How Does Scotchgard Work on Carpets, Rugs and Upholstered Sofas

Do you have carpeting in your home? Are you always on your hands and knees scrubbing stains and spills? Are you rearranging furniture around to cover spots that you have been unable to get out all the way? Well there may be a better solution. Having a scotchgard added to your carpeting can save you from those spills soaking into the fibers and staining the carpeting and padding. Scotchgard is widely used on many surfaces such as shoes, car seats tablecloths and of course on carpet. So what is scotchgard and how does it work?

What is Scotchgard

Scotchgard is a repellent that is added to the surface of any fibers such as carpet or rugs. It offers a protectant shield that repels stains and spills that are dropped onto the protected surface. It can stop oil based and water based stains from setting into the fabric that it is protecting. Scotchgard is a great way to prevent stains from setting in and can keep your carpets looking their best for a longer period of time. Although it is not perfect and there are ways for stains to get passed, if the scotchgard is applied properly and spills are cleaned properly it can eliminate almost all stains. If you have a scotchgard you still need to be diligent in cleaning up spills quickly. The repellent will not keep the spill at bay for a long period of time, but if cleaned up quickly after the spill it can allow you to lift all the spill up off the carpeting.

Is Scotchgard Worth it?

Most people want to know that what they are paying for is worth the cost. Paying to have a stain guard added to your carpet or even furniture is definitely something that will pay for itself. The cost to replace stained and soiled carpet is much higher than the cost of scotchgard that will have your carpet lasting years longer. Many carpet comes with a factory stain guard but the amount of wear and tear that comes after you start to use the carpet can have effects on the factory guard. Using an aftermarket stain guard added to the fabric can help to ensure that all areas are kept covered and protected.
If you have need for scotchgard call Direct Carpet Cleaners today to make an appointment with one of our cleaning technicians.

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