How to Remove Blood Stains

There is a lot of anxiety associated with blood stains on clothes and carpets, however the much dreaded occurrence of this accident is not as bad as it appears. With blood stain removal, you need to treat the stain as promptly as possible. As with all stains, the faster you act, the more effective the carpet stain removal method will be. There are many ways to remove carpet stains that are caused by blood. Rest assured you can be certain that after you perform the following tips, the spot will be removed to the fullest extent.

How to get blood stains out of upholstery

  1. Blot, don’t scrub, the stain with a damp sponge, starting from the outside edges and working inward.  If the stain is dry, brush off with a toothbrush before sponging.
  2. Dilute club soda with water and then apply to the stain. Blot with a sponge.
  3. Repeat step 2 until the sponge no longer seems to be picking up any blood.
  4. Combine 1 part glycerin, 1 part laundry detergent, and 8 parts water in a spray bottle.  Shake well.  (This mixture can be saved for future use.)
  5. Spray mixture onto stain and gently scrub in a circular motion.
  6. Once the stain is gone, apply cold water and blot with a towel.

How to get blood stains out of carpet Method #1

  1. If the stain is already dry, brush with a steel brush to remove loose residue and break up the stain.
  2. Mix 1 tsp dishwashing liquid (such as Dawn) with 2 cups cold water.  (Or, if you prefer, mix ½ cup warm water with 1 tbsp ammonia.)
  3. Apply the mixture to the stain and blot  gently.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 until the stain has been removed.  If using the ammonia mixture, follow up with a cold water rinse and blot dry.

How to get blood stains out of carpet Method #2

It is also sometimes possible to remove blood stains without the use of cleaning agents, if you use the following steps:

  1. Apply cold water to the stain, using either a spray bottle or a towel, working from the outside inwards.
  2. Either use a wet vac to begin to remove the moisture, or blot the stain using a towel.
  3. Dry the area for several minutes using a fan pointed in the direction of the stain.
  4. Vacuum the area once it is dry.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until the stain is removed.