What is it?
Soil filtration are those dark lines or bands of soils that you commonly find along walls, under doors which have been kept closed for long periods of time, under your furniture’s skirting and in other places. They are most often found in homes located in colder climates; however they can form virtually anywhere including.
What causes it?
Soil filtration is not something predisposed to one particular property type; it effect’s one home just the same as the next. The reason why this problem occurs commonly has to do with the amount of air being forced into a particular area at a rate in which it has no escape.
As the air moves towards the area, it will seek alternative routes of escape (under door, etc.). As addressed in previous content, where we informed you about your carpeting acting as a filter, it is much more so when air sweeps through one room to another, or when it moves around or under tight spaces.
What is it made of?
Soil filtration is composed of a complex build-up of oily soils and microscopic molecules that when combined are quite difficult to effectively remove. The longer you delay in addressing this problem, the higher the probability that more soil will build-up over time. In addition, there is an electrical charge that bonds them firmly to your carpet’s fibers.
What can be done?
As can be witnessed with virtually any cleaning challenge you may encounter in your home, cleaning soil filtration lines can be quite an experience to say the least. Effectively removing these lines is governed by the time that it has been present and requires aggressive cleaning procedures and lots of agitation.
You will need to gather a stiff agitation brush, a gel solvent and strong oxygen cleaner (you can use your choice of either powdered or liquid). You will then want to apply the gel solvent to the lines, working the solution into your carpet’s fibers by utilizing as much agitation as possible. Rinse and repeat as necessary for the best results.
Who can I call?
The professional at Chemdry have the experience and expertise to minimize, the unsightly appearance of soil filtration lines.
What steps can I take to prevent this?
The following are some specific measures that you can take to help prevent, or at least minimize, the effects or soil filtration:
Be mindful of dirty air ducts. – Regularly vacuuming them can help you avoid soil filtration.Regularly change your air filters – We recommend once every 30 days for standard filters.Eliminate the gaps where air can become trapped – This includes under doors furniture skirting, etc.Vacuum and wipe the edges of your carpet on a regular basis for best results.
For all your carpet and upholstery cleaning call CHEMDRYFIVESTAR on 01905 354257