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How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet

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This article will discuss two different methods for removing blood stains from carpet - each method will work for both fresh and set blood stains. Regardless of whether you are dealing with a fresh, or a set in blood stain, the methods below are highly effective!

These methods are commonly used by professional carpet cleaners.  They are very simple and can be used by absolutely anyone to remove blood stains from carpet.

SKIP TO THE:

- Video Instructions (Using Hydrogen Peroxide)

- Instructions (Using Hydrogen Peroxide)

- Instructions (Using an Enzyme Cleaner)

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet

 

Blood stains are difficult to remove with conventional cleaning methods. Thankfully there are two unique stain removal methods that will make removing blood stains from carpet much easier. 

These two methods involve some interesting chemistry! Conventional cleaning methods use soaps, detergents, and surfactants to break up and lift soils and contaminants away from the surface, of the item, you are cleaning. These conventional methods don't work well on blood stains because blood easily bonds to carpet fibers and other materials. 

Instead, we need a cleaning product that reacts with blood, causing the blood to break down and decompose. There are two different types of cleaning products that can do this, hydrogen peroxide, and enzyme cleaners.

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet Video Instructions

 

This video demonstrates how to remove fresh and set in blood stains using hydrogen peroxide. 6% hydrogen peroxide works best, and it is recommended to use 6% Salon Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, also known as 20 Volume Clear Developer.

YOU WILL NEED:

1) 6% Hydrogen Peroxide / 20 Volume Clear Developer (USA, UK, CAN)

2) White Cloths (USA, UK, CAN)

3) Spray Bottle (USA, UK, CAN)

 

Remove Blood Stains From Carpet Using Hydrogen Peroxide (Step-By-Step Guide)

 

Blood stains can be broken down using oxidation reactions. This method will require 3% or 6% hydrogen peroxide.

If the blood stain is fresh, 3% hydrogen peroxide will work just fine. If you are working with an old or a set blood stain (brown in color), it is recommended that you use 6% hydrogen peroxide. 

Hydrogen peroxide reacts with blood stains causing them to break down and decompose. 

Where can I buy 6% hydrogen peroxide? Well, 6% hydrogen peroxide isn't sold specifically for carpet cleaning purposes. So instead, you can use 6% Salon Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (known as 20 Volume Clear Developer). 

What else can I use 6% hydrogen peroxide for? Hydrogen peroxide is one of a professional carpet cleaners biggest secrets! It can be used to remove many different kinds of organic stains like urine, wine, coffee, vomit, feces, cola soda, Kool-Aid, jam, beet juice, tea, Gatorade, many other types of fruit juice, etc.. Hydrogen peroxide can also be used to remove odors like urine, mold, etc,. 

YOU WILL NEED:

1) 6% Hydrogen Peroxide / 20 Volume Clear Developer (USA, UK, CAN)

2) White Cloths (USA, UK, CAN)

3) Spray Bottle (USA, UK, CAN)

 

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet - Step 1

Step 1 - Spray 3%, or 6% hydrogen peroxide around the blood stain. If the stain is fresh, it will start to foam. If the stain is fully set-in (old blood stain), the blood will not foam at all.

 

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet - Step 2

Step 2 - Scoop the foam out of the carpet with a spoon. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the blood stain stops foaming. 

 

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet - Step 3

Step 3 - If the hydrogen peroxide does not cause any foaming, or if the blood stain remains in the carpet after the foaming has stopped, this is called a set stain. To remove a set blood stain, you will need hydrogen peroxide, a damp cotton cloth, and an iron. 

 

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet - Step 4

Step 4 - Spray the blood stain with fresh hydrogen peroxide, then cover the blood stain with a damp cotton cloth. Place an iron on top of the cloth for 30 seconds. The iron should be set to to a synthetic material heat setting, with the steam function turned on. ​

 

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet - Step 5

Step 5 - After 30 seconds, use the cloth to firmly wipe the blood stain. Only wipe in one direction, do not wipe back and forth, as this may cause the carpet fibers to fray or become matted.

 

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet - Step 6

Step 6 - Repeat step 4 and 5 until the blood stain has been fully come out of the carpet. Make sure you watch the demo video before trying this at home!

 

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet Using an Enzyme Cleaner (Step-By-Step Guide)

 

Enzyme cleaners are another great option for removing blood stains from carpet. Enzymes exist in plants, animals, our digestive systems, and their purpose is to break down organic matter by acting as a catalyst. Enzymes can be used to remove a variety of difficult stains from carpet, mattresses, and clothing. Enzymes also work great at eliminating odors by breaking down molecules that cause odors. 

 

My preferred enzyme cleaning product is called Biokleen Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover.

YOU WILL NEED:

1) Biokleen Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover (USA, UK, CAN)

2) White Cloths (USA, UK, CAN)

The directions to use to use Biokleen Bac-Out are simple:

1) Saturate affected area with Biokleen Bac-Out.

2) Let sit for five minutes or more. 

3) Blot affected area with a rag. 

4) Repeat the process if necessary. Does not need to be rinsed. 

Biokleen Bac-out is a highly effective stain remover for: urine, feces, vomit, wine, blood, and dried food stains. It can also be used to remove odors from carpet, clothing, fabrics, and furniture. 

 

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