How to Get Blood Out of Carpet
Clean It Up Right Away
It is important to get to work on the stain as soon as it happens. Fresh blood is far easier to clean up than dried blood. The longer the stain has a chance to settle into your carpet’s fibres, the harder it will be to remove blood from the carpet.
Rinse It and Remove It
Unlike most stains, you will want to use cold water to rinse and remove the blood. Hot water will literally cook the blood and permanently set the stain into your carpet. Apply some cold tap water to the stain, letting it sit for a few minutes. Use a clean, absorbent cloth to gently blot it up—scrubbing bloodstains will only spread the stain, making it even more difficult to remove. Repeat this process several more times until you have removed as much of the stain as possible.
Remove any remaining stain with a mixture of liquid dishwashing detergent and water. Using your finger, work the solution into the stained area. After you have let it sit for a few minutes, use a sponge to lightly blot up the blood. Once this is done, use a clean, absorbent cloth to lift out the mixture from the carpet.
Dry It Up
Using a fan on the cleaned area will help it dry quickly. If you don’t have a fan, cover the spot with a stack of paper towels or white cloths and weigh them down with some heavy objects (heavy books, etc.). Let it set for several hours to absorb any remaining liquid. Once it has completely dried, carefully vacuum the area to restore the texture of the carpet.
Following these simple steps will get your carpet stain free and looking great again.
Call a Stain Removal Professional
If you’ve tried everything and the stain hasn’t disappeared, it’s more than likely that it has set. There are a wide variety of carpet cleaning products on the market; however, they are normally ineffective at getting blood stains out of carpets. When nothing seems to work, it’s time to contact a professional cleaning service.
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