Carpets are widely used in a number of commercial settings and usually well maintained and kept cleaned. With proper care, carpet can easily last 10 years. However, when bleach is accidentally spilled or used due to mislabeling or inattention to ingredients, it can leave a permanent blemish on the carpets. For most commercial settings, those blemishes can have a negative effect on the company’s reputation. Therefore, the carpet is often needlessly replaced early. Before a commercial center replaces good carpet, consider repairing the carpet first. Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration will share why bleach has a permanent effect on carpet and how it can be reversed with carpet dyeing services.
Why You Shouldn’t Clean Your Carpets with Bleach
Bleach is a common cleaner that is used to kill various organisms and to help keep white linens spotless. However, bleach should never be used on carpet, even to remove mold and other organisms that may be found. When bleach is exposed to carpet, it doesn’t just leave a soot. Instead it permanently removes the pigment or dye entirely. There is a misconception that bleach spots can be removed. The effects of the bleach can be reduced, but never removed, which is why bleach spots are permanent. Bleach contains a hypocloric chemical that damages the dye. Dyes are a natural chemical that is made of two types of bond which varies between pigments. The two bond are separated by the Hypocloric chemical found in bleach. Once the two bonds separate the carpet or dye becomes colorless. Depending on the duration the carpet is exposed to the bleach, the more damage it can inflict. If the bleach is removed quickly enough, the effects may be minor and cause a lighter discoloration in the carpet’s pigment. Long term exposure often results in a light cream color or white spot on the carpet. When bleach has had time to separate the dye’s bond, the effects are permanent. However, this doesn’t mean the carpet is completely lost. Carpet can be repaired with carpet dye services.
How to Get Old Bleach Spots Out of Carpet
Carpet dyeing service often provide bleach spot repair. During bleach spot repair, the carpet dye specialist can repair the carpet by adding dye back into the carpet. The site of the bleach spot is first cleaned. It is important to clean the area first. If any bleach remains in the carpet, it will need to be removed along with any other contaminants that can ruin the dyeing repair process. After the bleach site has been thoroughly cleaned, the carpet dye specialist will begin the repair process. Methods may vary. However, in most cases a small dropper is used to apply small amount of dye into the fibers, a little at a time. Each layer of dye is carefully worked into the carpet fibers. With each layer the more dye is added until the bleached area is no longer visible. Essentially, the carpet is re-dyed, which removes the bleach stain. Bleach stain repair is quick and can easily restore the carpet.
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Bleach spots can leave blemishes on the carpet which can have a negative effect on the commercial building and serve as a distraction. To prevent the distractions and negative appearance from the carpet, contact Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration. We provide many services including commercial bleach stain repair. To schedule our services, contact Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration today.