3 ways to remove blood stains from a wool carpet

Today we will turn your attention on several cleaning methods by Cleaners Hampstead which you can use to remove blood stains from your wool carpet.

Method 1: Water removal method (note: you can use this method only for fresh blood stains)

Carpet CleaningStart by getting a spray bottle and filling it with cold water. It is very important that you use cold water because if you use warm or hot water it will counter react with the blood and make the blood stain irremovable. Spray the cold water over the stained area. If you don’t have a spray bottle you can always damp a clean cloth into a laver with cold water and apply the water on the stained area manually without applying too much pressure. If necessary change the cloth frequently to avoid spreading the blood all over your carpet. Next get a dry towel and absorb the moisture from your wool carpet. If the stain is still present after you have dried the treated area, repeat everything that you have done until know, until the stain vanishes. You can blow a fan towards the treated area to accelerate the drying process. Once the stain is gone and the carpet is dry, vacuum it thoroughly to restore the texture of the carpet fibres.

Method 2: Detergent and water removal method.

This carpet cleaning method is much stronger and therefore more effective than the previous method that we presented to you. Commence by mixing one tablespoon of liquid dish washing detergent with two cups of cold water. Next grab a clean cloth and soak it into the solution and apply the cleaning solution on the stained area of your carpet. Now get a toothbrush and brush gently the stained area. Don’t apply to much pressure as you will push the stain deeper into the carpet fibres and will make it harder to remove. Next blot the treated area with a clean cloth to rinse any residue from the cleaning solution and then use a dry cloth to dry the area. Wait until the treated area to dry completely before you vacuum your carpet and restore the texture of the carpet fibres.

Method 3: Salt and paste removal method.

This method must be used as soon as blood drops on the carpet. Get a small bowl and fill it with cold water. Add within the water enough salt to create a paste. Once the paste is ready, apply it on the blood stains and let it sit for several minutes. Then grab a clean cloth and blot the stained area. Make sure to blot and not rub because if you do rub you will spread the stain further and deeper into the carpet. End the carpet cleaning by vacuum the carpet to remove all salt residue.

As you can see removing blood stains from a wool carpet isn’t as hard and time consuming as you may think. However if you cannot remove the stain with any of these method it is for the best if you call in professional help as the stain may be too deep into the carpet.