BLOOD STAIN REMOVAL
Note: Using a wet/dry vac can be used for extraction instead of a towel.
The sooner you act, the better.
If a bloodstain has time to set in on your carpet, it may become even more difficult to remove.
- If the bloodstain you’re trying to remove is dry, go ahead and brush it with a steel brush to loosen the stain. This action will remove the surface deposit.
- Mix one teaspoon of hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cold water.
- Take a clean, white cloth and dip it in the detergent solution you just mixed.
- Blot directly on the bloodstain, repeatedly.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the stain has disappeared.
If this process does not get blood out of your carpet, follow these steps as an alternative stain removal option.
- Mix one-half cup of warm water with one tablespoon of ammonia.
- Using a cloth or sponge, apply the ammonia solution directly onto the bloodstain.
- Blot the stain until the liquid is fully absorbed.
- Apply a sponge dipped in cold water directly to the stain, and blot dry.
Non-Chemical Way to Remove Blood Stains from Carpet
If you’re not a fan of using dishwashing detergent or ammonia to get blood out of carpet, here is another way to tackle removing the stain.
- Fill a spray bottle with cold water (if you don’t have a spray bottle, you can wet a white cloth and apply it to the stain.)
- Spray the cold water onto the bloodstain.
- If the stain is rather large, spray the stain from the outside, working your way in. This will prevent the blood stain from spreading and bleeding onto a larger area of the carpet.
- Use a wet vac to suck out the remaining moisture (if you don’t have a wet-vac, use a dry towel to blot the stain.)
- To help the area dry faster, point a fan directly at the stain for a few minutes to remove excess moisture.
- Once the area is dry, vacuum to remove any excess dirt or stain residue.
- Continue to repeat steps 1 through 6 until the blood stain disappears.
Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible.
*This website provides suggestions for home remedies for removing stains. JTEC LLC is not liable for any damage to your personal assets from these recommendations. Professional cleaning is always recommended.