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By Hannah Doherty
24/03/2014

Most Carpets and Upholstery fabrics don’t wear out or become unusable because of an accidental spill, instead they gradually take on a dingy appearance from constant exposure to household dust, stray food particles, pets and everyday use. The right carpet or fabric protector can reduce damage from liquid spills and dirt! No single protector can protect against every kind of stain or spill. A few substances will defy even the most effective protector, i.e. bleach, some food colouring dyes.

What Should I Look For And What Can I Expect From A Protector?

Carpet and Upholstery fabric protectors are a worthwhile investment.  There are two types of protectors on the market:

Silicones: These repel water but do little to protect against dirt, oily liquids and stains. They can, in fact, do more harm than good.

Fluorochemicals: This type of protector is far superior to silicones and has been used to maintain appearance and add life to carpets and furnishing fabrics for more than thirty years. They still remain the most effective and versatile of any of the protective finishes available today.

Fluorochemical won’t protect against every spill but they do protect against most water and oil based spills and dirt. Fluorochemical treatments are either applied during manufacture at the mill, at selected retailers or in your home by a specialist technician. It works by locking into each carpet and upholstery fibre to create an invisible durable shield, which doesn’t affect the look or feel of the carpet or fabric.

So cleaning and vacuuming your carpets and furniture is easier and more effective. The following benefits can be achieved:

  • ‘Resists’ soiling
  • Spills can be blotted away more easily
  • Long lasting protection
  • Easier more effective cleaning
  • Preserves carpet and fabric appearance.
  • Protects your investment.

In Summary

Carpet and upholstery Protective treatments do work, providing they are applied and maintained correctly.

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Hannah Doherty

Hannah does a little bit of everything needed to keep the office running. Although relatively new to the job, she’s been around Aqua-Dry her whole life as she is Tom’s daughter. Hannah keeps track of clients, jobs and customer service as well as everything else! Read More
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