Carpet is a big expense, and it’s wise to consider how to protect your investment. One of the ways to do this is to request stain protection after professional carpet cleanings.
Do you need to do it every time you get your carpet cleaned?
All residential carpets come with built-in stain resistance. Some of it wears out with foot traffic. Some of it comes out during the cleaning process.
A built-in stain protection may last approximately four to six cleanings if the proper products are used during the cleaning process. Some people choose to re-apply the protectors every time just to be on the safe side.
Stain protectors can help by:
- Reducing the chance of stains becoming permanent. Nothing is more distressing than a big spot on an otherwise great-looking carpet. Stain protection helps avoid permanent stains by making spills and spots easier to remove.
- Making spots easier to remove. When carpet is protected, spots can be removed more quickly with less wear and tear. It may just take a little water.
- Keeping high-traffic areas from becoming worn. Soil from shoes bonds easily to unprotected carpet. Since soil is highly abrasive, it cuts carpet yarns. Once the yarns are cut, it is easier for the soil to bond to those yarns. Carpet protectors make vacuuming more effective because the soils release more easily from the carpet.
- Lengthening the time before carpet must be replaced. Since carpet protection makes your carpet look better, it will last longer.
Most carpets should be professionally cleaned every year or two. You’ll want to consult with carpet care providers to make sure that stain protection is a good option for your family’s needs and lifestyle. Green carpet protector solutions are available that may be a better choice for you.