Accidents always seem to happen on our carpets and sofas; especially with little ones. One of the worst is blood. Bloody noses, cuts from craft time etc. seem to become a major problem when it comes to our carpets, especially lighter colored carpets. Removing blood stains may seem a challenge but if you have the “know how” you will find you can remove blood stains easily and keep your carpets clean and fresh looking. Carpet Care 2000 will share a few ways to remove blood stains out of carpets and fabric furniture.
Clean Blood Stains from Carpet & Fabric Right Away
When cleaning blood stains out of carpets there are a few rules you will want to keep in mind. One: as soon as a blood stain occurs you will want to clean the stain instead of allowing it to sit or dry too long. Never scrub at a blood stain. You will want to blot at the stain. However if the blood stain has dried, some rules may not apply.
How to Remove Dried Blood Stains from Carpet & Fabric
If the blood stain has dried here is a method to remove the stain. However it is not nearly as effective if you attended to the blood stain the moment it occurs.
– Start by using a stiff brush to brush at the stain (only if it is dry) to remove as much of the dried blood as possible that’s on the surface. Then mix 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap with 2 cups of cold water. Once you have that, take a clean white cloth and dip the cloth in water, then blot at the stain. Continue to blot at the stain until the blood begins to fade. You can use a dry white cloth to absorb the cleaning solution as you continue to blot.
– If you haven’t completely removed the stain with this method, here is the next step you can take. Mix a half cup of warm water with one tablespoon of ammonia. Using either a cloth or a sponge dip it into your mixture and apply it directly to the stain. Continue to blot at the stain until the blood stain begins to fade. Then use a dry cloth to soak up the moisture. Repeat this process until the blood stain is gone.
– Another method for cleaning up blood stains without using any chemicals: using cold water, fill a water bottle up and dab at the stain on the outside and work your way towards the middle of the stain. This will prevent the stain from spreading outward and making more of a mess. Make sure you allow the water to soak around the stain for a few minutes. Then use a high powered wet vac to suck up the moisture as well as the stain.
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Accidents always occur and a blood stain on our carpet makes it look dirty and unkempt. It is important to clean even the smallest blood stain right away to get the best results. Carpet Care 2000 can help keep your carpet, man-made tile, natural stone and fabric furniture looking new and clean. If it is time to give your floor or sofas a deep cleaning, contact Carpet Care 2000 and schedule an appointment today.