When a Protection Treatment is applied to a carpet or piece of upholstery, either as part of the manufacturing process or after it has been made, it forms an invisible odourless coating to each individual fibre. This coating has outstanding dry-soil resistance, along with resistance to wet soil, water-based stains and oil-based soils. Your carpet and upholstery will stay cleaner and brighter approximately 20% longer with the application of a protection treatment.
Dirt or soil tends to remain on top of items treated with a protector and can usually be vacuumed away. Treated items will give an opportunity to remove spills before they are absorbed. A liquid spill on a treated item is more easily removed if spotted immediately. If thisis not done, then the treatment will make the spot easier to remove at a later date. Soil release is much improved when cleaning carpets or upholstery treated with a protection treatment.
Some protection treatments also include an acid dye resistor. This is a compound that acts almost as a clear dye, filling the remaining dye sites after the normal dye procedures. Filling all the dye sites renders the fibre resistant to acid dyes that can attach to vacant dye sites and causing permanent stains.
Protection Treatments are subject to wear and a reduction in effectiveness over time. Most of the manufacturers recommend cleaning every 12-18 months and that a protector is reapplied between 3 and 5 years depending on the usage of the carpet or upholstery. Also, even when the carpet is at its peak, it is not resistant to some stains. Some insecticides will stain nylon carpet, as will bleaches and products containing Benzoyl Peroxide.