Carpet & Upholstery Protection Sioux Falls
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Cleaning Remove the Scotchgard®?
Yes, but a very small percentage when compared to time and traffic. The abrasives in the dust in your home, coupled with foot traffic, will wear the protection down much more than a single cleaning.
What is the difference between the mill applied and after market products?
Short Answer: Same product different formulation. Longer answer: Main difference is aftermarket products are made for lower drying temperatures, The mills "bake" the protection on in their process, we are not allowed to re-bake your carpet
How often should protectors be applied?
It depends, since the biggest enemy of the protectors and carpet is abrasion from traffic. Traffic varies with each situation, A daycare is much different than a family of three traffic wise. The stairs get hit harder than any area in the home. Mostly it depends on your vacuuming habits. Every other cleaning for sure.
Is Scotchgard® appropriate for all fibers?
Yes and no. I have cleaned a thousand wool rugs, and have never applied protection to a single one, Wool has lanolin, that is all the protection nature saw fit to provide for the sheep, and thats good enough for me. If wool is improperly cleaned and the lanolin is stripped from the fibers that cleaner will own a rug. Scotchgard® is formulated for almost every fiber we encounter.
How is Scotchgard® applied?
Scotchgard® is formulated to be mixed with water and applied with a sprayer. We use a sprayer that mixes water and chemical on the fly, apply it librally and groom it in to the fibers for maximum exposure. This will add an extra hour or 2 for complete drying, but is well worth the sacrafice of not using the carpet until it is dry to the touch.
What about drying time?
Whenever possible the carpet should not be put back into service until dry to the touch. The length of time will vary depending upon the drying conditions, but is usually only a few hours.
Can Scotchgard® be applied to upholstery?
Yes, Scotchgard® also works on upholstery that is not subject to water damage as is silk and other more exotic fabrics. Scotchgard® is suitable to protect upholstery made from most cotton, nylon, polyester, and blends of these fibers. But if water damage is a possibility or a concern, do not apply Scotchgard®
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