In our previous post, we talked about how carpet ghosts can affect the colour and condition of light coloured carpets. Don’t get us wrong; medium to dark coloured carpets can suffer from this condition, albeit not as easily as the lighter ones. In fact, discolouration in walls can also occur.
In light of this, we will go into greater detail on how to deal with carpet ghosts in order to help you maintain great carpeting in your office or at home.
Understanding Carpet Ghosts
Researchers have been trying to figure out why ghosting happens, even in brand new and sometimes, unoccupied houses. The phenomenon is more likely caused by particles in the air rather than the quality of the carpet itself. These particles can come from any or a combination of the following:
- Drywall and/or wood-burning smoke;
- Dust including those from home projects like sanding and grinding, and road dust;
- Airborne particles from pollution such as automotive exhaust;
- Soot, which is becoming one of the most common causes of staining.
These particles are drawn to leakage points in the room such as the base of a wall or doorways. The carpet will then serve as a filter where the particles are retained. Through time, this builds up and becomes visible resulting to the ghosting phenomenon.
When faced with carpet ghosts, you need enzyme-based cleaners that professional carpet cleaning services such as RPC Cleaning, London. Regular carpet cleaning products and elbow grease just won’t do.
So if you are in London or nearby areas, give us a call on 020 8994 4778 or contact us by email at Info@rpccleaning.co.uk.