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What is bleaching my carpet


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09-04-17, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)  
What is bleaching my carpet

Right outside of my bathroom, the carpet has bleached stains. I am sure its from my kids but we can't figure out what is causing it. What normal everyday chemicals in a bathroom can bleach carpet. I took a carpet sample and have been testing but have not found the cause yet. Thanks

 
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09-04-17, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)  
It would have to be something fairly strong to bleach the carpet.

Things like nail polish remover, maybe some mouth washes with alcohol, perfumes and colognes.


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09-05-17, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)  
Bleach does not normally lighten carpet, it causes the different dyes in it to bleed.

 
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09-06-17, 03:36 AM   #4 (permalink)  
Ajax has bleach in it. It says it on the label.

 
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09-06-17, 04:24 PM   #5 (permalink)  
Acne medications cause bleaching of towels and such. Are your kids using any body washes that may contain these types of things?

 
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09-06-17, 04:30 PM   #6 (permalink)  
Wow, good guess. I never would have thought of medications.

 
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