In many households, bleach is a common chemical. Among disinfecting needs, these products are generally used to kill mildew and mold. In addition to killing the bacteria and germs, bleach-based products are designed to lighten many things, such as lighter shades of grout and hair as well as whiten laundry and even teeth, among other items. Being a useful tool in many circumstances, bleach is commonly used, making it a likely spill on carpets. Today, we at Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration would like to elaborate on science of bleach and how our experts restore and repair your residential and commercial carpet that is affected by bleach.
Oxygen & Chlorine Bleach Types
Most people have a tendency to use the term bleach as if it was only one substance, though there are actually several different types of bleach. Household chlorine bleach is the most popular and common as it is a water-based product that contains a chemical called sodium hypochlorite. Oxygen bleach is another popular type of bleach as it contains hydrogen peroxide or other compounds that release peroxide when mixed with water. Additionally, bleach is available in powder and is known as a chemical called calcium hypochlorite.
How Does Bleach Work to Strip Color from Carpet?
Any type of bleach can be used to brighten white clothes. Additionally, bleach is used as a cleaning agent since it kills mold, bacteria, and germs. Though the science behind bleach wasn’t initially understood, the bleaching process has been around for thousands of years. To understand how bleach removes color, it is helpful to understand the basics of how colors work. Chromophores are chemical compounds that cause colors by reflecting a certain portion of the visible spectrum of light. For example, our eyes see the color blue on a blue dress because of the chromophores that reflect blue light. Bleach works by releasing oxygen molecules during a process called oxidation. The bleach is released when the oxygen molecules break up the chemical bonds of chromophores. The changed chromophore molecules will either reflecting no color or a color outside the visible spectrum. White is seen by our eyes when there is an absence of color. In addition to the chemical, the fabrics left out in the sun are likely to look faded or bleached over time. Being similar to the chemical, sunlight does not contain bleach. The high energy ultraviolet sunlight can disrupt the chemical bonds in chromophores, leading to the color loss, very similar to the oxidation process with bleach.
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When it comes to bleach spots on the carpets of your home or business, Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration’s approach will ensure the bleach is neutralized. Depending on the severity of the bleach spot on the carpets, our experts can re-dye the carpet to match the surrounding carpet. With our trained and experienced technicians, you can count on the bleach spots to be efficiently repaired. Call us today to consult on the bleach damaged carpet in your home or business and our qualified professionals will assist you on high-quality restoration.