Fiber & Fabric Protection: Part II
We recently went over the benefits of having carpet protector applied after your professional cleaning. It helps repel spills and loose soils. It also makes spots easier to clean up, often with just water. It also makes your next cleaning more effective.
There are ways that fiber protectors can be removed from the carpet. One is regular foot traffic. Over a period of six months to two years, depending on the traffic, a significant amount of protector is removed from the carpet. Unfortunately there are a lot of uneducated, uninformed and sometimes unscrupulous cleaners that use harsh chemicals on carpet that will strip its protection. If one of these companies has been in your home, you will need protector reapplied.
There are also things that can be done while applying the protection that will make it ineffective. The first is not using a high quality protector. Discount protectors are not very effective and sometimes void the warranty of your carpet! A Clean Pro uses only the highest quality, recommended protectors. Using the same container for carpet protector as other cleaners can contaminate the protector, making it gummy and ineffective. Our vans have a dedicated container reserved only for protector. Some cleaners under 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 stiff and crusty. A Clean Pro’s technicians are diligently trained for proper application. For 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. A Clean Pro thoroughly grooms the protector into the carpet pile.
There are many factors that go into applying fiber protector correctly to achieve maximum results for months to come. A Clean Pro uses the highest quality products and takes training and certification very seriously so that the best results are obtained with each fiber protector application.