Accidents happen as they say, and when the remnants of one has dripped on your carpet, you need to act quickly (after the first aid of course!) Blood contains many proteins which can make it a tough stain to remove, especially if it has dried into the carpet. Below is Renew Carpet Cleaning’s step by step guide to removing both fresh and dried in blood stains from carpet.
How to clean blood from carpet
Mix one tablespoon of washing up liquid with two cups of cold water (be sure to use only cold water as warm/hot water will settle the stain into the carpet)
Using a clean cloth carefully sponge the area, working inwards so as not to spread the stain.
Repeat until the stain has gone.
Rinse the area with cold water to remove any soapy residue.
How to clean blood from carpet
Mix together cold water and salt until it forms a thin paste.
Spread the paste over the stain, and rub it in using a clean towel.
Leave for 10-15 minutes so the salt can absorb the blood.
Blot the stain, making sure not to scrub as this can damage the carpet fibres.
Continue until the stain has gone.
Vacuum up the salt residue.
How to remove dried in blood from carpet
Use a blunt knife or brush to loosen the dried blood, and vacuum up any bits.
Use method 1 (above) mix a washing up liquid and water solution, before blotting the stain.
If the stain turns brown after drying, then mix two cups of warm water and one cup of white vinegar and use a clean cloth to sponge the area. Repeat as necessary.
If you have tried to remove the stain yourself with no luck, it’s best to contact the professionals. Renew Carpet Cleaning remove all types of tough stains successfully and leave your carpet both clean and healthy. Contact Renew today to book your cleaning. For more quick and easy stain removal tips, check out our website.
As a nation of tea drinkers , regular tea spills are inevitable in every homes. Whether it’s a Hansel & Gretel tea trail from the kitchen to the couch, or a full cup completely up ended – an unsightly brown tea stain can seem a real pain to get rid of, especially on light coloured carpet. However, help is at hand! Below is Renew’s quick and easy guide to removing a tea stain from carpet.
For best results be sure to get to work on the stain straight away!
How to clean up after a tea spill on carpet
Use kitchen roll or a clean towel to blot up as much liquid as possible.
Pour a small amount of cold water on the stain to dilute the tea, blot again until no more liquid is transferred.
Mix together 2 ounces of white vinegar to 4 ounces of warm water. Test this cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.
Using a clean cloth and the above cleaning solution, rub the area working inwards so as not to spread the stain.
Continue until the stain is gone.
How to remove the smell of vinegar after cleaning
If the smell of vinegar lingers after you’ve finished cleaning up the tea stain, then follow the simple steps below
Blot up any excess liquid left after the stain removing process.
Sprinkle baking soda onto the area and leave for 1- 2 hrs (This will help absorb the odour)
Vacuum the area.
Repeat the above steps if necessary, until the odour has completely gone.
Renew Carpet Cleaning remove all types of tough stains. We recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year to maintain a clean and healthy home. After cleaning we use a protective treatment that acts a barrier against future staining (good news for tea lovers!) Contact Renew today to book your carpet cleaning, or to find more about the cleaning services we provide.
Whether you’ve spilled Calpol in a zombie like state in the middle of the night, or your little one has spat back 5 mls of what they deem to be poison, a medicine spill on carpet is not what you need. Cough syrups, liquid antibiotics, and pain relief for kids are usually a sticky consistency that cling onto carpet fibres and can seem tricky to remove. Carpets made from natural fibres such as wool will absorb the stain further, where as synthetic carpets keep the stain afloat making it easier to remove.
No matter what the carpet type, Renew’s step-by-step guide will give you the best chance of removing the stain yourself…
For best results get to work on the stain straight away. Always test out any cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.
How to clean up after a medicine spill on carpet
Scrape off excess medicine with a blunt knife or spoon.
Mix one tablespoon of vinegar and one tablespoon of washing up liquid, to two cups of warm water.
Use a clean cloth to sponge (not rub) the stain with the solution, until it has completely gone. Be sure to work inwards so as not to spread the stain.
Rinse the area with cold water to remove any vinegar/ soapy residue.
Use a clean cloth or paper towel to blot up any excess liquid.
Some stains require professional help! Contact Renew Carpet Cleaning today to book your Carpet Cleaning. No job is too big or too small! To find out more about Renew’s cleaning services, or for more easy stain removal tips, check out our website
If you’re researching how to clean up vomit from carpet…then things are tough enough without complicated instructions or witty intros. So, we’ll get straight to the point. Below is Renew’s quick and easy guide to removing vomit from carpet.
How to clean up vomit from carpet
Use disposable gloves if possible, and for best results try to tackle the stain straight away.
Remove any solids from the stain.
If the vomit has hardened use some cold water to loosen the stain.
Mix together some laundry detergent with water. Clean the area using a scrubbing brush or cloth / sponge. Continue until the stain is gone.
Use cold water to remove any soapy residue from the carpet.
Remove any excess liquid with a clean towel or paper towel.
Cleaning vomit from carpet is usually straight forward, unless the person who vomited had been drinking say, red wine (see how to remove red wine from carpet) It’s the smell of vomit that can seem daunting to get rid of.
How to get rid of the smell of vomit from carpet
Mix together some baking soda and water to form a paste consistency.
Apply a thin layer of paste to the area and use a brush (even an old toothbrush) to work it into the carpet.
Leave to set (may need to be left overnight) and when the paste has hardened, scrape up as much as you can with a blunt knife.
Vacuum up any remaining residue and the smell should come away with it.
If you don’t have baking soda, vinegar is also effective in removing the smell of vomit from carpet.
Mix two parts water to one part vinegar.
Rub the solution into the area with a sponge or cloth.
Don’t panic if the smell of vinegar seems to be lingering just as much as the vomit smell, they both will go away together.
Leave the solution for 1-2 hrs to work into the area.
Use a clean towel to soak up as much of the residue as possible
Renew Carpet Cleaning are experts at removing all types of stains – we’ve seen them all! If you need help removing a tough stain or you want your carpets professionally cleaned – Contact us today. To find out about all our cleaning services or for more easy stain removal tips, check out our website.
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