Blood Stains

Posted on 12/15/2016 by BISSELL
Categories: Cleaning Pet Messes
At BISSELL Pawsitively Clean, we know that pets cajavascript:void(0)n bring joy, but also all sorts of tough pet stains. Find out how we recommend treating blood stains.

Recommended Product: Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator + Pro Stain & Odor Eliminator 

1. Blot up with an absorbent cloth or paper towels. White materials are recommended because certain dyes may bleed and make the stain worse. Remember not to press down hard on the area when blotting up messes because it can drive the mess further down into the carpeting and pad.
2. After removing as much as possible, apply oxygen type cleaner to the stained and surrounding area. Spray in circular pattern, completely covering stain and surrounding area.  Allow cleaner to work for 5-10 minutes. The oxygen-active system will attack the color bodies which stain fibers and penetrate deep below carpet fibers, removing even old stains.
3. Using a cloth or towel, gently work the formula into the area using light strokes from the edges of the stain to the center; when your cloth reaches the center of the stain, lightly pinch the area in an upward motion to lift the stain out. Do not scrub the stain.

For more, watch our video about the right and wrong way to clean pet messes
Things to Remember
  •  Before using any spot removal solutions or formulas test a small, hidden area for colorfastness and examine when dry. If color is affected, do not use. For upholstery, look for manufacturer's cleanability code tag. Use on fabric coded "WS" or "W". If coded "X" or "S", do not use. Not recommended for use on velvet, silk, vinyl or leather upholstery.
  • When dealing with blood stains, it is important to act quickly. Do not use warm or hot water to try to clean this mess as it may set the stain.
  • You should always use cleaners according to labeled product instructions.
  • Keep children and pets off until dry and vacuumed.
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