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Soil filtration is not a carpet defect, but a situation in which dust and other airborne pollutants, such as soot from burning candles or from poorly ventilated fireplaces, can accumulate on the carpet face fibers.  The soil accumulates in areas with a concentrated flow of air through the carpet, 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.  This soil is often left un-cleaned because most household vacuums are unable to properly vacuum the last inch of carpet up against the wall.

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 of carpet.  Carpet soil filtration may appear around baseboards, under doors, along the edges of stairs and possibly away from walls where plywood subflooring materials have been joined. It may also occur under the skirting of furniture. Generally, the concentrated air flow will circulate from an upper level to a lower level of the home.

It is difficult to identify effective methods to reduce or prevent filtration soiling. Keeping air inside the home as clean as possible can be accomplished by reducing indoor air pollutants, such as cooking emissions, fireplace smoke, burning candles, cigarette smoke and emissions from cleaning chemicals and by installing and regular replacing high efficiency HVAC air filters.

While no one cleaning technique may be successful in all filtration soiling situations, we have the proper tools and cleaners to address this problem area.  Excessive filtration soiling may require an additional fee for removal, due to the time dedicated to removing the soil build-up.

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