Filtration Lines

Filtration Lines and Soiling

Filtration Soiling

Have you ever wondered what those black or dark lines under doors or along the baseboard are? They are called filtration lines and they are from air passing through your home caring particles. If 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 passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build-up has occurred.

Clearing the Lines

This 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 Chem-Dry products, time and effort, reasonable results can be achieved. Don’t let time go by, that is your worst enemy. Once you see these lines start to form, call Executive Chem-Dry! To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis.

Reach out to Executive Chem-Dry at 877-628-8885 for a cleaning.