How to get blood stains out of carpet
Every devout reader knows the pain of a paper cut and the chef is well-acquainted with the consequences of using a knife incorrectly. Kids are also very careless when using scissors, they also tend to get pretty violent towards each other, especially after the usual meaningless bickering and that could also cause unwanted blood stains. If you have been a victim of any of the mentioned accidents, then you know well not only the pain and the look of the blood gushing out of the wound but also the despair of not knowing how to deal with these smudges. Here are a few of the main at-home blood stain removal tricks:
Here are a few of the main at-home blood stain removal tricks:
- Blot the spare liquid from the surface.
- Always dab and avoid rubbing the problematic area.
- Prepare a clean white cloth, toothbrush and a spray bottle.
- Use cold water to get the stain out of the fabric.
- Make your own stain removal solution.
But before you consider proceeding with any of the mentioned cleaning hacks let’s go over some important steps you should consider doing when
Removing blood stains from a carpet
No matter how big the leakage is, you should always make sure that you act as fast as possible when treating the stain. Take a clean white piece of cloth, preferably a cotton one, and start blotting the blood. Make sure you just dab onto the carpet surface and avoid any circular motions, otherwise you could make a bigger mess by smudging the blood and staining a greater area of the carpet. Before you find some random stain removal hacks on the Internet or a kind friend of yours advises you what to do, don’t forget to check the tag on your carpet or try to revise carefully what you already know about the carpet from previous cleaning experiences. This small piece contains information that you should not underestimate – every carpet material has its maintenance specifics, which will determine what the best cleaning process would be for this exact carpet. Be patient as you approach the main cleaning steps and trust process.
Your pantry is a little treasure box because it shelters your stash of nutrition necessities which also serve as essential cleaning remedies – salt, baking soda and vinegar can do wonders when it comes to sanitation and stain removal from almost any surface. But whenever you take advantage of any of the mentioned remedies, make sure you follow the instructions and you abide to the recommended substance measurements.
Blood stain removal tips and tricks
If the blood has not yet dried and you have blotted the excess liquid from the surface, then you should try using cold water to remove the still fresh stain. It would be perfect if you had a spray bottle which you could fill with the cold water, but if you don’t, just try to slowly add drops of water onto the smudge. Then take a white piece of cloth and blot the stain away. Repeat until there is no discoloration left.
A cold water and detergent mixture could work just as good if the blood had already dried. In a bowl add two cups of cold water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap. The chemicals in the solution will eliminate the stubborn blemish. All you have to do is to scrub the stain gently with a normal toothbrush and then use a wet white cloth to clean what’s left of the solution on the fabric.
Salt can help you get rid of the unwanted smudge, too. Pour cold water in a bowl and then add just as much salt as needed to create a paste consistency. Add the paste on the problematic area and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then lightly blot the stained parts of the carpet and you’ll notice that the salt has done its wonders.
If the dried blood stain resists any of the mentioned solutions, you might have to use something stronger. In a mixing bowl add 2 cups of warm water, 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 cups of white vinegar. Spread the solution on the stained area and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Due to the chemical reaction of the acid in the vinegar and the baking soda, any stain should be easily removed. Using a damp towel gently blot the carpet and upon completion of the cleaning process let it air dry.
Hydrogen peroxide is another very strong stain cleaning remedy, which must be tested on the carpet in advance, because it may cause discoloration. Very carpet material may react differently to this substance and if you want to prevent any further damage just do the following: take a cotton bud and soak it in the hydrogen peroxide, then apply very lightly on a desolate part of the carpet. If no discoloration occurs you shall use the solution directly on the stained fabric. Once again dip a cotton bud in the antiseptic and wipe gently the blemish until it disappears. You can use a damp towel to clean anything left on the carpet and then simply let it air dry.
Are you scared to treat carpet stains by yourself?
Although blood stains don’t occur nearly as often as any other types of carpet stains, they can still be very discouraging to remove, especially to people who have never dealt with any carpet blemishes. It is completely fine to not feel sure in yourself when you have to treat such sanitary misfortunes. “Number One Carpet Cleaning” has plenty of experience when it comes to any carpet mishaps. Our carpet cleaners are fully equipped and prepared to assist you in any carpet cleaning process. Leaving all the work to the professionals will save you time and unwanted anxiety. Call us on 020 3632 3212 and you can forget about the unnecessary carpet cleaning worries!
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