What is spot dyeing and how does it remove bleach stains?
Nylon or wool carpet can lose its color due to harsh chemicals like bleach (sodium hypochlorite) being spilled or dropped on the carpet resulting in a bleach stain or bleach spot. What happens is that normally a carpet will turn yellow or orange due to dye loss. In extreme cases, we have seen the carpet turn white, and typically white bleach is not repairable because it destroys the carpet dye sites. So, to repair minor bleach stains or bleach spots would require the application of dye back into the carpet fibers. This is a very advanced method of repairing carpet which is why we became IICRC certified for color repair bleach stain removal so we have they knowledge to know how to correct this problem for you. It takes an experienced and trained eye to know what color and concentration to mix because it is possible to over dye carpet on accident.
How large of a bleach stain can you dye?
In spot dye class, they say you can make a bleach stain or spot the size of a quarter look perfect. I typically start shying away from bleach spots the size of the palm of your hand. I have been know to spot dye bleach stains the size of a basketball, and make them look actually pretty good. But again, this is all relative. Because the bleach stain has caused an imperfection, there is no way to promise perfection. We can only promise to do the best we can to make that bleach spot blend back in. We disclose to our customers that because you have heightened awareness, you will always know where the spot is located. But for a visitor in your home, they will likely never see it.
What does it cost?
Spot dyeing bleach stains holds a minimum of $200, but if we are already in your home cleaning your carpet or tile, we can reduce that price.