Does Scotchgard REALLY work?

Does Scotchgard REALLY work? Is it worth the money?  Doesn’t my carpet come with stain protector on  it already?  These are some of the most common questions about stain protectors.

Although when most people think of Scotchgard they think of spilled liquids being repelled, the best reason to have Scotchgard applied is to repel DRY SOIL.

Imagine the difference between frying an egg in a pan with a coated finish, and one that doesn’t.  The egg fried in a coated pan will slide right off the surface, the egg fried in the uncoated pan will stick like glue.  Good luck getting it out of the pan!  Carpet protector works the same way.

Under normal conditions, dirt and other soils make their way deep into the carpet fibers, even in households where shoes are not worn indoors.  Over time, this dirt and soil acts as an abrasive and causes the fibers to break down as you walk on the carpet.  This is what causes wear patterns in high traffic areas like hallways.  Scotchgard fills in those microscopic holes in the fibers so that dirt doesn’t have anywhere to hide.  You can then remove it with regular vacuuming.

Other great benefits of Scotchgard:

  • Scotchgard reduces the risk of permanent stains on your carpet. When your carpet is protected, liquids and dirt that could normally cause a permanent stain will be easier to remove.
  • Makes everyday spots easier to remove. Many spots can be removed easily with just water.
  • Makes your next professional cleaning more effective. All that tracked in dirt and those pesky stains will come right up when your pro comes in to clean the carpets.
  • Your carpet will look better and last longer! This saves you from costly replacement.

Even if your carpet had stain protector applied at the factory when it was new, it has likely worn off.  Usually protector lasts about 12 months in an average home, slightly longer in homes without pets or children.  Just walking on the carpet will wear out the protector over time, especially in high traffic areas.  If you have your Scotchgard protector reapplied after a professional cleaning, you can look forward to another year of easy stain removal and extended life of your carpet.  So don’t worry, you can be satisfied that your investment in Scotchgard reapplication is well worth the money.

 

When your carpet is protected, liquids and dirt that could normally cause a permanent stain will be easier to remove.

  • Makes everyday spots easier to remove. Many spots can be removed easily with just water.
  • Makes your next professional cleaning more effective. All that tracked in dirt and those pesky stains will come right up when your pro comes in to clean the carpets.
  • Your carpet will look better and last longer! This saves you from costly replacement.

Even if your carpet had stain protector applied at the factory when it was new, it has likely worn off.  Usually protector lasts about 12 months in an average home, slightly longer in homes without pets or children.  Just walking on the carpet will wear out the protector over time, especially in high traffic areas.  If you have your Scotchgard protector reapplied after a professional cleaning, you can look forward to another year of easy stain removal and extended life of your carpet.  So don’t worry, you can be satisfied that your investment in Scotchgard reapplication is well worth the money.

 

(This article is not sponsored or in any way affiliated with 3M Scotchgard)

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