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Old 08-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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I ripped out some carpet in a bedroom that has a slider and found all sorts of nasty stuff underneath. This house is in a warm climate so I imagine the previous owners left the slider open pretty often. Any idea what would cause this kind of build up? Lots of dirt and a few ants. Anything I should do before the new carpet goes down, beside the obvious vacuuming?

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Inspect for ant or termites. Dirt doesn't typically get under a carpet. Bugs carry it there
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Ants, bugs, or long term dirt from shoes.

When I replaced my 10 year old carpet, they filled up a 5 gallon bucket with sand/dirt/etc.

I was quite appaulled.

If your pad is not sealed, it will travel down below the pad and not get vacuumed.
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