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Carpet and Fabric Protection

For the ultimate protection that lasts!

Fabric protector is an excellent choice for families with children or pets and is often part of a warranty requirement. It makes regular cleaning easier and helps to prevent stains. Fabric protection does wear off slowly with vacuuming and normal foot traffic and does need to be re-applied periodically. Long Lasting Carpet Protection is an investment for carpets as it provides protection that keeps them looking cleaner for a longer period of time, even after heavy traffic. With regular vacuuming, protection can remain effective for up to three years, or up to 3 steam cleans.

Soil and stain protection is commonly referred to as "scotch guard". That's the most commonly available brand, designed for use with carpets, furniture and fabric for soil and stain protection. There are many different levels of quality even within the scotch guard brand name. One scotch guard isn't necessarily the same as another scotch guard.

At All Carpets we are committed to the highest quality products and services . Our promise to you is to make sure when we apply stain protector to your carpet or upholstery, you are getting the protection from stains that you would expect! All Carpets fabric protector (scotch guard),provides effective protection by surrounding individual fibres with invisible shield to make the fabric more resistant to getting stained or soiled, and ultimately extends its life, boosts great foot traffic resistance and is suitable for hot water extraction cleaning.

Our second promise is to apply it correctly. Unfortunately many within our industry will cut corners here. In order to give you the protection that you expect we need to mix it properly and then apply it properly.

It's always our recommendation that our clients care for their carpets well being, extend their carpets life and reduce cleaning costs, by allowing carpet protector to be used after steam cleaning has been performed.

We cover all suburbs.

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What Does It Do?

Fabric Protection (or scotch guarding) is an invisible barrier on carpets and upholstery that prevents stains, soils and spills from adhering to the carpet or upholstery fibre. When applied, this solvent based product effectively applies an invisible barrier to every fibre for maximum protection. It is colourless and odourless after the initial application.

Fabric Protection does not allow liquid to penetrate into the carpet, it will simply "bead up" or fall between the fibres, not into them. It works as an insurance premium for your carpet. It helps prevent spills or stains from dying the colour of the carpet so liquids such as colas, milk & coffee can be easily cleaned (when treated straight away, as per "After Care Instructions"). Most spills, treated immediately will come out. Care should be taken for removal of acid-based stains.

Fabric Protection also prevents dirt from sticking to the carpet fibres. The dirt is held loosely around the carpet fibres making removal of the dirt easier, which makes your carpets appear cleaner and remaining like new for longer.

Because dirt does not stick to the fabric, vacuuming becomes more effective. When vacuuming untreated fabrics (with a normal vacuum cleaner) only 60% of the dirt is removed, the other 40% builds up in the fabric. When they are treated with a fabric protection up to an extra 40% of the dirt is vacuumed away.

Treated fabric remain cleaner for a longer period than untreated fabric - saving you money!

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Why get your carpet, rug or sofa protected?

  • Protects from spills and other stains
  • Preserves the appearance of your carpet
  • Resists soiling
  • Helps prevent the growth of germs, bacteria and fungi
  • Lasts up to 3 Years, or up to 4 cleans
  • Increases the life and slows down the wearing of your carpet
  • Research confirms that it slows down the wearing of your carpet by at least 25%
  • Protection that lasts!

One misunderstanding we come across is that it will keep your carpets and upholstery from getting dirty, this is not so. Your usage will determine that. If you have small children, two dogs and a cat you're more likely to have accidents and soiling then say a single person living alone. What it does do is provide you a level of protection against the soil or stain becoming a permanent part of your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I get my carpet protected ?

It is wise for you to get your carpet protected for the following reasons.

  • You will be protected from spills and other stains
  • The protection will preserve the appearance of your carpet
  • It will fight and resists against soiling
  • You will be preventing the growth of germs, bacteria and fungi
  • The service will last you up to 3 Years, or up to 4 cleans
  • It will increases the life and slow down the wearing of your carpet
  • In the end it will save you money to invest in protecting your carpet
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Is soil and stain protection also referred to as "scotch guard" ?

Yes scotch guard is the most commonly available brand, designed for use with carpets, furniture and fabric for soil and stain protection. There are many different levels of quality even within the scotch guard brand name. One scotch guard isn't necessarily the same as another scotch guard.
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How does fabric protection work?

Fabric protection is an invisible barrier on carpets that prevents stains, soils and spills from adhering to the carpet fibre. When applied, this solvent based product effectively applies an invisible barrier to every fibre for maximum protection! The barrier is colourless and odourless after the initial application.
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After fabric protection is applied can liquid still penetrate into my carpet?

No ! The protection does not allow liquid to penetrate into the carpet, it will simply "bead up" or fall between the fibres, not into them. it works as an insurance premium for your carpet.
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If I spill milk or coffee can it be cleaned?

Yes, when treated straight away. Most spills, treated immediately will come out - care should be taken for removal of acid-based stains.
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Does fabric protection prevent dirt from sticking to my carpet fibres?

Yes! Dirt is usually is held loosely around the carpet fibres making removal easy. Protecting your carpets and removing the dirt right away makes your carpets appear cleaner and remain like new for longer.
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Will fabric protection keep my carpets from getting dirty?

