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Old 08-06-05, 03:02 AM
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An elderly friend cut herself and is trying to get the blood out of her carpet.

The carpet is beige. She did blot the stains when they first happened. The stains are only a couple of days old.

Any ideas? as to how I can help her?

Thanks and Good Morning

Kate
 
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Old 08-06-05, 02:26 PM
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Enzyme digester cleaner should be used. The trick to using enzyme cleaners is to give them time to digest the stain. Blot from outside toward middle with white rag to prevent spreading stain. Repeat applications will be necessary. Once blood has dried, it is more challenging to remove.
 
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Old 08-08-05, 08:18 AM
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To add to tweleves reply. Use the enzyme spotter and rinse with COOL water..hot water can set the pigment of the blood in them.
 
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Old 08-08-05, 09:12 PM
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Thanks for the reminder about cool water and blood. Yes, blood removal is best with cool water. If in doubt, you can call a professional carpet cleaner. It just may be time to have your carpet professionally cleaned. It is recommended every 12-18 months before carpet becomes soiled.
 
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Old 08-08-05, 09:23 PM
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Kate, go to Google for your search engine. Type in "Spectrum". Order the small bottle. Mix as per the Peroxide Formula. This will get stains and odors all the way down to the cement slab if you have one.

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Old 08-08-05, 09:43 PM
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Because not all carpet dyes are created equal, a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner may take a toll on carpet dyes. Always DIY a test in inconspicuous area first for ill-effects on unstable carpet dyes with any DIY method. If in doubt, contact a CFI certified carpet cleaner.
 
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Old 08-09-05, 07:22 AM
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I ran accross this very thing last night. You may want to try using a diy extractor just for the vaccum...not to put water into the carpet. If it was alot of blood you are going to have to "float" it from the backing up to the surface. The peroxide does work in some applications, but in most it would take so much of it its just cheaper to buy the enzyme based cleaner.
 
 

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