A chemical common in many households is bleach. Among other disinfecting needs, these products are typically used to kill mildew and mold. It is used to lighten many substances, including lighter shades of grout, teeth, and hair, white laundry, among other needs, additionally, bleach is not only used to kill germs and bacteria. Unfortunately, it has it down sides, especially when it connects to the carpet or furniture’s upholstery, though the many applications of bleach have a very useful aid. The science of bleach and how we can help if it manages to find its way on your commercial or residential carpets is what we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to discuss today.
Types of Bleach?
Although we use the term bleach as if it was only one substance, there are actually several different types of bleach. The most popular is common household chlorine bleach, which is a water-based product that contains a chemical called sodium hypochlorite. Another popular type of bleach is oxygen bleach, and this contains hydrogen peroxide or other compounds that release peroxide when mixed with water. Bleach also comes as a powder in the form of a chemical called calcium hypochlorite.
How Does Spilled Bleach Affect Carpet & Upholstery?
To whiten clothing, all of these types of bleaches can be used. Additionally, they make good cleaning agents since they kill mold, germs, and bacteria. For instance, a solution of bleach and water can be used to clean and disinfect hard surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms. Even though early man didn’t understand the science behind bleach, the bleaching process has been around for thousands of years. In order to understand how bleach removes color, it is helpful to understand a bit about how colors work. Chemical compounds called chromophores causes colors by reflecting a certain portion of the visible spectrum of light. For example, a blue dress contains chromophores that reflect blue light that our eyes see as the color blue. Bleach works by releasing oxygen molecules in a process called oxidation. The oxygen molecules break up the chemical bonds of chromophores when released by bleach. The changed chromophore molecules either reflecting no color or a color outside the visible spectrum. This absence of color is seen as white through our eyes. The fabrics left out in the sun may also noticed discoloration, looking faded or bleached over time. It works very similarly, though sunlight does not possess bleach. High energy ultraviolet sunlight can disrupt the chemical bonds in chromophores, causing them to lose their color much like the oxidation process with bleach.
Bleach Spot Carpet Repair & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
The color is broken down with bleach and is not a stain as mentioned. The chemical or solution that has physically stripped the dye from the fibers. Depending on if the bleach spot is mild or severe, the color or combination of the 3 primary colors are gone. Once the bleach has marred the carpet. To restore the carpet to its original state, the professionals of Carpet Care 2000 is readily available. Our skilled technicians carefully match the existing color and dye the carpet’s fibers for a seamless restoration, no matter if you have commercial or residential carpeting. To spare you the hassle and cost of replacing the carpets with the more affordable solution, call our friendly office today.