Carpet Stains - What is Filtration Soiling?
If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced dark stain lines around baseboards, under doors, and especially near the HVAC return. The particularly pernicious brand of carpet stain is called Filtration Soiling. This soiling comes from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to go through the edge of the carpet pile, microscopic particles of soil are 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.
Why are Filtration Soiling Stains so Difficult to Remove?
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. In addition, they have an electrical "charge" that bonds them firmly to the fiber. Can these carpet stains be removed? Sometimes.
With special products and tools, reasonable results can be achieved, although not in all cases.
No Worries ... My 4-Step Filtration Soil Removal System
Step 1 - Apply
With a flip-top bottle, I apply a gel solvent to the filtration lines (the use of a gel solvent is safer as it doesn't have a high risk of creating delaminating).
Step 2 - Agitate
I agitate the chemicals on the carpet fiber (tamping or carefully scrubbing) and let them mix and dwell for several minutes. ·
Step 3 - Rinse
Rinse. I use a specially designed edging / crevice tool sold to professional carpet cleaners.
Step 4 - Repeat
For particularly stubborn soils, I will repeat all of these steps.
The Keys to Successful Carpet Stain and Filtration Soil Removal
There are 3 keys to my success in filtration soil removal:
- In-depth training in professional filtration soil removal,
- My specially designed edging / crevice tool, and
- My formulated soil filtration products (sold only to professional carpet cleaning companies) that have the ability to break the particle "charge" of the filtration soil, even after they have bonded.
What my Customers Say
Tried Fresh Start this week for carpets our renters left in horrible condition. I thought I would have to replace them, they were so nasty and filthy. What I like about Chris is that he always return calls, quickly. He arrived within the time frame stated, and the prices was what was quoted. Chris was upfront regarding the horrible condition of the carpet, but said he would do his best. He did an excellent job. He got out probably 95% of the dirt and grime. He also stated if the dirt resurfaces he will touch the areas up for free. Fresh Start was well worth the money. Thanks Chris!
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