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How to Remove Blood Spots from Carpet and Furniture

How to Remove Blood Spots from Carpet and Furniture

Blood spots on your carpet or on your furniture… what a terrible thing. Hopefully when it happens, it’s not from a very serious accident.

But when it does happen, you must remove it quickly. Blood spots can be removed fairly easily if you get to it quick enough.

Of course, if there is a fair amount of blood, more than just a few spots, it’s best not to do anything except call a pro.

For a small amount of blood, though, you should be able to handle the task of removing the spot if you follow some simple, safe procedures.

  1. Blot. When you have a fresh blood spot, get a white absorbent and disposable towel (like a paper towel without print on it) and blot up as much as you can. Never rub or scrub. That can damage the color and/or texture of the fabric, especially furniture fabric.
  2. There is probably still a spot remaining, even with a lot of blotting. So take about a quart of luke-warm water in a bowl, and add a drop of dish soap to it. Just a drop, you don’t want to leave any sticky residue behind. Dip a fresh, white absorbent and disposable towel into the solution and carefully blot the blood again. What you are trying to do is use the detergent solution to release the blood from the fibers into the towel.
  3. After that, if there is still some light blood staining remaining, use a fresh, white, absorbent and disposable towel to apply a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide, the same strength you purchase at a drug store. But remember, hydrogen peroxide is a “bleach” and you must be careful with colors, especially on furniture fabrics. It’s best to test an area like on the back, bottom skirting to make sure the colors aren’t affected.

Phew! That’s a lot of work. And it might do the trick, but it might not. You could set the blood and it could become a difficult stain if you aren’t careful.

So if you don’t like to live dangerously and would rather play it safe… call your favorite carpet and furniture cleaning company A Clean Pro. We know exactly what to do and they have the tools and cleaning solutions to do it right! 760-245-5556

Cleaning Tips: Spots and Stains

Always Do This When Cleaning

 

Taking care of cleaning chores around your house is something many have engaged in since homes were first made. Not much thought goes into it other than it just needs to be cleaned.

Although, some cleaning projects, for example getting rid of a spot from your carpet, removing an annoying pet smell from the family puppy or trying to find the most efficient cleaning product for the toughest jobs can actually end up causing more harm than good.

Removing Spots 
We often do 2 things when we find a spot on our carpet. The first is to put way too much cleaning solution on the spot, saturating it and even getting the padding wet. This just spreads the spot and causes trouble in the future. The second is we tend to scrub way too long and way too hard. This can fray the fibers and will not be fixable. So when you get a spot, put some solution on a white towel and blot. Remember to not rub or scrub.Removing Odor

The first question that comes to mind when  your pet does their thing on the carpet is “How do I get it out?” This is not easy unless you get to it right away. Urine will penetrate into your carpet, the padding and even the subfloor, and when it dries, over time it becomes sticky and leaves an odor. Some have put powdered carpet deodorizers on those spots, which only gums up the carpet and creates a residue very difficult to remove. Like with spot removal, blot the area quick because this is the best remedy to do-it-yourself.

Use Products Correctly

When one product works good and you find another one works good, too, the tendency is to mix them. Never mix ammonia and bleach. Both are effective products on their own, but mixed together, they become deadly. Other products on your shelf could, if mixed together, create toxic fumes that is harmful to your family. Always follow the product directions.

How can you avoid all these problems and challenges? It’s simple: Call A Clean Pro today . We will be right over to save the day. 760-245-5556
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