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Why Should You Be Using Fabric Protector on Your Carpet?

Using Fabric Protector on
Your Carpet

Blog originally published on December 26, 2014. Updated on July 15, 2022.

A great looking carpet can be ruined by an ugly spot. Unprotected carpet doesn't repel spillage and stains as well as protected carpet does. By being able to remove spots and spills more effectively, you can avoid permanent staining. High traffic area soiling is very abrasive and can act like a knife cutting delicate carpet yarns. This ever-expanding, damaging, penetrating soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet.

However, by applying fabric protector, you will increase the life of your carpet dramatically. Acting as an invisible shield, this strong carpet protection blocks stains from settling in. When you vacuum protected carpet, the soils will release from the carpet pile much more effectively.

A water repellent like Scotchgard Rug & Carpet Protector creates a protective barrier around carpet fibers to make cleanup of spills, soil, and water based stains much easier. Instead of allowing the liquid or dry soil to be absorbed and stamped into the carpet, the protective barrier keeps it on the surface so it can be removed.

Why Use Fabric Protector for Carpet?

We recommend treating new or clean carpets and rugs with fabric protector. The easier a spot is to remove, the less cleaning products you will have to use, the less agitation you will have to use, and the less time it will take. Together, all of this helps extend the lifespan of your carpeting. Many spots can be removed easily with just water. Having fabric protector applied to your carpet fibers will also enhance your next cleaning. More soil will be removed the next time your carpeting is professionally cleaned.

Although you want to call a professional to handle any spot you cannot remove immediately, carpet protector treatments help you remove more spots than you could without a protector. You may be able to save yourself a service charge by removing the spot yourself.

Protect Furniture with Upholstery Protector

In addition to carpet protector, fabric protector is typically applied with a spray bottle to help prevent stains on upholstered furniture. This is especially useful for households with children or pets!

For Total Fabric Protection Solutions, Call Plymouth Carpet Service

For stain protection for carpet and upholstery, choose Plymouth Carpet Service today. Contact us online or by calling (734) 453-7450 and let us help you discover this secret stain avenger!

Facts About Carpet Protector:

  • No smell

  • Non-allergenic

  • Easier cleanup

  • Penetrates deep

  • Carpet looks better longer 

  • Saves money on carpet cleanings

  • Carpet lasts longer even in high traffic areas

  • Does not change the look or feel of the fabric