb the stain. In fact, the carpet repels it. This makes it easier to keep your carpets clean, thus avoiding expensive measures in the future.

Having protection not only prevents stains, but also wear and tear on your carpet. Soil damages carpet by rubbing against the carpet fibers like a saw. Carpet protection resists soil. Less soil sticking to the carpet fibers means less wear and tear and longer carpet life.

How Often Should I Apply Carpet Protection?

The answer to this question depends on a couple things:

First, how much regular foot traffic does the carpet receive? A tremendous amount of protection is removed from the fiber just by everyday use. High traffic areas may need protectant reapplied every six months whereas, lower traffic areas may only need reapplication every two years or so.

Second, how has the carpet been cleaned and maintained since the protectant was applied? High alkaline cleaners, and harsh cleaners which are used by some undertrained, uncertified carpet cleaners destroy and remove protection.

5 More Important Reasons to Use Carpet Protection

  1. Reduces permanent stains.
    Unprotected carpet won’t repel spillage as well as protected carpet. Protector allows you to remove spots and spills more effectively, therefore helping you to avoid permanent staining.
  2. Helps save your traffic areas from becoming destroyed.
    As mentioned, traffic area soil is very abrasive and cuts carpet yarns like a saw. This damaging soil easily bonds to an unprotected carpet. By applying protector, you increase the life of your carpet dramatically. When you vacuum your protected carpet, the soils also release from the carpet pile much more effectively.
  3. Make spots easier to remove.
    The easier a spot is to remove, the less agitation you must use, and the less time it takes. Many spots can be removed easily with just water.
  4. Makes your next professional cleaning more effective.
    Having protector applied to your carpet enhances future cleanings. More soil is removed the next time your carpeting is professionally cleaned.
  5. Helps avoid costly service calls.
    Although you should call Service First Carpet Cleaning and Restoration to handle any spots/spills you are unable to remove immediately, carpet protector aids you in removing more spots than you could without it. You may be able to save a minimum charge fee by removing the spot yourself.

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