Carpet & Upholstery Protection Sioux Falls
Frequently Asked Questions
- Does Cleaning Remove the Scotchgard�?
Some Scotchgard� Carpet Protector is removed from the fiber from heavy traffic or aggressive cleaning. Some product may also be removed by strong cleaning agents and chemicals. Check with your supplier to determine which cleaning agents you may need to avoid. It is generally recommended to re-apply Scotchgard� each time the carpet is cleaned.
- What is the difference between the mill applied and after market products?
The mill applied products are formulated for drying in the high temperature ovens found in carpet mills, while the home applied products are formulated to dry at ambient temperatures. Because the mill applied products are "baked on", they are typically more durable, depending upon the product. However, Scotchgard� has good durability and provides valuable protection against soil and stains.
- How often should protectors be applied?
Since the biggest enemy of the protectors is abrasion from traffic, and traffic varies with each situation, the general recommendation for re-application is after each cleaning, at least through the heavy traffic areas. The same conditions that led to the need for cleaning probably have led to the need to refresh the carpet protection.
- Is Scotchgard� appropriate for all fibers?
Yes, Scotchgard� provides protection from soil and stains on all types of carpet fibers. A special formulation of Scotchgard� carpet protector has now been developed for use on wool fibers.
- Should Scotchgard� be raked in?
Yes. After being sprayed on, the best way to assure even distribution and penetration into the pile is to groom or rake the carpet.
- 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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