I would love to see what cleaning chemicals are in use 50 years from now. There will probably be new carpet fibers that repel soil types more effectively for these cleaners to work with. Perhaps future diets will change those carpet soils for the better in that fibers are exposed to fewer fats, sugars and colorants, the majority of today's carpet stains.
It has been reported that the risk of contracting lung cancer in a house containing cigarette smoke is 30 percent higher than in a smoke-free home. Smoke does not have any boundaries. It travels from place to place and room to room. The ventilation system in a room where there is smoking can easily contaminate other rooms if a proper exhaust system is not in place. Makes you wonder about restaurants with designated smoking sections, doesn't it?
Certain parts of restoration cleaning can be accomplished with carpet-cleaning tools, but there are many factors of which a novice restorer must be aware. To go cold turkey into this area would be suicidal.
Understanding the properties, usage and characteristics of carpet and upholstery protectors, especially fluorocarbon resins, plays a large role in delivering better service to your customers and to your own safety.