Special Information on Filtration Soiling and Urine Stains

Filtration Soiling (black deposits around baseboards and under doorways)

If you have light coloured carpet, you may have seen dark deposits along baseboards, beneath doors and around forced air furnace outlets and returns. This soiling is caused by air filtering through the carpet pile in these areas. Microscopic particles of soil and dust are collected, building up over time and eventually becoming quite noticeable. The soil and dust particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile becoming very difficult to clean. Can these deposits be removed? Sometimes...with special cleaning products, time and effort, reasonable results might be achieved.

To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum the carpet in these areas on a regular basis, preferably using your vacuum machine's crevice tool. If traces of the soiling remains, wipe with a clean white terry cloth towel dampened with ROTO-STATIC Carpet Stain Remover.

Urine Staining

Please note that when removing urine stains, there is a difference between cleaning the soiling and treating for odours. Cleaning may not remove the odours.

Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors, carpeting and fabrics and can create an unhealthy indoor environment. Urine deposited on carpet or fabric is easier to eliminate when fresh. Once it dries, it turns alkaline and becomes more difficult to remove. If left for days or weeks, it can permanently change the carpet's or fabric's dye structure and cause permanent staining. Even if the soluble deposits are removed, damage to the dye may already have occurred. This means that no one can guarantee complete removal of all urine spots and odours. **Please consult with your ROTO-STATIC Technician -- he can usually tell by the colour and texture if specific urine stains can be removed. Odours may require special neutralizing treatments.

Prevent permanent staining and odours by cleaning urine spots immediately, blotting with a white terry cloth towel or white paper towels until all moisture has been removed. Clean the spot with ROTO-STATIC Carpet Stain Remover, or mix 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water. Massage, don't rub, the spot with a clean white terry cloth towel. Once you have "flushed" out as much of the urine as possible, blot with dry cloths until dry to the touch. If you have a small extraction machine or shop vacuum, rinse with fresh water until the spot is removed. Spray a liberal amount of water on to the stain and extract with the shop vacuum. Repeat several times. Blot with a clean dry cloth to finish. When using your extraction machine or shop vacuum, do not use over the counter stain removers or extraction detergents.

 

 

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