This is due to the protective properties of your carpet, specifically the acid dye blocker and fluorochemical treatment (commonly known as 3M Scotchguard® or DuPont Teflon®)
Why You Should Always Have Scotchguard Protector Applied to Your Carpet?
Unfortunately there is probably as much confusion in the carpet cleaning industry about carpet protectors as there is about cleaning. Uneducated, uninformed, and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet cleaners cause a great deal of confusion by giving out false information or intentionally misrepresenting the product.
A nylon stain-resistant carpet is made with two protective properties: The first is an acid dye blocker that is basically a clear dye that fills the extra dye sites in a fiber. This helps to keep “foreign” dyes (such as red dye in a beverage) from penetrating the carpet fiber. The second property is called a “fluorochemical”. It is commonly known as 3M Scotchguard® or DuPont Teflon®. This treatment helps keep spillage from actually getting to the acid dye blocker, but its biggest job is to resist dry soil.
By resisting dry soil, less soil bonds to the carpet, therefore being picked up by your vacuum or cleaning. Making sure that you have a sufficient amount of protector on your carpet will help keep the soil from bonding to the carpet. Once it bonds to the carpet, it acts like sandpaper on your traffic area. Once the traffic area yarns are broken down, there is no way to bring them back to their original state.
2 primary ways that factory protector is removed from a carpet…
1. Regular foot traffic. Over a period of 6 months to 2 years depending on the traffic, a significant amount of protector can be removed from your traffic areas and needs to be reapplied.
2. High alkaline cleaner. Uneducated, uninformed, and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet cleaners use harsh chemicals on the carpet that will strip it’s protection. If one of these rascals has been in your house, you may want to have the carpet re-protected.
We follow manufacturer recommended application rates to the exact letter. We groom the carpet with a professional grooming tool to ensure proper product distribution and to leave your carpet looking great. Finally, we provide you with a Certificate of Application you can keep for your documentation that you are complying with the provisions of the manufacturer’s warranty.
Best of all, it is guaranteed.
We Also Offer Fine Fabric Protector
Protecting your furniture is equally important.
After your fabric is cleaned, it will need to be protected. The appropriate protector will be applied upon request to protect against spillage and excessive soiling.