STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE: Blood

how to get blood out of rug

Getting blood stains out of fabrics has always been a tricky part of housekeeping and doing laundry in general since probably the beginning of time. 

Blood gets its red color for a few reasons. Mainly because of a sub-unit in the protein (known as hemes) bonds with the iron found in your blood. As a result, iron binds to the oxygen found in the blood, and it is that interaction between the heme units and the oxygen that makes blood red.

I’m sure that every family has their own specific, homemade concoction made up of household chemicals and “Grandma’s secret ingredients” that has been passed down verbally from generation to generation.

If you currently have a cleaning solution that works for bloodstains then, by all means, don’t change a thing. However, if you need some help, then follow the instructions below.

We outlined the ultimate guide to remove a blood stain from the rug. You can follow the instructions, and make sure your rug looks amazing!

Keep in mind, when dealing with any stain that is fresh and wet, you ALWAYS want to apply the cleaning solution to the outside of the stain and work your way in. Mainly because you run the risk of the stain spreading if you work from the inside out.

 

    “Removing blood stains from your rug can be frustrating but with a little help you can remove that problematic mess”

1. Equipment Needed

Terry cloth  │  Ammonia  │  Cold water  │  Spray bottle

2. Steps 

1.

Mix ½ cup of cold water with 1 tablespoon of ammonia in spray bottle, make certain to use cold water, as warm water will only cause the stain to set into the rug fibers and make it much harder to remove.

2.

Spray solution directly onto stain until fully saturated.

3.

Use a clean terry cloth to blot up stain, make certain to blot up the stain and not rub at all as this will work the stain deeper into the rug fibers

4.

Repeat steps as needed until stain is gone.

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