Oxy-Type Bleach Stains
There are an increasing number of complaints about color loss, mysterious stains and damage occurring on carpet, rugs and upholstery. These can be due to bleaching and color loss of the dyes. The rise in occurrence of bleach damage parallels the popularity of consumer products containing strong oxygen-type bleaches. These products are sold to consumers for spot and stain removal. They carry a trade name akin to "oxy-" or "oxi-" something. This prefix connotes an oxygen bleach (and oxidizing agent) as the main ingredient, by contrast with the more familiar chlorine bleach.
There are several causes that can contribute to fiber damage and dye loss...
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