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My grand-daughter spilt detergent on my carpet and bleached it out

My grand-daughter spilt detergent on my carpet and bleached it out

Old 06-18-2010, 06:04 PM
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That little toot grabbed the kitchen dishsoap, ran into the den with it, my daughter (her mother)saw her and jumped up to get it away from her as she was holding it upside down. Sophie saw her mom jump up and thought the chasing game was starting and she did a little jig and took off with it spilling out. It was a liquid dishsoap and my daughter cleaned it up and went to do something else. She called me later crying because when she went back in there she saw it had bleached out my carpet! grrr! So....I'm going to try to dye it with a clothing dye, does anyone know how to set the dye so it won't bleed next time I shampoo the carpet?
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:06 PM
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Oh my goodness. I wouldn't have thought that dishsoap would bleach carpet. You poor thing! I feel for you.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:09 PM
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Call a carpet repair company, they could dye it or take a piece out of a closet to repair it.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:12 PM
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hmm, I hadn't thought about taking a piece from the closet! Yall always help me out when I have a dilemna, Thanks!!!!!
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Hope it works out for you.

What kind of detergent was it?
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:34 PM
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It was a liquid Walmart brand for the dishwasher. It didn't indicate bleach was in it but I guess they all have some amount of bleach. The dishsoap is locked up now!
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:37 PM
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Before you cut up your closet carpet, try coloring the "stain" with a Sharpie marker! You may need the closet at a later time.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:38 PM
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Sorry about your carpet.

This is one of those moments you will be telling her children about!
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:42 PM
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The guy that did some work on our fireplace bleached the carpet in my sewing room. I call the people who laid the carpet and they replaced just that part. You can't even see where it is. Since we didn't have any carpet left they took it out of a closet.
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I used the professionals (I got a reference from the company that put in the carpet) to come out and dye a few bleach spots in my new carpet. The work was fantastic and colorfast after a few hours. The job was a perfect match and it was quite inexpensive. I wouldn't attempt it myself. They had about five different bottles of spray dye and they just kept going over the spots mixing the the different bottles, it was kind of neat to watch and nine years later it is still good as new. Until that day, I had no idea it was even a possibility.

hth, Maribeth
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