If you have noticed that the areas along the edges of your carpet and under your doors appear dirty and discolored you are certainly not alone. This type of soiling can occur quickly, or it may take months to develop. Either way, it is in no way caused by a defect in your carpet. One way the discoloration can be caused is by air containing contaminants being pushed through your duct work only to finally settle and seep deep down into your carpet fibers. If you pay attention, you will notice that the areas that are most affected are the areas which have a concentrated and steady flow of air. This type of soiling is very common is homes and businesses and is referred to as filtration soiling by carpet and air-duct cleaning specialists.
What Causes Filtration Soiling?
Think of the carpets in your home or business as giant air filters which catch pollutants such as dirt, dust, pet dander, cooking smoke, smoke from candles and cigarettes and ash from fireplaces. Filtration soiling occurs when these pollutants collect and settle along the edges of your carpet, under doors, around air vents and along the edges of stairs. In commercial buildings that use a convector system instead of air ducts, the dirt and debris can cause soil filtration as a result of air drafts. Air drafts are caused by elevators moving up and down with doors that continually open and shut or by open windows that allow a steady stream of air flow.
Can You Stop Dark Edges on Your Carpets from Filtration Soil?
To prevent filtration soiling from occurring in your home or business you must first ensure that your air ducts are free of dust, debris and other contaminants. The knowledgeable experts at American Hometown Services recommend our professional air duct cleaning service to remove unwanted antigens before they spread through your duct system to settle into your carpets. You should also replace your filters every couple of months or even sooner if you run the heating and air unit continuously. It is well worth the investment to purchase a high quality filter. Also keep in mind that by changing your filter on a regular basis you will also lower the chance of any air pollutants escaping and spreading through the air ducts. While purchasing a high quality filter costs a little more money each month, it will save you thousands of dollars in the cost of prematurely replacing your carpets.
Dark Black Lines Filtration Soiling Prevention
• Place doormats at entrances to catch dirt and debris tracked from outside your home or business.
• Stop burning candles and switch to wax warmers instead.
• Discourage family members from smoking inside.
• For commercial buildings, consider investing in an air curtain to stop contaminants from entering your office space. Installing double doors at entrances will also minimize the destructive effects of air drafts.
• Contact your American Hometown Services representative to schedule a professional deep carpet cleaning to keep the carpet in your home or business free of deep ground in dirt and debris.
How to Remove Filtration Soil from Carpet
Existing filtration soiling can be removed by your American Hometown Services carpet cleaning specialist who will use commercial grade cleaning solutions along with specially tools attached to a hot water extraction system to thoroughly clean and sanitize your carpets.
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