The perfect time to stain protect your carpets and upholstery is when they are brand new or if you have just had them cleaned.
New carpets and upholstery are usually a fairly sizable investment and in order to keep them in the best condition for as long as possible, we highly recommend getting the stain protector applied as soon as possible after they have been delivered.
There is still considerable value in having a protector applied to a freshly cleaned carpet or suite as it will help keep it look good for longer and extend its lifetime. After application, regular vacuuming and immediate attention to stains and spills will keep your furniture and upholstery looking cleaner longer.
The stain protector works by coating the fibres of your fabric or carpet with an invisible shield. This barrier helps prevent oil and water-based substances from penetrating and can buy you valuable time in order to grab a towel or cloth to absorb up the spill. It also helps prevent general grime and grubbiness from penetrating the fibres, meaning that soil can be more effectively removed when you have a deep clean done.
No, the stain protector is a great help for keeping your fabrics and carpets well maintained, but it is not bulletproof and certain substances may still mark or stain your carpet. Unfortunately, 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 etc. Our stain protector protects against most water and oil based spills and soiling. It’s good to remember even if you have a stain, we are more likely to be able to remove it if protector has been applied.
The stain protector does not change the appearance or feel of your carpet or upholstery in any way.
Having a stain protector applied to your carpet or upholstery provides you with fantastic value for money in terms of maintaining the quality of different silks and fabrics. It helps to prevent long term damage from a number of factors such as spills, pet damage, daily wear and tear, while keeping your home looking fresh and in top condition. It is a proven, robust type of seal which will prolong the life of your sofas and carpets – both in the home and in commercial/office settings.
The length of time a stain protector remains effective will depend largely on the amount of traffic an area gets – the hall of a public building or the reception area in an office may get substantially more use than a spare bedroom in your home, for example. On average, carpets and upholstery are cleaned every 1-2 years. The effectiveness of the stain protector will diminish every time furnishings are cleaned using Hot Water Extraction. We recommend that a top-up be reapplied after each professional clean.
Usually it is unnecessary to reapply the protector to the entire area that has been cleaned. For example, the carpet underneath your couches or piano is unlikely to need it. Similarly, the back and sides of your suite usually do not need a top-up application.
We can advise you on the recommended service when we visit your home and you can be confident our advice is the best there is in Dublin– we’ve been in business for over 37 years now and stain protector is a service we have offered almost since day one!