Does Resolve Carpet Cleaner Have Bleach in It

Does Resolve Carpet Cleaner Have Bleach in It?

In Cleaning, Cleaning Products by Jamie

Resolve is a staple brand in many homes due to being a leading carpet stain remover. However, what is in Resolve Carpet cleaner? Does Resolve have bleach in it?

Resolve Carpet Cleaner has Hydrogen Peroxide, not Chlorine Bleach in it. Hydrogen Peroxide does not have as severe of an effect on fabric but is still a mild bleaching agent. This means that while it is generally safe for use on colors, if activated by sun or left for lengthy periods it can decolor fabric.

In addition to Oxygenated Bleach, many Resolve products contain ingredients designated “asthmagens.” An asthmagen is a substance which is believed to cause asthma by the World Health Organization through repeated or acute exposure. Some common asthmagens include wood dust and cigarette smoke. For this reason, you should always use Resolve products in a well-ventilated room to manage risk. Resolve products also contain fragrances, so be aware of any allergies in your home or be prepared for sneezing!

What are the Ingredients in Resolve Carpet Cleaners?

While Resolve has many variations of assorted products, the ones listed here are the most popular, and the variations do not substantially differ from their original formulation.

RESOLVE® Carpet & Rug Spot & Stain Remover

  • Water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Hexoxyethanol
  • Phenoxyisopropanol
  • Sodium Acrylates Copolymer
  • Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate
  • Fragrance/Parfum
  • Citric Acid
  • BHT

Resolve Carpet And Rug Cleaner Spray Spot & Stain Remover, 22 Ounce

Professional RESOLVE® Carpet Extraction Cleaner

  • Water
  • Sodium Sesquicarbonate
  • Sodium alkylnaphthalenesulfonate
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Dipropylene Glycol Butyl Ether
  • Polyoxypropylene-Polyoxyethylene Block Copolymer
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Fragrance/Parfum
  • Diethylaminomethylcoumarin
  • Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate
  • Benzisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone

Professional RESOLVE Carpet Extraction Cleaner Concentrate, 1gal Bottle (Carton of 4)

RESOLVE® Carpet Cleaning Machine Formula 2X Concentrated

  • Water
  • C10-16 Alcohols Ethoxylated
  • Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate
  • Fragrance/Parfum
  • Sodium Alkyl Naphthalene Sulfonate
  • Acrylate Copolymer
  • Citric Acid
  • Dimethicone
  • Benzisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone

Resolve Pet Carpet Steam Cleaner Solution, 60 fl oz Bottle, 2X Concentrate (Pack of 2)

RESOLVE® Heavy Traffic Foam Carpet Cleaner

  • Water
  • Butane
  • Propane
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Acrylic Copolymer
  • Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Amino-Functional Silicone
  • Fragrance/Parfum
  • Sodium Silicate
  • Ammonium Hydroxide
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone

Resolve Dual Pack High Traffic Carpet Foam, 44 oz (2 Cans x 22 oz), Cleans Freshens Softens & Removes Stains

RESOLVE® Clean & Fresh™ Large Area Pet Carpet Cleaner Moist Powder

  • Water
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Fragrance/Parfum
  • Phenoxyisopropanol
  • Benzisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone

Resolve Pet Carpet Cleaner Powder, For Dirt Stain & Odor Removal

RESOLVE® Upholstery & Multi-Fabric Spot & Stain Remover

  • Water
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate
  • Sodium Acrylates Copolymer
  • Phenoxyisopropanol
  • Fragrance/Parfum
  • Citric Acid
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone

Resolve 22 fl oz Multi-Fabric Cleaner and Upholstery Stain Remover

Is Resolve Carpet Cleaner Toxic to Humans?

Resolve Carpet Cleaners are safe to use as instructed, however getting the cleaner in your eyes or mouth is an urgent medical event. If the cleaner is ingested, call poison control. If it gets into your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water immediately and then see a doctor.

Check out our full article “Is Resolve Carpet Cleaner Toxic” here.

Do Resolve Laundry Stain Removers Have Bleach in Them?

Resolve Laundry Stain Removers have Hydrogen Peroxide in them, like their carpet solutions. Hydrogen Peroxide can have a bleaching effect on fabric, but generally does not. To protect your clothes, keep the clothing out of sunlight and do not let the product sit for longer than five minutes. If you have concerns, you can always test the stain remover somewhere inconspicuous like under the arm!

Can You Use Resolve Laundry Stain Remover on Carpet?

While using a laundry stain remover on your carpet is unlikely to cause damage, it may not be as effective as using a product designed for carpets. Because of the Oxygenated Bleach, do not leave the product on the carpet for longer than five minutes. For better results, consider using Resolve® Multi-Fabric Upholstery Cleaner instead.

Final Thoughts

Resolve products are highly effective when used properly but should always be used according to their instructions. While what most think of as bleach (Chlorine Bleach) is not an ingredient in Resolve products, most contain the milder bleaching agent Hydrogen Peroxide. You should keep treated areas out of the sun, and do not treat fabric for longer than five minutes. While occasional exposure is safe, some ingredients in Resolve are Asthmagens, so you should take care to ventilate the room during use, especially if you use the product frequently.

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Jamie

Jamie is the Founder of My Home Dwelling. He is a homeowner and enjoys sharing his homeowner tips with others. He has real estate experience working as a new home construction Realtor. Jamie has worked on numerous residential construction sites helping with interior and exterior renovations. He loves refinishing furniture, DIY home projects, and sharing his knowledge online.