Manatee Deep Clean uses both Bridgepoint's Maxim and Dupont's Advanced Teflon for carpet protection. Both are highly effective in protecting your investment. The choice of product used is yours.
Why Your Carpets Need Protection
When your carpet first left the carpet mill, it probably had two kinds of protection applied to it.
1. A stain and soil resistant treatment such as Dupont Teflon
2. An acid dye resistor (dyeblocker) for resisting stains.
What does Teflon do?
Teflon® delivers its protection by forming a molecular shield around each carpet fiber. The shield lowers the surface energy of the carpet fibers causing them to repel liquid spills, dust and dirt. This helps prevent dirt and stains from being ground into or absorbed by the fibers. Undetectable by sight, smell or touch, Teflon® protects all kinds of carpets. The repellent characteristic of Teflon® keeps dirt from sticking to the fibers, making carpets easier to care for. This helps your carpets look cleaner and fresher longer.
What are Acid Dye Resistors?
Acid dyes are negatively charged anionic dyes primarily used on nylon as well as wool and other animal fibers. There are also the dyes commonly used to artificially dye drinks, candies, etc., including Kool-Aid®. Acid dye resistors are negatively charged anionic resins that coat the fiber, causing fibers to resist most common household food and beverage (dyes) stains.
Bridgpoint's Maxim incorporates Teflon and Acid Dye Resistors witch are suitable for Nylon, Wool and other animal fibers only.
Dupont Advanced Teflon
Dupont's Advanced Teflon incorporates Teflon, as indicated in it's name. It is also a very wise choice and is suitable for use on all types of fibers.
Carpet Protector creates a unique invisible shield around the carpet fibers which provides extra time to clean up spills, stop the spreading of stains, and protects the outside surface of the fiber from abrasion. Carpet Protector keeps the carpet looking fresh and clean longer. Therefore, the application of a quality Carpet Protector provides a valuable service for you the customer.
Common ways your carpet and upholstery are exposed to soiling:
• Atmospheric Soils. Consider the dust that builds up on a coffee table or desk over a week’s time. The same dust and dirt is being deposited on your carpet and furnishings. To this dust add the air born cooking oils and atmospheric pollution that is present in every home.
• Dyes and Inks. The inks from newsprint in newspapers will readily be deposited on upholstery. Shoe polish can easily transfer to the carpet. Clothes such as denims will loose some of their dye onto the upholstery and carpet in a process called “Crocking”. Don’t forget the occasionally leaky pen or 2-year old artist with a flare for using marking pens.
• Oils and Grease. Body oils from both humans and animals cause soils to attach and hold onto fibers. Tracked-in grease and oil from automobiles create problems. Hair oil is easily transferred to the back of a recliner.
• Common Soils. This includes the outside tracking of common dirt, sand and vegetable fibers from plants. These are tracked onto the carpet from bottoms of shoes and transferred to upholstery from clothes, kids and animals. Also included are the every day food spills and spots.
Care Is The Key!
The steps for keeping your carpet and upholstery clean and protected are:
• Vacuum Often. Depending on traffic conditions, it's recommended to vacuum three times a week. This will remove airborne and tracked in soils that would otherwise be ground into the carpet. For upholstery, vacuum all surfaces once a week.
• Rearrange Furniture, Reverse Cushions. Rearranging the furniture occasionally will change the traffic patterns on the carpet and allow for more even wear. Reversing cushions will distribute the wear and soiling on upholstery.
• Use Professional Cleaning Services. When your carpet has lost that “just new look” and your upholstery soiling becomes apparent it is time to call a professional cleaner. Having your fabrics treated does not mean that general soiling will not eventually occur. In fact, over all cleaning is an important step to help keep your protected fabrics in top condition. When you consider a professional cleaning use an authorized IICRC certified cleaner. These professionals have been trained and are experienced in all methods of cleaning. They can recommend the best methods and procedures for your type of carpet or upholstery. Manatee Deep Clean takes great pride in being a certified firm in excellent standing with both the IICRC and the Bridgepoint Cleaning Network.
Manatee Deep Clean takes extra steps to assure you that you are receiving the maximum protective treatment