Bleach Stain Removal Guide

bleach stainYou will most likely have a bleach stain on the carpet occasionally. Bleach stains appear as white spots on the mat. 

The worst thing ever happened to my friend: He splurged to re-carpet his entire house, and no sooner was it finished than he spilt bleach on it. He didn’t know what to do in panic, so he grabbed a washcloth and tried to soak it up with water. 

Focus on doing laundry and accidentally spilt bleach on your carpet? We can help you, and by sharing this article with you, we hope it will be informative. 

What Should You Know About Bleach Spills?

Spot removal, like bleach, is part of our upholstery cleaning service. So, we’re here to tell you that if we do not clean the bleach stain immediately, the carpet will change its colour over time. So, let’s go back to my friend’s story. The carpet changed colour after soaking the bleach with a washcloth and water. The following day, it was even worse. 

The spot was in the dead centre of the floor, with no way to hide or fix it. Though your first response may be, “Oh no!” you’ll be relieved to know there are a few ways to tackle removing bleach stains from the carpet on your own. What now?

Things Needed To Clean And Remove Bleach Stains:

  • Rubber Or Latex Gloves
  • Mild Dishwashing Liquid
  • White Absorbent Cloths Or Paper Towel

How do you get bleach stains off your carpet?

  1. Blot the bleach with water and a paper towel when you notice the bleach stain. Especially be careful not to scrub or rub the bleach, which could worsen the stain.
  2. Put on rubber or latex gloves. Blot the excess bleach using a white absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  3. Blot-rinse with water.
  4. Carefully blot the detergent solution of 1/4 tsp. Use mild dishwashing liquid and 1 cup of warm water on the stain. With a clean cloth or paper towel. Work from the outside edge of the colour and to the centre.
  5. Allow the detergent to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  6. Once the stain has dried, rub it with a cloth or sponge. Even though you are working outside, you don’t spread the colour.
  7. Repeat blotting using a clean cloth until no more bleach and the smell is gone.
  8. Rinse thoroughly using cold water, then dry it.
  9. If the stain is old and has discoloured the carpet, seek the help of a rug professional such as Steam n Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal & dyeing services in South Auckland, North Shore, East, and West Auckland.
  10. Keep a spray water bottle, white rags, or plain roll. White paper towels are readily available in your laundry room for future spills.

Bleach Stain Tips

Stains that are large and have been present for an extended period are difficult to eliminate and require more effort and time. Contact a professional if the colour has been left untreated for too long and has damaged your carpet.

Steam n Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal services in South Auckland, North Shore, East, and West Auckland. Indeed, we are qualified and trained in Stain Removal and the CRI Cleaning Solution



Last updated 3/1/2024 Experienced, researched, and written by  Graeme Stephens