Blotchy Spots FAQ
UH OH! Unfortunately, unbeknownst to many of us there are numerous daily products we use that contain whitening/bleaching agents and therefore discoloration can be caused by several factors:
- Benzoyl peroxide could be the culprit. Many products that contain benzoyl peroxide can cause discoloration whether it is directly on the fabric itself, if it washed with other items that has its residue or even residue left behind in the washer that may have not been rinsed away. Examples of products containing benzoyl peroxide: as an acne treatment, skin brighteners, for improving flour, for bleaching hair and whitening teeth, for polymerising polyester just to name a few.
- Household cleaners: Clorox or other chlorine-based bleach can cause this issue. Some scouring powders can cause blotching. Products containing sodium hypochlorite/sodium hydroxide, and calcium hypochlorite, can also definitely do that kind of damage as well. It could also be some errant spray. But, even if you’re careful, washing any fabrics that may have a residue of such products with your laundry, could cause the problem.
- Even some popular detergents can alter fabrics. While claiming not to have bleach, they may contain sodium borate or sodium hydroxide which could also cause discoloration.
Luckily, this won't affect the leak proofing! Unfortunately, if this happens, PeapodMats will not be able to warranty your mat as these are circumstances beyond our control.
Below are examples of discoloration due to the above-mentioned factors: