Can you please tell me how to remove blood stains from a carpet and rug? I promise I didn’t kill anyone. My cat brought me a dead mouse and left it on the floor by my bed. I have a little Persian rug on top of the Berber carpet and they’re both stained. Thanks.
Kelly, Southfield, MI
Sure, I can give you tips on how to remove carpet stains and even blood stains from a carpet and an area rug. First, check your Persian carpet to make sure the dye won’t transfer or fade if you wash it. Wet a small spot and see if the color rubs off on a clean white cloth.
Then test it with any rug cleaner you plan to use, too. Unfortunately, small rugs aren’t always made with the same stain resistance and colorfastness that a carpet has. You might need to consult a professional cleaner, or even wash the whole rug at once to avoid uneven coloration.
Now, it’s time to mix up a homemade carpet cleaner to get rid of blood stains. Stir a teaspoon of dish soap or laundry detergent in two cups of cold water. Next, use a clean cloth to blot the stain until it disappears.
If that mixture isn’t cleaning up all the blood, try using a tablespoon of ammonia in a half cup of warm water. Afterward, grab a clean rag to pat the spot with this carpet cleaning solution. Then soak it up with a clean sponge and cold water.
There is another homemade cleaner that gets rid of blood stains as well as other kinds of spots. Make it by blending two cups of white vinegar with two cups of warm water plus four tablespoons of baking soda. Spray that on the stained area and wait five minutes. Then blot it up with a clean cloth.
If you have white or light-colored carpet, you can use the same method for removing blood stains there as you do to get blood out of sheets. Hydrogen peroxide works perfectly to lift bloodstains and leave a rug or a sheet nice and clean. It’s important to test a small area of your carpet first to be sure that the peroxide won’t lift the color from the fibers while taking care of the bloodstain.
To wrap up, see even more tips for removing spots and stains from the carpet in this article: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-get-blood-stains-out-of-carpet-homemade-carpet-cleaner-recipes/
These same solutions can also be applied to how to remove blood stains from a mattress. It is especially important not to soak the mattress so that mold and mildew do not grow deep inside it as a result of dampness. Only use as much liquid as necessary to remove the stain. Point a fan on the area after cleaning to speed up the drying process.