What You Need to Know About Blood Stain Removal Before You DIY

What You Need to Know About Blood Stain Removal Before You DIY

We have seen our fair share of blood stains on carpet and mattresses at AllAces. The one thing that we cannot emphasise enough when it comes to blood stain removal is to avoid doing it yourself by using carpet cleaning and stain removal products from the supermarket.

Why blood stain removal is risky when you use supermarket products

The problem with cleaning blood from carpet or mattresses using supermarket stain removers is that they are not designed for all types of carpets and fibres. If a supermarket product is used on the wrong type of fabric of fibre, it can react with the stain, making it worse and tougher to remove.

What professional blood removers know that you don’t

Professional stain removers don’t just know how to clean blood stains from a mattress and carpet, but they are also experienced fibre identifiers. Our technicians can determine whether your carpet fibre is wool blend, wool, polyester, polypropylene, nylon, or other synthetic materials. From this identification, they know exactly what type of treatment to use. Working with a mattress is even more difficult, but an experienced stain removalist will know exactly what material it is made from before they clean blood out of a mattress.

Successful removal of blood stains on a mattress and carpet

One of our clients located in Camp Hill is the perfect example of how to effectively remove blood from a mattress and carpet. The client called us a soon as he could, very distressed after his mum had an accident which left blood on the mattress and carpet. Of course, he was stressed about his mother being in hospital, but he wanted to do what he could to get the mattress and carpet fixed up before his mother returned home; the last thing he wanted was to have to buy a new mattress and have new carpet fitted.

So, why is this a perfect example? Firstly, the client did not try doing the stain removal himself using domestic grade cleaning products. Because of this, it meant that there was nothing to hinder how the products worked. Secondly, he got one of our trained and qualified technicians as soon as possible to deal with the stains.  It took a couple of hours because the blood stains were considerable, but in the end, they were 100% removed; a new mattress and carpet were not needed, and the client was relieved.

How to avoid the blood stain setting before the professionals come out

As stated, we advise against using any supermarket products to remove a blood stains, but we do suggest you follow some of these tips to ensure the stain doesn’t set before a technician can attend.

  • Do not use home remedies like baking soda, salt or detergent because they can also react with the stain.
  • If you do have to do some clean-up, use a paper towel, or clean white cloth and place pressure on the stain. Do not wipe the blood stain as it will spread.
  • Avoid using hot water on a blood stain as this will ‘set’ the blood. Use cold water only, a little at a time so that the blood does not spread. Use paper towel, a cloth, or a sponge to blot up the blood.

Unless you’re an expert on how to remove blood stains from a mattress or carpet, it’s always best not to risk more damage by trying DIY blood stain removal with inferior products and without understanding the carpet fibres or mattress material. Save the potential outlay for a new mattress or carpet repairs and use a fully equipped and trained professional.

If you are in need of carpet cleaning for a blood stain, do not hesitate to call AllAces Cleaning & Restoration on 1800 00 1010.

 

 

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