You can recognize filtration soiling rather easily. It appears as a set of dark lines or soiling bands that can come about from air that is dirty and when that air comes across something fibrous as a carpet, the air will pass through and leave the pollutants and contaminants behind, forming filtration lines in the fibers.
This not only makes your carpet look dirty and dingy but it can also be an unhealthy condition in which to live. Not to mention that getting this ugly, oily soil out of the carpet can be a significant challenge. One that can prove so difficult that, no matter how often you try, that soil is going to last a long time in your long lasting carpet.
Do You Need a Professional?
Luckily, handling this type of job doesn’t need to intimidating or fruitless. Sure, you can call your local Chem-Dry carpet cleaning professional and let them take a stab at it. In most cases, they can eliminate most of the problem but you might continue to notice some residual filtration soiling even after the work is done.
That’s because, in order to get to the really hard to reach stuff, you need to get a stiff agitation brush and a scraper to get in between the fibers and jar those pollutants loose where they like to settle and hide. So what’s the best way to do that? Let’s go over the steps you should take to best clean away filtration soiling from your carpet.
How to Get Filtration Soiling Out of Carpet
Since the best and most powerful ally in the fight against filtration soiling is agitation, you need to get your hands on a solvent or chemical formulation that works best for getting at soiling removal. There are a number of great options on the market, so do a little research before you make your purchase.
Start by applying your gel solvent or chemical cleaner along the filtration soiling lines that appear in your carpet. Chances are you’re going to find many of them near the baseboards or walls along the side of the carpet.
You will need to protect the wall or baseboard with a piece of wood or plastic. Even cardboard should work. Anything that is strong enough to safeguard the area.
Now here is where the agitation comes in, you will need to agitate your preferred solution or cleaner into the fibers you are cleaning. Just make sure you have the right tool for the job here or you’re going to finish up and remain frustrated.
Next, apply some hydrogen peroxide or something that will be good at doing the job but not enough to damage or destroy the fibers. Ammonia can be good as well, espeically on synthetic fibers. Agitate some more. Remember, this is the important part .Keep agitating as best you can.
After you’re done, it’s time to rinse but keep that wall or plastic piece in place so you don’t cause any damage to the wall or baseboards.
Take a look at the carpet and see how it turned out. You may need to repeat the process over again.