Accidents occur unexpectedly; you never know when and where you may get a cut. So you or your child may get a cut when you least expect it and leave a blood stain on your white carpet. Of course, you need to attend to the cut.
But in addition to this, you also have to work at removing the stain as blood stains are messy, and if left to dry, can get difficult to remove. Don’t worry if you don’t have any stain remover on hand to remove the stain as some household products can just as effectively get blood out of your carpet! (source)
The first option is to use cold, and not hot or warm water. Heat practically cooks the blood and this helps it permanently set in while cold water helps at removing the stain. But don’t make the mistake of scrubbing the blood stain; it has to be blotted.
Scrubbing only makes the stain spread, and the fibers end up looking worn out. Keep applying water to the stain, and blot using a dry and clean white towel till the stain disappears.
Did you know that hydrogen peroxide is great for removing blood stains? Blot out as much of the stain first, and then apply a little of diluted hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain.
It starts foaming on contact; so keep your towel nearby and start blotting the foam immediately. Repeat till you are satisfied with the stain removal. Don’t worry, you needn’t rinse off the hydrogen peroxide as it sunlight changes it to water.
Foam shaving cream
Foam shaving cream is the best way to remove fresh blood stains. Just blot any blood which hasn’t absorbed with a dry, white towel and then spurt some shaving cream. Gently rub the stain after fifteen minutes using a towel wet with warm water. Blot using a damp towel to remove the foam and vacuum away any residue after drying.
Baking soda also helps at removing blood stains. Make a paste of two parts baking soda and one part cold water and apply to the stain with your finger. Rub the paste into the stain using the back of a spoon and rinse away with cold water after five minutes. Wipe away the water using a wet, clean rag, let the spot dry and repeat till the stain disappears.
So if you act quickly you needn’t worry if there’s a blood stain on your carpet as these household products will help remove the stain!