There is a lot of hype associated with blood stains on clothes and carpets, however the much-dreaded occurrence of this accident is not as bad as it may seem. There are many ways to remove carpet stains caused by blood, and you can be certain that after you perform these actions- the spot will be removed. Here are some methods used to remove blood carpet stains:
With blood stain removal, you need to treat the stain as promptly as possible- a quick response is the key to complete blood stain removal. The faster you act the more effective the carpet stain removal method will be.
One of the other major differences in treating blood spots on carpets is that cold water is used instead of warm or hot water. This is because blood coagulates with heat, and cold water will prevent the blood from permeating into the carpet fibers.
In a spray bottle, add about 2 teaspoons of liquid, grease-fighting dish detergent to a full bottle of cold water and spray solution on the blood stain. Liberally moisten it so that the carpet stain is entirely submerged in the cold-water solution. Then use a paper towel to blot or a dry cloth so that the blood is transferred to the cloth. Rinse with cold water and repeat if necessary.
Oxi-clean is bleach free, however with its abilities to oxygenate most carpet stains- it is ideal for bloodstains. Although Oxi-clean needs warm water to be diluted, you can use cold water and mix as well as possible. Apply on the blood stain by a spray bottle or by pouring it directly on the blood spot. Blot until dry, rinse, and repeat if necessary.
Bare in mind, removing blood stains may take persistence and a combination of all these steps. However, after several tries your bloodstain should be gone. Universal Precautions in hospitals require that for large amounts of blood, especially blood that is still in liquid form, not dried, the person cleaning up the blood wear rubber gloves.