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CHLORINE BLEACH*

Resin finishes are often applied to carpets to make them more durable. If chlorine bleaches are used on such materials they are likely to be weakened and yellowed. This is because the resins in some finishes absorb and retain the chlorine in the bleach. If you have used a chlorine bleach on a fabric with such a finish, rinse it immediately and thoroughly with water. For fabrics that are able to stand it, make the water HOT. An even more effective treatment for white or completely colorfast fabrics is to use a color remover, following the directions on the package.
 
If a resin finish is not present and bleach is applied directly to the fabric, it can actually remove the color. This is not considered a "stain" but rather an absence of color. This can not be removed but rather must be colored with dye that matches the color of the carpet. It is possible to dye the fabric, but it will likely require the expertise of a professional.
*NOTE: Some products like hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, bleach or alcohol can actually bleach or change the color in some fabrics. Read the WARNING notice above and proceed with caution whenever you use such products.

 WARNING: Before making any attempts to remove spots, always test fabric for colorfastness first by applying a small amount of the cleaning solution or chemical on a hidden or unnoticeable area. The tips listed here are NOT guaranteed to work with every fabric, including carpets. When using any chemical or liquid on fabric you should PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If you are unsure as to how your carpet or upholstery might be affected you should call a professional cleaning technician in your area.

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