How to get blood out of light colored carpet

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How to get blood out of light colored carpet
Blood stains are very challenging to remove. (woollen carpet texture image by Tolbxela from Fotolia.com)

A blood stain on a light coloured carpet might seem downright impossible to remove. You might get a large blood stain from something like a bloody nose, or head wound -- or a small blood stain from something simple, like a paper cut or a skinned knee. No matter where the blood came from, you need to act quickly to remove it. Dried blood will be much harder to remove than a fresh blood stain.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • Ammonia
  • Water
  • Spray bottles
  • pH neutral detergent
  • Cloth
  • Hydrogen peroxide

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place a white paper towel over the fresh blood stain. Press firmly and repeatedly on it, to remove the wet blood.

  2. 2

    Add one tablespoon of ammonia and ½ cup of water to a spray bottle.

  3. 3

    Saturate the light coloured carpet in the ammonia solution.

  4. 4

    Remove the ammonia solution with a paper towel, using the same blotting technique mentioned in step one.

  5. 5

    Squirt a few tablespoons of a pH neutral detergent -- one that does not contain bleach -- onto the blood stain. Rub it in with a clean cloth.

  6. 6

    Fill a new spray bottle with plain water and saturate the light coloured carpet again. Blot repeatedly to dry.

  7. 7

    Add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to the light coloured carpet, if you can still see the blood stain.

  8. 8

    Allow the hydrogen peroxide to soak in for about an hour. Then spray with water and blot dry.

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