After you’ve finished crying (let’s face it, looking at a bleach stain on your carpet can be THAT emotional) be sure to act quickly! The longer you leave the bleach, the more damage it will do. When dealing with bleach always wear protective clothing, the last thing you want is a double tragedy with your favourite jeans in the firing line too. Also, make sure the area you’re working in is well ventilated.
How to clean up after a bleach spill on carpet
- Take a clean white cloth and blot up as much excess bleach as possible. Be sure to blot and not rub as this will damage the carpet fibres.
- Mix together washing up liquid and water and apply to the stain.
- Alternatively, you could use white vinegar and water, but as the smell can be intense you would want a very strong stomach!
- Working inwards, gently clean the area with a white cloth until the stain is gone.
- Rinse with cold water and blot up any excess water with paper towel or a clean towel.
Unfortunately in some cases, the area where the bleach has spilled will be completely stripped of colour. This will need the added help of a fabric pen or carpet kit. Always check the manufactures instructions before using any of these. DIY hacks such as kid’s crayons and hair dye may also work to replace the carpet colour, but as with any DIY job there is a risk, and it could end up making the area look even worse.
With difficult stains such as bleach it can be hard to deal with them on your own. Calling in the professionals will give you the best chance of reversing the damage to your carpet and have it looking in tip top condition. Renew Carpet Cleaning have over twenty years experience. They are the trusted carpet cleaning company for some of the biggest commercial names in the country. Word of mouth and repeat custom make up over 80% of their residential custom. To book your carpet cleaning today or to find out more about Renew’s services Contact us today.