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How to Perform Blood Cleanup in Your Home

Stains happen as a result of living. Whether you spill soda or juice on your furniture, walk into the house without taking off your shoes, or drop your dinner plate while you watch TV in the family room, stains happen to anyone, anywhere. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – stains happen, and they can be a pain to clean.


But grape juice or gravy stains are nothing compared to blood stains. Whether from a messy bloody nose or a serious traumatic event, blood stains can be tricky to remove.


Read our quick guide for blood cleanup in your home. If you have any questions, call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration in Downingtown, PA, at (610) 431-3553.


Water and Detergent

This is perhaps the most common method that people use to remove blood stains, and because of this, it’s worth noting. To use water and detergent properly, you need to mix liquid dishwashing detergent with cold (yes, it must be cold!) water. Once you’ve done this, dip a clean, white cloth into your mix, and then apply it against the carpeting. Don’t use anything like scraps of old blue jeans or dark-colored shirts as this could simply add another stain to the situation. Some clothes can leak dye, so this is important. Scrub the area with a tooth brush and use a wet cloth to blot at the stain until it fades away.


Cold Water

If you don’t have detergent, you can try to remove the blood with cold water alone. For this you’ll need a spray bottle. Fill the spray bottle with water, then proceed to dampen the stained area. When it comes to blood cleanup, this method can definitely help. Once the area is wet, dry it with a towel or vacuum the area. Repeat this until the blood is gone.


Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of Downingtown, PA, to use our services or find out more about blood cleanup. We can be reached by calling (610) 431-3553 or using our easy contact form.