If your flooring is carpeted, it is most likely that you will end up having stains on the carpet every now and then. Bleach stains appear as white spots on the carpet. If we do not clean bleach right away,  it will make the carpet change its color over a period of time.

Before you proceed with one of the cleaning solutions outlined below, it is recommended that you do the following first:

1. Wear gloves
2. Clean bleach or blot from the carpet. Use a vacuum cleaner on the stained area to get rid of any dry bleach particles. After that, you can adopt any one of the following methods for stain removal.

Things Needed to Clean Bleach:

Rubber Or Latex Gloves
Mild Dishwashing Liquid
White Absorbent Cloths Or Paper Towels


  1. Put on rubber or latex gloves. Blot the excess bleach using a white absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  2. Blot-rinse with water.
  3. Carefully blot detergent solution of 1/4 tsp. mild dishwashing liquid and 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) warm water onto the stain. With a clean cloth or paper towel. Work from the stain’s an outside edge to the center.
  4. Allow the detergent to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Repeat blotting using a clean cloth until no more of the bleach and smell is almost gone.
  6. Rinse thoroughly using cold water.


  • In case the stain is old and has discolored the carpet, it is necessary to seek the help of a carpet professional.
  • Keep a spray water bottle as well as white rags or a roll of plain. White paper towels readily available in your laundry room for future spills.

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Stains which are large and have been present for a long period of time are difficult to get rid of and hence, will require more effort and time. Contact a professional if the stain has been left untreated for too long, and has damaged your carpet.

Carpet Cleaning Auckland 09-489 5599