Protector... Does It Really Work?

Protector... Does It Really Work?

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Old 04-10-2015, 07:50 AM
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Default Protector... Does It Really Work?

Protector... Does It Really Work?
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 unscrupulous carpet cleaners cause a great deal of confusion
by giving out false information or intentionally misrepresenting the product.
A nylon stain-resist carpet is made with two protective properties:
The first is an acid dye blocker that is basically a clear dye that fills the extra dye sites in a fiber that helps keep “foreign” dyes
(such as red dye in a beverage) from penetrating the carpet fiber. The second property is called a “fluorochemical.”
It is commonly known as 3M Scotchgard® or DuPont Teflon®. These help keep spillage from actually getting to the acid dye blocker.
But their biggest job is to resist dry soil. By resisting dry soil, less soil bonds to the carpet and is consequently picked up by your vacuum.
Not having enough “soil resistor” on the carpet leaves your traffic areas exposed to gritty soil that cuts and slices the carpet fibers


Uninformed cleaners use chemicals that are too harsh. If you have had your carpet cleaned by one of these carpet cleaners, chances are that a significant amount of protector has been removed, leaving your carpet exposed! (Carpet cleaning at pH of 10 or below does not remove a significant amount of protector). Many times the protector is not mixed or applied properly. In the worst case, only water is applied.

WARNING: This treatment is removed 2 ways: With regular foot traffic over a period of 6 months to 2 years depending on traffic and with cleaners with a pH of over 10!

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