Even though it is probably used more than most other furnishings in your home, the carpet does not always receive the type of maintenance that will help keep it in good condition. Many homeowners vacuum their carpet regularly but vacuuming does not remove all embedded dirt and debris from the fibers, professional carpet cleaning services are required to completely remove embedded debris. Most professional carpet cleaners also offer scotchgard services which help protect the carpet by forming a protective seal. It is wise to include scotchgard application if you have your carpet professionally cleaned because it will preserve the effects of the cleaning service and produce several other benefits for your carpet.
The following are the main benefits of scotchgard application:
Protection from Dirt and Stains
The carpet in a home is vulnerable to dirt and stains that will diminish its appearance and drastically shorten its life without the proper maintenance. Deeply embedded debris and stains are difficult to remove without professional carpet cleaning services and having the carpet scotchgarded will help keep it protected between cleanings. Scotchgarding creates a protective seal over the carpet that repels stains and also prevents dirt and debris from attaching itself to the carpet fibers. This results in cleaner, newer looking carpets that will last much longer.
Easy Cleaning and Maintenance
It can be difficult for homeowners to effectively remove deeply embedded debris and stains from their carpet but applying scotchgard makes cleaning the carpet much easier. The protective seal formed by the scotchgard actually repels oil and water based stains so that spills can be blot dried before they soak in and stain the fibers. Scotchgard applications also prevent dirt, dust, and other debris from attaching to the fibers so that they can be removed more effectively with regular vacuuming.
Reduction of Indoor Air Pollution
Protecting your carpet with a scotchgard application can help limit indoor air pollution in your home in two major ways. One way is by preventing too much dust and debris from getting trapped in the carpet. When a carpet gathers too much debris in the fibers, walking on the carpet can cause some of the debris to be kicked up into the breathing air. Scotchgard protection prevents too much debris from getting trapped in the carpet fibers and makes the debris that does gather on the carpeting much easier to remove. The second way scotchgarding helps prevent indoor air pollution is by cutting back on the need for additional cleaning products for the carpet that could diminish the air quality.
Money Saving Maintenance
Having new carpeting installed in your home is an investment and protecting it with scotchgard will help you save money on professional cleanings and prolong the life of your carpet to save you money on replacement. It is generally recommended to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once per year and including a scotchgard application with this service will protect your carpet from stains and debris between cleanings so that you do not have to have your carpet professionally cleaned as often.
The next time you hire professional carpet cleaners to clean and restore your carpet, you should consider a scotchgard application to keep your carpet protected after the cleaning. Applying scotchgard will help prevent dirt accumulation and stains, make your cleaning more effective, reduce indoor air pollution, and save money in the long run by keeping your carpet cleaner for longer and prolonging its life. Talk to your preferred carpet cleaning professional about scotchgarding options for your carpet.