Blood stains can be removed with products usually found in one's kitchen cabinet. Here are some home remedies for cleaning rugs, carpets and upholstery.We all know that accidents will happen. Everyone will eventually do something that causes bleeding, and while household cuts and scrapes are usually nothing serious, we occasionally find ourselves in situations where it's necessary to remove blood stains out of the carpet or upholstery. Don't panic though. Blood can be removed and you no longer have to hide the spot on the carpet. Once you've bandaged your wound, act quickly. Time is the key factor in removing blood stains from carpet and upholstery. Follow these steps for the best results in blood stain removal on carpets and upholstery.
Step 1 - Blot and Absorb
First, blot the stain area with a damp cloth. Be sure not the rub the stain into the carpet. Rubbing will spread the stain and may cause it to set in deeper. Repeat this process until blotting does not remove any more blood. You can also blot the area with a baby wipe. Believe it or not, baby wipes are great at removing carpet stains.
Step 2 - Apply Diluted Detergent
Now mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent - that is a detergent with no bleaches or alkalies - with one cup of warm water and gently blot. Be sure not to use hot water when working on the stain. Heat causes stains to set and will make it more difficult to clean.
Step 3 - Apply Diluted Amonia
After blotting with the detergent solution, mix one tablespoon of household ammonia to a cup of water and again gently blot until no more of the stain can be lifted. You can also try sponging the stain with hydrogen peroxide.
But remember that peroxide is a bleaching agent so you'll want to test the solution first on a hidden area of your carpet or furniture. Test any substance applied to rugs, carpet and upholstery to make sure there are no negative effects.Household products provide an assortment of stain fighting home remedies. Vinegar is an awesome spot remover. Not only does it remove blood, but it also works well on pretty much any other common household stain.
Don't forget the club soda, another tried and true home remedy. It creates bubbles which react with the blood to help loosen the stain. Sponge the stain as soon as possible with the soda and some cold water and then blot with a towel. Repeat as often as necessary.
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