How to Get Rid of Dried Blood

You can have a lot of troubles until you manage to remove a fresh blood stain, not to talk about dried one which removal could be a nightmare even for experienced cleaners. The reason dried blood stains to be so hard to deal with is the protein that adheres firmly to the fibers and becomes almost impossible to be lifted. However, before you give up of your clothing, carpet or upholstery that might be stained, try this simple solution which if not remove the blood trace completely at least it will make the dried blood stain inconspicuous or nearly invisible.
Remove Dried Blood from Clothing

  1. Remove any dried blood on the surface of the garment by scrubbing the affected area with a dry stiff-bristled brush. This will prevent the excess blood to soak back into the fabric while cleaning the stain.
  2. Soak the stained article of clothing overnight in a bucket of ice cold water and ¼ cup of laundry detergent.
  3. Fill your bathroom sink with cool water and squeeze the garment over and over into the water to rinse out the soap.
  4. Run the clothing through your washing machine on a cool setting and leave it to air dry. Do not use the dryer, as recommended by cleaners Richmond Park, as the heat may set any blood that hasn’t been washed into the fabric.

Upholstery and Mattresses

  1. Mix ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide, ½ cup of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of table salt so a thick paste forms.
  2. Spread the paste over the stain area and let it dry into a crust.
  3. Use a spoon to loosen the crusted cleaning paste and then vacuum the surface to pick up the particles.

Carpeting

  1. Saturate a sponge into a soapy solution of 2 cups of cold water and 1 tablespoon of dish soap.
  2. Squeeze the sponge half way dry, then press it onto the stained area to wet the dried blood. Avoid rubbing!
  3. Use paper towels to blot up the solution and the stain. Repeat the process until the stain vanishes.

If the stain doesn’t disappear the way you want, consider using cleaners Richmond Park services to get rid of any blood traces no matter whether they are on clothing, carpeting or upholstery.


November 17, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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