What is bleaching my carpet

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Old 09-04-17, 10:12 AM
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What is bleaching my carpet

Right outside of my bathroom, the carpet has bleached stains. I am sure its from my kids but we can't figure out what is causing it. What normal everyday chemicals in a bathroom can bleach carpet. I took a carpet sample and have been testing but have not found the cause yet. Thanks
 
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Old 09-04-17, 10:30 AM
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It would have to be something fairly strong to bleach the carpet.

Things like nail polish remover, maybe some mouth washes with alcohol, perfumes and colognes.
 
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Old 09-05-17, 07:19 AM
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Bleach does not normally lighten carpet, it causes the different dyes in it to bleed.
 
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Ajax has bleach in it. It says it on the label.
 
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Old 09-06-17, 04:24 PM
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Acne medications cause bleaching of towels and such. Are your kids using any body washes that may contain these types of things?
 
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Wow, good guess. I never would have thought of medications.
 
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