Most carpets and rugs portray a warm and relaxed atmosphere while offering a suitable surface for walking and even sitting. It also acts as an insulator for your floors by preventing the loss of energy and protecting your toes from cold floors during winter.
Although as useful as they are, it has a major setback compared to tile or wood floors, which are blood stains or any other form of stain can ruin the appearance of the carpet.
In this article, we would learn what can get a bloodstain out of your carpet, and extra tips and how to remove it with homemade carpet cleaners.
Are there homemade carpet cleaners that can clean out the bloodstain? Well, we're about to find out.
Homemade carpet cleaners that remove blood stains from carpet
There are certain ingredients you’d need to make one, just use the ingredients listed below:
• 2 cups of white vinegar
• 2 cups of warm water
• 4-5 tablespoons of baking soda
• Dishwashing soap
• Clean cloth
It's that simple. Why make things complicated? Although you still might consult local professionals, you still might as well use the easier method first. So, now let's see how this homemade carpet cleaner can be made:
This may bring old-time memories of your high school science experiment. A combination of baking soda and vinegar, my guess is you used this to make impressive papier-Mache, but this same mixture it’s actually the best and easiest way you can clean blood stains and a variety of other stains on your carpet. This mixture can also be used for stains that spoil your carpet’s appearance like a blood or wine stain, and also one that reeks like a pet stain.
To make this solution, do the following below:
• Mix the warm water with white, then add 4 tablespoons of baking soda
• Turn the mixture into a spray bottle or a bowl, whichever works best for you
Once you have the mixture in place, you can begin spraying the affected area and let it sit for about 10 minutes before you wipe with a clean cloth.
Bloodstain sometimes can be stubborn as they remain on the surface without being cleaned immediately. Try to remove the stain as soon as you notice it because fresh bloodstain can be easy to remove than a dried one. Because the longer the stain remains on your carpet the harder it gets for you to clean from your carpet.
As stated earlier, dishwashing soap is also a good alternative to white vinegar when it comes to removing a blood stain from both carpets and rugs. If the stained area is in a small spot, you can also use the dishwashing soap to apply on the affected area. If you notice any sign of stain, use a scrubbing brush that eventually removes any sign of bloodstain on your carpet.
If you realize the dishwashing soap and water is only dulling your carpet but not cleaning the bloodstain, then you could try a more concentrated chemical to get results instantly. An example of such chemical is, ammonia, this chemical does a wonderful job at removing bloodstains, but be careful when using this chemical, it can quickly fade your carpet if applied in much quantity. So for stubborn bloodstains that refuse to be cleaned just apply a mixture of ammonia with water and clean the stain. Then use a dry sponge soaked in cold water onto the stain with the solution. Then dry with a clean cloth.
One other alternative to ammonia is hydrogen peroxide but be careful when using because it can get too hostile for your carpet with tendencies to bleach your carpet.
So the ideal way to use hydrogen peroxide on blood stains is to dilute with dishwashing soap and apply on the stained area. Hydrogen peroxide with dishwashing soap also helps neutralizes urine stains and odor
Note: when starting out you have to understand that you’d have to be patient with the cleaning process because it may require you to repeat a few times before the stain finally fades off. Just continue adding, applying, and drying, in no time you’d see the stain no more!
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You should bear in mind that in any cleaning solution, you’d have to test the cleaning mixture first in hidden areas on your carpet to be sure you aren’t going add a brand new stain to the one you’re trying to remove. That can be disheartening.
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