Why Filtration Soiling Occurs And How You Can Prevent It


  FiltrationFiltration soiling is a common problem that affects both residential and commercial properties. It occurs when airborne particles, such as candle smoke, smoke from an extractor fan, or pollution, accumulate on surfaces. Over time, these particles can build up and become difficult to remove.

There are several ways to prevent filtration soiling, such as using a candle filter, an air purifier, or opening a window slightly when cooking.

By taking these preventive measures, you can minimize the risk of filtration soiling on your carpets and keep them  looking clean and fresh.

What is filtration soiling?

Filtration soiling is a term used to describe a type of discoloration or staining of carpets caused by the accumulation of particles from the air. These particles may include dust, soot, or smoke, among other things. The particles are called ‘filtration soil’ and over time, a thick layer of dirt and grime can build up on edge of your carpets where the air is drawing down. Other areas are affected by filtration soiling but its more noticeable on the edge of carpets, or rugs. In addition, filtration soiling can be difficult to remove and can cause a variety of health and safety risks. For example, if the soil has been accumulating for a long period, it can act as a breeding ground for bacteria, which can be harmful to your health.


What causes filtration soiling?



Filtration soiling occurs when airborne particles from sources, such as exhaust from cars, fireworks, barbeques, and smoke from burning candles, poor extractor fans, brick dust from drilling. These particles are often very small and can’t be seen by the naked eye, but over time, they can build up and cause visible discoloration or staining to the edges of carpets. Other sources of filtration soil include smoke from fires, burning incense, exhausts from boilers and HVAC units. In addition, the accumulation of filtration soil can be accelerated by certain environmental factors, such as warm air and high humidity. These conditions create a favorable environment for filtration soil to build up quickly. As a result, the soiling can become very hard to remove and can cause visible discoloration in a short period of time if not treated properly.

Causes: burning candles, burning incense, cooking at high temperatures, poor extractor fan, drilling holes in walls. soot coming down old chimneys, pollution from busy traffic outside, barbeques directly outside.

How can you prevent filtration soiling?

Prevention is the key to minimizing the risk of filtration soiling and the best way is to reduce or eliminate the sources of airborne particles that cause it. One way to do this is to use a candle filter, which is typically placed near the candle and traps particles before they can settle on surfaces. This prevents them from causing any discoloration or staining. In addition, an air purifier can be used to effectively remove particles from the air and reduce the risk of filtration soiling. Ventilation is best however, air purifiers use a combination of filters and fans to effectively trap particles and rid the air of them. Chimney filters can also be used to reduce the amount of smoke and soot produced by the chimney, thus reducing the risk of filtration soiling. Finally, it’s important to regularly clean surfaces that are prone to filtration soiling, If filtration soil is tackled at an early stage it can quite easily be removed, and the good news is that you can do it on your own without the need of a professional Liverpool carpet cleaner like us:

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  • Half fill a basin with warm water (not boiling), add a squirt of non colored washing up liquid and get the water quite soapy
  • Use a soft bristled brush and gently work your way around the edges of the carpet, working no more than a couple of feet at a time.
  • The washing up liquid will slowly start to break down the filtration soiling
  • Once you have completed the first little section of two foot, use a clean light colored towel to gently dry around the area you have just cleaned.
  • If the filtration soil starts to lighten up and looks like its coming out, then carry on with the whole area.
  • If you have started on the first little area and nothing has happened, it still looks the same…then unfortunately the filtration soiling has been in your carpet to long and just won’t budge.
  • Time to call out the carpet cleaning professionals. 01513845700


: Filtration soiling is a very common problem that affects almost every home with carpets, the key to stopping it is ventilation when cooking, a good extractor fan, air purifiers are also excellent. Need filtration soiling removing on your carpets? do you live in Merseyside? our carpet cleaning company in Liverpool can remove the filtration soiling for you, just send us some pictures and we’ll come out and sort it in no time.