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Cleaning Blood Stains on Carpet

June 20, 2011

How can I remove really dark stains from tan carpet? Some are from milk and some were from when my Dad was ill and got blood on it.

By BLW from Anderson, IN

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June 20, 20112 found this helpful
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I'm not sure about milk but I've found an easy way to get blood out of things. I've used hydrogen peroxide to remove blood from furniture. I'm sure it would work with carpets too. I just pour a little on and let it bubble. Then I dab it up with an absorbant cloth (I use old cloth diapers left over from when my children were little). Depending on the size of the spot, it may take a few pours of the H2O2 to get it done.

Good Luck
Brandy from Missouri

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June 21, 20111 found this helpful
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You could also try white vinegar. I found that it removed wine stains from my carpets.

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June 22, 20110 found this helpful
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Yup, the hydrogen peroxide works on blood. Use a 50/50 solution with warm water, sprinkle a little salt on the stain after spritzing, rub with cloth and voila!

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February 4, 20160 found this helpful
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I mixed cold waterand peroxide,sprayed it and rubbed it with a white clean cloth. Seems to have worked good.

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March 27, 2015

My son was killed in my car. The Sheriff's Department gave me my car back, but I can see the blood of my son on my carpet. It has been 2 years.

By June from West Palm Beach, FL

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March 27, 20150 found this helpful
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Is there any way you can trade in this car for another one? There is no way you need to be still driving the car your son was killed in. This has got to be affecting you psychologically.

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April 4, 2011

What is the easiest way to get blood stains out of a carpet?

By Cindy Lou from OH

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April 5, 20110 found this helpful
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3% volume hydrogen peroxide (the kind you buy at the pharmacy in a brown bottle). Pour a little bit on the spots, allow to set a couple of minutes and then press with a slightly damp cloth. Repeat if neccessary until the stain is removed. Be sure to test for color fastness in an inconspicous portion of carpet first though!

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I hope someone can help. My dog tore off one of his claws last night and bled all over the house on the carpets. I tried a Resolve type cleaner and it hasn't helped at all. He also got some blood on my sofa and cleaning it made it worse. I live in senior housing and the rugs are only a year old. Any suggestions?


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August 7, 20170 found this helpful

If the blood has dried on your carpet you will need to brush the blood stain with a steel brush. This will loosen the stain and remove the surface deposit.

Afterwards, mix one teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with 2 cups of cold water. Use a clean white cloth and dip it in your mixture. Afterwards, blot the stain on your rug. You will need to blot the stain repeatedly to remove the stain.

A second way to remove the blood stain if this doesnt work is to mix half a cup of warm water with one tablespoon of ammonia. Use a sponge or clean cloth to dip into your liquid and apply directly on the blood stain. Afterwards, blot the stain until the liquid is absorbed. Then dip a sponge in cold and apply it directly on the stain. Afterwards, blot dry.

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August 7, 20171 found this helpful

Mix 1/2 a cup of warm water with one tablespoon of ammonia. Using a cloth or sponge, apply the ammonia solution directly onto the blood stain. Blot the stain until the liquid is fully absorbed.

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August 7, 20171 found this helpful

Try hydrogen peroxide on an inconspicuous spot first. It is good for removing blood.

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August 8, 20171 found this helpful

Resolve stain remover has some solutions for carpets that work well. Oxiclean and hydrogen peroxide also works very well to remove blood stains. These you will have to test in an inconspicuous area because they may bleach certain fabrics. They also will need some diluting and a soft cloth to blot with. I have used both of these with success following directions, but it may depend on the carpet itself whether you can use them.

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August 13, 20170 found this helpful

Hopefully you have restored your rug and sofa to their original state but for future reference you may wish to keep a link of suggestions in your favorites.
One most important point is to NEVER rub - only blot a carpet or furniture stain as rubbing it will spread the stain. With a large stain always work from the outside to the middle so not to spread the stain. And - always - test an inconspicuous area before trying any solution - even water.
Most cleaning sites will state to start with plain water and remove as much blood as possible. Use a clean white cloth (terrycloth is best) and keep blotting with water until no trace of blood is seen on the cloth. If that does not work then go to the next mildest step/method.
One important step that so many people do not mention is to remove as much liquid/moisture from your carpet as possible before going to the next step/method. This can be done using clean towels/cloths and putting heavy weight on the towel over the spot. Standing on the towel usually works and keep turning the towel until most moisture is gone.

Be careful with some suggestions especially if you do not know what material your carpet is made of as some solutions can do damage quickly. Be careful with salt (has to vacuumed soon as not to cut carpet later), hydrogen peroxide and ammonia can remove color/fade (make carpet lighter in spots).

Here are some links that have different suggestions but sometimes one solution will work better for different carpets.

www.wikihow.com/Remove-Blood-Stains-from-Carpet

www.goodhousekeeping.com/.../

spotremoval.coit.com/how-to-get-blood-out-of-carpet

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November 23, 20190 found this helpful

Apart from the lighter floors and the darker colored floors, has anyone tried gray wood floorings? This actually looks so amazing and gives a professional, classy way appearance to the atmosphere. Recently, one of my uncles who was thinking about changing the flooring tiles, he got suggested by one of his neighbours to have grey wood flooring installed from the Zothex flooring (www.zothexflooring.com), as the experts from this store are well renowned for installing the best flooring options.

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January 31, 2013

How do I get rid of an old blood stain on carpet?

By dianepegg

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February 1, 20130 found this helpful
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Enzyme products such as for pet stains might work; but if
there's an old protein stain like blood I always try ammonia
[plain, not ammonia cleaner] in dish soap water, as it breaks
down proteins well.

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