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How to Remove a Blood Stain From Fabric

11/23/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard How to Remove a Blood Stain From Fabric SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Provides cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations

Steps That Can Help Avoid Long-Term Damage to Your Clothes, Upholstery and Carpet

Whether you nick yourself while shaving, or receive an unexpected scratch, it’s important to treat the stains on your fabric as soon as possible; blood stains are relatively easy to remove before they set but can be nearly impossible to wash out after 24 hours. 

Fabric

  1. If the stain is fresh, soak the fabric in cold water or use an eye dropper to apply hydrogen peroxide directly to the stain.
  2. For dried stains, brush the stain well to remove the surface deposit, then pretreat or soak in cool water with a laundry product containing enzymes.
  3. Launder using the recommended method listed on the fabric’s care label.
  4. If the stain remains, rewash using the type of bleach that's safe for the fabric.

Upholstery

  1. If the stain has dried, brush it well to remove the surface deposit.
  2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cold water.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
  4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears.
  6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

Carpet

  1. If the stain has dried, brush it well to remove the surface deposit.
  2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cold water.
  3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
  4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
  6. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia - the resulting fumes are hazardous) with 1/2 cup of warm water.
  7. Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.
  8. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

Blood can be difficult to clean and may require a professional. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s specialist are trained to carry out the intricate and detailed work of blood and biohazard cleanup.

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE will clean, disinfect and deodorize the affected areas.

If you find that the blood stain is more than you can handle yourself contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000. We offer a full range of cleaning services for jobs of all shapes and sizes.

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