Cleaning star Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, garnered popularity after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning enthusiast has managed to gain over 4.1 million followers on Instagram. Now, fans of hers have created their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and tidying tips.
In one of these groups, with more than 100,000 members, one woman wanted to know how to get rid of stains on her carpet.
Her dog had hurt himself on the carpet and, as a result, there was blood everywhere.
Clare Landshoft wrote: “Our baby dog ripped his nail out earlier today and after we got back from the vets and to keep him quiet for a bit I took him into my office with the gate shut.
“Anyway blood on the carpet (it’s by no means a brand new carpet or anything posh) that has dried a bit.
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Gemma Webb recommended cold water and salt, saying: “Always use cold water for blood. Warm or hot sets it. My husband and children suffer from terrible nose bleeds so I’ve become very good at dealing with blood. Cold water and a clean colourfast cloth dab. Salt also helps.”
However, Keira Gothard advised hot water. She said: “My lab has bleeding elbows regularly with his age, I just dab the carpet with a clean cloth and hot water – it takes it up.”
Anthea Lousie wrote: “Definitely try hand sanitizer or hair spray.”
Ashley Crane commented: “Hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and dab for carpet!”
Mary Brady also recommended hydrogen peroxide, saying: “Hydrogen peroxide works a treat.”
Kate Webster wrote: “Napisan in cold water. Soak for a while, removes blood quicker than salt. Also removes most stains.”
Lynda Oreilly advised milk, adding: “Try dabbing milk on it and put some on a tissue and leave it. Worked for me when I cut my finger and had blood on the carpet. Worth a try. Good luck.”
Lou Edinburgh added: “Soda water or bicarbonate of soda in cold water. Dab, don’t rub. Blot with clean white cloth and repeat till gone.”