How do you get blood out of the carpet?

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My dog bled onto my carpet and I tried some carpet cleaner and it did not work!
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  • William William on Mar 07, 2017
    If the blood stain you’re trying to remove is dry, go ahead and brush it with a steel brush to loosen the stain. This action will remove the surface deposit.
    Mix one teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing detergent with two cups of cold water.
    Take a clean, white cloth and dip it in the detergent solution you just mixed.
    Blot directly on the blood stain, repeatedly.
    Repeat until the stain has disappeared.

    If this process does not get blood out of your carpet, follow these steps as an alternative stain removal option.

    Mix one-half cup of warm water with one tablespoon of ammonia.
    Using a cloth or sponge, apply the ammonia solution directly onto the blood stain .
    Blot the stain until the liquid is fully absorbed.
    Apply a sponge dipped in cold water directly to the stain, and blot dry.

    Never use hot water, which can set the blood stain permanently into the carpet.
    Too much water can spread the stain or damage delicate carpets. Keep it damp, not soaked.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 07, 2017
    www.hometalk.com/5662076/how-to-remove-blood-stains-from-furniture-carpetin
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 08, 2017
    Try using peroxide! Get the carpet wet with peroxide and then blot it with a paper towel. Don't rub. That should do the trick. Good luck!
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Mar 08, 2017
    I've also had success with peroxide- best of luck! Good thing you caught it right away!
  • Julie Rahn Crooks Julie Rahn Crooks on Mar 08, 2017
    I have had really good luck removing blood with the original Oxyclean. Mix the powder in really hot water and squirt or blot onto spot. You have to do this repeatedly for several hours, but it takes the stain out without altering the background color as peroxide or ammonia would.
  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Mar 08, 2017
    I have used hydrogen peroxide to clean blood from carpeting. I poured it on, let set, placed an old towel over the area and patted the area. Do not rub. Worked great. Seriously. p.s. I hope your dog is okay now.
  • Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom on Mar 08, 2017
    I agree with the hydrogen peroxide. That always seems to work whether it's wet or dried up. Just soak it good and dab it up!
  • Lisa Crawford Lisa Crawford on Mar 10, 2017
    Doctors know it's always hydrogen peroxide first and foremost! Let it fizz away!