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Prevention Those Black Marks Around The Edge Of Carpets

Feb 21, 2008
Are you unlucky and get those black marks around the edge of you carpets? Well help is at hand on how to prevent them. They can be one of two things causing this problem.

Air flow. This air flow can come from many different sources. The gap between the floor and maybe the wall. It depends on how your house is built or renovated.

Normally you get a small gap under the skirting or baseboard. This is where the carpet tucks into. And if you're unlucky where the air finds it way out. Leaving a black mark behind of dirty dust.

It's now possible to get big rolls of card that is used under carpets for this problem. Lay this down tape joints and run tape around the baseboard. Job done.

Here are some way to deal with this problem.You can get rolls of card that carpet fitters use under foam back carpets. Lay this under the underlay and tape the joins. Then run tape around the gap under the skirting

Using cedar paper and flexible tape work well. When you get the carpet cleaned it will need to be cleaned with the right product, so use a cleaner that know his stuff.

Lift carpet Run gapfill along bottom of skirting if these marks are where the fitter laying the carpet has punctured the underlay use flexible tape and seal these up. Refit carpet.

Get some cedar paper from B&Q. fill skirting gaps with flexible sealer, lay cedar paper. Then carpet underlay, tape all joins in the carpet underlay. Refit carpet. You must make sure you seal it air tight as the air will find its way through. That should fix the problem now you just need a carpet cleaner like me to fix the dirt problem for you.
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About the Author Ian Harper owns and operates a carpet cleaning company,
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