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How to Take Care of Carpet Filtration Lines

how to fix carpet filtration linesMany people start experiencing dark lines in their carpet next to or near baseboards, furniture, and doors. This is called filtration soiling. It happens when air attempts to pass through carpet while 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 buildup has occurred.

What can you do to fix this? 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. Depending on the severity, it can’t always be removed. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can be achieved.

Take preventative action! To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis.


If your carpet has been soiled with these and other stains, we will be happy to come into your home and clean these spots. Our advanced carpet cleaning reaches deep within your carpet fibers for the powerful removal of virtually any stain. Contact us today!


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