No matter if it is a bloody nose from an unauthorized game of touch football in the living room or a small cut, the only thing worse than getting hurt is when you then have to clean up the mess it makes!
Blood is a very interesting thing, it is full of protein and due to the nature of blood, when it lands on the carpet, it does not want to be removed!
Today we are looking at how you can remove blood from your carpet. To make it as easy as possible, I am sharing four different methods as you will most likely have at least one of these products in your home in case you do need to clean blood from the carpet.
How To Get Blood Out Of Carpet With Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of my go-to’s for many different stains and it even works on blood.
What You Need
- The first thing you need to do is combine the water and baking soda to make a paste. Put baking soda into a bowl of water and keep adding it until it makes a thick and yucky paste.
- Thoroughly cover the blood stain with your baking soda paste and if you can leave it overnight. Worst case scenario, you want to leave it for an hour.
- Using your cloth or rage, blot away (remember, no rubbing!) the baking soda paste and it will lift the blood stain with it. Use clean areas of the towel if it is getting too wet and messy.
- Once you are done, drip a little bit of water on the remaining baking soda and blot it up. Once the area is dry, you can vacuum up any remaining baking soda and see if you need to repeat the steps again to get rid of any bits of blood that remain.
How To Get Blood Out Of Carpet With Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is one of the best things out there for getting rid of bloodstains!
What You Need
- Pour some hydrogen peroxide over the blood stain, making sure to cover the whole stain. It will put on a bit of a bubbling show but do not worry.
- Once the bubbling rock and roll show starts to settle down, use a paper towel to blot the area. When a towel is saturated, use a clean one.
- The bloodstain may not come up on the first attempt. If it does not, repeat the steps and eventually, the blood stain will be gone. Once the stain is gone, use paper towels to bot dry the area.
How To Get Blood Out Of Carpet With Liquid Dish Soap
Even the cheapest liquid dish soap you can get in Walmart is going to be ok for this method.
What You Need
- Cover the blood stain with your liquid dish soap. I think that it is best to live it sitting on there a few minutes. Then you need to get your spray bottle and very lightly spray the area with your water.
- Using your scrubbing brush, gently brush the area thoroughly and then use the towel to blow away the dish soap/water mix so you can see if the stain has been removed. Chances are this will not happen the first time, so be prepared to repeat this a few times.
- Once the blood stain has been completely removed, you can now spray the area with your water bottle and use the towel to blot up the remaining liquid dish soap. Let the carpet dry and you are done.
How To get Blood Out Of Carpet With Salt
Salt not only goes great on your pizza it can help clean your carpet too!
What You Need
- Pour some salt into a bowl of water, you want to put quite a lot in as you want it to form a kind of paste.
- Once you have your awesome salt paste, cover the blood stain with it. Make sure every part of the stain is covered and do not be scared to put it on really thick.
- Leave the salt paste to sit on the blood stain. In an ideal world, you will be leaving it overnight, but at the very least you want to leave it sitting on there for an hour.
- Now you use tour towel or rag to blot the stain. Do not rub it in, make sure you are only blotting it up. Keep on going until the stain is removed.
- Once the stain is fully removed, allow the carpet to dry and make sure you remove all of the salt that is left behind using a vacuum cleaner.
One extra bit of advice I want to share is that the quicker you can get to a bloodstain, the easier it is for you to clean up. Dry blood can be removed from your carpet using any of the methods above.
However, it is going to take more than one going over to fully remove the stain. Also, hot water is a most definite NO when it comes to getting blood out of a carpet. This is because the heat will cause the bloodstain to really set in the carpet.
I can tell you that all of the methods we have looked at today work, hydrogen peroxide is the best. Not only does it clean up the stain, but it also disinfects as well. I know that more than likely people will have salt, baking soda, and dish soap in their home rather than hydrogen peroxide.
I would say there is nothing wrong with using the salt, dish soap or baking soda method as a first response and then getting some hydrogen peroxide if the stain is really, really stubborn.