Have you noticed that your carpets appear to be turning dark grey or black along the edges of the wall, under doors, around air vents or along the edges of your stairs? If you have, then there is a good chance that you have been experiencing a problem that is referred to in the carpet and air duct industry as filtration soiling.
Common Causes of Carpet Filtration Soiling
Carpet filtration soiling occurs when air is forced into a room at a faster rate than it can be removed by the ventilation system in your home. The trapped air will then begin to settle and typically ends up in places such as the gap between the carpets and wall trim or under closed doors. As the air begins to seep into these spaces, it is forced though your carpets which act as a huge filter trapping the pollutants that are found in the air and discoloring your carpets by turning them gray or black. Some of the most common pollutants include smoke from candles, cigarettes and cooking oils as well as common household dust. Contrary to popular belief, the soiling is not a reflection on your housekeeping skills or the result of improper vacuuming!
How to Get Rid of Filtration Soiling
Once filtration soiling has occurred it is next to impossible to remove without professional assistance. The particles that are responsible for this type of soiling are very small and can easily become deeply embedded within the fibers of your carpet. In extreme cases, it may even be impossible to completely remove all traces of soiling.
The knowledgeable professionals at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists have both the experience as well as the specialized equipment and cleaning solutions necessary to successfully remove filtration soiling from your home or business. Our highly skilled carpet cleaning technicians will utilize a hot water extraction cleaning system in combination with specialized tools and cleaning solutions to clean and sanitize your carpets to remove all types of soiling.
How Do I Prevent Black Filtration Soil Lines Staining My Carpet
In the case of filtration soiling, prevention is the key to success. Some valuable tips to prevent or minimize future filtration soiling include:
HVAC Air Duct Cleaning: The first step in the fight against filtration soiling begins with making sure that your air ducts are clean. As air travels through your ventilation system it will attract dirt and debris that is within the ducts and carry it the areas within your home including your carpets and upholstery. The experts at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists recommend our professional air duct cleaning service to prevent filtration soiling from occurring. In addition to professional air duct cleaning, it is important that you regularly change your air filter to ensure that you are trapping as many airborne pollutants as possible and stop them before they begin to travel through the duct system and into your home.
Eliminate Air Gaps: Keep interior doors open between rooms whenever possible to allow air to circulate around the openings. This will ensure that the air does not travel down into the carpet and leave tiny particles of soiling under the closed doors. Seal gaps between baseboards and carpets with a foam sealant or if you are not comfortable with a DIY project seek advice from your local carpet installation specialists.
Reduce Indoor Air Pollution: Making some simple lifestyle changes may also be helpful in reducing the amount of pollutants within the air. If possible, don’t smoke inside the home and avoid using candles and replace them with electric wax warmers instead. Vacuum and dust on a regular basis and contact the experts at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery to schedule a bi-yearly deep carpet and upholstery cleaning to stop filtration soiling in its tracks and increase the longevity of your carpets and upholstered furniture.
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