How to Remove Blood Stains from Carpet

Homemade Blood Stain Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.

Ammonia Solution
Mix 2 tablespoons clear, white non-suds ammonia and 4 cups cold water.

How to remove blood stains from carpet

  • Blot as much of the spill as possible.
  • Prepare suggested cleaning solutions above, beginning with the detergent solution.
  • Test the solution on a small, inconspicuous section of carpet. We want to make sure the solution doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage!
  • Apply the solution to a cloth, and use the cloth to apply the solution to the blood stain. For the best results, work from the outside of the stain toward the center.
  • Leave the cleaning solution on the spill for at least five minutes, so it can work its magic.
  • Blot with a clean white cloth until the stain no longer transfers. Be careful not to rub the stained area, or you might damage the carpet fibers!
  • Rinse the pot with cold water, making sure all excess cleaning solution is removed from the carpet.
  • If the blood stain is still visible, repeat the process until it is removed, or no longer transfers to the cloth.
  • If the blood stain remains, mix the ammonia solution and follow steps 3-8 above. If the stain remains after trying both solutions, contact a professional cleaner.
  • Once the blood stain is removed, layer white paper towels on the site to soak up any extra moisture. Weigh down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object (think like a paperweight), and let them sit overnight.
  • When the carpet is dry, vacuum the area to restore the texture.

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