There are a number of different ways to remove blood stains from your carpets, and this usually depends on the type of carpet you have. However, some stain blood removal solutions work for multiple carpet types.
It is easier to remove blood stains if it is still wet. The following are some of the most effective ways to remove wet blood stains from your carpet fibers.
1. Removing fresh blood
Treat with water
Step 1- Blot with a clean, white cloth or towel
The first and crucial step is to blot the stain with a white cloth or a towel. Press down and lift to pick up as much blood as possible.
- Do not rub the stain, start on the edges and work your way towards the center.
Step 2- Spray with cold water
Spray water on the stain and let it rest for a bit, if you don’t have a spraying bottle, you can pour just enough water on the stain.
- Avoid using warm or hot water, which can set the blood stain permanently into the carpet fibers.
- Avoid spraying or pouring too much water on the blood stain. Keep in damp, not soaked.
Step 3- Keep wetting and blotting
- At this stage you use a dry towel to absorb the moisture, again blot in an up and down motion. Continue to wet and dry until the stain is gone.
- You can also absorb the moisture by using a wet vac.
2. Treat with salt paste
If the stain is still there, you don’t need to worry, try a salt paste. Mix salt In a bowl of cold water, until you make a thin paste. Pour a little over the stain and let it rest for a few minutes. Blot with a clean towel, if the stain is still there you need to repeat this step.
- Salt can damage your carpet fibers in time, you need to vacuum properly after you are done removing the stain.
3. Wet with liquid detergent
Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid dish washing detergent into 1 cup of cold water. Stir and soak a clean, white cloth with the solution and apply it to the stained area.
- Avoid using detergents that contains bleach and lanolin
2.Removing Dried Blood
The treatments we have provided you below are potentially strong and can damage or discolor your carpets. You need to test them on a small hidden spot of your carpet first before applying to the stain spot.
- Do not use these options on silk and wool carpets. Consider hiring a professional carpets cleaning service provider instead.
1. Brush with a dull knife. (Optional)
Remove the flecks of dried blood by scraping a butter knife across the carpet fibers. This process wont the trick by itself but rather it will give you a head start on removing the carpets.
- Not recommended on valuable carpets
2. Apply unflavoured meat tenderiser
Mix unflavoured meat tenderiser with cold water and apply on the dried blood spot. This chemical breaks down protein particles in the blood stain, making it easier to remove. Let this solution rest on your carpet for 25 to 30 minutes, then blot with a clean towel.
- Avoid using flavoured tenderiser, which causes even more stains.
3. Wet the tufts with hydrogen peroxide
- This option is not a stain removal solution, rather it’s an option f hiding the stain. Hydrogen peroxide lightens the color of your carpet fibers, hiding the stains.
- It’s risky if you are using hydrogen peroxide on darker colors.
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