5 Easy Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Carpet

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  1. Check the Warranty:  Stain-resistant warranties can vary from 5 to 20 years; all requiring regular cleaning and immediate spot removal
  2. Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum!:  often – once or twice a week; removes sharp soil that can cause pre-mature wear
  3. Have Carpet Professionally Cleaned Often: to keep traffic areas less soiled and keep fibers from heavy abrasion; once per year preferably and stain-resistant carpet cleaning recommended every 2 years
  4. Remove Spots Immediately:  sooner you remove the spot, the less likely a permanent stain will result
  5. Have Carpet Protected: Dupont Teflon, 3M Scotchgard, or EncapuGard Green

Carpet Protectors – What We Use Because They Work

Dupont Teflon/Teflon Advanced

  • Forms a molecular shield around the fiber which lowers the surface energy causing the carpet to repel liquid spills, dust and dirt
  • Prevents dirt and stains from being ground into or absorbed by the fibers
  • Repels acid-based stains, wet and dry soil
  • Dries quickly, no odor, CFC and solvent free
  • Works on variety of fiber types, including wool

3M Scotchgard

  • Improves fibers’ resistance to water-based stains and every day soiling
  • Not intended to be used as a waterproofing agent; however, it does provide resistance to water-based substances
  • Scotchgard Protection and Stain Release Warranty requires carpet be cleaned by professional hot water extraction at least every 2 years to maintain warranty
  • Most common household liquids can be easily blotted up even if the spill does not “bead up”
  • Effectiveness depends on traffic patterns, exposure to soiling and stains and proper cleaning and maintenance
  • Will last approximately 1 year in residential and 3 months in commercial sites

EncapuGard Green

  • Soil resistant, stain protection, wicking prevention, and residue neutralizing technology
  • Approved by EPA for Design for Environment program – certified Green product
  • Enhances clean-ability and spot/stain removal
  • Resists particle, water-based and dye-blocking stains