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Five Reasons You Should Always Get Carpet Protector

1. Reduces Permanent Stains

An ugly spot can ruin a great looking carpet. Unprotected carpet does not repel spillage as well as protected carpet. By having more time to remove spots and spills more effectively, you can help avoid permanent staining.

2. Helps save your high traffic areas from becoming destroyed

High traffic area soil is very abrasive and slices the carpet yarns like a knife, this damaging soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet. By applying protector, you will increase the life of your carpet dramatically. When you vacuum your protected carpet, the soil will release from the carpet pile much more effectively.

3. Makes spots easier to remove

The easier a spot is to remove, the less agitation you will have to use while cleaning. The less agitation you have to use, the less time it will take. Many spots can be removed easily with just water.

4. Helps avoid costly service calls

Although you will want to call us to handle any spot you cannot remove immediately, carpet protector helps you remove more spots than you could without protector. You may be able to save a minimum charge by removing the spot yourself.

5. Makes your next professional cleaning more effective

Having protector applied to your carpet will enhance the results of your next cleaning. More soil will be removed the next time your carpeting is professionally cleaned.


Carpet Protector

Carpet protector should always be applied to your carpet. Unfortunately, there is probably as much confusion in the carpet cleaning industry about carpet protectors as there is about cleaning. Uneducated, uninformed and sometimes downright scrupulous carpet cleaners create a great deal of misconception when giving out false information or intentionally misrepresenting the product.

A Nylon Stain Resistant carpet has two protective properties. The first is an acid dye blocker, which is a clear dye that fills extra dye sites on a fiber. This helps to keep “foreign dyes” (such as red dye in a beverage) from penetrating the carpet fiber. The second property is called a “flourochemical” This treatment helps keep spillage from getting to the acid blocker, but its biggest job is to resist dry soil.

Making sure that you have a sufficient amount of protector on your carpet will help keep sand form penetrating deep into the fibers. Once the sand bonds to the carpet, its acts like sandpaper on your high traffic areas. Once the yarns in the high traffic areas are broken down, there is no way to bring them back to their original state. Prevention is the best course of action!  

Two Primary Ways that Factory Protector is Removed From a Carpet:

1) Regular Foot Traffic

Over a period of 6 months to 2 years, depending on the type of usage and amount of traffic, a significant amount of protector can be removed from the high traffic areas and should be re-applied.

2) High Alkaline Cleaner

Uneducated, uninformed and sometimes downright scrupulous carpet cleaners use harsh chemicals on the carpet that will strip its protection. If one of these uninformed cleaners has been in your house, you may have to get your carpet re-protected.

Four Mistakes Other Cleaners Make in Applying Protector

1) Not using high quality protector

Discount protectors are not as effective and sometimes void the warranty of the carpet. Roto-Static uses only the highest quality, recommended protectors such as Dupont Teflon or 3m Scotch-guard.

2) Not using a designated container

Using the same container for carpet protector as other cleaners can contaminate the carpet protector making it grimy and ineffective. Our vans have a designated container reserved ONLY for carpet protector.

3) Not applying the product properly

Some cleaners either under apply or over apply the protector. Under applying it doesn’t allow for complete penetration on the carpet yarns. Over applying causes the carpet to become overly stiff and crusty. Roto-Static’s technicians are diligently trained and as such strive for perfection when it comes to applying carpet protector.

4) Not grooming the carpet

For the best performance, a protector should always be groomed into the carpet for maximum penetration. This ensures contact with all surfaces of the carpet yarn, proper distribution and drying. Roto-Static thoroughly grooms the protector into the carpet pile.


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