How to Remove Blood from Carpet

image of blood stains on carpet

Most carpets and rugs are designed to be resilient from daily use. But what about when the dog comes in with a cut paw? Blood stains present a unique challenge. Fortunately, you can clean blood stains from your carpet with an OxiClean™ solution, water and a couple towels.

4 Steps to remove blood stains from carpet

To remove blood stains from carpet, act fast! Treat the stain as quickly as possible, and follow these three easy steps to give yourself the best chance of success:

  1. Fill scoop to line 1 per 16 ounces of water and mix well to create a solution.
  2. Remove excess stains before treating. For fresh stains, treat with cold water first to prevent the blood stain from setting into the carpet fibers.
  3. Apply enough OxiClean solution to saturate the blood stain, but do not oversaturate. Allow the solution to stand 1-5 minutes, but do not allow it to dry. Blot the stain with a white towel. Repeat until stain is not visible.
  4. Rinse carpet with fresh water and blot with a clean white towel.

Always test OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover on an inconspicuous area first. Rinse, and allow it to dry. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for water temperature for the item. Do not use on carpets that contain wool, silk, or leather. Safe for septic tanks. Use only on water-washable carpets and rugs.

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