Carpets and upholstries are some of the most cherished fabrics in one’s home. They often serve as a reflection of the person’s ability to care for their household and maintain its cleanliness and fresh appearance. Furniture with stained fabric is repulsive to most people and will make the home owner seem unclean and irresponsible. It’s unfortunate, then, that most fabrics stain very easily but often present a considerable challenge when one attempts to remove the staining. Letting an improperly trained pet out of sight for just a minute can, in many cases, lead to a stain that can be impossible to remove.
Many don’t realize that being reactive when it comes to cleaning these fabrics is not the most optimal strategy. Instead, one should focus on preventive measures to stop the stains and dirt accumulation from ever taking place. While a lot of the prevention revolves around common sense and being mindful of potential causes of staining, an extra measure many will take to keep their fabrics pristine comes in the formet of carpet and upholstery treatments.
These treatments usually come in the form of applying a protective substance to your carpet or upholstery as a proactive way to keep them in good condition. The substances are usually available in the form of spray cans, 1l bottles or large 5l canisters. Some of these substances are water-based fluorochemicals while others are aerosol solutions, but they generally all serve the same purpose – prevention through protection. Once the substance has been applied to the dry fabric, it’s meant to serve as a repellent for dirt as well as spillages that stain the fabric. Certain carpets can require two back-to-back applications because of their depth.
Carpet and upholstery treatments are an effective way of fighting the stains and dirt that can ruin household fabrics before they ever occur. Most professional carpet cleaners will end their service by spraying a protective layer over the carpet or upholstery fabric. This creates a type of barrier that should not only increase the likelihood of the fabric resisting dry and wet stains but also reduce the wear and tear that carpets and furniture fabric can experience daily. Furthermore, a deodorant is often applied over the fabric after the protection in order to eliminate odors and add a nice smell to it.
It is with good reason that these protective substances are applied, as it can be very difficult to remove stains from unprotected fabric once they have dried up. Professional cleaning services can be costly, especially when dealing with multiple pieces of furniture or several carpets, or when facing particularly stubborn types of stains. There is also no guarantee that the stain will be successfully and completely removed, meaning the fabric in question might need to be replaced. Constantly vacuuming the fabric can also prove to be tedious as, without the appropriate protection in place, the dirt, grime and debris accumulate at a much higher rate than they otherwise would. This makes carpet and upholstery treatments a very effective method of prevention that should be considered by every responsible home owner.