When Halloween comes around each year, many business owners and homeowners resolve that there will be some stains that end up in your carpets. Whether it is chocolate, candy, fake blood or something else stains happen.
Carpets with natural fibers may require special treatment, but most carpets today can be cleaned with a cleaning machine. Please make sure you consult your manufacturer’s warranty to find out the recommended course of action to remove a stain.
Tips for Carpet Stains
- Determining the chemicals in the fake blood will help you figure out the best method on removal. Remove as much of the fake blood as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or scraping with a dull knife. Using an oxygen-based detergent solution, blot the affected area until it is covered. Avoid any detergents that contain bleach and/or lanolin. Rinse with a spray bottle containing water, blotting until you remove the stain.
- If this does not completely remove the stain, you may need to moisten the area with a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution. Let sit for an hour, and repeat as necessary. Light causes a chemical reaction with the peroxide so you do not have to rinse. Once the stain is removed, use a towel or paper towel to ensure the area is dry.
- Another method is to pour a little club soda over the blood. Cover the fake blood in plenty of salt to absorb the stain. Wait one day & vacuum!
Next month Halloween will be here and stain may happen, it is best to act quickly so the stain doesn’t set in. If you prefer to use a professional cleaning company, give us a call. Our team of expert carpet cleaners will help remove that stain and make your carpet look great again.