Does Carpet Protector Such As Scotchgard Really Work?

DID YOU KNOW that one of the best ‘feel good’ experiences you can enjoy is having freshly-cleaned carpet, tile, or furniture?

And one of the most frustrating experiences you won’t enjoy is when, within just a few days, something like red wine, coffee or tea is spilled on that freshly-cleaned carpet, tile or furniture.

Ouch, not a good thing!

So you feverishly apply all kinds of household cleaning products and scrub in desperation. That spot does look a little better, but it is still there. You have an important appointment, so you give up. When coming home a few hours later… it has grown! (This is another mystery, and you might want to ask your carpet cleaning pro why this happens.)

All of this drama could have been avoided if you had asked for fabric protection (or grout sealer for your tiled floor) when you had your carpet or furniture cleaned. You know, like Scotchgard or Teflon or some of the other products available to consumers.

Fabric Protection is worth it and can double the life of your textiles.

How does fiber protector work?

Fabric protection is quite a mystery to many, but basically what it does is act as a kind of invisible shield that repels most substances that come into contact with a protected area.

You might compare this to waxing a car. Wax protects your paint job by applying an invisible shield, and you know it is working because you can see water beading up on the surface.

Carpet, tile, and furniture need the same type of protection.

Besides the obvious immediate benefit of cleaning up fresh spills, you can rest assured that a protected carpet, grout line or piece of furniture is going to last longer because when something is protected, it performs better and increases the lifetime of the textile.

This doesn’t mean you can skip regular cleaning. Anything dirty will wear out prematurely. Fabric protection enhances a good cleaning. It’s an added step that you want for your carpet and furniture in your home.

So you want peace of mind? The next time you have your carpet, tile or furniture cleaned, ask for protection. You will like it… and so will your carpet and furniture.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and a six-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.  Our cleaning solutions are allergen-free and safe for pets and infants.

For more information about fiber or grout protection, please visit Tru-Clean Surface Care online at or call us any time at 239-541-4888.

Do fabric protectors such as Scotchgard really work?  YES, when applied correctly by a trained professional.

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