When bleach accidentally spills on the carpet, most people will feel like their carpets are doomed forever to have a bleach stain. However, if you act quickly enough, you may be able to prevent or remove the bleach before the stain sets in. Carpet Care 2000 will share a few different methods on how you can get bleach out of the carpet and prevent the dreaded unsightly bleach spots from marring the beauty of your flooring. Each method will depend on how long the bleach has been sitting on your carpet and whether or not the bleach removed the color from your carpets. Below are three methods you can try to prevent or repair the bleach stain from ruining your carpets.
How to Clean & Remove Bleach Spots from Carpet
Method 1. Liquid Dish Soap to Remove Bleach Spots? – This first method is one that most people can easily use when bleach spills on carpets. When the spill occurs, mix together ¼ teaspoon of liquid dish soap with 1 cup of warm water in a cup or bowl. Next you will want to pour the mixture over the bleach spill and let the mixture set on the bleach for about five minutes. Next, with a dry cloth or sponge blot at the stain. Work on the outside edges first and then work your way inward to prevent the bleach from spreading farther out. After most of the moisture has been absorbed into the cloth or sponge, use cold water and rinse the area well.
Method 2. Fix Bleach Spots with White Wine Vinegar? – Again, when a bleach spill occurs on your carpet you can use white wine vinegar to counteract it. Mix together 4 cups of warm water and 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar. Pour the mixture over the spill. After the mixture has had time to set on the bleach spill for about 5 to 10 minutes, once again blot at the stain with a dry cloth or sponge on the outside edges of the stain and work inwards. Once most of the moisture has been absorbed out of the carpet rinse the area with cold water. Use a dry cloth to remove the water out of the carpet.
Method 3. Carpet Crayon? – As soon as the bleach is discovered or spilled on the carpet, use white paper towels and blot at the bleach. Afterward you will rinse with water. Take a cloth and blot at the spot. Next, find a crayon that is close to the same color as the carpet. With the crayon in hand, color in the lightened area of the carpet. Make sure the color is absorbed into the carpet fibers. With a damp towel blend the color into the carpet. If the bleach removed the color from the carpet before you had time clean the bleach spill, use the crayon to help color in the stain.
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