Valley Maintenance & Restoration, Inc.

Serving the Wood River Valley since 1968

3M Scotchgard™ Protector


The best way to be certain your carpets will be protected is to look for the Scotchgard™ Brand label This label lets you know that you will be receiving all the benefits of Scotchgard™ Protector and Stain Release. Stains will clean up easier, dirt will vacuum up easier, and your carpet will look better longer.

Valley Maintenance & Restoration, Inc. is proud to offer our clients 3M Scotchgard™ Protector for their Carpet and Upholstery. We understand that these items are a financial investment and should be cared for with regular maintenance and protected just like ones home and automobile.

When having your carpets cleaned by our IICRC certified professionals, please ask the technician to demonstrate, with the following two materials, the effectiveness of Scotchgard™ Protector.

By reinforcing your carpet’s original factory protectant with Scotchgard™ Protector, carpets spills are easier to remove, vacuuming is a simpler task and your carpets look better for far longer than they would with the original protectant alone. Don’t let damaging dirt particles undermine the beauty of your carpet. Help protect your investment from permanent damage with Scotchgard™ Protector. Professionally Applied Protection

Keep your home cleaner, fresher, brighter…longer:

Helps protect against both oil and water based stains

Helps carpet fibers resist soiling

Helps spills blot up before they become stains

Helps stains release more easily when carpet and upholstery is cleaned

Helps carpet and upholstery stay cleaner longer

Effective against fruit drinks, soft drinks and frozen fruit treats

Improves vacuuming: vacuuming is actually more effective with Scotchgard™ Protector. Dirt is more easily picked up, and fewer passes are required with the vacuum.

Simplifies spill cleanup: Scotchgard™ Protector helps keep spills from becoming hard-to-remove spots or stains. It repels liquids, so spills can be blotted up quickly and easily.

Professional application: The best time to apply Scotchgard™ Protector is right after cleaning. Regular vacuuming and prompt cleanup of spills will help maintain the bright, freshly cleaned look for a long time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does Scotchgard™ Protector work?
A: Applied by the carpet mill, Scotchgard™ Protector provides an effective protective treatment by surrounding each individual carpet fiber with an invisible shield. It improves the fibers’ resistance to water and oil-based stains as well as soiling from everyday use.

Q: How long does the Scotchgard Protector last?
A: Under “normal” conditions and with reasonable care, Scotchgard 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, 3M recommends that Scotchgard Protector be reapplied after every hot water extraction, plus using a reputable professional cleaner.

Q: Why doesn’t water “bead up” on carpet featuring Scotchgard Protector?
A: Some carpet fibers may not exhibit the beading characteristic typically linked to Scotchgard Protector. This can be caused by spaces between loosely woven carpet pile. This does not affect the stain and soil resistance of the Scotchgard application. Most common household liquids can be easily blotted up even if the spill does not bead up.

Q: Does Scotchgard Protector “waterproof” carpet?
A: Scotchgard Protector is not intended to be used as a waterproofing agent for carpet. However, it will provide improved resistance to water-based substances.

Q: Is Scotchgard Protector safe for children and pets?
A: Yes, all Scotchgard carpet protector products go through extensive testing and have been safely used in homes for more than 20 years.

Q: How should carpet featuring Scotchgard Protector be cleaned?
A: 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.

The Scotchgard™ Protector Warranty requires that your carpet be cleaned by professional hot water extraction at least every two years.