ScotchgardTM Protector combined with proper care and cleaning, will make a big difference in retaining your carpet and upholstery’s beauty over many years of regular use.
Just how long your carpet and upholstery will look good depends on a number of factors, Including house hold traffic patterns, exposure to soiling and stains and, of course, proper cleaning and maintenance (vacuuming and spot removal).
So, to get the most out of your Scotchgard investment, here are a few tips you should know about caring for your carpet and upholstery fabrics.
What about overall cleaning?
Carpet and upholstery treated with Scotchgard protector will stay cleaner longer-a real time and money saver. For best results, call your professional carpet cleaner.
Will Scotchgard protector change the feel of my carpet or upholstery?
With some carpets and upholstery you may experience a slight change in feel after Scotchgard protector has been applied. However, routine vacuuming and traffic will bring back the original feel.
Will Scotchgard protector be effective after carpets and upholstery are cleaned? How long will the protection last?
How long the protection lasts depends primarily on how much use the carpet and upholstery receives and how well it’s cared for. Your professional carpet cleaner can determine whether or not adequate Scotchgard protector remains after cleaning. For optimum performance it’s best to have Scotchgard protector re-applied after a professional cleaning by an authorized Scotchgard protector applicator. The most important thing to remember is that even with Scotchgard protector, carpet and upholstery require good housekeeping practices.
Is ScotchgardTM Carpet and Upholstery Protector used by professional cleaners in either residential or commercial applications safe to use?
Yes, 3M products sold under the Scotchgard brand name have been thoroughly tested and are safe for their intended use. Scotchgard protector products manufactured after December 31, 2000, do not use, contain, or degrade to PFOA or PFOS. The new materials are deemed acceptable for sale by the U.S. EPA and other environmental agencies around the world.
How to care for your carpet and upholstery after your applicator leaves.
t’s important to let your carpet and upholstery dry properly after application of ScotchgardTMProtector. We recommend waiting 8 to 12 hours before walking on the carpet or sitting on upholstery.
While the carpet and upholstery are drying:
- -- Avoid using the room
- -- If it is necessary to walk on the carpet, wear clean shoes
- -- Avoid walking on the carpet with bare feet
- -- Keep children and pets off the carpet and upholstery
- -- Weather permitting, open windows to provide fresh air
- -- Remove caged pets from the room
How should I care for carpet treated with ScotchgardTM Protector?
Through a schedule of daily and weekly vacuuming. Daily vacuuming should include all heavy traffic areas to keep dirt from accumulating and eventually working down deep into the carpet. Weekly vacuuming of the entire carpet should be done by moving the vacuum at least six times over the same area. Move the furniture so all carpet can be vacuumed.
The ScotchgardTM Protector Promise
- -- Scotchgard protector keeps your carpet and upholstery looking good longer.
- -- Your carpet and upholstery are easier to clean. Dry sol is easily vacuumed away, and spills can be spot cleaned more easily than unprotected carpet or upholstery.
- -- Scotchgard protector provides lasting protection and resists soil even after heavy traffic and frequent vacuuming.