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What Causes Yellowing in Carpet?

Is your carpet looking worse for wear and turning yellow in places? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Here we’ll discuss the causes of yellowing in carpet, what you should do and when to contact the professionals for assistance.

Causes of Yellowing Carpet

There are several things that can cause your once-perfect carpet to turn yellow. In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most common reasons for the colour change.

Chemical Cleaners

While chemical cleaners from your local supermarket have their use, improper use can cause your carpet to turn yellow over time. This is particularly the case if you use a cleaner for something other than its intended purpose or use the wrong cleaner for your carpet.

Household Products

Harsh or strong household products such as furniture polish, bleach and insecticides can cause damage to your carpet and result in visible yellow stains. For this reason, you should always be careful when using such products in the vicinity of your carpet.


Overexposure to sunlight is one of the quickest ways to fade your carpet. It can also be the cause of your yellowing carpet.

Lack of Vacuuming

At Sun Dry, we promote regularly vacuuming your carpet yourself in addition to engaging a professional cleaner to keep your home intact. Over time, dirt and grime builds up and can be one of the reasons your carpet turns yellow.

Daily Use

Unfortunately, as careful as you may be around your carpet, heavy traffic and daily use causes germs and dirt to build up in your carpet. Eventually, yellow stains may appear as a result of this.


Smoking in carpeted areas – even if you use an ash tray – is one of the most common reasons why your carpet will start to turn yellow. Sometimes, this can be because you’ve accidentally dropped ash, or even simply due to the odours left in the air.

What to Do About Yellow Stains

There are several tricks you can try to remove the yellow stains from your carpet. Some of the most common are steam cleaning your carpet, using baking soda and an acid-based mixture to draw out the dirt.

The problem is, however, that these “home remedies” don’t always work. They may be suitable for one type of carpet, but could cause damage if used on other types.

When to Contact Sun Dry

As helpful as the DIY tips and tricks might be, in our opinion, there’s only one proven way to be certain of removing yellow stains from your carpet. By contacting our professional carpet cleaning service, you’ll be guaranteed a lasting solution and effective completion.

To arrange for our team to clean your yellow carpets, contact us today.