Carpet Cleaning - Removing Filtration Soiling. Grosse Pointe 48236 and St. Clair Shores MI 48081

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What is Filtration Soil?

Filtration soil is a term used to describe dark, grayish lines that may appear on carpet. This is not a carpet defect, but a situation in which dust and other airborne pollutants can accumulate on the carpet face fibers in areas with a concentrated flow of air over the carpet or through tiny cracks or other open areas under the carpet. The soiling condition can occur quickly, or it may develop over a period of months or years. The level of soiling is dependent upon the volume of airflow and the level of pollutants in the air. Filtration soiling is not a result of the quality of carpet selected. The condition will obviously appear more pronounced on lighter colorations than darker colorations.

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Filtration soil areas may appear around baseboards, under doors, along the edges of stairs and possibly away from walls where plywood sub flooring materials have been joined. When possible, open interior doors to reduce filtration soiling that may develop under closed doors while the HVAC system is in operation.

Filtration Soiling Removal

Filtration soiling can be especially difficult to remove, since the soil particles are primarily fine particles that are allowed to build-up on carpet pile fiber over time. These soils can be a combination of water soluble and solvent soluble solids. Additionally, oily soil such as auto emissions, greasy kitchen soils, and other oily airborne soils can be quite difficult to remove even under normal soiling conditions. The type of soil that causes filtration soiling will vary over time (and by location) and complete removal may require a variety of aggressive removal approaches.

While no one cleaning technique may be successful in all filtration soiling situations, recent innovations in soil- and stain-resist treatments applied to carpet have reduced the effort previously needed to remove the filtration soil. However, the complete removal of contaminants from the soiled areas can be complicated, depending on the type of contaminant materials present. To achieve the best results, the services of a cleaning professional should be considered.

(article source:  Michael Hilton, creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook)

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