Is having fiber protection worth the extra cost? That really depends on how you think about it. When you have any rug, whether wall to wall or a beautiful area rug, it is an investment in your home. By adding a professionally applied protection to any of your rugs, carpet or upholstery you buy yourself a bit more time to help you get a spill up, therefore helping to maintain your rug, carpet and upholstery’s beauty and value.
When you have your area rugs (either fine (oriental, hand knotted or hand dyed) or just a department store style rug) cleaned, they next step is a crucial one. Be sure to ask for protection to be professionally applied to your freshly cleaned rugs, carpets and upholstery. This will buy you more time to treat spills when the inevitably occur.
Protection works by helping the fibers from absorbing anything accidentally spilled on your rugs, carpets or upholstery too quickly. Protection (when professionally applied) should help a stain bead up and sit on top of the fibers for up to 15 minutes but this doesn’t mean you can wait to treat your stain. This means you should be able to treat it with our spot out cleaner to get it clean. After about fifteen minutes, the spill will begin to seep through the layer of protection. There is of course, nothing that is 100% successful in blocking all stains, but by investing just a little extra into protection and following our stain guide here, you will have the best chance of keeping your area rug, carpet and upholstery looking its absolute best. If you have followed the spotting guide and are having trouble, be sure to call us at (916) 348-7018 to have us come out and help you get them all beautiful once again.
One final note. You must still maintain your rugs with regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning in order to keep your rugs, carpets and upholstery looking and feeling their absolute best. Protection should be applied after each professional cleaning for the maximum benefit. Be sure to check out our before and after gallery to see some fantastic examples of the difference a good cleaning can make to your rugs, carpets, upholstery and tile and grout.
We are here to help you maintain your rugs, carpet and upholstery. Call us today at (916) 348-7018 to get your cleaning scheduled.