CARPET FILTRATION LINESWondering what those ugly black lines around the baseboards and under doorways are?
How to Take Care of Dark Lines in Carpet
Dark lines in a light carpet have plagued Farmington homeowners for decades. You may not think they’re a big deal, but once you understand where the lines come from, you might change your mind. The soiling that causes dark lines to appear 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 noticeable until a significant buildup has occurred.
This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet fibers, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Sometimes. With special products, time, and effort, reasonable results can be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. A professional carpet cleaner Like San Juan County Chem-Dry can help prevent build-up as well.