Does Carpet or Upholstery Protector Really Work?

Does Carpet or Upholstery Protector Really Work?

ABSOLUTELY!  When properly applied.

Unfortunately, there is a great deal of confusion about carpet and upholstery protectors in our industry.

Untrained and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet cleaners give out false information, and in the worse cases, intentionally misrepresent the product.

Carpet and upholstery protectors help protect textiles from liquid penetration due to spillage and also enhances its ability to resist dry soils.  A quality protector resists dry soil that usually leads to traffic lanes in your carpeting.  Due to this resistance, when you vacuum, you’ll receive a deeper clean as the soils can not stick to properly protected fibers.  In addition, most spills are resisted allowing the homeowner an opportunity to clean them up before permanent staining becomes a reality.

Two Ways Factory Protector is Removed From A Carpet

  1. Regular foot traffic – Over a period of six months to two years, depending on the traffic, a significant amount of protector can be removed from your traffic areas and must be reapplied.
  2. High Alkaline cleaners. Many cleaners use harsh chemicals on the carpet, and those chemicals will strip your carpet’s factory protection.  No factory manufactured carpeting on the market has permanent, indestructible fabric protector built in during the manufacturing process.  To protect your carpets soil and spillage properties, you should have carpet protector applied with each cleaning.

Paid A Carpet Cleaning Company To Protect Your Carpeting And It Didn’t Work?  Here’s Why.

  1. The company did not use a high-quality protector. Discount protectors are watered down and not as effective and sometimes void the warranty of the carpet.  Many “discount house,” coupon companies and unscrupulous carpet cleaners use cheap, no name protectors or water down name brand products to make them go further and put more profits in their pockets.
  2. Not applying the product properly. Some cleaners either under-apply or over-apply protector.  The manufacturer guidelines must be followed if the client is to receive maximum protection.
  3. If the carpet cleaning company does not rake the protector into the carpeting, or groom it into your fabrics, the protector will not penetrate the textile. Proper grooming ensures contact with all areas of the upholstery’s fabric and carpet fibers.
  4. And the last reason quality protector doesn’t work is because it was never applied even though you were charged for it. Many unscrupulous carpet cleaners simply don’t apply protector at all or tell the client protector is being applied at the same time their carpeting is being cleaned.  Carpet and upholstery protector can ONLY BE APPLIED after the cleaning process has been completed, and then applied using a pump sprayer.

A great looking carpet can be ruined by an ugly spot.

Unprotected carpet doesn’t repel spillage and dry soils as well as protected carpeting.  Carpet protector will help spills from becoming permanent stains and allow easier cleanup.  Carpeting that has been protected will allow your vacuuming to become more efficient by enabling more particulate to be recovered with each cleaning.  Protected carpeting will also allow the professional carpet cleaner to deliver a higher quality cleaning because there will be less staining and soils to contend with.

Tru-Clean is a professional Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute.  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on Tru-Clean or should you have any questions, please feel free to check us out online at or call us anytime at 239-541-4888.

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