How to Remove Blood Stains from Carpet

April 26, 2018

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a big, ugly stain on your nice new carpeting. Blood is one of the most frustrating and common stain-causing substances. If you’ve recently had an accident and gotten blood all over your carpeting, don’t despair! Contrary to popular belief, it actually is possible to remove blood stains from carpeting. While you may be able to remove some blood stains from some types of carpeting on your own, you may want to consider working with a company providing carpet cleaning in El Paso, TX for larger or more challenging stains.

Because blood oxidizes and contains a number of minerals and metals, it can be difficult to remove after it’s dried. This is why you should work diligently to remove blood from your carpeting before it has the opportunity to dry.

It is possible, however, to remove even dried blood from carpeting. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow if you’re removing blood stains from your carpet:

  • Remove the residual blood: The first thing that you should do is remove any residual blood from the site of the stain. If it’s dried already, you’ll need to scrape the carpeting with a wire brush, and vacuum up the “crumbs” of blood that form.
  • Mix soap and water: You should mix about a teaspoon of dish detergent with two cups of cold water thoroughly. Once the mixture is combined, dip a clean, white cotton rag into it.
  • Blot the stain: Take the clean rag and begin blotting at the stain. Use a gentle, direct motion so as not to spread the stain around. You should repeat this action until the stain is removed.

If that doesn’t work, you may need to rely on harsher chemicals. Here’s what to do if dish soap didn’t do the trick:

  • Mix ammonia: Mix about a tablespoon of ammonia into a half-cup of warm water. Be careful to ensure that there’s no bleach nearby—ammonia and bleach, when combined, can be deadly!
  • Apply directly to the stain: Slowly pour the ammonia solution directly onto the site of the stain. You may notice a reaction with the blood immediately. Be careful to ensure that the ammonia doesn’t pool, or spread to other parts of your carpeting.
  • Blot dry: Finally, you should blot dry the site of the stain, using a clean dry cloth or sponge to remove all of the ammonia and all of the blood stain. If there is still some residual stain left, try to repeat the process again.

Since 1981, Steam Wizard has been a trusted provider of rug cleaning in El Paso, TX. We are proud to provide our clients with high-quality carpet cleaning and sanitizing services. You can rely on us to remove even the toughest stains caused by blood, vomit, oil, urine and grease from your carpeting with ease. We even offer 24-hour emergency water extraction services. If you are looking for a trustworthy carpet cleaning company, look no further than Steam Wizard.

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