Flooring Tips & Tricks
How to Remove Blood from Carpeting
Today's carpets come with stain-repelling treatments, so even stubborn blood stains can be removed if you act fast! Act quickly to remove carpet blood stains before they set. If a blood stain has time to set in on your carpet, it may become even more difficult to remove.
Blood stains can be especially difficult to remove because the hemoglobin in the blood acts as a binder when it contacts oxygen and binds with the material in the carpet. You may want to try a test application on a small, hidden spot to be sure it does not damage the color or fibers of your carpet.
It is easiest to remove blood when it is still wet. Dried blood stains are notoriously harder to remove. Also be sure throughout the process to blot the stain, not rub it, as this will only push the stain further into the carpet fibers. Roseville Carpet One’s Flooring Maintenance & Cleaning Tips provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to remove blood from carpet.
Method for Cleaning
To removed dried blood stains from your carpet, begin by brushing off the stain using a brush.
- SCRAPE or blot up excess spill
- APPLY detergent solution onto a damp towel- leave on three to five minutes
- BLOT don't rub
- APPLY white vinegar (undiluted) using a damp towel and leave on
- BLOT don't rub
- APPLY water with damp sponge
- BLOT to finish with a weighted pad of paper towels
- Avoid using warm water, it speeds up the setting process and makes the blood stain more difficult to remove
- Do not use laundry detergent or dishwasher detergents as they may damage the fibers of your carpet
- Do not use bleach or ammonia on wool carpets as it will damage the fibers
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