How to Remove Blood Spots from Carpet

COIT’s Guide to Removing Blood Stains from Carpet 

When you ask yourself how to get blood out of carpet, the key thing to remember is the sooner you act, the better. If a bloodstain has time to set in on your carpet, it may become even more difficult to remove. 

Blood Stain removal

COIT’s step-by-step guide will show you how to remove blood from carpet. Check out the instructions below.

  1. If the bloodstain 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 bloodstain, 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 bloodstain.
  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.

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Non-Chemical Way to Remove Blood Stains from Carpet 

If you’re not a fan of using dishwashing detergent or ammonia to get blood out of carpet, here is another way to tackle removing the stain.

  1. Fill a spray bottle with cold water (if you don’t have a spray bottle, you can wet a white cloth and apply it to the stain.)
  2. Spray the cold water onto the bloodstain.
  3. If the stain is rather large, spray the stain from the outside, working your way in. This will prevent the blood stain from spreading and bleeding onto a larger area of the carpet.
  4. Use a wet vac to suck out the remaining moisture (if you don’t have a wet-vac, use a dry towel to blot the stain.)
  5. To help the area dry faster, point a fan directly at the stain for a few minutes to remove excess moisture.
  6. Once the area is dry, vacuum to remove any excess dirt or stain residue.
  7. Continue to repeat steps 1 through 6 until the blood stain disappears.


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Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by the use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.

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Home remedies not working?

If you’re still battling stubborn stains after trying these home remedies, professional cleaning may be a good option to explore. Check out COIT’s Cleaning Services to learn more about the help we can offer.

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