Asphalt coating may be walked onto the carpet (and even onto hard surface flooring) from driveways and parking lots and turn the surface “yellow”. Since this is being tracked in from the outside, it is most noticeable near the entry areas. This is most common after re-paving or sealing.
The problem is more prominent on blue or gray carpet.
If not removed when fresh, this staining is nearly impossible to completely remove. Methods to remove may include strong solvent spotters, which if over used may cause delamination of the carpeting. EXTREME care should be used. Also, possible delamination should be explained to the customer and noted in a signed waiver.
Related information on the Bane-Clene web site:
- Asphalt coating discoloration on carpet.
- Bane-Clene® Professional Spotting guide.
- Delamination of carpet backing.
- Spot and stain removal from carpet.
- Yellowing of carpet.
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