Return to the Home Disasters Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Bleach on carpet

Posted by Jessarlyn (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 19, 02 at 11:21

Okay, posted at one fo the other boards, but I am desperate!!
Hello, the other day, my 6 yo. daughter, "helped" me by spraying Clorox Clean-up in the bathroom to clean it, then carried the sopping dishtowel down the stairs (drip drip drip) and throught the common area to the kitchen! I live in a rented condo that I am leaving soon, and we are NOT in a position to pay for carpeting! Are there any fixes for this? The carpet is light beige, and the bleach made it orange/white. I thought about tea-staining, or Rit, but I am not sure. Any suggestions???


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Bleach on carpet

Have you tried calling a company that cleans carpets? They usually have some repair ideas or services.

Also, if you have a closet that has the same carpet inside, maybe try it in the back corner before you do it out in the open and cause more damage.


 o
RE: Bleach on carpet

I am in the SAME boat. My went up the stairs and down the hall. Didn't even miss a step. Please let me know if you find out anything that works.
Thanks.


 o
RE: Bleach on carpet

not sure if this works, have not tried it my self.heard it somewhere's that you can dye bleach stains on carpet with clothing dye,just get the colour the same as your rug.i think you just add hot water and rub it into the spots and let dry,repeat if nessesary.I'll see if i can find it for you. Den


 o
RE: Bleach on carpet

This happened to a friend of mine. They were able to take some carpet from a closet and patch the spots. They had it professionally done. I could only see it if I looked for it.

I would call some carpet stores and carpet cleaning companys and ask for their help. Good Luck!


 o
RE: Bleach on carpet

Some small spots don't go to deep and can be clipped out with good scissors (I learned this trick from a realitor.).

Some small spots can be hidden temporarly with a felt point giving you time to flee (I learned this trick from a realitor.).


 o
RE: Bleach on carpet

I know this is too late; however, in the event this happens again in the future (God forbid!), here is a tip.

My 10 year old son did the exact same thing. He tried to clean up some carpet stains with Clorox CleanUp! As soon as I smelled the Clorox and learned of what he was doing, I immedialely got a bucket of water and soaked all the Clorox spots and scrubbed them with a brush. Much to my surprise, my light blue carpet did NOT end up with white spots and the stains were gone!!!

A short time later I discovered that my son FORGOT to tell me about the spots he cleaned on the stairway. Since I was not aware of this and didn't soak the area, the Clorox had a chance to set and now the carpet going up the stairs has white spots. Oh well, ya can't win 'em all! :)


 o
RE: Bleach on carpet

Definitely try albert_135's tricks before you do anything desperate.

Was the carpet new when you moved in? I know rental agreement rule vary state to state, but usually some "wear and tear" is expected and even provided for in the rental agreement.


 o
RE: Bleach on carpet

I have to tell you how I just camouflaged a bleach spot on my light tan carpet. It wasn't a bad spot but we are trying to sell our house and every little thing makes it harder to sell. I tried everything. Coffee, tea. None of them worked. I even paid $100 for the kit that comes with a neutralizer and the different spray bottles of stuff that is supposed to bring it back to a natural color. That actually made it worse. So, I bought some water based poster paint. Using my fingers and lots of water... I worked in white and got rid of the garish yellow and pink. It took patience and time, probably two hours. I let that dry. It was all gone but it was lighter than the rest of the carpet. Actually it would have been ok. Then I mixed up some black, brown and white and very lightly I brushed through the carpet using lots of water and I got the carpet to blend in with the surrounding area. It look great. I will not be shampooing that carpet again.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Home Disasters Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here