No, it is up to you to keep your carpets clean, getting them protected will simply help PREVENT against the soil or stain becoming a permanent part of your home.
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I don't have kids or pets and rarely spill on my carpets, do you still recommend me getting my fabric protected?

Yes! Fabric protection is for everyone, not just for people will busy households. The main reason to have your carpets protected is to prevent from staining in case an accident occurs. No one plans on spilling but accidents do happen!
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What items are best to protect?

you can protect anything that is fabric ! Always protect your rugs, residential or commercial carpet that is used frequently. Also make sure to always check for colour-fastness first by testing in an inconspicuous area.
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How often should I have you come and re-apply the protection?

The carpet's protection wears away with time from dirt and traffic. Each time your carpet is cleaned with a deep extraction machine, the protection is diminished considerably. We recommend having us come for periodic cleaning at least once a year with a deep extraction machine and reapplying the protector after each instance.
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How long does it take to dry?

Providing proper ventilation for the product to dry will speed up the dry time process in most conditions. Usually most objects and carpets dry overnight. It is important to check if your carpets and objects are dry before resuming normal traffic in treated areas. Sometimes longer dry times occur when there is colder temperature or more humid conditions.
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Can you protect my oriental rug?

The variability between manufacturers and the occasional use of food dyes can produce unusual and unpredictable results. We do not recommend this product for use on oriental rugs.
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How do I clean dog urine off a scotch guarded carpet without removing the scotch guard?

A properly protected carpet should help prevent the urine from soaking in deeply. It is important to get to the urine right away and soak up as much as possible.
    Two things will remove the protector:
  1. A high alkaline cleaner, be sure the ph of the product that you use is not to high.
  2. Over agitation, do not scrub or over rub the stain/spot with a brush, or towel.
Pet urine starts out in the acid range, and as it dries it becomes an alkaline. The third stage it becomes a residual alkaline salt (here the stain changes colour to LOOK obvious). The most effective way for a home-owner to remove the problem is to first extract with a small cleaning machine. Be sure to flush thoroughly. Second, add a mixture of vinegar and water, mixed 50/50, and saturate the area. Note, the urine has spread out under the fibres and the contaminated area is much larger than it is visible. Be sure to spread the product beyond the visible spot. At this point you can also add an Enzyme digester to the mix. (available at a pet shop). Let the solution sit on the spot for 20-30 minutes. Extract again. (If you don't have an extractor, fold a towel and stamp up as much of the liquid as possible). Repeat if necessary.
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Does protecting and carpet really work?

It's not foolproof but yes it works. It doesn't prevent stains and soiling from happening but it does help prevent them from becoming permanent additions to your furniture and carpets.
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Is the protection safe for children and pets?

Yes, all protective carpet protector products go through extensive testing and have been safely used in homes for more than 20 years.
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Will the protection "waterproof" my carpet?

The protector is not intended to be used as a waterproofing agent for carpet. However, it will provide improved resistance to water-based substances.
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How should I clean my carpet after having it protected?

Soil is the greatest threat to your carpet's appearance. Vacuum regularly using a vacuum with a beater-bar that will raise the pile while it removes soil. Blot up spills immediately. Immediate attention to spills and spots will make removal easier. Always blot the area - never rub, scrub or use a brush.
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How does the protector work?

The protector provides an effective protective treatment by surrounding each individual carpet fibre with an invisible shield. It improves the fibres' resistance to water and oil-based stains as well as soiling from everyday use
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Do you protect residential and commercial carpet

Yes we do , specialising in both residential and commercial - we are one of Australia's leading most reliable cleaning companies!
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What guarantees can you give me?

There are things that cannot be cleaned 100%, but we have been able to remove all of the soiled or stained areas 98% of the time. Our trained technicians will test the area first, then sit down and discuss the procedure with you letting you know the risks or guarantees that it can be cleaned.
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How long does the procedure take?

The time really depends on how many rooms we are protecting for you.
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How long does the protection last?

We recommend that the protector be reapplied after every hot water extractionUnder “normal” conditions and with reasonable care the protector will provide long lasting benefits. However, performance will diminish somewhat over time with each hot water extraction cleaning. For optimal soil and stain protection
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Does the protection change the feel of the fabric?

No, the feel of the fabric will remain the same ! The only difference is that your carpet will be protected from permanent soil and stains.
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Will the protection change the colour of my carpet?

The procedure is safe and effective and will not change the colour of your carpet all all.
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Will my carpet be protected from all stains?

It is impossible for a carpet to be 100% protected from stains BUT having us perform the process of protecting your carpet will preserve the appearance and resist against future potential stains.
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Will you be able to remove wax stains, wine stains, food stains, blood stains, Ink stains?

We can remove just about any stain there is! If for whatever reason we cannot remove the stain we can repair your carpet. Either way we will have it looking fresh and new when we are done.
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How do I protect my carpet from permanent staining?

The best and smartest way to prevent permanent staining is to have you carpet protected. The procedure will preserve the appearance of your carpet and protect you from all spills and stains becoming permanent.
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How will you charge me when protecting my carpet?

We charge per m2. You can find a price list on the bottom of the page.
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Do you charge the same to protect carpets in an ample room and a furnished room?

Yes we charge the same amount for empty and furnished rooms. It all goes by per m2.
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