Apr 10 2023
Is Scotch Guard Protection Necessary For Carpet Protection?
"If you spill any wine or Kool-Aid or things of that nature those are gonna clean right up and that you're not gonna have this nasty red, yellow or blue stain on your carpet because you have that protectant on there."
- Erik Olson, Carpet Cleaning Expert
So should you apply Scotch Guard protection to your carpets? Check A Pro Joe (Jim Klauck) from Check A Pro Radio poses this question to Erik Olson, carpet cleaning expert - "Is Scotch Guard Protection Necessary For Carpet Protection?" Check out what I found out from the experts at Safe N Soft Carpet Cleaning.
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Podcast Episode Transcript:
One of the things I love about my home is the fact that I've got a lot of carpet in my home.
As a matter of fact,
in my studio where I am now,
I have carpet and I really need to have carpet because we don't want a lot of echo.
So carpet is very important to me in my business and in my personal life and there's,
a lot of wear and tear on it.
So after I get it clean,
I'm wondering if I should,
protect it somehow with like a Scotch Guard product.
We've all heard of that.
So I've asked an expert in the carpet cleaning field,
Erik Olson from Safe and Soft carpet cleaning in Boise.
how you doing?
Thanks for having me.
I love my carpet.
I try to take my shoes off when I can.
I really don't want it to wear out.
I don't wanna clean it constantly,
but is there a way to protect it long term?
the question you ask is,
is kind of the answer right there is,
is scotch guard or I mean,
that's a term most people are familiar with,
there are other products and,
and those of us in the industry kind of refer to it as like a fabric protector,
protectant that we would,
apply to the carpet after we clean the carpet.
and what that is,
it's a barrier.
it's in the name,
it's a protector for those carpet fibers.
So when your carpet comes brand new,
it comes from the factory with a protectant on it.
that can be made up of a number of things.
the chemical makeup where it,
it creates a barrier around that carpet fiber and protects it from getting,
and just kind of worn and abraded from the grits and the soils that,
have in our carpets every day.
That's why we vacuum.
It's a very important vacuum.
because the soils,
the soils that are in your carpet under a microscope,
they're like little shards of glass or knives and they are just cutting up those fibers.
And so when somebody is like,
I just had my carpet cleaned but it still looks dirty there.
That's because the carpet is damaged.
it's not necessarily dirty but it is damaged and so the light does not reflect off of it the same way.
we like to have a for,
for those of us,
or for those of you that can see this on video,
we have a little demonstration tool where it's like a clear tube.
So when you look under a microscope,
your carpet fiber is like a clear tube on the other side,
of this tube,
it's very scratched up,
it's very abraded and it just,
it looks dirty because,
it's all scratched and,
and the light's just not shining through it the way that it used to like it does on the other side.
And so that's what essentially the carpet fibers do when they're,
they're scratched up when you put Scotch Guard or have that reapplied after the carpets are cleaned,
that continues to protect your carpet.
your investment essentially,
Because that's a big investment.
we want to protect that because it's more expensive to replace it than it is to clean and maintain it.
a product like,
there are better products out there.
a carpet cleaning professional or our carpet cleaning company,
we have access to those that we can apply that last a little bit longer that are,
that may be a little bit safer in,
in some regards,
to apply to your carpet and help your carpet,
stay cleaner longer,
vacuum up easier,
help it prevent staining on the carpet,
If you spill any wine or kool-aid or,
things of that nature that those are gonna clean right up and that you're not gonna have this nasty red,
yellow or blue,
whatever stain on your carpet because you have that protectant on there.
if you want to prevent those things and make it easier to clean your carpet up,
that kind of protector is,
is a great idea.
It's a fantastic idea.
The more we talk about carpet cleaning,
the more I feel it's carpet care.
So a lot of us think we'll just give our carpet a bath,
like we go into the shower.
But after we shower or bat,
maybe we put moisturizer on or something to keep,
to keep the skin soft and supple,
especially as we get older.
So when the carpet gets older,
it's kind of like people,
when they get older,
their cells don't regenerate as well.
older people need more moisturizer.
Maybe they need a face lift or something.
the more I talk to you,
it's more like carpet care than carpet cleaning.
it's a mindset.
are you gonna take care of your carpet or are you,
wanting carpet restoration?
Which at that point,
you don't always like your carpets only new once,
but depending on how well you take care of,
it depends on how good it will look in the long term if you're skipping,
cleaning or skipping protected because you're like,
I want to save some money.
It may end up costing you more in the long run because your carpet just may not last as long.
this has been fantastic educational for me as well.
Thank you so much,
safe and stuff,
carpet cleaning and Boise.
All of his information is located in the description of this podcast to get your carpets cleaned and to have them cared for long term.
Thank you Joe.