We all know that accidents happen, and sometimes the result is a blood spill on the carpet. Do not worry; if you use the correct cleaning methods, your carpet will look good as new in no time. In how to remove blood stains from carpet, it is essential to act fast because it may be harder to get them out when the blood is dry. This is because the carpet fibers may absorb and hold onto the blood as time passes. Here are some of our best methods to get blood stains out of your carpet:
Step 1: If your carpet is made of synthetic fiber such as nylon or acrylic, you want to first soak the bloodstain in cool water for around 30 minutes to an hour. Doing so will break up the blood particles and make the area easier to clean.
Step 2: Mix 2 tablespoons of ammonia with a cup of water and pour it on the stain. After waiting 5 minutes, use a towel or a new sponge to blot (not scrub) out the stain until the spot is gone.
Step 3: If the carpet can be moved, turn the carpet to the other side and blot out the stain on that side as well.
Step 4: After a few days, you can use a vacuum to go over the spot to remove any leftover blood particles in the area.
Another eco-friendlier way to take out the blood stain other than ammonia is by using hydrogen peroxide, dish detergent, wet vacuum, enzymatic cleaners, or a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar. Enzymatic cleaners are cleaners that break down stain particles with their different types of cleaning enzymes. OxiClean is an enzymatic cleaner, but make sure not to use this product on wool-based carpets because it can ruin the carpet.
Step 1: Take 2 cups of warm water, 2 cups of white vinegar, and three tablespoons of baking soda and mix them into a spray bottle.
Step 2: Spray the mixture onto the carpet and let the mixture blend into the carpet fibers.
Step 3: Blot out the carpet until the stain is gone with a wet and clean towel.
Alternatively, use one of the above household cleaning products mentioned and try to blot out the bloodstain.
If your bloodstain lands on a wool carpet, do not use this method because wool needs more special care and needs Woolmark-approved detergents such as Woolite.
Step 1: For a wool carpet blood stain, blot the area with a towel such as a very absorbent microfiber towel.
Step 2: Pour hydrogen peroxide on the stain and blot out the area with a towel and rinse with cold water.
Step 3: If the stain is still visible, use a Woolmark-approved detergent to pour onto the spot and dab out the rest of the blood with a towel or a toothbrush until it is gone.
Step 1: If the blood is dried and the stain is days old, use a mixture of dishwashing detergent and 2 cups of water to mix into a bowl.
Step 2: Grab a towel and dip it into the bowl to blot out the bloodstain repeatedly until it is gone. Feel free to repeat steps 1 and 2 to ensure the bloodstain is eradicated since the stain will be tougher to take out if it is dried.
If the mixture doesn’t take out the blood, use ammonia and warm water with a sponge to blot the area.
We hope our guide on how to remove blood stains from carpet was useful and gets you on the right way to clean your carpet.