What Is Filtration Soiling?

Black lines that appear around the baseboards and under doorways is called filtration soiling.

If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced dark areas around the baseboards, under doors, and especially near the HVAC return. 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 significant 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, although not in all cases.

To help prevent filtration soiling in the future, vacuum the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. Then wipe the edges of the carpet with a white terry towel. Be careful around the tack-strip under the edge of the carpeting, you could nick your fingers!

You can trust that when it comes to your home that Buddy will apply all of his expertise to your job. Click here to read more about our 12 step restorative cleaning process.

5 Reasons to Use Buddy’s Carpet Care

What sets Buddy’s Carpet Care apart from other carpet cleaners? How can you trust that you’re cleaning experience will be better than the last. Here’s 5 reasons why our faithful clients have used us time and again through the years. 

  1. Reputation: At Buddy’s, our reputation is second to none. Some of the most seasoned Carpet Professional, Interior Designers, and Realtors refer our service exclusively. We partner with you to customize our cleaning to your needs.
  2. Experience: Buddy’s Carpet Care is one of the most experienced companies in the country. We have been in business since 1987 and are experienced in all types of carpet, upholstery and rugs. Whether the fabric is natural or synthetic, and whatever the soiling condition may be, we will apply all of our expertise to your job.
  3. Education/Certification: We are certified by the IICRC, which is the most recognized body of certification in the world. Our owners and staff hold multiple certifications including Master Cleaning Technician which is the highest status available for cleaners. we are also very involved in our association. This involvement keeps us on the cutting edge so that we can pass that knowledge on to your job.
  4. Systems: Buddy’s operates the most advanced cleaning systems on the market. Our 12 Step Cleaning Program will get maximum soil removal and maximum spot removal without over-wetting the carpet or leaving a sticky residue behind. Plus, we are committed to first-class service systems. We will show up on time and give you the most outstanding service experience you have ever received.
  5. Guarantee: Last, but not least, our guarantee. Our #1 priority is your family’s health and safety. We want you happy; therefore we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not thrilled with the cleaning experience, we will rush back to your home to make it right. If you are still unimpressed, we will refund your money.