How to remove a Blood Stain Dried or fresh

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Sometimes a slight orange hew is left this is the iron from the blood this can be removed with application of rust remover.
  4. 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 .
Blood stain on a suite

Dried in Blood contamination

Dried blood stain removed from suite

After
Blood removed after above procedure

By Neil Kelloway

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