It is important that one can offer protection to a client’s carpet and upholstery. It is an integral part of any carpet cleaning business professionals. However, you need to know that not all carpet and upholstery protectors and protect-ants are made equally, just the same way that every cleaner isn’t same. Protectors differ largely based on the fluoro-chemical technology that they use and actually behave differently.
Why Have Your Upholstery Protected?
Protection is largely approved by the public. Advertisements have assisted with the general acceptance, especially with the classic ‘egg in the saucepan’ commercial where they drop a particularly messy item on delicate carpet and easily clean it up. Nearly everyone has heard about these protectors for upholstery and carpets.
Offering a protector for their delicate upholstery and carpets will make sure that you have happy customers. They are absolutely essential to keeping your business popular. With protectors, all carpets and their upholstery will be cleaner for longer and they will come back to you for future work.
Many carpets sold now, especially carpet made out of nylon, comes with some variety of carpet protector in the fibres. If carpet mills, fibre producers, and BridgePoint all know it can work, All Aces knows it works for sure!
Top Up Treatments for Protectors
If your previously protected carpet is beginning to show wear and tear, you may be able top up the protector on it. Were you aware that your carpet originally came with protection applied to it? Over the years, it may begin to wear off because of people walking on the carpet and 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
In order to understand the benefits, you need to understand how exactly protectors work.
When protectors like Bridgepoint Maxin and Guardsman are applied to fibres, they create an increased surface tension. This means that any liquid spilt upon 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 fabrics, they are much simpler to clean up. This way, they are unable to stain.
BridgePoint Maxim or Guardsman penetrate and envelope the fibre fully and easily. 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 and so easy to clean up.
Benefits of Protectors
- Carpets and fabrics will stay clean and look newer for longer, since spills and dirt cannot penetrate the fibre. This means the fibres will look cleaner for a longer time, which is a great perk considering the large cost involved in carpeting a new home.
- Your carpets will last longer. Soil can cause early wear and tear to carpets. After awhile, high foot traffic areas will ‘ugly out’ and cannot be cleaned effectively any longer. They are then replaced well before they should be due, which can cost quite a bit of money. If you use BridgePoint Maxim and Guardsman alongside regular carpet maintenance like vacuuming, you can prevent ‘traffic lane’ areas from wearing out.
- Your carpet will clean better. Dry vacuuming will be much easier and more effective with protector. Spot cleaning will be much easier, as well. You will notice great results when cleaning customer carpets as well.
- BridgePoint Maxim and Guardsman offer the customer time to get to your stains before permanent staining and damage happens. You can sell spot remover to your customer to make sure that the right product is used to prevent stain setting.
Protector One Year Warranty
The one year limited warranty for your carpet applies if your carpet and/or upholstery was cleaned professionally, followed by an application of BridgePoint Maxim/Carpet or Guardsman by our group, All Aces Services. They hold that from one year after protector application, the carpet will be cleaned free of charge if any protected area shows stains from water based or oil based liquids during normal use. The staining must not be removable by using the Consumer Spotting Kit after All Aces Services stain removal procedures are used.
How to Remove Stains
You should blot off all liquids or scrape off any solids remaining that are possible to remove without damaging your carpet. From there, apply BridgePoint Avenue directly to the affected spot and blot with a towel or napkin. Repeat as you may need to. For upholstery, make sure to use BridgePoint Avenue to a napkin and blot directly.
If the stain cannot be removed, you can make contact with All Aces through the online contact form for a free spotting advise.
NOTE: Keep all proof of warranty as well as the receipt for the warranty to be honoured. All Aces Services also needs to be contacted immediately in the next four days after the spill or stain.
Normal soiling from general, everyday usage.Carpet that is meant to be used in rental or commercial properties.Staining caused by bleaches, dyes, neglect, vandalism, floods or fires, acne medication, ink, or other abuse.Repetitive stains like pet stains.
It is necessary to identify different fibres to figure out best way to clean that individual fibre type. You would then be able to figure out the best cleaning method and product for the best results. You need to understand the characteristics of the fibre in order to figure out whether applying protector is actually worthwhile for your customers.
For example, it is not advised to apply protector to a polypropylene fibre, as it is not absorptive and floats in water. In order for protector to be beneficial, it needs to be absorptive.
Nylon Upholstery Fibres
Nylon fibres are often described based on their development generation and this is to best identify the changes or improvements that have occurred to nylon used in carpet manufacturing over time.
- First generation nylon is the first nylon fibre that was produced. It features a 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 soil magnification by changing the fibre to a tri-lobal shape. This allowed light to refract differently and make the soil less obvious.
- Third generation nylon worked on the static electricity problem. The static generated by nylon could cause some consumer distress and this was solved by formulating a built-in anti-static to the fibres via a carbon core.
- Fourth generation nylon increased soil resistance via fluoro-chemicals. This helped formulate an improved product as protector was applied at the mill for superior soil resistance.
- Fifth generation nylon offered resistance to 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 foods from staining carpets.