Carpet in rental apartment

Old 11-04-04, 09:04 AM
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Carpet in rental apartment

The wall to wall carpet in our new rental apartment has a black border stain where it meets the baseboard and where there are seams in the carpet. This is only in one room (the baby's room of course). Is this an indication of mold/mildew and should we have the carpeting removed by the landlords? The landlords had the carpeting cleaned but it did nothing to get this black stain in the carpet fabric.

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It is not mold, call the catpet cleaners back to reclean it.
Old 11-05-04, 07:43 AM
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It is called filtration.

When the A/C or heater are running it draws air. There happens to be an air gap under the wall, the carpet next to the wall filters this dirt.

You just think it is the seam discoloring at the doorway, but I bet you keep that door closed, most of the time. The return air is sucking and the only way for the air to get out of the room with the door closed is under the door. This filters the dirty air, leaving a black strip right across the doorway..

This happens quite often with oil burning furnaces

Have the carpets cleaned, it is not mold.

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