Upholstery & Fabric Protection

Upholstery & Fabric Protection

It is an important part of any carpet cleaning business that one can offer protection to a client’s carpet an upholstery. However, you should know that not all carpet and upholstery protectors and protectants are made equally. Protectors differ largely based on the fluoro-chemical technology that they use; this causes them to behave differently.

Why Have Your Upholstery Protected?

Having your delicate upholstery and carpets protected will ensure that your carpet is kept in the best condition possible. Upholstery and fabric protection are largely approved by the public and applying protectors ensures that all carpets and upholstery will be cleaner for longer. Many carpets that are sold now, especially carpets that are made from nylon, come with a variety of carpet protector in their fibres.

If carpet mills, fibre producers, and BridgePoint all know it can work, AllAces know it works for sure.

Top Up Treatment for Protectors

If your previously protected carpet is beginning to show wear and tear, you may be able to top up the protector that is on it. Generally, your carpet originally comes with protection applied to it. However, over the years, it may begin to wear off because of foot traffic ad general wear. A top up protector can be applied to maintain and extend the lifetime of your carpet.

The Many Benefits of BridgePoint Maxim & Guardsman

To understand the benefits of protectors; you first need to understand how they work.

Surface Tension

When protectors like BridgePoint Maxim and Guardsman are applied to fibres, they create an increased surface tension. This means that any liquid spilt on it will find fewer spaces to enter the fibre’s surface. If they cannot penetrate the fibres and merely bead or pill up on carpet and fabric, they are much simpler to clean up. This way, they are unable to stain.

Coating Mechanism

BridgePoint Maxim and Guardsman penetrate and surrounds the fibre fully. If a spill is dropped from higher above the carpeting, it will still move toward the case of the carpet and base of the fibres. However, with protector, the entire fibre is fully protected, and the spill is contained making cleanup easier.

Benefits of Protectors

  • Your carpets and fabrics will stay clean and look newer for longer, since spills and dirt cannot penetrate the fibre. This means that the fibres will look cleaner for a longer time.
  • Your carpets will last longer. Soiling can cause early wear and tear to carpets. After a while, high foot traffic areas will begin to ‘ugly out’ and can no longer be cleaned effectively. This causes your carpets to be replaced well before they should be, this is not cheap. If you use BridgePoint Maxim and Guardsman alongside regular carpet maintenance like vacuuming, you can prevent high traffic areas from wearing out.
  • Your carpet will clean better. Dry vacuuming will be much easier and more effective with protector applied. Spot cleaning will also be much easier.
  • BridgePoint Maxim and Guardsman offer the customer time to get to your stains before permanent staining and damage happens.

How to Remove Stains

It is important that you blot off all liquids or scrape off any solids remaining that are possible to remove without damaging your carpet. Apply BridgePoint Avenue directly to the affected pot and blot with paper towel of a napkin, repeat if needed. For upholstery, it is important that you apply BridgePoint Avenue directly to a napkin or paper towel and blot.

If the stain cannot be removed, you should call a professional stain removal company and seek advice.

Note: You should keep all proof of warranty as well as the receipt for the warranty to be honoured. Contact us withing four days of the spill or stain if you need assistance.

Exclusions

  • Normal soiling from general, everyday use.
  • Carpet that is meant to be used in rental or commercial properties.
  • Staining caused by bleaches, dyes, neglect, vandalism, floods, fires, acne medication, ink, or other abuse.
  • Repetitive stains like pet stains.

Identifying Fibres

It is important to identify different fibres to figure out the best way to clean that fibre type. Based on the fibre type, the best cleaning method and product that will produce the best results can be identified. It is important to understand the characteristics of the fibre to figure out whether applying protector is worthwhile for your customers.

For example, it is not advised to apply protector to polypropylene fibre, as it is not absorptive and floats in water. For the protector to be beneficial, the fibre needs to be absorptive.

Nylon Upholstery Fibres

Nylon fibres are often described based on their development generation, this is to best identify the changes and improvements that have occurred to nylon used in carpet manufacturing over time.

  • First generation nylon is the first nylon fibre that was produces. It features and round cross-section. This encouraged the fibre to enlarge soil quite easily, which caused it to tend toward a dirty look.
  • Second generation nylon reduced the amount of soil magnification by changing the tri-lobal shape. This allowed light to refract differently and make the soil less obvious.
  • Third generation nylon worked on the static electricity problem. This static generated by nylon could cause some consumer distress, this was solved by formulating a built-in anti-static to the fibres via a carbon core.
  • Fourth generation nylon increased the soil resistance via fluoro-chemicals. This helped formulate an improved product as the protector was applied at the mill for superior soil resistance.
  • Fifth generation nylon resists acid dyes in its fibres to resist today’s foods with acid dyes. All chemicals are applied by the manufacturers to stop food dyes from things like fruit drinks, or other acid-based food from staining carpets.

Call AllAces Cleaning & Restoration on 1800 00 1010 for all your fabric and upholstery protection needs.

 

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