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Mysterious Stains on Carpet

Mysterious Stains on Carpet

Article Originally From Michigan State University

Benzoyl Peroxide - Yellow or Orange Spots: This strong bleaching chemical is used in acne medications, age creams, some foot care products, and some pet shampoos. It's not water soluble and hard to wash off hands and face. Spots may show up in hours or not until months later depending on temperature and humidity. Most spots start as orange or dark yellow, and get lighter over time. On blue carpets they may be pinkish or white.

Bleaches - Yellow or Green: Oxygen bleaches act more slowly then chlorine bleach but both will fade dyes. So will swimming pool chemicals (calcium hypochlorite) tracked into the home, and mildew inhibitors that contain bleach if not used according to directions. Chlorine usually causes yellow spots, but will turn some red dyes to green.

Acids - Pink or orange spots on carpets are caused by as little as 1% hydrochloric acid in solution. Stomach acid is 10% stomach acid, so vomit must be cleaned up promptly and neutralized with a mild alkali such as a detergent solution and rinsed, or there will be permanent colored spots. It can turn some red dyes to bright blue. Toilet bowl cleaners, corn and callus removers, tile cleaners, and some rust removers also contain acids. Strong acids can cause red spots on tan/beige carpets.

Alkalis - Strong alkali as lye in oven cleaners and drain cleaners can change colors, and also destroy the textile. Remove, then neutralize spot with white vinegar solution, and rinse.

Furniture Polish - This can destroy red carpet dyes and cause green or blue spots. This usually happens where polish has gotten on carpet around the base of furniture by careless spraying or wiping, and is not found until furniture is moved.

Insecticides - Spraying insecticides on baseboards and getting the insecticide on the carpet can fade carpet dyes. Most often cited in this are malathion, diazinon, and DDVP.

Phenol Disinfectants - Some, not all, phenols in disinfectants and germicides, fade carpets. Some bathroom cleaners contain phenols; read label.

Plant Foods - Yellow Spills of liquid plant foods or leakage from house plants can discolor carpet. Spots are usually dull yellow. They start down near the backing and develop up into the pile, sometimes taking months to show up.

Urine - Urine stains discolor carpet and upholstery, as well as causing a musty odor. Spots turn dull yellow or red.

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I hired Gator Clean to clean my air ducts in my house. They did a fantastic job. I had originally called a Port Orange company called Lucky Ducts. The owner of Lucky Ducts told me that since I lived off Big Tree in South Daytona that I was closer to his competitor, Jerry Brittingham, he recommended that I call him instead. When I called Jerry Brittingham, they gave me a quote on the phone of $25 per vent. Then, when they got there, they said that they don't do vent cleaning and gave me a price of $2300 for blowing some plastic stuff through my vent system to seal possible small holes. CRAZY! Gator Clean was wonderful! They honored the quoted price and they came all the way from Eustis /Mt Dora area to South Daytona for no extra fees. Great service, great people!!! THANK YOU!!

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From the moment that I spoke to them on the phone about making the appointment to get the dryer a gas dryer vent cleaned out I was very impressed I called back to ask a question and it was after hours and Danielle very nicely called me right back and gave me the answer overall I was very very impressed they did a wonderful job there was a slight complication on my part from when the house was built to where the duck was put in for the dryer she told me Danielle told me how to correct it and get it fixed and told me what time I should get it done and that what I needed to do afterwards which I found very helpful and informative I give them five stars for the job that they did and I've never had a company that was local that would get up on the roof and suck out the lint the roof part of the vent also come in the house and suck out that part of it on it was very nice to have people that you could trust. I look forward to rehiring them every time I need my dryer cleaned out they do a wonderful job and they're very clean. Thank you Danielle for a wonderful experience. Good company to work with easy going and hard workers. Mary Seabury of Mount Dora

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