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How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet

Treat blood stains as quickly as possible. Blood stains are much easier to remove if they are still wet.

Our house is rough & tough, two young girls who love to wrestle dad, race each other and play football in the park. It happens from time to time, you will hear the thump or clash of heads then howl for ‘mom’, it can be a bloody nose splattered across our woollen carpet or dripping red knees and a crumpled bike.

The important thing is to keep your cool, act quick and follow our instructions. Blood on your carpet is not the end of the world.

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Step 1:

Put on gloves. Grab a clean white cloth or paper towel to soak up the blood, add downward pressure on the affected area to maximise the effect. Do not wipe from side to side or you will spread the stain.

 

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Step 2:

Rinse and extract the blood with cold water. Use just a little at a time, so you don’t spread the stain. Continue this process until the blood ceases to transfer to the cloth and make sure you use cold water. Hot water will set the stain possibly making it permanent. An alternative option is to suck the solution out with a wet-vac, which means less of a chance of spreading the stain.

 

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Step 3:

Add a dash of dish washing detergent to a small bowl of cold water, then clean the stain. Be careful not to scrub so hard that you damage the fibres or spread the stain. Repeat as many times as is necessary until the area is free of all signs of blood. To finish up we recommend standing on a thick towel to soak up excess water then vacuuming the spot to restore the carpet fibres.

 

Step 4:

If a stain remains you will need something more heavy duty, my suggestion is Electro 3 stain remover by E-Dry. If you have a fan, leave the fan blowing on the area after the clean. Fast drying assures you that any remaining stain deeper in the carpet doesn’t “wick up” to the surface and become visible again.

 

These few steps should minimise the impact of staining. It not always easy to predict which stains will come out and which are permanent until you try. A lot depends on fabric and fibre; from our experience natural fibres are the most difficult. 

If the stain remains, call your E-Dry carpet cleaning technician. If the stain has not been subject to heat and it is not too old, your E-Dry technician will generally be able to remove all, or the majority of, the stain.

 

NB: Always wear gloves when treating blood stains to reduce the chance of transmission of blood borne viruses and diseases.

 

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