As a certified, Omaha Carpet Cleaner we strongly recommend the periodic application of carpet protectors. Most carpets these days come from the mill with some stain protection built it. The stain protection creates a barrier between the carpet fiber and whatever nasty spill happens to come into contact with it. These protectors, whether from the factory or applied by a certified carpet cleaning technician, allow the homeowner some time between the actual spill and development of a permanent stain.
The best carpet protectors are quite effective, but that effectiveness is diminished as the carpet is used. Properly applied protectors do not wash off when carpet is cleaned, as some unethical cleaners may suggest. But they certainly do wear off with normal use, and can be removed or compromised by certain spills or cleaning agents. So periodic reapplication of carpet protector, by a certified carpet cleaner is important.
Many ask just how often that protector should be applied. I wish I could offer an absolute answer, but the truth is that it depends on the type of carpet, the type of environment, and most importantly the type and amount of use that the carpet gets. Our recommendation is to reapply protector every other year under normal conditions. Carpets with extremely light use may require less frequent application, while a busy home with kids, dogs, etc may need it more often.
The carpet in your home represents a significant investment, and it will last a long time if taken care of. Your carpet's manufacturer often requires periodic professional carpet cleaning in order to maintain your warranty. Your Omaha carpet cleaning experts at Specialists Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning strongly recommend the application of carpet protector as an another important part of protecting your investment.
by Scot Morris