A protector comes on most carpet from the manufacturers.

Protector is a wear dated product and is removed over time with every day traffic. Carpet manufacturers recommend that you have this protector reapplied about once a year, and perhaps more often on heavy traffic areas. Upon completion of your carpet or upholstery cleaning, specially formulated protector can be professionally reapplied. Protector will help carpet and upholstery resist soiling from dry dirt, water and oil based spills by wrapping each fiber in a protective coating. This extra layer gives you more time to clean up spots and spills before they soak into the fibers, helping you keep your carpet and upholstery looking its best between professional cleanings. Plus, it makes vacuuming and cleaning up spots easier. At Cumberland Cleaning Company, we recommend applying carpet protector after every cleaning. Homes with kids and pets; there’s no question you need extra carpet protection. Ask your Technician how to extend the life of your carpet and upholstery.