Accidents involving a spill are pretty much impossible to avoid and it’s just a matter of time before one happens in your home or business with the potential to cause costly damage to your carpet or upholstery. From a mishap involving drink or food, pet stains or a household accident that results in a blood stain, any of these types of upsets will need to be cleaned up quickly to prevent the possibility of a permanent stain. According to the experts at Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning, the first thing you should do is remain calm. While stain removal is best left to the professionals, there are some things that you can do to ensure that the stain will not set and become a permanent fixture in your home or business. Remember time is your enemy when it comes to removing stains especially blood stains from your soft furnishings and carpets. The knowledgeable professionals at Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning have provided the following step by step instructions to preventing blood stains from taking up resident and settling in.
Steps for How to Remove Blood Stains from Carpet & Upholstery
The successful removal of blood stains relies on completing the following steps as soon as possible. If you are unable to treat the stain immediately, there are some preventative steps that you can use to stop the stain from becoming permanent.
• Step 1. Begin by using paper towels and blot gently to absorb any excess blood from the area. Never press or rub at the stain, pressing and rubbing will smear the blood creating a larger stain which will be more difficult to remove
• Step 2. Take a white towel that is dampened with cold water and place it over the stain to prevent the stain from drying out and setting.
• Step 3. While it is always prudent to contact your Eco Clean Carpet and upholstery cleaning professional to arrange for a comprehensive carpet and upholstery cleaning service, if you have the time there are a few things that you can do to make the removal of your stains a little easier.
• Begin by mixing one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of cold water before dipping a clean white cloth into the soap mixture. Gently sponge the stain and blot with a dry cloth to remove any excess liquid. Repeat the process until the stain is completely removed. Lastly, dampen a clean cloth with cold water and use it to rinse the area of all traces of detergent. Finish by blotting the entire area dry with a clean dry cloth.
Blood stains require an immediate treatment protocol to insure their successful removal from your carpets and upholstery. If you are unable to treat the stain immediately then you should take the steps listed above to prevent the stain from drying out and becoming permanent. If you are unable to keep the stain from drying out, it may require a more rigorous treatment protocol. For best results a professional stain removal service performed by your Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning stain removal specialist is often much more effective than treating the stain yourself.