Act quickly: Blood stains are easier to remove when they are fresh. Promptly attend to the stain to increase your chances of success.
Blot the stain: Take a clean white cloth or paper towel and gently blot the stained area. Avoid rubbing, as it can spread the stain and damage the carpet fibres.
Prepare a cleaning solution: Mix one teaspoon of mild dish soap or laundry detergent with two cups of cold water. Stir the solution until it forms suds.
Test in a hidden area: Before applying the cleaning solution to the stain, test it in an inconspicuous area of the carpet to ensure it doesn’t cause any discolouration or damage.
Apply the solution: Using a clean cloth or sponge, lightly dampen it with the cleaning solution and blot the stained area. Work from the outer edges of the stain toward the centre to prevent spreading.
Rinse with cold water: After blotting, rinse the area with cold water to remove the cleaning solution. Blot the excess moisture with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Repeat if necessary: If the stain persists, repeat steps 5 and 6 until the blood stain is no longer visible.
Dry the carpet: After successfully removing the stain, allow the carpet to air dry. Avoid walking on the damp area until it is completely dry to prevent tracking the stain or causing additional damage.
Vacuum the carpet: Once dry, vacuum the carpet to restore its texture and remove any loosened particles.
If the blood stain is stubborn or the carpet is valuable, it’s recommended to seek professional carpet cleaning services. Remember to always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for carpet care to avoid any unintended damage.