Have you already lived through this situation ?
When you have blood on your carpet.
Yeah, that one.
- First, you're not sure if it will EVER go away,
- Second, you know that you can’t find any products that can help.
But I can.
Throughout this article, I'm going to teach you how to get blood out of the carpet.
Let's get started!
Please note:The solutions mentioned work on newer stains. But may not completely get rid of old stains.
The truth is that if blood is left to dry for more than a few days, that stain may never go away. Especially if your carpet’s color is on the lighter side.
You may be able to fade it out, but it may never go away.
How to Get Blood Out of Carpet : The Ultimate Solution
Never forget it: the quicker you act the better.
Once a bloodstain has enough time to sry into your carpeting, it will become almost impossible to completely remove it.
This step by step solution teaches you how to get rid of ugly blood stains on your carpet fibers.
1 tsp dishwashing detergent + 2 cups of fresh water. Mix these ingredients together.
Grab a clean cloth and dip into the cleaning solution you just mixed up.
Blot repeatedly on the bloodstain.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you notice the stain being wiped out.
If this cleaning process does not eliminate the bloodstain out of the carpet, follow the following alternative instructions for removal:
Mix ½ cup of warm water with one tbs of ammonia which you can get in your local hardware store or supermarket.
Use a sponge or cloth to apply the solution directly to the bloodstain.
Repeatedly blot the stain until it absorbs the liquid.
Dip a sponge in cold water and apply it to the stain.
Blot it dry.
Alternative Non-Toxic Solution to Remove Blood Stains from the Carpet
You may not be a fan of using ammonia or dishwashing detergent to remove blood stains out of the carpet.
I get it,
If you’re one of those people, no worries.
There is another way to tackle the stain and get it removed.
Grab a spray bottle and fill it with cool water. If there are no spray bottles on hand, use a cloth instead.
Apply water to the stain using any of the above methods.
For larger stains, spray or blot working from the outside in. What this method does, it prevents the stain from bleeding and spreading and becoming larger. We don’t want this.
Use a wet-vac in order to suck remaining moisture in between carpet fibers.
No wet-vac? Use a dry towel and blot the stain dry. Make sure you get all the excess moisture out.
To help the carpet dry quicker, you can point a fan directly to the stain for a few moments to help in removing excess moisture.
Once the area is completely dry, vacuum over it to remove excess stain residue and dirt.
If the bloodstain doesn’t disappear, keep repeating these steps until it fades out or completely disappears.
Bonus: Other Ways to Remove Blood out of Carpet
Never forget it,
the quicker you act on the stain the better.
Here are a few other ways you can remove blood stains from your lovely carpet.
With some patience and the right tools, you can definitely remove it.
1. Water + Laundry Soap Solution
When working on a dry bloodstain, mix a bit of liquid laundry soap with some cool water to clean the stain right off.
Grab a clean sponge or piece of white cloth and submerge it in the solution.
Apply it to the stained carpeting.
Once the solution has been absorbed, grab a gentle brush (toothbrush) and gently scrub to work the solution deeper into the carpet.
After that, use another wet cloth to rinse the area and blot it dry.
2. Water + Baking Soda + Vinegar
For this method, you can use a spray bottle and start spraying from the outside in.
After the solution has been absorbed, grab a toothbrush and start working it in some more.
Before finishing, you need to wipe it out using a wet vac, dry paper towel, or any other dry cloth.
Repeat until the stain is removed completely.
3. Salt Paste
It can be a real mess...
...when you don’t count on any stain removal products to get rid of a bloodstain on a carpet.
But don’t you worry!
There are still solutions.
And you can find them in your pantry.
Grab a small bowl and pour cool water inside.
Add enough table salt in it to create a paste.
Apply the salt paste on the stained area on the carpet and let it sit for approximately 5 minutes.
If you think more time is needed, go for it.
Without rubbing the stain in, blot it with a clean cloth until you see it completely wiped out.
4. Hydrogen Peroxide
Last but not least, use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide to remove the bloodstain on your carpet
And leave it squeaky clean.
For this method, you need a bit of hydrogen peroxide.
- Moisten the stain with this mixture and let it sit for approximately one hour.
- After the time is up, blot the area with a clean cloth.
- Repeat if you see it can use another go.
This should definitely get rid of the stain.
5. Professional Services
There are just some stains, especially bloodstains, that won’t disappear in spite of everything you do to remove them.
If you encounter a bloodstain that is impossible to clean, consider calling a professional carpet cleaner in your area.
Contractors near you will happily come to your home, take a look at the stains and provide solutions while taking care of your carpeting accordingly.
If you are interested to have the best results, check my selection of best carpet cleaners in the market today.
I also created this homemade carpet cleaning solution that work well on resistant stains.
Now it's Your Turn...
You know all about removing blood out of the carpet.
Now I would like to know...
Which solution are you going to try first ?
The non toxic or the ultimate solution ?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.