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How to Clean Bleach Cleanable Carpet

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October 13, 2023

This post offers tips and advice on how to clean bleach cleanable carpets.

Key Takeaways

  • Bleach-friendly carpets are made of polypropylene which prevents spills and stains from setting in
  • Still, you need to remove stains and when this moment comes, you can reach for the bottle of bleach
  • When using bleach to clean carpets, wear rubber gloves and safety glasses

How Stain Resistant Are Bleach Cleanable Carpets?

They are quite stain resistant actually because they are made of 100% polypropylene. Polypropylene is known for its resistance to liquid spillages and stains.

It just doesn’t allow spills to be absorbed deep into the fibres, which makes it easier to get rid of the stains.

Spilt coffee or red wine? Nor problem.

Not to mention, you can use oxygen-based bleach to clean these carpets. You don’t have to worry that the fabric will discolour or get ruined in the process.

This makes bleachable carpets good value for your money.

How Do You Get Stains out of Bleachable Carpet?

Since these types of carpets tolerate some bleach, you can make a solution of one part water and one part bleach in a bowl.

Immerse a clean cloth or towel into the bowl to get it soaked and then rub it into the stain. Start at the edges of the spot working towards the centre. You can also go for a soft brush.

Add more cleaning solution to the towel as necessary and continue to scrub until the stain disappears.

Once it’s gone, soak a clean end of the microfiber cloth into the bleach solution and run it through the fabric once again. Rinse well and let dry completely. 

What You Need to Know about Bleach for Stain Removal

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Bleach can seep into the black colours of your carpet and ruin them.

A great piece of advice is to neutralise bleach so that it can become inert. Otherwise, it will be active and it can burn you and your family. So, mix it with water ahead of time.

You can bleach white carpets for stain removal.

So how to bleach a carpet? Add a cup of bleach to a gallon of water. Mix them in a bucket or a large container and stir. Spray the solution onto the desired areas on the carpet.

If the carpet is white, spray the whole surface. But if it’s not, use the solution only in the targeted areas. Keep in mind that this is bleach after all. It is harmful to the environment, animals, and human beings.

Safety Considerations of Using Bleach Solution

When using bleach, you should always wear a mask, protective glasses, and gloves to create a physical barrier between the bleach and your skin and face.

As well as that, you should open the windows to let fresh air in. The chemicals in bleach can harm the respiratory system, so you have to ensure the room you’re working in is well-ventilated.

In addition, don’t always use bleach to clean your bleachable carpets. It is mostly a disinfectant. Instead, resort to ingredients like vinegar and baking soda.

And lastly, when incorporating bleach into the cleaning process, make sure to keep children and pets out of the room for the time being.

Tips & Advice for Keeping Carpets in Tiptop Shape

Blot spills and remove stains immediately

There is no doubt that cleaning stains as soon as they occur makes the job a lot easier than trying to remove stubborn stains.

Not only will you save a lot of time and effort but you will keep your carpets looking good. Another wise tip is to keep your shoes at the door so as not to transfer mud to the carpet.

Vacuum your new carpet regularly

We can’t stress enough how important it is to hoover your carpets on the regular. This will keep food particles and other debris from getting trapped in the fabric and damaging the carpet fibres.

If you really want to take this to the next level, purchase both a suction cleaner and an upright vacuum.

Hire professional carpet cleaners every year

Invest in professional cleaning services as this is the best way to keep dirt away from the carpets. Professional carpet cleaners in London have extensive knowledge of cleaning formulas and techniques.

They are well-versed in treating different types of stains the right way without compromising the quality of the job. Plus, they are armed with industry-grade carpet cleaning products that are safe for both kids and pets.

The equipment is also gentle on the environment. There is a slew of benefits to scheduling a professional carpet cleaning service on a yearly basis and this will result in longer-lasting carpets.

You may be interested in reading our guide on how to clean a heavily soiled carpet next.

FAQs on Bleaching Carpets

Does bleach turn the carpet yellow?

Bleach won’t pose any harm to your bleachable carpets but it can damage other carpet types. Keep in mind that it hits the blue colour first. After that, it strikes the red and yellow colours.

Does bleach stain the carpet straight away?

It strips the material of its pigment and it works pretty fast. That’s why you have to act fast if you spill bleach on non-bleachable carpets.

Does bleach change carpet color?

It causes colour loss in non-bleachable carpets. Unless your carpet is the bleachable type, you should select a special carpet cleaner for it or a cleaning product that doesn't cause damage.

Do not use bleach on wool.

Is it safe to clean a carpet with bleach?

It is safe to clean bleach-friendly carpets with bleach. For other carpet types, you want to refrain from employing bleach in the cleaning process.

Always consult the carpet manufacturer to see if bleach can be utilised to clean item. You can also get professional advice.

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