If you have kids running around the home, chances of them falling and hurting themselves are high, no matter how careful you are with them. Bloodstains over carpets are unsightly and can bring down the look of your entire room. While your first priority is obviously to tend to your child, follow these carpet cleaning steps when you're in a better position to remove unpleasant bloodstains from your carpets.
Mix Detergent And Cold Water Together To Create A Soap Water Solution
Mix a few drops of liquid detergent in a spray bottle filled with water to create a soapy solution. Shake well and spray this solution over the bloodstain on the carpet. Saturate the stain with the solution so that the blood soaks and lifts off the carpet. Avoid using warm or hot water for this step because the heat from the water could potentially cause your carpet fibres to shrink.
Dab The Stain Using A Soft, Lint-Free Cloth
Use a soft, lint-free cloth to dab the saturated area gently, but take care not to rub the bloodstain because you could spread it further over the carpet or you could cause it to embed deeper into the carpet fibres. This will make it harder for you to eliminate the bloodstain from the carpet. This carpet cleaning action will lift most of the bloodstain from the carpet.
Add A Solution Of Vinegar And Water To The Stain
Mix some vinegar and water in a cup in equal quantities and sprinkle over the stain. Let this solution sit for a few hours. Keep sprinkling until you notice the stain start to lighten. Vinegar is made up of acetic acid, which is a strong cleaning ingredient that aids in stain removal. After a little while, you will notice most of the bloodstain disappearing.
Saturate With Clean Water And Let Your Carpet Dry
The vinegar and water solution should be enough to get rid of bloodstains. Once done, saturate with clean water to remove the vinegar remnants from your carpet. After saturating with clean water, allow your carpet to dry naturally. Avoid using any heating devices to dry your carpet faster because the heat may potentially shrink your carpet fibres –– leaving you in a worse position than before. Once dry, your carpet will look as good as new once again.
Bloodstains are unpleasant to look at on carpets, but you don't have to struggle to eliminate them. Follow these simple carpet cleaning steps to restore the original look of your carpets.