Scotch Guarding is the ultimate carpet, area rug and upholstery insurance program. Scotch Guard is a safe chemical that creates a repellant coating around carpet fibers so that they do not absorb any liquids that can cause a stain. The biggest mistake people make when cleaning up a stain is not acting quickly enough due the moment of panic we experience after an accidental spill. The more time a staining liquid has to penetrate the fibers of a carpet the more time it has to permanently stain the carpet. Scotch Guard will prevent your carpets from absorbing unwanted odors. For example, pet stains even after the liquid is removed may still leave you with unwanted odors. With Scotch Guarding, the repellent coat around the fibers prevents odors from being absorbed. Scotch Guarding also prevents carpets and upholstery from absorbing dirt, dust and allergens which can create a stuffy and musty living environment. Below are several frequently asked questions about Scotch Guard.
Is it Safe? Yes! Scotch Guard is approved by the US EPA for use. After the chemical has time to dry during the application process you can use your carpets normally. It will also become odorless after it dried. Scotch Guard will only change the feel of your carpets when over applied. Before using any chemical you should read the MSD Sheet for safety information.
How is it applied? Scotch Guard is applied as a spray. An even coat will be applied to your carpets and upholstery. After the coat has been applied it will take around 8 hours to dry. During this time you cannot walk on the carpets as this prevent the Scotch Guard from drying evenly over the fibers.
How long does it last? The longevity of Scotch Guard is determined by how frequently the carpet is used. A carpet with high traffic will require more frequent vacuuming and Scotch Guarding. You should also apply scotch guarding to your carpets and upholstery after they have been professionally steam cleaned or shampooed.
What can I use it on? Scotch Guard can be applied to just about any fabric. At Arco Cleaning our staff is trained to apply Scotch Guard to area rugs, carpets and upholstery. We can apply Scotch Guard on location or at our carpet and upholstery cleaning plant located in Mt. Kisco NY.
How do I remove a carpet stain? To remove a stain from a carpet you should first blot the area with an absorbent cloth or paper towel so that any excess liquid is removed. Next dilute the stain with a stain fighting solution such as white distilled vinegar or club soda. Once this is applied gently soak up the stain remover. If the stain still persists repeat or contact a local carpet cleaning company.