Does Scotchgard really work?


It’s always a pleasure to see and feel freshened carpets right after they have been professionally cleaned, but professional cleaning can be expensive and difficult to maintain. By using a carpet protector like Scotchgard, you can keep your carpets and area rugs looking bright and new longer.

New carpets are shielded with a protective fiber coating from the manufacturer to help prevent stains and aid in cleaning. Over time, heavy foot traffic and harsh cleaners work against that protection causing soil to be ground deep into the carpet fibers showing wear and possibly permanent staining. Scotchgard works on a molecular level to renew your carpet to its factory issued state by lowering the surface energy surrounding each carpet fiber. Dirt and stains can cling to untreated carpet, but Scotchgard protection works with your carpet to repel liquid spills, dust, and dirt. By preventing stains from absorbing deep into the fibers of your carpet, cleaning and care become much easier and effective tasks.

Here are a few proven reasons you should ask for Scotchgard during your next cleaning:

Reduces the appearance of permanent stains. A great looking carpet or area rug can be ruined by an ugly spot. Unprotected carpet doesn’t repel dirt as easily as protected carpet so effectively being able to remove spills will result in longer lasting and beautiful carpet.

Helps save and elongate the life of high traffic areas. High traffic areas are often the most difficult to treat since soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet, regardless of how many times you vacuum the area. By applying a carpet protector, the soils will release from the fibers much more effectively and the life of your carpet will dramatically increase.

Makes accidental spills easier to remove. Sure, household cleaners can aid in gentler stain removal, but continued agitation can lead to a shorter lasting carpet. Scotchgard protectant allows for easier spot removal – many spills can be removed with just water.

Makes your next professional cleaning more effective. Renewing carpet protection after cleaning reinforces your carpet’s original factory protectant. Vacuuming will be more effective, more soil will be removed the next time your carpeting is professionally cleaned, and most importantly your carpet will look better, longer.

Helps avoid costly service calls. Though it’s best to call Louisville Carpet Cleaning & Flood Restoration at 502-585-2444 to handle delicate carpets and difficult stains you can’t remove immediately, Scotchgard helps you remove more spots than you could without a protector. If you go with Scotchgard, you may be able to save a minimum charge in the future by removing the stain yourself.

Scotchgard must be professionally applied as inappropriate application can result in overly stiff carpets or gummy and ineffective. For best performance, Scotchgard should be groomed into carpets for maximum penetration ensuring that all of the carpet fibers have proper distribution of the product. With the application of Scotchgard carpet protector, you have the assurance your carpet is protected with the highest quality product.

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