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How Do You Get Blood Stains Out Of A Rug Easily?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell which stain is uglier- a wine stain or a blood stain. Regardless of how the blood got on your carpet, one thing every homeowner wants is to have that stain removed as quickly as possible.

What Takes Blood Out of a Rug?

If the blood stain is still wet, you can sometimes remove these stains by rinsing the carpet in cold water.

DO NOT use hot water as this will set the stain, possibly permanently! This also means avoiding the traditional steam cleaners.

Removing blood stains from your carpet may be time-consuming and, even with your best efforts, it may not come out, but you can try the following tips from our experts.

Close up of cleaning blood stain on a rug

The Easiest Method – The Cold Water Method

Sometimes the best methods are the easiest. Here are the steps for the cold water method:

1. Add one tablespoon of laundry soap to two cups of cold water.

2. Using a clean white cloth, blot the stain, turning the cloth frequently. You want to wet the carpet but not soak it.

3. When most of the stain has been removed, use paper towels or an old dry towel to blot up the excess water and remaining stain.

You might need to try this method several times to remove all traces of the blood.

Other Methods for Removing Blood Stains from Carpet

Removing Blood Stains from rug

Removing all traces of blood stains from carpet is not an easy task, but if we are talking about wet blood (vs blood that has dried), you can try the following methods:

1. Enzymes or oxygenated cleaners. Supermarkets often sell enzymes designed to remove blood from clothing, as well as oxygenated cleaners that are designed to lift stains (such as Oxyclean). If the stain is fresh, you can try either one of these products and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

2. Hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is a terrific way to remove blood stains from white clothing. However, it often removes colour from your carpets, so you might want to think twice about this method. Mix a little hydrogen peroxide in some water and apply it on an inconspicuous area (such as under your sofa) to see if it removes colour or lightens the carpet. If it doesn’t, you can mix a 1:1 portion of hydrogen peroxide and water in a spray bottle and spray it on the blood stain. Blot with a white cloth and allow to dry completely.

3. Ammonia solution. This is a tried and true method that can remove blood. Add two tablespoons of ammonia to about 250 ml of cold water. Mix in a spray bottle and saturate the area, then blot. DO NOT USE THIS METHOD ON A WOOLEN CARPET! If you aren’t sure what type of carpet you have, choose another method.

4. Carpet stain remover. You’ll find dozens of carpet stain removers at your local home store, hardware store, or even the supermarket. Read the label and choose one that lists blood as an item it can remove. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for blood-stained carpet.


Can Dried Blood Stains Be Removed?

Yes, it’s possible, but it’s not going to be easy. This is even trickier than removing fresh blood stains, but the following tips are worth trying.

  • Tip #1 – Using cold water, wet the dried blood. You want wet carpet but not soaking wet carpet. Cover the area with salt and allow to soak overnight. In the morning, brush away any excess salt and vacuum.


  • Tip #2 – Since the blood is dry, you can first remove as much as possible from the surface with an old toothbrush. Scrub the carpet fibres with the toothbrush and then vacuum. Add a few drops of dishwashing detergent to a cup of cold water. Using the toothbrush, scrub the stain residue with the dishwashing detergent mixture and then blot dry. Repeat if necessary.


Does Vinegar Remove Blood Stains?

vinegar and baking soda solution for cleaning rug stain

Vinegar can help remove blood stains from a carpet, and that’s what our next tip is all about.

  • Tip #3 – In a spray bottle, combine 500 ml of cold water, 500 ml of white vinegar, and about 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Spray the blood-stained area liberally. Allow to soak for 15-30 minutes then blot the area with a dry cloth. Repeat if necessary.


Can a Professional Carpet Cleaner Get Blood Out of a Carpet?

Yes, in fact, the easiest and most effective way to remove stubborn and difficult stains from carpets is to let professional carpet cleaners do the job.

If you don’t want to spend hours (and days!) trying to remove blood stains and you truly want all traces of blood removed, you should call the carpet stain removal professionals at Crystal Carpet Cleaners.

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We understand that you don’t have a lot of time to buy cleaning supplies and work on removing a blood stain, and we can do the job in hours, not days.

We Use Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Products

Whether you have woolen carpets or other types of carpets, one thing you don’t want is harsh chemicals, excess moisture, and detergent solution left on your carpets.

Our experts use the latest technology for getting blood out of your carpet, as well as pet urine stains, and other types of stains.

Since we use 80 percent less water than other carpet cleaning methods, this means you can have your carpet free from blood stains, dirt, pet dander, and more in just 2-3 hours, not 2-3 days.

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Fastest Drying Time in the Industry!

Our state-of-the-art technology means your carpets can be dry and ready to use in 2-3 hours!

Why go through the hassle of trying to remove a blood stain yourself only to find that it simply will not come out?

Call the experts at Crystal Carpet Cleaners.

We work hard so you don’t have to!

Get that blood out of your carpet today when you call the professionals at Crystal Carpet Cleaners.