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.

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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