Blood spills are more common than people realise. Usually it’s something minor like a teenage boy who’s been injured playing sport dripping blood all over his Mum’s carpet. However it gets there, never let blood dry if you can and don’t use hot water on it as it will set the stain and make it impossible to remove.
If you do have to clean up a blood stain and you don’t know the medical history of the person or animal is has been bleeding, then please take precautions and wear 2 sets of gloves, goggles and a respirator if you have one.
- With a clean white towel, remove the excess by blotting it up with a heavy downward pressure;
- Sponge it with cold water then blot it up with another clean thick white towel and apply maximum pressure – you can even stand on it;
- Mix cold water with a small amount of dishwashing detergent and sponge onto the stain then blot it up again;
- Rinse with clean cold water again to remove detergent – continue blotting;
- Be patient and keep repeating the process until you are happy – patience is important to success;
- Apply a mix of 60% white vinegar to 40% water
- If the blood stain was dry before you got to it or if you are unhappy with the results of your stain removal technique, call the professionals at Sun Dry Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control who will use an enzyme based treatment that will break down the proteins in the blood to make it easier to clean up.
When it comes to stain removal on carpets – near enough is not good enough. Carpets are expensive to replace so don’t let them be ruined, call in the professionals from Sun Dry Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control who can make sure the stains are treated properly with no lasting damage to your precious carpets.