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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???

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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.

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.

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

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!

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.).

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! :)

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.

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