Bleach Stain Removal Guide

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Bleach stain removal

It is most likely that you will end up having a bleach stain on the carpet now and then. 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, he spilt bleach on it. He didn’t know what to do in panic, so he immediately grabbed a washcloth and began trying to soak it up with water. 

Are you focused 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 bleach stain right away, it will make the carpet change its colour over time. So let’s go back to my friend’s story. After soaking up the bleach with a washcloth and water, the carpet began to change colour. The following day, it was even worse. 

The spot was in the dead centre of the floor, with no way to hide it and no means of fixing it. Though your first reaction may be “Oh no!” you’ll be relieved to know that there are a few ways you can 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 to Get Bleach Off Your Carpet?

  1. As soon as you notice the bleach stain, immediately blot it with water and a paper towel. Be careful not to scrub or rub the bleach, as this 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 detergent solution of 1/4 tsp. Mild dishwashing liquid and 1 cup warm water onto 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. You are working from the outside, so you don’t spread the colour.
  7. Repeat blotting using a clean cloth until no more of the bleach and smell is almost 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, West Auckland.
  10. Keep a spray water bottle and white rags or a 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 get rid of and require more effort and time. Contact a professional if the stain 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, West Auckland.

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Experienced, researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014. UPDATED 20/12/2021