Spills stay on the surface.
Dirt won’t adhere to the fiber.
Deep down protection from top to bottom of the fiber.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the built-in protection that comes on my new carpet only on the surface?
Actually, when Scotchgard™ Protector is applied at the mill, it’s done in a one-step application process that treats the entire carpet fiber from top to bottom. The deeper the penetration, the better the resistance to stains – and that means your carpet is easier to clean.
Will Scotchgard™ Protector be effective after carpets are cleaned? How long will the protection last?
Scotchgard™ Protector lasts for different amounts of time, depending on how often your carpet is cleaned and how heavy your use is. When you have your carpet professionally cleaned, ask your carpet cleaner whether you need to re-apply Scotchgard™ Protector. Often, a professional cleaning job means that it’s a good idea to have Scotchgard™ Protector re-applied, and many carpet cleaners can do it for you at the same time as your cleaning.
Is built-in Scotchgard™ Protector and Scotchgard™ Protector that is re-applied by DryServ safe?
All 3M products sold under the Scotchgard™ Brand name have been thoroughly tested and are safe for their intended use.
Will 3M Scotchgard affect the texture of my carpet and upholstery?
No, the carpet and upholstery protector doesn’t affect the texture of the fiber, and will not leave it feeling greasy or oily.
Does 3M Scotchgard smell?
No, it is an odorless product.
How often should 3M Scotchgard be applied?
3M Scotchgard is removed with wear and should be reapplied with every cleaning, or every six months, whichever comes first. Carpet manufacturers often require regular applications to maintain the warranty. Truck mounted steam extraction cleaning does not wash away an initial application of 3M Scotchgard.
How long does it last?
Typically, the protector last for 6 months to a year, although it can differ based on the amount of traffic, wear, and humidity within the home. Other factors, such as sand, grease, heavy solvents and road salt during the winter can quickly break down the carpet fibers themselves.