How to get blood out of carpet

Here you'll find tips to remove blood stains from carpet covered areas in no time at all.


How to get blood out of carpet using table salt and other methods

Key steps 

  • Use a quality detergent to get blood stains out of your clothes, both for pre-treating and when washing the soiled item.
  • Make a washing-up liquid and water mix to blot blood out of carpet fibres if it is a fresh stain.
  • Use hydrogen peroxide to clean up stains caused by dried blood on carpet-covered areas.

Whether you’ve had an injury or even a nosebleed that has resulted in blood on carpet surfaces in your home, it can be hard to know how best to get the blood out of carpet fibres. This article will give you top tips and hacks to efficiently remove blood stains from carpet covered areas in no time. For more tips on how to get blood out of various materials, click here.

Adding cold water to dishwashing liquid makes a perfect blotting solution for getting blood out of carpet fibres.

How to get blood out of carpet fibres  

When you need to remove blood from carpet covered areas in your home, there are a few simple steps you need to follow:

  1. Use a hard brush or steel brush to remove any solid deposits that may have begun to dry.
  2. Create a cleaning solution from one tablespoon of washing up liquid and two cups of cold water.
  3. Blot at the stain using your homemade cleaning solution until all the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Rinse the area that had blood on carpet fibres by blotting it with clean, plain water.

If you can still see blood spots in your carpet, add one tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 cup of warm water. Always take care to not mix chlorine bleach and ammonia, however, as the fumes that will form are toxic. Use the diluted ammonia solution to sponge the stain until the liquid is absorbed before sponging with cold water and blotting dry.

How to get dried blood out of carpet fibres

If you’re able to clean immediately after any blood ends up on your carpet, that’s great, but often you can’t. Knowing how to clean blood from carpet fibres after it has begun to dry and set in is also important.

  1. As with the fresh stains, use a hard brush to remove solid deposits from the stained area.
  2. Next, apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide (which you can get from your chemist) directly to the stain.
  3. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to sit for five minutes.
  4. Use a clean towel to dab at the stain to absorb the liquid, and rub a little until the stain is completely gone.
  5. Use a vacuum to hoover the area that you have finished cleaning to refresh the carpet fibers.

Now you have all the tips and hacks you need for efficiently removing blood stains from carpet covered areas around you home, you will have no problem dealing with any blood on carpet surfaces after injuries or nose bleeds.

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