Most homeowners believe that the spot is a stain of some sort that has been caused by a spill. However, they're confused why normal cleanings aren't reducing the appearance of this mysterious, white spot. |
This is a subject that begs more attention especially since we've had a number of situations where the color in a carpet has been affected creating a change or loss of the original hue. Aside from the normal atmospheric or environmental influences of color loss or change such as sunlight, ozone or oxides of nitrogen, which will create fading of various magnitudes in a broadloom, there are other influencers. We also have to consider the fiber and dye system of the carpet and how it will prevent or allow color change or loss.
It's not a spot! Typically, areas of white appearing on the carpet, that are not affected by cleaning, can be attributed to color loss in the carpet.
Depending on the material that carpet is constructed from, color loss may be caused by the introduction of a foreign substance. For instance, an accidental bleach spill may cause color loss in some types of carpeting. But, wait. What's that? You didn't spill any bleach, or household cleaner, or anything else for that matter?
Don't worry. You don't have to blame your husband, or the kids, for spilling anything either. Color loss can also be caused by naturally occurring environmental factors in your home or business. Exposure to sunlight, ozone or certain gasses in the home may also cause carpet to release its dye and begin to appear white in color.
Most color loss or color change, not caused by one of the three naturally occurring sun or gas conditions in the environment, is caused by someone introducing a foreign substance to the carpet which will quickly or slowly change the color. This could be any number of cleaning agents or chemicals used in the home, acne medication, personal care products, perfumes or colognes, topical medications or ointments and even carpet cleaning products, do-it-yourself or otherwise.
In the case of acne medication, for example, it can sit on a carpet from hand contact for months until the right stimulus, heat and humidity, catalyst a reaction and cause a color change which can occur in minutes; and that's not an exaggeration. Other substances can take a long time as well. So long that no one remembers or can recall anything getting on the floor.
Anytime there is a color loss or change in a product it is most likely caused by someone doing something that caused it. This is particularly true if there is a pattern of any kind to the intrusion, whether it be drip spots, an isolated location, a location in proximity to where someone would be cleaning something or a where a particular event may have or be taking place. Color loss or change caused by atmospheric or environmental influences will likely be overall and most often manifest itself as fading.
How do I fix it? Unfortunately, because color loss is caused by the dyes being released from the carpeting, cleaning won't help. Seek assistance from professionals then.
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