Throughout life, everyone will experience a degree of “Murphy’s Law”. If something can go wrong, it will. The basic law applies to every aspect in one’s life, even when it concerns your carpet. Stains will blemish the beautiful surface, filth and bacteria will buildup up beneath the pad, and odors will emit from the fibers. Thankfully, we have professionals ready to help us out when things go bad.
What Does Bleach Do to Carpet?
One of the worse things to happen to your carpets is when bleach or a chemical mixed with bleach spots up the carpet, or worse yet a serious spill takes place marring the carpet with bleach in a pool of disaster. Before we get into what steps to take in rectifying the situation, it’s important to understand some fundamentals about bleach. A common misconception about bleach is that it is a “stain“, and all it takes is the right mixture to remove the stain. Unfortunately bleach is more than spilling some wine on your carpet; bleach is actually a chemical agent that dissolved color. Once it lifts out the color pigment, you can’t simply apply some vinegar and boom, it is restored. Now if you happen to spill some bleach or bleach related products, you can minimize the damage by halting the progress.
Avoid the Following When Treating Bleach Spills:
– Do not use hot water to treat stains.
– Do not use colored or printed cloths or towels to treat stains.
– Do not rub, scrub, and wipe vigorously.
How to Clean Bleach Spilled on Carpet:
– Start by using a white cloth (using a dyed or printed cloth can transfer the dye onto the carpet, be safe and stick to solid white) and blot the moisture of the bleach, gently. Start on the exteriors of the spot and work your way into the center to avoid spreading the bleach out. Gentle blots are optimal to avoid pushing the bleach deeper into the fibers.
– With cool water, minimally sponge water onto the spots, for a light rinse.
– In a squirt bottle, combine 8oz or 1 cup of water, with ¼ cup white vinegar to neutralize the bleach. Be sure the formula is well mixed, and moderately spray onto the bleached area. Allow mixture to set 5 minutes.
– With a water dampened cloth, blot the spot to rinse the area.
– Blot the wet area with a dry cloth to pull up the excess moisture.
– Call Carpet Care 2000 to perform an affordable bleach repair service.
Bleach Spot & Spill Stain Removal & Carpet Cleaning in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Carpet Care 2000 experts have been masterfully trained, obtained years of experience, and have the skills to apply their knowledge to repair the bleach spots. With the use of high-end carpet dye, our specialists will match the hue, tone, and color shade of your carpet precisely and color in the bleach stain. Repaired back to it’s originally; your carpet will have seamless, unnoticeable traces that there was ever something amiss. No matter how mild or severe the bleach mess on your carpet is, Carpet Care 2000 can get it repaired. Call us today to get started!