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With the wear and tear that can and is applied to all forms of carpeting many Houston property owners are turning to alternate forms of care for the cleanliness and longevity of there carpeting. Do it yourself carpet care that should always include weekly vacuuming along with regular visits by a carpet cleaning company are always helpful but to get the most out of your carpets and appearance you can use or have applied various chemical carpet protectors.

The carpet protectors are useful in repelling soil, water, oil and dirt from your carpet's fibers when applied and help to aid in quicker cleanings and stain removal. The types of carpet cleaners we are speaking of in this article are soil and stain retardants and do exactly as their names imply. Soil retardants are effective in keeping soil and dirt from building up on your homes carpet and a stain retardant will help in deterring staining from liquid spills and moisture. Many products are available under different monikers such as Scotchgard and Teflon, and some work to prevent both types of damage and any skilled Houston carpet cleaning company can assist you with making the right decisions for your carpets.

If you are buying new carpet you might be surprised to find that many of the new types of carpeting come already treated with these protectors, but as with pre-existing carpeting it is best to have a re-application of carpet protector every 1-4 years depending on the amount of traffic your carpets receive. Solvents can dissolve the protectors that are made with fluorochemicals so if you are using any of these types of products you will need to apply a new layer of carpet protector in that area. The other form of protector is silicone and while both are highly effective the silicone based protector sometime can leave behind a residue that attracts soils while the fluorochemical type can withstand most hot water treatments and stay highly effectual.

Your carpets are one of the main showcases of your home and while they may not be on the walls or at eye level, when carpeting is in a dirty or shabby condition this is noticed by all. Clean carpet present a fresh and welcome residence and adds to the harmony and well being, even the health, of everyone living in or visiting the house. You will always want to treat your carpets regularly for their appearance and be sure to immediately act if any moisture presents itself so as to ward of any molds and other damaging and potentially dangerous nuisances.

Research is available, as well as product websites to find out more information on chemical carpet protectors and it is always a good thing to consult with a carpet cleaning company as they have the most experience in the application and use of these products.

Before applying any sort of chemical to your carpets or any other home items, be sure it is safe, environmentally friendly and hypo-allergenic to keep you and your family healthy and happy here in Houston.

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