Blood is one of those substances that when spilled on something, most people don't know what to do. Chocolate, red wine, ink - these usually fall into the same category. Cleaning up blood spills however is a special task that should be treated seriously, since blood harbors bloodborne pathogens can be potentially harmful to you and your family.
Though there are many products on the market that probably can get the blood stains out, there are really only a couple that work effectively, and work to kill any potential bacteria, diseases, pathogens, etc that may be present in the blood. Hydrogen peroxide is one such solution that is highly recommended, inexpensive, and effective at getting rid of the stains and potentially killing the pathogens. However, depending on what you are applying the peroxide to, and what color your carpet/upholstery/etc is, the peroxide may permanently damage or discolor it.
Another tried and true solution is utilizing a form of bacterial enzyme cleaner on the blood stain or spill. This type of cleaning agent is highly effective at ridding blood stains at the molecular source, and does not have any potential for fabric staining.
Blood stains and especially blood spills can stain your carpet, ruin your clothing and damage your furniture - but most importantly, can be hazardous to your health. A perfectly healthy person may harbor an unknown pathogen in their blood that may be harmful to you. Make sure you clean any blood from your home correctly, and if you are unsure about what to do, or how to properly protect yourself against pathogens, please call a local professional to help you.
Here at Bio-One, we specialize in not only cleaning up but killing what is in the blood. We will clean it up properly the first time, and are bloodborne-pathogen training certified to know what to look for, and to make sure your home is safe. We are trained in not only cleaning up blood, but cleaning up after a homicide, suicide, accidental deaths, decomposition, biohazards, hoarding, feces/urine/bodily fluid and many others. Many people will "google" or ask how to clean up blood - Bio-One is your answer, and we are here to help you 24/7/365.
Feel free to call us any time of day or night at 256-677-6111. We are your North Alabama Biohazard Cleaning, Crime Scene Cleaning and Hoarding Cleaning Specialists.