If you are unfortunate enough to encounter blood on your carpet, it really is not the end of the world. I have three methods on how to get blood out of carpet that will have it looking good as new.
With three kids, we rarely go a day without someone bleeding. Usually my youngest will enter the room announcing who is bleeding with so much emotion and concern. Lately, we have been having bedtime nose bleeds. With our upstairs being all carpet, I have figured out just how to get blood out of carpet.
I have few methods for a couple reasons. One method is better to use on dried blood vs fresh blood. I also found another method can bleach your carpet so you need to test it in an inconspicuous place first. Also, if you catch the stain fresh, sometimes all you need is a little soap and water. After the stain is gone, I always like to finish up my vacuuming process with my carpet freshener.
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Dishwashing Soap & Water – This method is excellent for FRESH blood. Also for delicate fabrics. Typically all stains or blemishes I find on carpet or furniture get this treatment. It is a great first go to!
- First, wet the stain with water. This helps dilute the stain. Apply a small amount (1/4 teaspoon) to a wet wash cloth. Gently dab and rub at the stain. I usually rub in all directions to equally hit all the fibers.
- Rinse the area with a wet wash cloth with just pour water on it.
- Absorb any extra water with clean cloth.
- Once dry, vacuum the spot to restore the carpet fibers.
Hydrogen Peroxide – This method is great on fresh or dry stains. I am intrigued by the bubbling on the dry stains. I feel like I am part of CSI or something cool. Not a mom with a kid who gets too many bloody noses.
- First, apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the stain. Allow to sit 5 minutes.
- Next, dab with a clean towel to absorb the solution. You may need to rub a little to get the stain completely gone. I usually do both!
- Once dry, vacuum area to refresh the carpet fibers.
Oxyclean – This is my favorite because it ALWAYS works! I will caution, it can leave a weird spot if you aren’t careful. If your carpets are pretty dirty, it may clean them noticeably better than the rest of the carpets. Follow this method cautiously.
- First, mix a solution 1 part Oxyclean 3 parts water. Dip wash cloth into the solution and gently dab it onto the stain working with a dab and rub process. Use as little of the solution as possible.
- Once you see the stain is gone, rinse with water. This is important since this solution can bleach your carpets.
- Next, use a clean cloth to remove as much moisture as possible.
- Finally, vacuum the area to refresh the carpet fibers.
This sums up my how to get blood out of carpet. I have used all three of these methods with much success. Keep in mind the age of the stain, the size of the stain, as well as the products you have on hand when making your decisions. Good luck!