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Can be prevented by making sure to vacuum & wipe the edges of your carpet.
Is difficult to remove without special cleaning products and techniques.
Takes place over a long period of time & usually isn't noticed until build-up has occured.
Is caused by air passing through your carpet as it's attempting to get through the crack under baseboards or under your door.
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Filtration Soiling

(Those ugly black lines around the baseboards and under doorways)

Carpet Filtration Soiling

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.

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 products, time and effort, reasonable results can be achieved. Call AA Chem-Dry of North Jersey at (973) 962-0044 for a free phone consultation and estimate. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis.