Removing Rust & Blood Stains From Carpet With Household Items

Removing Rust & Blood Stains From Carpet With Household Items

Remove Blood Stains from Carpet

If you live in a home with children or pets, it’s almost inevitable that some blood will be brought into your home and potentially drop onto your carpet. But, don’t worry too much!

Blood stains look a lot scarier than they actually are and are much less potent than wine, juice, pet urine and a lot of other liquid stains. That being said, you will still want to be prepared when a blood stain appears on your carpet since, with any stain, you want to act fast.

Here are the best tips for removing blood on your carpet as quickly and easily as possible:

Cold Water

Most spot removal methods recommend using warm water, however, if you are attempting to clean blood off of your carpet you will want to use very cold water. You will want to drench a white cloth in cold water and blot the stain gently to soak up as much of the blood as possible.

Be sure not to scrub the stain as it could potentially push the blood deeper into the carpet fibers and become permanent. Be thorough and patient and repeat the process a number of times to attempt to remove the entire blood stain with the cold water and cloth.


If the cold water isn’t removing the blood stain, you’re next resort should be to turn to salt. Fill a bowl with salt and water and stir into until a paste is created. Once you have a salt paste, dab it onto your white cloth and blot the blood stain in the carpet.

Salt should absorb the stain and pull it out of the surface of the carpet. Continue to blot with salt and water and once the stain is removed dry the area with a dry cloth and vacuum to retrieve any salt remnants.

Dish Soap

You can make your own blood cleaning solution by mixing dish soap with two cups of cold water. Once you have a bowl of dish soap and water, blot the solution onto the blood stain. The soapy mix should remove the blood stain from the carpet.

Be sure to dry the area immediately once the spot is gone and vacuum in order to remove all of the soap from the carpet since soap attracts dirt.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Ammonia

Some sites will recommend the use of hydrogen peroxide or ammonia to remove blood from carpet. We do not recommend using either since both can do more harm than good if too much is applied or if any of the ammonia is left behind in the carpet. Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia could potentially “bleach” the carpet and create an almost “uncleanable” stain.

If the cold water, salt or dish soap methods do not work, we recommend calling a professional carpet cleaning Brisbane before attempting to use hydrogen peroxide, ammonia or store-bought cleaning products.

Rust Removing Tips

The reason behind this is because the stain has a different kind of substance structure. Regular stain removal processes will not do. In fact, it actually sets the stain rather than remove it. When it comes to rust removal, knowledge comes a long way. It is only through the processes in this article will you be able to successfully remove the rust stain. There are four kinds of rust removal processes you can try and all of them are quite easy to do. But before we begin, I like to note that you should never apply bleach or any type of detergent that has bleach in it on the affected area. Bleach is one of the things that react with rust.

Also, if the rust is fresh, it is better to remove it manually. This will save you headaches as you finish the rust removal process. Commercial Product Process The first process will entail using a commercial rust removal product. These are available in the market and are designed to specifically tackle rust. However, this may not be a worthy investment if you are not faced with rust stains on a regular basis.

It may be better to just create a homemade treatment. All you need to do is read the instructions and apply it as indicated.

Lemon Juice and Salt

The next process involves using lemon juice to soften the stain. First, you need to squeeze some lemon onto the stain until it is fully absorbed. After that, you can sprinkle some salt in the affected area. Then, you have to leave the carpet for 24 hours. You also have to keep on checking on the carpet to see if it is kept damp. Keep squeezing some lemon to keep the area damped and soaked. After 24 hours, rinse the area with cold water.

Repeat the process if the stain still did not come off. This is a cheap process because you can easily get lemon and salt.

However, I do not recommend this for people who do not have the time. This is a suggested rust removal process for people who have time.

Dishwashing Soap

There is also the dishwashing soap process. The trick is to mix dishwashing soap with water. Make sure that the area is soaked and wait for five minutes. This will loosen the rust stain. After 5 minutes, get a cloth and blot the area. Do not rub. It will damage your carpet. Just blot it and rinse it with cold water. 

in any case you didn’t have idea about what you doning or thinking to call a professional then just Google it rather than making a mess.


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