Why should you have your carpet cleaned and carpet protection applied every year in Birmingham, AL? This is a good question that we are asked often. What exactly are the benefits to have your carpet cleaned and carpet protection or Scotch guard applied? Well, if you have a room that is not used much and you are fairly certain that there will be no chance of spills, or large amounts of soil being ground in, or no major pet stains, than you probably don’t need protection. But, if you have pets, kids or you actually live in your home, you probably could benefit from carpet protection.
So, what is carpet protection or Scotch guard anyway?
Another good question! Basically, most carpet or fabric protection products such as Scotch guard are some sort of fluorochemical like Teflon. What this does is it coats the fibers of the carpet with a Teflon coating similar to Teflon coated frying pans. And just like your frying pans can become scratched and lose their coating properties from abrasive substances or metal, so can your carpets. This is why you should have carpet protection reapplied each time you have them cleaned.
Renewing carpet protection after each cleaning reinforces your carpets original factory protectant. It helps make it easier to remove spots and spills, and it also makes your vacuuming more effective.
Now for the biggest misconception about protectors like Scotchgard. The answer is NO! What’s the question you say? Does Scotch Gard keep my carpet clean? Well, actually in a way it does help to keep your carpet clean because the dirt and oils do not stick to the carpeting due to the Teflon coating. This means the soil can easily be vacuumed out, which essentially means that the carpeting stays cleaner, but it does not mean that it keeps your carpeting clean.
You probably are going to have spots, spills, and accidents that contribute to your carpet getting dirty. What Scotchguard and Carpet Protection do is they help keep the dirt and grime from sticking to the carpet and make it much easier to remove. But, you still have to vacuum and clean your carpet. If you need help with your carpets, call Heaven’s Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning today at (205) 618-9150. We can clean and deodorize your carpets as well as add a fresh layer of carpet protection at the best rates in Birmingham. Don’t wait any longer, call now to have your carpets cleaned & protected in Birmingham, AL.