8 Powerfull Methods to Get Blood Off of the Carpet

By Gladys K. Connelly Updated January 19, 2021

Ultimate Guide to successfully remove blood out of the carpet. In 8 powerful methods (Tested, approved & certified).

Have you already lived through this situation?

You know,

When you have blood on your carpet. 

Yeah, that one.

But I can. 

Throughout this article, I’m going to teach you how to get blood out of the carpet.


Let’s get started!

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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

How to get blood out of carpet_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.

Step 1
If the bloodstain has dried up, the first thing you should do is brush it using a steel brush. This will help loosen up the stain and remove superficial deposits.

Step 2
1 tsp dishwashing detergent + 2 cups of freshwater. Mix these ingredients together.

Step 3
Grab a clean cloth and dip into the cleaning solution you just mixed up.

Step 4
Blot repeatedly on the bloodstain.

Step 5
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:

Step 1
Mix ½ cup of warm water with one tbs of ammonia which you can get in your local hardware store or supermarket.

Step 2
Use a sponge or cloth to apply the solution directly to the bloodstain.

Step 3
Repeatedly blot the stain until it absorbs the liquid.

Step 4
Dip a sponge in cold water and apply it to the stain.

Step 5
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.


Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1

Grab a spray bottle and fill it with cool water. If there are no spray bottles on hand, use a cloth instead.

Step 2
Apply water to the stain using any of the above methods.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
Use a wet-vac in order to suck remaining moisture in between carpet fibers.

Step 5
No wet-vac? Use a dry towel and blot the stain dry. Make sure you get all the excess moisture out.

Step 6
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.

Step 7
Once the area is completely dry, vacuum over it to remove excess stain residue and dirt.

Step 8
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.



Water + Laundry Soap Solution

Step 1: When working on a dry bloodstain, mix a bit of liquid laundry soap with some cool water to clean the stain right off.

Step 2:Grab a clean sponge or piece of white cloth and submerge it in the solution.

Step 3
Apply it to the stained carpeting.

Step 4
Once the solution has been absorbed, grab a gentle brush (toothbrush) and gently scrub to work the solution deeper into the carpet.

Step 5
After that, use another wet cloth to rinse the area and blot it dry.


Water + Baking Soda + Vinegar

You can definitely remove blood from the carpet by using some cool water + baking soda and some 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.


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.

Step 1
Grab a small bowl and pour cool water inside.

Step 2
Add enough table salt in it to create a paste.

Step 3
Apply the salt paste on the stained area on the carpet and let it sit for approximately 5 minutes.

Step 4
If you think more time is needed, go for it.

Step 5
Without rubbing the stain in, blot it with a clean cloth until you see it completely wiped out.


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.

  1. Moisten the stain with this mixture and let it sit for approximately one hour.
  2. After the time is up, blot the area with a clean cloth.
  3. Repeat if you see it can use another go.

This should definitely get rid of the stain.


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 works 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.

About the Author

Gladys K. Connelly

As a HouseKeeping Technical Writer, Gladys actively enjoys writing guides and tips about housekeeping for Thehousewire's audience. She's a housekeeping specialist with just shy of 9 years' experience to boast. That, combined with seven years prior experience in teaching, helps her create content that is both captivating and insightful.

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