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Draft Filtration Stains – Carpet Repair

Draft Filtration Soil & Stains

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

carpet-draft-stainsIf you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced these dark lines that appear on the carpet.  This soiling is called filtration soiling because it comes from air and dust passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack under the carpet and the wall baseboard or under a closed door.  As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, this microscopic soiling is deposited there (hence the term filtration soiling).  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 is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet.

Can it be removed? Sometimes.  With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can sometimes be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. Be careful around the tack strip on the edge of the carpeting, it could knick your fingers!  Keeping the windows of the house closed is the most important factor in preventing the stains from developing in the first place.

Carpet Re-Stretching, Repair, Sales & Installation

After a period of years, depending on soiling, traffic and installation, carpet may need to be re-stretched. If you have “buckles” in your carpet, we recommend carpet re-stretching. We use a power stretcher to get your carpet as tight or tighter than when it was new. If you have holes, seams coming apart or any other damage to your carpet, an expert carpet repair can be done for you. Call for more information.

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Tim Savalina in Pasadena, MD

“Clean Choice has cleaned the carpets in two of my houses and I have been amazed at how great they look. The carpets, both over 10 years old, look brand new. I was sure I was going to have to replace them but decided to try and have them cleaned first and I am so glad I did. Keith is extremely passionate about his job and very dedicated to providing the best service possible. I have already referred them to several of my friends and will continue to do so in the future.”

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