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Draft Filtration Stains – Carpet Repair

Draft Filtration Soil & Stains

What are those ugly black lines around the baseboards, staircase edges, and under doorways?

carpet-draft-stainsIf you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced these dark lines that appear along the carpet edges. This dark soiling condition is called filtration/draft soiling because it comes from air and dust passing through the carpet under the wall at the baseboard or under closed doors between rooms and in closets. This condition is usually confined to upper levels of the home (less overhead weight).  As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, this microscopic soiling is deposited there (hence the term filtration soiling/staining).  This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build-up has occurred. Improper carpet cleaning can intensify the buildup and cause permanent staining.

carpet-filtration-stainsThis type of soiling/staining is extremely difficult to remove completely and in many cases is permanent because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing and pad of the carpet.

Can it be removed completely?  Sometimes, with specific restoration deep cleaning.  When cleaning doesn’t remove them. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can ‘sometimes’ be achieved with the most stubborn stains at an additional cost.  Draft stain removal is not warranted even if the additional service is requested.

To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting periodically. Be careful around the tack strip on the edge of the carpeting, it could cut your fingers!  Keeping the windows of the house closed is the most important factor in preventing the stains from developing in the first place.

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Our team consistently provides the highest level of quality service at a fair and competitive cost.

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We operate at the highest standard of excellence, backed by our many certifications and 5-star reviews.