Stain Removal Guide

Blood Stains

REMOVING BLOOD STAINS FROM CARPET

CLEANING SOLUTIONS

Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.

Ammonia Solution
Mix 2 tablespoons clear, white non-suds ammonia and 4 cups cold water. 

HOW TO REMOVE BLOOD STAINS FROM CARPET:

  1. Blot as much of the spill as possible.
  2. Prepare suggested cleaning solutions above, beginning with the detergent solution.
  3. Test the solution on a small, inconspicuous section of carpet. We want to make sure the solution doesn’t cause any discolouration or damage!
  4. Apply the solution to a cloth, and use the cloth to apply the solution to the bloodstain. For the best results, work from the outside of the stain toward the centre.
  5. Leave the cleaning solution on the spill for at least five minutes, so it can work its magic.
  6. Blot with a clean white cloth until the stain no longer transfers. Be careful not to rub the stained area, or you might damage the carpet fibres!
  7. Rinse the spot with cold water, making sure all excess cleaning solution is removed from the carpet.
  8. If the bloodstain is still visible, repeat the process until it is removed, or no longer transfers to the cloth.
  9. If the bloodstain remains, mix the ammonia solution and follow steps 3-8 above. If the stain remains after trying both solutions, contact a professional cleaner.
  10. Once the bloodstain is removed, layer white paper towels on the site to soak up any extra moisture. Weigh down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object (think like a paperweight), and let them sit overnight.
  11. When the carpet is dry, vacuum the area to restore the texture.
  12. Give yourself a big high five. You did it!