Oh no! You’ve had a little accident and now there is a blood stain on the carpet. How are you going to get it out?
Unfortunately, a set in blood stain is always hard to get out. You are lucky if your stain is still fresh and it has not permanently settled into the carpet. It will be much easier to remove.
There are different ways to get a blood stain out of your carpet, and this will depend on the type of carpet that you have. However, some solutions tend to work for multiple carpet fibers.
The following are some of the most effective ways that people manually remove blood stains from carpet.
The Simplest Method
It is always said that you must take baby steps first, and when it comes to cleaning bloodstained carpets, there is a lot of truth to this. Start out with the simplest method first to see if it works. The effectiveness of this method is based upon the freshness of the blood stain.
1. Put cold water on the blood stain. For a larger stain, start dabbing at the edges of the stain and work your way inward.
2. Keep rubbing the stain until it is completely gone.
The Dish Detergent Method
1. Mix a few tablespoons of liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups of cold water.
2. Brush it onto the blood stain and let it sit for a while. For older stains, let the mixture sit longer.
3. Dab the spot with the dish washing detergent. Keep dabbing until all of the blood is absorbed into the cleaning cloth.
The Ammonia Method
If after applying both the simple and dish detergent methods and your stain has not been removed, then attempt the ammonia method. This is basically the same as the dish washing method, but now you are using a stronger solution, which is ammonia. Keep putting the ammonia mixture on the blood stain until the liquid is absorbed.
The Hydrogen Peroxide Method
1. Put hydrogen peroxide directly on the stain.
2. Then place one or two paper towels on the stain, and place something heavy on top of the paper towels. The belief is that the stain will seep onto the paper tower, which will remove the blood stain.
But be advised that this particular method could slightly bleach your carpet. This is why you should first test a small area of the carpet to determine if this method damages the carpet fibers. If the carpets are discoloured as a result, then you should clean it again with one part vinegar and one part water. Perform the same blot and dry procedures until the stain is gone.
The Salt Paste Method
1. Mix salt and water together until it forms a thin paste.
2- Take the paste and rub it onto the stain with a towel.
3. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes so that the blood soaks up into the mixture.
4. Blot the stain and continue blotting until the stain has been removed.
5. You will then need to vacuum the area to remove the salt residue.
A Few Common Tips
You may have noticed that all of these methods have a few common steps. For instance, most of them will need water. But please note that this water should be cold water only. Do not use hot water because it makes the stain settle faster. Next, you are told to rub or dab the carpet. Never push down on the carpet because this will push the stain down into the carpet more. Last but not least, it is advised that you vacuum the area once the carpet is dry. You can also do an extra run with a carpet shampooer. This will help to restore the carpet back to normal.
In conclusion, these are the solutions that people swear by to remove blood stains.Some of them will work better for certain types of carpet fibers, but they are effective enough to remove blood stains from your carpets.