is Soil Filtration
Soiling Around the Edges
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.
Filtration soil areas may appear around baseboards, under doors,
along the edges of stairs and possibly away from walls where plywood
subflooring materials have been joined. Generally, the concentrated
air flow will be from an upper level to a lower level of the home.
As indicated, filtration soiling can occur under closed interior
doors where a central heating, ventilation, and air condition (HVAC)
system is utilized. When possible, open Interior doors to reduce
filtration soiling that may develop under closed doors while the
HVAC system is in operation.
Filtration soil may be fireplace or automobile emissions, residue
from furniture polishes, fine sand or clay particles, cooking oils,
or a host of other soils or a combination of soils. Oily airborne
contaminants trapped by carpet fibers will serve to attract more
It is difficult to identify effective methods to reduce or prevent
filtration soiling. Preventing airflow through carpet and carpet
edges by sealing cracks in the subfloor, as well as under baseboards
and edges of stairs, may reduce filtration soiling problems. 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 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 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
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