1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

August 8, 2008

:221 Filtration Soiling

Filed under: :221 Filtration Soiling — Tags: , , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:53 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:221 EcoTip: Filtration soiling is a clue that air is flowing from areas that may present an indoor air quality problems. If you notice a dark strip forming along the line where carpet meets a wall – this is filtration soiling. As air passes through the wall, particles of dust and debris are filtered out by the carpet. Of course carpets were never designed to be air purifiers, but this is an important clue that can indicate there is an issue with air infiltration.


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  1. air purifiers would be a necessity if you have kids that are sensitive to pollen and dust-:-

    Comment by RF Modulator : — October 26, 2010 @ 4:52 am

    • In the case of filtration soiling an air purifier may not solve the soiling problem since the air is frequently passing from the wall cavity through the carpet. It is the carpet that then acts as a filter

      John Banta

      Comment by John Banta — April 6, 2011 @ 9:04 am

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