Coffee stain on carpet.

by Chris
(San Jose)

Is using a solution of Clorox detergent safe and color proof to remove old coffee stain on standard fiber -not linen- carpet?

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Mar 04, 2012
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coffee stain on carpet
by: dave@healthier-cleaning-products.com

Chris,

Good question! Many people are tempted to use Clorox or other brands of bleach for stain removal. CAUTION needs to be used here.

It's important to understand that "Clorox" bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) is not an effective stain remover on carpet. To use Clorox bleach on carpet will generally lead to color loss. Worse yet the stain will still be there.

A discussion of stain removers can be found on stain remover characteristics.

The bleaches referred to on this page are also known as "strippers" and work by removing oxygen from a stain like coffee. These bleaches are formulated for carpet stain removal and should not be confused with Clorox bleach.

The bottom line is: don't use Clorox type bleach to remove carpet stains. Rather, hire a qualified carpet cleaner to remove the coffee stain for you.


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