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How to Prevent Filtration Soiling in Gainesville, FL

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 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. Again, 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.

How can you prevent filtration soiling?

·Vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. (Be careful around the tackstrip on the edge of the carpeting, it could nick your fingers).

·Prevent airflow through carpet and carpet edges by sealing cracks in the subfloor, as well as under baseboards and edges of stairs.

·Keep air inside the home as clean as possible. This 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 the installation and regular replacement of high efficiency HVAC air filters.

While no one cleaning technique may be successful in all filtration soiling situations, recent innovations have reduced the effort previously needed to remove filtration soil. That being said, 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, consider contacting Dreyer’s DKI to schedule a professional and thorough carpet cleaning. 

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