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How To Remove Bleach From Carpet





To clean bleach from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1.  Blot dry with paper towels

2.  Use a detergent solution by mixing one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water. The water should not be hot, just warm.


Unfortunately, once you've spilled bleach on your carpet the damage has already been done. Bleach actually eats the dye within the carpet fibers so you're going to be stuck with the spots. So what we'll focus on is removing any remaining bleach so as to contain the damage. You don't want people walking through the bleach, spreading it to other areas of your home.

Put on some rubber gloves, grab some paper towels and start gently blotting the bleach. As the towels become saturated with bleach, be sure to toss them immediately into a nearby trash can. Anything the towels come in contact with can become damaged.

Make a detergent solution following step 2 above. Using a sponge, gently apply the solution to the stain being very careful not to spread the bleach to surrounding areas. Blot dry. Reapply the solution continuing until all the bleach has been removed from the carpet.

Using cold water, rinse the area thoroughly. Be sure to blot dry when finished. Hopefully the damage isn't too bad. Some carpet cleaners will spot dye your carpet to match the surrounding area. This may be a good time to have your carpet cleaned and the bleach spots fixed.

If you're going to replace your carpet anytime soon, you may want to look into Smartstrand carpet. It's extremely durable and is resistant to bleach. You can read more about it here: Smartstrand Carpet.