Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We have a chemical spill on a commercial nylon carpet. We have the material safety data sheet (MSDS) with the chemical ingredients to submit.
We would like to know if this spot can be removed or if it is permanent stain so we can determine if we have to do a carpet repair. Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated.
You didn''t say what the spilled chemical was. Without getting into a lot of detail, there are a lot of variables (how old the carpet is, what kind of soil/stain resistant treatment was applied to it by the mill, how it was dyed, etc.).