Why is Scotchgard Important On Carpet and Upholstery? From ezinearticles
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Scotchgard technology is intended to prevent stains, dirt, and grime from penetrating the fibers of your carpet or furniture. The chemical is safe and extremely effective when applied correctly by a professional with the accurate measurements and techniques. By the way, have you noticed that Scotch”gard” is spelled wrong? The original inventors actually misspelled the name when applying for a patent. When a patent was awarded, they just kept the misspelled name, Scotchgard”, as is!
If the product is applied properly, it will create a protective shield that repels liquid, dirt and grime, thus giving you the time you need to clean the spills and prevent stains. If you spill red wine for instance, and the carpet does not have Scotchgard, you will see the carpet turn a pink color as the wine absorbs into the fiber. If you spill that same glass of wine and your carpet is Scotchgard protected, you will see the wine bead up and remain on top of the carpet. By repelling the liquid, you can run and grab some paper towel, apply it to the spill and let the liquid absorb into that, rather than your carpet (see our video at Cleancare’s videos). Let's say you spill the wine and you have Scotchgard, but you decide to leave the wine and not clean it up because you have stain protection, it could eventually set in. The purpose of Scotchgard is to give you the time you need to prevent a stain. The problem is some people think because they have carpet protection, they never have to clean their carpets again. These are usually the people you’ve heard from who are disappointed with the results and tell you to never to waste your money on that “snake oil!” Get your carpets really clean at Boulder, CO 80301 Carpet Cleaning.
The other fantastic benefit of Scotchgard is the prevention of wear patterns in the carpet. If you have ever looked closely at people’s carpets you can usually see where they walk most often. The carpets in high traffic areas often discolor from wear and tear. The protective shield of the Scotchgard prolongs the beauty of those areas and prevents the carpet from discoloring as quickly. However, the product is not bulletproof. Even though it prevents the carpet from discoloring, the constant rubbing and pressure on the carpet does flatten the fibers in high traffic areas. It will also wear off over time from foot traffic. The high traffic areas with Scotchgard stay new looking much longer than without, but again don't expect miracles, although Scotchgard is a great product, it isn't magic. And it should be reapplied after every deep cleaning to ensure renewed and consistent protection on all fibers. Have this performed by an outstanding technician at Boulder, CO 80301 Carpet Cleaning.
The purpose of this article is not to dissuade you from using Scotchgard, on the contrary, the intention is to educate you about what to expect from Scotchgard. So many people over exaggerate the benefits of Scotchgard and the customers are ill prepared for spills. If you want to prolong the splendor of your carpets and furniture, Scotchgard can accomplish that goal for you.