Carpet Cleaner Birmingham: Anti-Stain Protector And How It Works
Scotchgard, Stainguard, Teflon, Guardsman – there are many brands of ‘stain protector’ in the cleaningl market place, but what do they actually do? How do they work? Well first of all, stain protectors are designed to adhere to the fibre – whether it’s on a carpet or upholstery and are essentially a sort of soft coating. Need an anti stain protector? You can ask carpet cleaning Birmingham to install one for you.
It is manufactured this way deliberately because if it was a hard coating (which is more resilient) and then it would dramatically alter the texture and make it feel so very hard a bit like varnish. So it has to remain really soft but the only downside is that it won’t last very long and will slowly lose it’s effectiveness as time goes by. But of course, that doesn’t mean it won’t give great protection.
So how does anti-stain protector really work? Well the protectors molecules bond to the fibre surface and then once fully dried and cured can stop lots of different liquids from permanently staining the carpet. This gives you time to blot it up before it goes any further. The anti-stain protector will not stop the liquid from penetrating the carpet. Not because the carpet cleaning Birmingham hasn’t applied it correctly – or used the wrong product so it’s kind of a waste. It just means that the protector can only do so much for you and you should keep it in mind that it is not a hard coating.
Not all liquids will bead up on the surface of your carpet. Some liquids will, others won’t as it depends on the temperature of the liquid, the content of the liquid & the fibre make up. Remember there are some instances when even if a protector is applied correctly it won’t bead up – especially if it’s a synthetic yarn in a woven construction for instance. ANother thing to keep in mind when you have an anti-stain protector is that the actual wear to the fibre is reduced because you are essentially wearing the coating of the protector before you actually wear the fibre itself.
Your carpets will be saved from premature wearing and anti-stain protector is actually more affordable compared to changing your carpets! For a good product to work, it’s like anything in life – you get what you pay for so you need to do some research on this. So beware of very cheap ‘quotes’ that say that they will apply a protector for what seems a fantastically low price. They could actually be spraying water down instead of protector, and you would never even know about it! Call Carpet Cleaner Birmingham, the most trusted expert on carpet cleaning services in Birmingham!