Carpet Protector | Fayetteville NC
Anyone who has had new carpet installed knows what it feels like the first time someone spills on it. Even if you have older carpeting, you still get that sinking feeling knowing that you cannot simply toss it in the washing machine. However, there is something you can do. Using a protector or sealer on the carpet can prevent stains and keep your carpet looking newer for longer.
One thing that carpet protectors and sealers do is prevent the carpet from being absorbent. You want your carpet to be soft and cushioned, but you do not need it to be absorbent like a towel or washcloth. When you use a sealant on the carpet, it provides a barrier between outside forces and the fibers. Moisture will simply bead off the fibers. If there is mud on the carpet or if someone has spilled a drink, the majority of the liquid will remain on the surface so that you can soak it up.
It also prevents stains from adhering to the carpet. You will not be able to fully seal out all moisture and dirt. If you tried to use that much sealant, it would no longer feel like carpet anymore. However, it does prevent the moisture and dirt that does reach the fiber from fully grasping onto it.
If you want to lengthen the life of your new or old carpeting, consider using some sort of protector or sealer. Consult a professional who will be able to guide you in the direction.