Blood Stain Removal
This week the main topic amongst carpet cleaners has been the best way to remove blood stains, this has mainly to do with dried blood stains .
I will list here what I think are the best solutions first. Never apply Hot Water to blood it will set the stain
- If You Have a wet and dry vacuum cleaner extract it using this then rinse with cold water until clear.Just blot with cotton towelling if you haven’t got a wet vac.
- if it has dried and flushing it with cold water has left a red mark , mix some enzyme detergent (Ariel,Daz,Tide) in warm water and allow to cool , apply this once cooled and allow to dwell.
- Sometimes a slight orange hew is left this is the iron from the blood this can be removed with application of rust remover.
- If this fails use some peroxide 3%to 9% and let it dwell , keep a eye on it as it will bleach if left to long ,this works best on lighter coloured carpets .
By Neil Kelloway