2 primary ways that factory protector is removed from a carpet:
Regular Foot Traffic
Over a period of 6 to 12 months depending on the traffic, a significant amount of protector can be removed from your traffic areas and needs to be reapplied.
High Alkaline Cleaner
Many cleaners use harsh chemicals on the carpet that will strip its factory protection. If you have had your carpet cleaned in the past, there is a good chance the cleaner has removed a significant amount of protector. It needs to be reapplied.
3 Mistakes Other Cleaners Make in Applying Protector:
Not Using High Quality Protector
Discount protectors are not as effective and sometimes void the warranty of the carpet. Pacific Carpet Care uses only the highest quality, recommended protectors.
Not Using A Dedicated Container
Using the same container for carpet protector as other cleaners can contaminate the carpet protector, making it gummy and ineffective. Our vans have a dedicated container reserved ONLY for carpet protector.
Not Applying the Product Properly
Some cleaners either under-apply or over-apply the protector. Under-applying it doesn’t allow for complete penetration on the carpet yarns. Over-applying it causes the carpet to become overly stiff and crusty. Pacific Carpet Care technicians are diligently trained for proper application.