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    Blood stains are especially difficult to remove from fabrics

    Blood stains are especially difficult to remove from fabrics

    Blood stains are especially difficult to remove from fabrics because of the process of coagulation. And if the stain is old and dry, it is nearly impossible to remove. Removing the stain as quickly as possible is the best course of action and will give you the best results. The longer the stain remains in the fabric the more difficult it is to remove.

    Extract and rinse the stain with cold water only. Hot water will only assist in setting the stain and making it more difficult to remove. Extract and rinse a little at a time, being extra careful not to spread the stain. After adding some water to the stain, blot with a white cloth or white paper towels. Don’t rub the stain or it will spread, only blot the area. Another option to try is to use a wet/dry vacuum to soak up the water. If access to a wet/dry vacuum is not possible, using a white cloth or white paper towels to blot the area is just as effective.

    Remove the remaining stain with a solution of mild dishwashing liquid (such as Dawn dish washing liquid) and a cup of cold water. Work this solution into the stain and blot it away. Again, do not rub. This will only spread the stain and could damage the fibers, making it easier for stains to appear later. Repeat the process until there are no signs of blood transferred onto the white cloth or white paper towels. When no transfer is evident, blot the rest of the excess water.

    To dry the area, place a fan to blow directly onto the spot for quicker drying. Another option you can try is to place a cloth or a layer of paper towels directly on the spot. Then place something heavy on it, such as a stack of books, and let it soak up the remaining water. Repeat with a dry cloth or dry paper towels until the spot is completely dry.

    Another solution that you could try is using club soda instead of the dishwashing liquid. Also, using a urine stain remover could remove the blood stain. You can usually find this product in most pet supply stores. If the stain still remains. Repeat the process with the urine stain remover or solution of choice and dry as directed. The most important things to remember is to treat the stain as soon as possible and use cold water, never hot, so the stain won’t set into the fabric.

    If you have tried the above methods and still can get your carpets cleaned, you may need to hire a professional carpet cleaner in Greenville SC to get the job done.

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