Guide to Removing Blood Stains From Carpet

blood stain on carpetWhen you or your child suffers a cut or scrape, you may not have time to grab a Band-Aid before blood starts to drip all over the place. If you happen to be standing over tile, clean-up is no problem. However, if you are on carpet, especially light or white-colored carpet, getting rid of that blood stain can be much more difficult. 

To prevent a lasting stain from ruining your carpet, try these tips from our professional carpet cleaners.

How to Go About Getting Rid of Blood Stains

The bright red nature of blood makes it a particularly tricky substance when it comes to carpet stain removal. However, there are a few ways to lower the saturation of the stain and prevent permanent damage to your carpet. Here’s what our carpet cleaning company recommends:

Act fast. 

The more time you give blood to sink into your carpet, the more colorfast the stain will become, making it more difficult to remove altogether. It can be tough to act quickly when you are also dealing with a wound, so try to get a family member or roommate involved in the cleaning process as soon as you can.

Stay cool. 

Do you always forget whether it’s cold water or hot water that’s best for treating blood stains? Hot water can activate the clotting capabilities of blood, causing the stain to set more quickly. As a result, always remember to “stay cool” when there’s blood on your carpet and reach for cool or cold water.

With a white cloth, gently dab the water onto the stain to soak up as much of that color as possible. Never rub, as this will only cause the blood to sink deeper down into the carpet, making the stain more noticeable and harder to remedy.

Brush away dry blood. 

If the blood does dry before you have time to act, use a steel brush on the carpet to loosen the surface deposit. Then, vacuum up the loosened residue. From there, you can go back in and dab the stain with cool water and a white cloth to start absorbing the color left deeper in the carpet.

Say Goodbye to Blood Stains with Help From Our Professional Carpet Cleaners

While the above tips can help keep blood from reaching its full staining potential, it can be very difficult to completely remove blood stains from carpet without professional tools. That’s why we suggest you call on our team the next time you’re faced with a blood stain on your carpet. Chem-Dry technicians are experienced in getting out some of the worst stains with ease, which is why we say “If we can’t get it out, no one can.”

Call Chem-Dry today at (800) CHEM-DRY to finally remove blood stains from your carpet!

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