At Cleaning Bros we have tackled all varieties of stains on carpets and upholstery in Romford and across London. Regardless of whether you’re in Hornchurch, Upminster, Brentwood, Chigwell or Epping, at some point, your Auntie Carol will send a glass of red wine flying across your living room while re-telling a story that really doesn’t seem to warrant such excessive levels of gesticulation!
With that in mind, is there anything you can do to protect against this inevitable event? The tactful approach (i.e. the one that doesn’t involve addressing Auntie Carol’s wine consumption) would be to scotchguard your carpets and/or furniture, which is a service we can do here at Cleaning Bros.
The literature for anti-stain protectors like Scotchguard claims they can repel liquids and block stains, but how effective are they and how do they work?
In terms of effectiveness, it needs to be understood that every type of protector on the market is designed to adhere to the fibre it is being applied to, so it is probably best described as a ‘soft coating’ that can be applied to your carpets or upholstery (or even your clothes!).
Scotchguard has to find a happy medium between offering protection from stains and allowing fabrics to be used in the way they were intended to be used. They don’t completely repel liquids and they don’t work forever.
While they aren’t a miracle cure for spillages, stain protectors like Scotchguard dramatically improve your chances of avoiding staining when you spill juice, wine or other common household liquids, and they will even increase the lifespan of your carpets and upholstery, because the protector will become worn before the material underneath it does.
Scotchguard should always be applied by a professional contractor such as Cleaning Bros Ltd, to ensure it doesn’t alter the texture of the carpet but still provides maximum protection. If you are interested in this or any of our other services we offer at Cleaning Bros, get in touch today for a no obligation quote.
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