Blood Stains

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If you have been unfortunate enough to get blood on your carpet or fabrics, follow this guide and hopefully you can limit the damage that has been caused.

Blood stains are permanent once they set. always carry out stain removal before cleaning and drying. These are incredibly simple and easy methods that require no expensive stain removers!

  1. Scrape up any residue from the surface of the spill with a spatula or spoon
  2. Blot up as much liquid as possible, using paper towels or an absorbent cloth.
  3. Do not rub – this will cause the stain to penetrate deeper and possibly damage the pile.
  4. COLD WATER. mix up 5ml of neutral detergent in 1/2 cup of cold water solution in a spray bottle. sponge the area, using the minimum amount of water necessary for the task.
  5. Blot up as much liquid as possible, using paper towels or an absorbent cloth.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you do not see any further transfer of blood from the material/carpet on to the absorbent cloth
  7. Dry the area with a hair drier
  8. Once dry, if there is any residue repeat steps 4,5,6 and 7
  9. Ammonia could be needed if the stain is persistent and wont come out using the above method, Mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 cup of cold water in a spray bottle.Spray on to material lightly and repeat steps 5, 6 and 7
  10. Vacuum thoroughly once you are happy with the results and the area is completely dry.

Tips and points to remember:

  • Never ever use hot water, use only cold. Hot water will permanently fix in blood.
  • Always blott up as much residue before you add anything to the blood, as this would only compile the problem
  • Never ever scrub the pile as this will cause distortion and damage the pile permanently
  • Never soak carpet as the blood will only end up in the backing and that would be nearly impossible to remove.
  • Never mix chlorine bleach and amonia.
  • Do not inhale the vapours of the ammonia, this can be dangerous