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05/09/2016
A blood stain is a sight that nobody wants to see, especially on a carpet, since it is one of the most difficult stains to remove. However, accidents do happen, which is why it's not impossible for you to see that vital fluid on your carpeting. For that reason, below you'll find a helpful guide on how to clean blood from your flooring.

How to Clean Blood Stains From Your Carpeted Floors with Carpet Cleaning in Arapahoe County

Gather Your Cleaning Supplies

The first step in this messy cleaning job is to gather your supplies so that they are within reach when you need them. After all, you wouldn't be able to get much done without them, so be certain you have everything you'll require. To start, you'll need warm water, mild dishwashing soap (one that you know won't hurt your carpet's material), vinegar, and a spray bottle. You should also get a few clean towels or cloths to work on cleaning your carpeting. Finally, you may also want to have a brush nearby just in case the stain is a tough one.

Mix It, Spray It On and Dab It Out

As you may be aware, vinegar is a great cleaning supply and can get out almost any stain and bad odor around. That's why, for the first attempt at eliminating the bloody mess in your carpeting, you'll have to mix the dishwashing soap, water, and a bit of vinegar in a spray bottle. Once you have created the mixture, spray the affected area with it. Remember that while the carpet should be damp, you don't want to use too much moisture on it, since this can lead to a soaked carpet padding and a potential mold problem. Now that you've sprayed the carpet, make sure that the mixture has enough time (a couple of minutes) to act on the stain. The next step would be to dab the stain out with a clean towel or cloth. Make sure that you don't rub the stain at this time (especially if it's still a bit fresh), since this may only cause it to sink further into the carpet. Instead, blot it repeatedly, and from the outer edge in, so that you can lift as much of the blood as possible without causing more damage to your flooring. Keep in mind that it's possible that you'll have to repeat this process a few times over, so don't despair.

Brush the Blood Stains Out

If the blood has dried up and hardened on your carpet's fibers, and it isn't coming off even after you have completed the steps above, then it's time to take it to the next level. To that end, grab a brush, and after you've sprayed some more of the cleaning mixture, use it to scrub it further into the carpet, so that it has a chance of getting to the root of the stain. Just be careful that you don't spread the stain and make the problem worse. Once you've done that, go back to blotting the stain off with a clean cloth. If you can't seem to make the stain disappear, remember that Cleanpro in Arapahoe County works with a revolutionary cleaning system that can guarantee your carpet will be good as new after their visit. Call 303.903.1261 for more information on their methods, or if you require professional carpet cleaning in Arapahoe County.

Ensure the Flooring Has Dried Thoroughly

The last step is a simple but crucial one since it has to do with drying the carpet thoroughly to avoid mold growth on it in the future. For that reason, you first need to grab a dry and absorbent towel and press it against the wet areas of your carpeting to remove the excess moisture that may be in it. If this isn't proving successful, you can also take your vacuum and suck the water off your carpeting. Once you have removed as much moisture as you can from your carpeting, you then need to ensure it's dry before moving forward. That's why you should create a perimeter around the wet zone so that it's unused until it has dried completely. If you want to move this process along, you can also open your windows and doors, and turn on your fans and AC system to ventilate the carpet.

If You're in Need of Professional Carpet Cleaning in Arapahoe County

Know that Cleanpro in Arapahoe County works with a safe, green, effective, and unique carpet cleaning system that can take care of all of the stains, odors, and other gunk that may be in your carpeting. Call 303.903.1261 for more information on their revolutionary system, or if you're in need of professional carpet cleaning in Arapahoe County.

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