Carpet filtration has become more and more of a problem in modern homes as buildings turn into airtight dwellings, keeping dust, dirt, dander and other particles in the air from flowing out of the home through cracks and crevices. This problem of carpet filtration becomes even more of an issue for people who enjoy candles, burning incense or aromatherapy because of the soot and ash byproduct of burning the items. Matter of fact, you might be surprised at the startling results a simple Google search for the term “candle soot” will bring up for you that show how much pollutants these items release into an airtight home.
What is Carpet Filtration Exactly?
The process of carpet filtration happens when an A/C or heating unit pushes air throughout the home, picking up particles in the air and on surfaces that become accumulated in large clumps as the air moves along. When the home is airtight that airflow isn’t able to escape, creating certain areas in the where the air is stopped prematurely and the particles settle on the carpets in distinctive grey carpet filtration lines. Depending on the strength of the air flow and the apparent “dirtiness” of the home the process of carpet filtration can take a week, month or even years to begin to show signs to the naked eye. The grey coloring is the accumulation of dirt, dust, candle/incense soot, skin cells and more which can be not only unsightly but hazardous to the health of everyone living in the home.
How to Get Rid of Carpet Filtration?
There are two ways to get rid of carpet filtration: regular vacuuming and professional carpet cleaning. Vacuuming in the areas where carpet filtration accumulates can help to reduce the appearance of the grayish lines and is an effective way to help keep the house clean of carpet filtration, but the best way to remove the lines completely is by having the carpets cleaned to not only get rid of the surface signs of carpet filtration but the accumulation that is deep in the carpet fibers that isn’t as noticeable to the naked eye. As you can see with the image to the left, the carpet on the left side of the carpet picture has been professionally carpet cleaned while the right side of the carpet still has a distinct gray line alone the baseboard. When given an example like this it is very apparent how bad carpet filtration can be when left to accumulate without professional carpeting cleaning and regular vacuuming.