General information regarding blood stains
The carpet is the pearl in the crown of the interior. It gives a room a more complete, aesthetically pleasing look, insulates both cold and noise, creates softness and warmth, and the cosiness is incomparable. But it is distressing when you get carpet stains, especially blood ones which are quite often very big and unpleasant.
Blood stains on carpet are one of the hardest problems to tackle in the cleaning industry. The reason is that the blood / along with all other bodily fluids/ is a main cause of discolouration (a permanent chemical change in the colour of the material) on any kind of fabric and it only gets worse once it fully dries out.
If you can successfully manage to wipe off and blot the stain while it is still wet, you will remove most of it. However, make sure you do not scrub the blood stain, as this would make it spread deeper inside the carpet.
We at ProLux Cleaning care about our customers and we know how annoying the blood stain on carpet can be and how difficult dried blood stain removal is. So, in this article we will give you general practical advices on how to get blood out of carpet, what you need to deal with this problem, mixing the most effective stain removers for blood and what you should avoid doing when you’re faced with this issue.
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Additional advices how to remove blood from carpet:
· Don’t wait - act immediately!
As a cleaning company with many years of experience, we always advise our customers to make haste when dealing with blood stain on carpet.
The blood outside the body begins hastily coagulating (a chemical process in which the blood changes from liquid state into a solid state) in a matter of minutes and this makes the stain far more difficult to remove, even by professional cleaners. Therefore, it is not recommended to wait at all, if possible.
· Use appropriate stain removers based on what kind of carpet you have
- For oriental style carpets:
Mix two cups of water plus one cup of vinegar. Tenderly spray over the carpeted area affected by the blood, then gently blott it after a couple of minutes.
- For synthetic carpets:
Two tablespoons of ammonia need to be mixed with one cup of water/ preferably cold water/. This solution should be sprayed over the stain, and blotted off after 5 minutes.
- Of all natural fibre carpets, wool is the most common:
A non-alkaline detergent needs to be mixed with water, sprayed, and blotted a few minutes after application.
· Take care when looking up solutions for how to get blood out of carpet out
Living in the era of information can be as useful as it is confusing. The first course of action in the 21st century, especially when facing an unfamiliar task, is to Google the problem and find out more about it. However, bear in mind that the information is usually very conflicting.
Some websites advise you to treat the blood with cold water, claiming that when hot water is used, the protein inside the blood makes it harden faster. Others state that it should be treated with hot water, to ensure better results achieved.
Some inform you that the best way of getting blood out of carpet is to soak it with vinegar for half an hour, and others claim that the best course of action is to use toothpaste.
As you can discern, the information is very confusing, because you simply cannot know what to do when faced with so many options!
What not to do when faced with blood stains?
- Don’t use hot water
When blood is treated with hot or even warm water, the coagulation process (as described above, the blood hardening from liquid into solid) is greatly accelerated, and this only makes the problem much more difficult to deal with.
- Don’t use harsh chemicals
We advise any customers who consider using bleach or bleach-type chemicals to not use them on their carpets, as more often than not, they do not remove the issue, but simply make a new one on top of it, which causes greater difficulty in the cleaning work and lessens the chances of satisfactory results after the cleaning session.
As a professional company employed in several different cleaning associations, we are not allowed to use any bleach-containing products, as these are harsh chemicals and completely unsuitable for any type of fabric at all.
- Don’t leave the stain to dry
As previously described, blood is not a water mark, and the longer you take to do something about it, the higher the chances of it ruining your carpet fibres are.
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Should I call a professionals to remove carpet blood stains?
Don’t worry if you do not have time to deal with the problem yourself. You should urgently get in touch with a professional cleaning company!
We at ProLux Cleaning are your professional partner with big experience removing of any kind carpet stains.
The best way to deal with blood stains is to get in touch with a professional cleaning company, especially one such as ourselves, who have been on the market for over a decade and employ only our own trained and certified professional technicians, all of whom have many years of cleaning experience and the proper equipment, thus are more than qualified to handle this problem for you.
How ProLux Cleaning deals with carpet stains, especially with dried blood stains from the carpet:
Our method of hot water extraction (also known as Deep Steam Cleaning) involves a loud and powerful steal carpet machine, which has several settings – for hot, warm, lukewarm or even cold water. The nozzle of the machine is what turns it into the actual steam, spraying it deeply inside. When faced with blood issues, we only use low temperature water, to avoid complications and enhancing the speed of coagulation.