Blood Stains



Oh no!!! Accidents happen.

Its something that you don’t ever want to happen but unfortunately it does. You get cut either cleaning up broken glass, trying to open a box with a knife, or any other number of situations. There is a lot of hype associated with blood stains on clothes and carpets, however the much dreaded occurrence of this accident is not as bad as it may seem.

In a spray bottle, add about 2 teaspoons of liquid, grease-fighting dish detergent to a full bottle of cold water and spray solution on the blood stain. Liberally moisten it so that the carpet stain is entirely submerged in the cold water solution. Then use a paper towel to blot or a dry cloth so that the blood is transferred to the cloth. Rinse with cold water and repeat if necessary.

One of the other major differences in treating blood spots on carpets is that cold water is used instead of warm or hot water. This is because blood coagulates with heat, and cold water will prevent the blood from permeating into the carpet fibers.

Bare in mind, removing blood stains may take persistence and a combination of all these steps. However, after several tries your blood stain should be gone. Universal Precautions in hospitals require that for large amounts of blood, especially blood that is still in liquid form, not dried, the person cleaning up the blood wear rubber gloves.

This process should help you take care of the surface of the carpet, but could still lead to damage underneath your carpet. That’s where Carolina SteamPro can help. The professional equipment and techniques that Carolina Steampro employs will have your carpet good as new in no time at all.

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