Are Protectors Really Worth It?
Written by Robert Regoli on 13 Dec 2012
Prevent Your Carpets & Upholstery Being Damaged By Stains
One of the services we provide for our clients is the use of a protector on their newly cleaned upholstery or fabrics. Customers often ask us if protection is important and does it really work? It’s only natural for people to want to know they are getting their money’s worth from something they are investing in, but to put it simply the answer to both these questions is a resounding yes!
Find out some of the benefits of using a protector and how they prevent stains.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Protector?
Our Chem-Dry Repel Protectant works by giving carpets extra protection from dry soiling and accidental spillages. It helps your valuable carpets stay cleaner for longer, vacuum easier, haveimproved stain resistance and increases their life. The Key Benefits of using a protector include:
- Ease of clean up – The protector helps to limit the ability of spilled materials to grab onto carpet fibers. This makes the clean up of spills really easy.
- A longer window of opportunity – The stain-blocking nature of carpet protection products gives you more time to deal with a spill. You will still want to deal with spills rapidly but the carpet protection can remove the “panic factor” associated with spill clean up.
- Easier maintenance – Not only does carpet protection provide stain-fighting capability, it also makes it harder for dirt to grab onto carpet fibers. This means that regular vacuuming is easier and more effective.
- Improved appearance – Carpet protection solutions are a barrier to stains and dirt. This keeps your carpet looking like new for a longer period.
How Does The Protector Work?
Accidents are bound to happen and the protector is designed to help prevent the damage these have on your carpets. Once applied, our carpet protector creates a protective, water resistant barrier that stops stains and spills penetrating the fabric. This allows them to be easily cleaned away without damaging your furniture or carpets. The protector works by creating surface tension that makes the fabric less absorbant. By coating the carpet fibres it also gives them somewhat of a non-stick surface. It does have its limitations. Red wine spilt on a treated carpet that is left to soak in is still going to leave a mark. But the protector will give you more time and a better opportunity to clean things.