Blood stains can be removed from carpet, but you have to act quick. The longer it takes for you to treat the stain, the more difficult it will be to get rid of later. Don’t wait until the blood has dried up, try to remove it as soon as possible. If it does dry up before you can get to it, you will need to break it up, and brush it off well to remove the surface deposits. If the stain is new you will need to blot up as much as possible before cleaning. Never try to rub, doing so will only spread the damage and you will be left with a bigger mess to clean up.
- Using a white towel apply pressure to the blood stain until most of it is absorbed.
- Mix a solution of 1 tablespoon of dish washing liquid, and 2 cups water. Work it gently into the stained area. Be careful not to spread the stain.
- Blot it all up with a clean, white towel. Don’t rub, that might spread the stain onto a bigger area.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the stain is gone, or is no longer absorbed into the towel.
- If the stain is still visible mix 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water. Apply to the area and blot up.
- Try to get the spot dry. In this step you can use a hair dryer to dry the spot on the carpet. It will prevent the spot from coming back on to the surface.
It’s more difficult to remove stains from carpets that are wool or made of other natural fibers. Always use water first, and if you need to use a cleaning solution, test in an inconspicuous area first. If the stain is hard to remove make sure to contact Eco Pro Cleaning Solutions. Call 775-391-9697 for a free, no obligation estimate.