How to Remove Bleach Stains from Carpet

The title of this article is a bit of tricky because it isn’t technically possible to remove bleach stains from carpet. Since bleach stains represent the loss of dye from a carpet, they are not actually a stain that you can simply get out of the carpet fibers. However, there are a few things you can do to restrain the bad effect of these stain on your carpet, making it look better.

  1. Blot a fresh spill immediately before it spreads on other areas of your carpet. Use paper towels to soak up any excess liquid bleach from the carpet. Cleaners Belsize Park recommend opening some windows or doors to ventilate the room from the toxic fumes. Pour plain water on the affected spot and blot it up with paper towels. Make sure that all of the bleach has been drawn out of the carpet before proceeding to the next step.  Although, this won’t help you to prevent the colour from bleaching, it will keep the damage in small proportions.
  2. Now, since you can’t remove a bleach stain, you can try to fix the problem by dyeing the affected area. Often, dyeing is a hard and time consuming process that would be better accomplished by professionals, but if you feel confident in yourself, you can try dying the carpet on your own. First, purchase a carpet dye similar to the colour of your carpet, then precisely follow the instructions on the product’s label, as recommended by cleaners Bricklane, to achieve the best result from the dyeing.
  3. If you have any carpet sample left from the installation of your carpet, you can cut out the bleached area and replace it with a patch from the sample. Cut the new piece a bit larger than the removed one, then lay it on its place and carefully shape it with your scissors until it perfectly match to the spot. Apply some carpet glue on the bottom side of  the patch and press it down with a heavy object, so it can attach firmly to the flooring. Let the glue dries, then fluff the area using a soft-bristled brush. You can hire professionals to replaced the bleached area of the carpet instead of you.
  4. The easiest way to get rid of a bleach stain is to hide it under a piece of furniture. Rearrange the furniture in the room, so it doesn’t seem too obvious that there is something hidden beneath one of them.

January 15, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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