Cleaning blood stains is not something you should learn from those detective movies. If your carpets seem to be similar to those in movies – with blood stains somewhere on them – you should clean it soon before it gets too tricky to clean up.
However, even a new blood stain isn’t that easy to deal with. Wondering how to get blood stains out of carpets? Find out the answer in this article below.
How to Get Blood Out with Salt
One ingredient that should work to do dried blood stain removal is salt. Who will expect that this so-kitchen seasoning would bring in cleaning benefits?
You may first come with stain removal agents before this or vice versa since this trick may not come with a 100% satisfactory result. If you decide to work with salt, you should prepare:
- A clean, unused cloth,
- Water, and
- Salt. For each liter of water, you will need approximately 2 tablespoons of salt.
Then the procedure of how to get blood stains out of carpets with salt will be carried out as follows:
- First, prepare the salt solution. On a container, mix well one liter of cold water with 2 tablespoons of salt. The solution volume is adjustable depending on how much you need the solution. Keep in mind the ratio of salt and water should be as aforementioned.
- Take an unused cloth. Wet the cloth with that salt solution and squeeze it until you feel you can dab the cloth onto your carpet (meaning that you should not squeeze hard the cloth; let some solution stick in).
- Keep dabbing your blood-stained carpet until the blood stain comes loose of the fiber.
- Rewet your cloth if needed.
How to Get Blood Out of Carpet with Peroxide
If neither stain removal agents nor salt provides significant results, it is probably time to switch onto something more ‘hardcore’. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is long known as an agent’s best enemy’ to blood stains. Hence, you may rely on this solution if you have such a persistent stain on your lovely carpet.
To buy hydrogen peroxide, you may find some difficulties; but recently, online merchants are offering this product online as well. Plus, it is commonly sold in a one-liter bottle. Despite your small need, you’ll need to purchase one bottle – and that’s not a good part of this method.
Another point that you have to remember is to make sure that you are wearing thick household gloves before applying them. Hydrogen peroxide has this corrosive feature; therefore, you should handle the solution with self-precaution.
To use hydrogen peroxide to clean your blood stains, here is what you can do:
- Prepare enough hydrogen peroxide to blot the stain.
- Add that portion of hydrogen peroxide onto the stain and let it sit for 1-2 hours. Then, try to clean the stain by scrubbing it with a dry, unused cloth.
- You may repeat the procedure if you are unsatisfied with the results.