How to Clean Blood Stains out of Your Carpet

Blood can be hard to remove when not taken care immediately. Below you will find some ways how to deal with that problem. Resolve that problem with our professional carpet cleaning tips in our blog!

Fresh blood

blood stainsWhile the blood is still fresh be quick and get a towel or some white cloth. Put it on the blood soon to be stain and press down and up. Doing so try to get as much blood as possible from the carpet.
Please do not rub the stain, that way you will get it deeper into the carpet and make it harder to remove.
Pour some cold water on the blood. Never use hot water as it will get the blood deeper into the fibres and ruin everything. Then with a dry towel absorb as much moisture as possible. Repeat until either the stain is gone or if you have to get to the next step.
Mix some salt with cold water. Pour some of it on the stain. But be careful not to overdo it. Use only enough water to cover the blood.
Leave it for about 5 minutes so it is absorbed.
When the time has passed blot it with a white towel. If you still see blood on your carpet after doing this then please be free to do it again.
When the area has dried make sure to vacuum where the salt was. Salt can damage the fibres of your carpet so please be careful.

Dried blood

Oh boy what a joy.
Get your hands on some unflavored meat tenderizer.
The tenderizer breaks down the proteins in the blood stains thus making it easier for removal. Mix it 1 to 1 with cold water and dab it onto the stain. Now go to a coffee break for 15 to 30 minutes while waiting for it to work. When the time has passed blot it with a clean towel. Then use some liquid detergent and with a drop of it just rinse it.

Buy an enzyme cleaner

Those cleaners break down the chemical bonds of blood and some other organic stains. Read the instructions and apply it over the stain by spraying. Give It some time to work and then blot it with a towel.
You can get your hands on enzyme cleaners by visiting a veterinarian shop. It is usually contained in pet urine removers. You may also find it in some environmental friendly laundry detergents.
But before getting your hopes up please make sure that the product will work on carpets as well.

How to Remove Tomato Stains out of your Carpet

Tomato Stains

family-room-670270_640Tomatoes are great and almost everything is better with them. But what do we do if we spill some tomatoes or some tomato sauce on the carpet?

Here you will find some methods on how to deal with this problem.

A Spoon and a Knife

1. Be gentle when you remove the tomato sauce from the carpet with a spoon or a knife. Always go from the sides to the middle to avoid it spreading even more.

2. Before using a damped sponge make sure to pour some club soda on the spot that’s on the carpet.

3. Then be firm and press the sponge on the spot and soak up the tomato sauce in it.

4. Press a paper towel with care on the spot to absorb the remaining liquid.

5. Now mix 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap with two cups of cold water. Soak a clean cloth or sponge in the solution. Use it on the affected area.

6. When you finish just rinse the carpet with cold water and pat it dry with a clean towel.

A Slice of Lemon to do the Trick

1. Use a clean cloth or sponge soaked in cold water. Then be careful and sponge it going from outside to inside.

2. Use a slice of lemon to rub it in the affected area of the carpet.

3. After this pour a lot of water on the carpet and then dry it out as much as possible with a clean cloth or towel.

4. When the drying is complete the stain should no longer be visible.

Other Solutions

1. This method requires you to mix 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide with 3 tablespoons of cold water. Now before proceeding, you should test this solvent. Do it on a small non-visible side of the carpet just to make sure it is not going to damage the fabrics.

2. When the test is complete pour that mixture on the affected part of the carpet and let it soak into the fibres.

3. Then cover the sport with a white towel for about 30 minutes to prevent any light from entering. You should, however, check the carpet every 5 minutes to be sure it is not changing colours.

4. When this is complete all you have to do is rinse the carpet with cold water. This way there should be no trace of that tomato stain.