Asked on Dec 6, 2018

How do I remove blood from carpeting?

Nancy TurnerWanda AltmayerBonnie Beth Robbins


We havea few drops of blood on our carpets.How can we remove them?

7 answers
  • Mogie
    on Dec 6, 2018

    1. 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.
    2. Mix one teaspoon of hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cold water.
    3. Take a clean, white cloth and dip it in the detergent solution you just mixed.
    4. Blot directly on the blood stain, repeatedly.
    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 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.

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

  • Vimarhonor
    on Dec 6, 2018


    I find peroxide very helpful, our dog used to have a vaculitis ear tip poorly healing wound that would bleed so easily, the spray bottle of peroxide easily immediately removed the splatter from walls cabinets carpet and floors.

    Commercial carpet cleaner with the Oxi additive would be helpful too.

  • Jean DeBord Wilson
    Jean DeBord Wilson
    on Dec 7, 2018

    Spit on the blood spot. Let saliva soak in then rub with dry cloth. Saliva begins the digestive process and will break down body fluids. I tried this on an upholstered chair seat worked great. Good luck.

  • Bonnie Beth Robbins
    Bonnie Beth Robbins
    on Dec 7, 2018

    There is a pet stain product called ECO-88 that is absolutely amazing at removing blood stains.

  • Wanda Altmayer
    Wanda Altmayer
    on Dec 8, 2018

    There are many products out there, like Oxy Clean, or other peroxide based stain removers. Before that, dampen the blood spot and blot up as much as you can, repeat a few times. Then the cleaner.

  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Dec 8, 2018

    Always check an inconspicuous spot before using chemicals on your carpet to make sure it won't change the color. Peroxide is good, but may change the color. Oxi type things will help. Cold water is good, never any heat to the water, it will set the blood stain.

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