Black and Red Canister Vacuum on the floorWhen Halloween comes around every year, there will inevitably be some carpet stains. Whether it’s candy, chocolate, or if things get messy from getting into your best costume, these types of accidents can be a nightmare to clean-up. Read below to find some tips on how to get fake blood out of a carpet and if you need professional carpet cleaning services, Carrara can help! 

Remember: Carpets and rugs with natural fibers or dyes may require special treatment, and always read and follow the care instructions and any warnings provided by the carpet manufacturer. If in doubt contact a cleaning professional for advice/service. Never use a circular motion when attempting to remove stains, as it can destroy the texture of the carpet.

  • 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!  

When a stain in your carpet happens, it’s best to act quickly so that the stain doesn’t have time to set in. However, if you prefer to have a professional cleaning service resolve your carpet stains, give us a call and our team will have your carpet looking brand new!