When the humidity drops, static electricity increases. In homes, this is a huge nuisance. In electronic environments it can be financially costly. There is something that you can do about it though. Ask your carpet cleaner about anti static treatments. They can reduce, if not eliminate static shocks in your home or office. They can be applied professionally or they can also be applied by the DIY home owner. The professional route would, obviously, cost a fortune but rest easy. We are here to show you how to do it yourself and save a whole lot of money.
Applying Static Spray
First, you need to buy a suitable anti static spray. Your first urge when you do a search will be to go with that easy to use aerosol can. Don’t. This will not work for your carpet. You need much more volume and aerosol cans make applying an even coat nearly impossible. You will need a gallon sized anti stat spray that you can apply with a pump up garden sprayer. This will allow you to apply an even coat in a sufficient volume to get the job done.
Here is a good one on Amazon.
Once you have your product, your first step is to pour it into a garden sprayer. Your next step should be to vacuum the carpet. You want to remove as much dry soil as possible. This will allow your product to hit the carpet and not get absorbed by soil. Finally, apply the product to the carpet and give it time to dry before putting it back to use. That is it, very simple. The whole process shouldn’t take any more than 10 or 15 minutes and you will be lefte with beautiful static free carpet.
Anti Static Spray Questions
Here are some questions that we get about anti static treatments.
How do anti static carpet treatments work?
Anti static treatments work by dissipating electricity using a mixture containing conductive metals. It is applied to the carpet after cleaning and the carpet is then able to disperse static electricity.
How long do anti static treatments last?
In most cases, the treatment will last between 9 to 12 months. In some cases, where there is heavy traffic, the treatment may only last 3 to 6 months. Plenty of time to get through the tough winter weather when static electricity is most common.
How is anti static treatment applied?
It is best to apply an anti static treatment after a cleaning. So, first the carpet is vacuumed and thoroughly cleaned using a truck mounted carpet cleaning machine, when feasible. Next, the anti stat treatment is mixed up and applied to the carpet. It is then worked into the carpet using a carpet groomer and then allowed to dry.
How much is anti static treatment?
This will depend on the part of the country that you are in, but in general, expect to pay between five to fifteen cents per square foot.
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