What is Scotchgard Protector?
Scotchgard Protector works to repel any type of liquid without compromising the look and feel of your carpet. It can even be used anywhere, on your furniture, sofas, rugs, clothes even on your Tent. You want the things you love last, so using Scotchgard helps make this possible.
Simply spray on your carpet or upholstery has an invisible protective barrier. Repelling and blocking whatever life has to throw at it can look newer for longer. Scotchgard Protector is also one of the most used carpet cleaning products in professional carpet cleaning.
How does SCOTCHGARD Works?
Scotchgard forms a protective shield surrounding each fiber, protecting it from water and oil-based stains. Scotchgarded formula was discovered accidentally by Patsy Sherman and Samuel Smith. They received a patent for the procedure in 1973. Originally scotchgarded key ingredient was perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), which, with a lot of pressure from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency due to its toxicity and global distribution, has been phased out for the last ten years. Instead, Scotchgard has used perfluorobutane sulfonic Acid (PFBS), which unfortunately, has a much shorter life span.
The Scotchgard formula helps to prevent liquids and dirt from penetrating fabric fibers in your carpets and upholstery, but it isn’t infallible. Used, it will help keep your furniture, carpets, clothes looking cleaner for longer. With all that said, please don’t be mistaken. Having Scotchgard doesn’t mean your carpets are impenetrable. You should never leave any spillages on the carpet. It will eventually set in. Scotchgard simply gives you that extra time to prevent the stain soaking in a while protecting your belongings. It won’t affect the color, look or feel of the belonging.
Because there is such a wide variety of different products available from Scotchgard you can use it in
- carpet cleaning
- upholstery cleaning
- in car carpets cleaning
- outdoor furniture and fabrics
It is a massive range of cleaning and protection. It is perfectly safe to have around children and pets provided it is used correctly and once completely dried.
Scotchgard shouldn’t affect the object such as stiffening or color run. Still, in some cases if this was to happen it could be caused by over-application or accelerated drying, e.g., using heat or cool fans to try and speed up the drying process.
This can be rectified in most cases with a simple vacuum or gentle brushing of the affected area and it should feel normal again.
We would advise that on carpets to ensure the protection of the carpet, that every time you get a professional deep clean with a powerful extraction steam carpet cleaning machine. Scotchgard is applied once the clean is complete and recommended this be completed at least once every year.
It is advised to apply Scotchgard to the desired area when you have plenty of time to allow it to dry completely, at an average room temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, 50% humidity. An overnight drying time should allow most objects/carpets to dry. However, if the temperature is colder or the room is more humid the drying time can prevent the object/carpet from drying and prolong the drying time. Other reasons can be that good ventilation will also help ensure that the objects/carpet dry in a reasonable amount of time if a heavy application has been applied.
There are some fabrics that we wouldn’t recommend using Scotchgard on a few of them are
- white wool rugs
- oriental rugs
- no colorfast rugs
- upholstery that states explicitly dry clean only
- We always recommend checking the washing to ensure that the item/surface is suitable mort the cleaning labels will have either a ‘w’ or a ‘ws’ to confirm it is safe to clean with water. If you are still unsure a simple colorfast test can be performed on an unseen part of the object/surface.
- We offer a Scotchgard protection service with our carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services at Premium Clean, and it’s offered at an affordable price even for your bedroom.
- Come and visit our premium clean website and check out our cleaning services and prices. We want to be the cleaning company for you that provides all your cleaning needs in London for a great clean and protection.