How to get blood stains out of carpet
Have you ever had that dreaded moment of discovering a blood stain on your carpet? Well, stress no more; this blog article is here to help! Read on to find out exactly how to get rid of those annoying blood stains so you can reclaim your carpets and your sanity!
Whether it's a bloody nose, a cut finger, pets in heat or your period, blood stains on carpets are an unfortunate reality. If you have young children, chances are you're dealing with blood stains on a regular basis. The good news is that there are a few simple steps you can follow to get rid of blood stains quickly and easily.
Here’s what you might need
- Cold water
- Old rags
- remüvie™ Intimate Stain Remover
- Cleaning products (laundry detergent, hydrogen peroxide)
- Cleaning brush
Blood stains on carpets: how to remove them
Blot the area: To remove a fresh blood stain, start by blotting the area with a clean, absorbent cloth. If the stain is already dry, you'll need to dampen it with cold water before blotting.
Use remüvie™ stain remover: Did you know our remüvie™ stain remover is also effective on carpets? We definitely recommend giving it a go. It’s an all-natural fast-acting solution that is great for removing stubborn blood stains, yes, even on carpets. Always do a patch test on a small area first.
Use laundry detergent: Once you've blotted as much of the stain as possible, apply a small amount of laundry detergent directly to the stain and scrub gently with a cloth or brush. You can also try using a carpet cleaner or upholstery cleaner if the laundry detergent doesn't seem to be doing the trick.
Try something stronger: If you're dealing with a stubborn blood stain, you may need to resort to using stronger chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide or ammonia. Be sure to test these solutions on an inconspicuous area of the carpet first to make sure they won't damage the fibers. Once you've chosen a solution, apply it to the stain and scrub relentlessly until the stain is gone.
Blood stain removal top tips for carpets
- Make sure the bleeding has stopped first! Before you pull out the cleaning supplies, make sure everyone is safe and taken care of.
- The best way to clean blood is with cold water first. Sometimes warm or hot water can cause the blood to set, making it harder to remove.
- Try to tackle the blood stain as soon as you notice it (once you are safe and have controlled the bleeding, of course)
- Use a white or light coloured cloth to clean the stain, as sometimes a dark rag can transfer dye onto your carpet, making your problem go from bad to worse.
- Bloodstains should never be rubbed. Only dab and blot!
How to remove other stains from carpets
We think it’s safe to say this is anyone’s worst nightmare. You're hosting a dinner party or having a romantic evening, and someone gets a little clumsy and spills red wine onto the carpet. Not only is it a huge bummer, but it's also a stain that can be really tough to get out of. But have no fear - with a little know-how and a few simple tools, you can have your carpets looking their best in no time! Click here for our guide on how to get red wine stains out of the carpet!
Besides removing blood stains from carpets, remüvie™ is also good for tackling other stains. Whether it’s pet pee, baby poo (Lucy, our co-founder swears by it!), or even food spillages, remüvie™ is a great stain remover for whatever life throws at you - or at your carpet!
No matter how stubborn the blood stain is, with a little elbow grease and the right cleaning supplies, you can get it out and have your carpet looking good as new again.