Pet-Proofing Extends Carpet Life

Our four-legged friends love the outdoors. So much so that they often bring the outdoors in when they return home. Short of standing guard at the door or pet flap, there are some things you can do to protect your carpet, rugs, and flooring from assaults by your four-footed friends.

Our four-legged friends love the outdoors. So much so that they often bring the outdoors in when they return home. Short of standing guard at the door or pet flap, there are some things you can do to protect your carpet, rugs, and flooring from assaults by your four-footed friends.

Moisture is one of fiber’s greatest enemies. The two most important steps to waterproofing your carpet and rugs are what they’re made of. A pad with a moisture barrier is the foundation for a carpet that can be kept clean over time. Also surface-treating the fibers with a water repellant spray after a deep cleaning will protect fibers from absorbing dirt that comes in on paws and shoes.

A carpet pad by its nature holds moisture for a long time. If not properly dried out, that moisture will eventually cause a porous substrate like wood to degenerate quickly. A pad with a moisture barrier prevents the liquid from soaking through the pad, keeping it in the carpet where it can be blotted up. It’s a must-have if you are installing new or replacement carpet.

Protective spray helps rugs and carpets repel moisture as well as offering superior resistance to soiling. A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaners offers professional application of top-quality DuPont Teflon® Advanced Carpet and Upholstery Protector to keep your floor coverings clean, fresh and bright. When professionally applied, it will fight moisture, stains and dirt for a year minimum. Your carpet should be cleaned annually by qualified professionals and at the time it’s cleaned the soil resistor should be re-applied to protect the carpet you’ve just paid to clean. In lighter use rooms, the protective spray will outlast a cleaning, so you only have to have the spray applied every other cleaning.

Area rugs are a good solution to keeping pet problems confined. Place area rugs at entrances whether carpeted or not. Apply a non-slip backing tape on them to keep them in place. Even if your pet ruins the throw rug, it’s a lot easier and cheaper to replace than carpet. We’ve seen some people use plastic sheeting or mats for protection, but many pets will avoid them because they’re slippery.

Both pet and human traffic bring dirt, debris and moisture into your home and onto your carpets and rugs. That’s why an annual professional cleaning is your best insurance for keeping them at their best for many years of life. Most carpet manufacturers won’t honor a carpet warranty if you don’t professionally clean your carpet each year.

If you need extra protection from pets and their human companions, A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaners is here to help. There are lots of companies who call themselves “carpet cleaners,” but many use cheap, quick methods that don’t do a good job of deep cleaning and may actually void the warranty on your carpet. Deep Soil Carpet Cleaning by A Personal Touch is done with a powerful truck-mounted steam cleaning system operated by IICRC-certified technicians personally selected and trained by our company’s founder and owner to deliver the finest carpet cleaning available on Colorado’s Front Range.
Dirt, stains, and odors from pets can’t stand up to our double-edged attack of carefully selected cleaners and technicians who know how to use them. When everything is spotless, we apply a professional-grade fabric protector to extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking fresh and bright between cleanings.

We also offer professional-quality cleaning products for touchups, and we’re just a call away when emergencies strike. Just give us a ring at 720.344.2870 or use our online contact form for any questions you may have. There is also a form on the page to request a free estimate. Then relax and enjoy your freshly cleaned and protected carpet and rugs with the confidence that comes from our company’s motto: “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”

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