3 Tips for Removing Blood Stains
As we enter into the twilight of the summer months, many of us will be scrambling to enjoy what little time we’ve got left. From trips to the beach, pool parties, to picnics and much more – the summer time is one in which the weather is good to us, and we are able to enjoy all that mother nature truly has to offer us. Bu with these outdoor activities, sporting events and even relaxing at the beach, we are often prone to cuts, scrapes and other injuries – causing us to get blood stains all over our most favorite article of clothing! This can prove to be quite an issue, as blood stains are notoriously difficult to remove, especially from articles of clothing that are white or lighter in color. At Aplus Laundry Service we specialize in providing the best laundry service Brooklyn has to offer, and a big part of that is in our ability to remove even the toughest of stains. As any wholesale laundry service Brooklyn business owners, whether they may be working at a gym, hotel or restaurant – can often present with some of the most difficult stain removal jobs. From wine stains, to ink and blood stains – without proper stain removal we would be considered the top laundry service Brooklyn has to offer.
So whether its from the many cuts and scrapes your kids bring home this summer, an accident at work, or just a papercut that got a little crazy, here are three important things to know about removing blood stains from even your most favorite articles of clothing.
· Cold Water
The first thing to do, and as fast as possible – is to apply cold water, preferably cold running water from a sink or a spigot, directly onto the clothing and the stain itself. This will attempt to wash out water is possible. Warm water will not work as it tends to have a specific affect on blood cells, causing them to settle in even further. Don’t rub it at this stage either, as this will only push it deeper into the fabric.
· Soap It Up
Fill your sink, basin or bucket with a ton of soap and water. Get it extra soapy, as soapy as you can! It doesn’t really matter what kind of soap you use, liquid hand soap, dish soap or a bar of soap will all work just fine! Be sure to swish the clothing around in the bucket as much as possible for the next few minutes and take a sponge and slowly begin to dab the stained area as much as possible.
· Alternate Method
Usually, if you get the blood stain fast enough, the above should be enough to slowly but surely get it out. But sometimes it requires a bit more effort. In that case, soak the article of clothing in extra cold water for about an hour or so, and purchase a powdered meat tenderizer – add that to the bucket or sink full of cold water. Let the clothing sit for another 30 minutes to an hour, with the powdered meat tenderizer and cold water. Soon it should be rinsed and a light scrub, should remove all the blood!
The trick is to get to it as quick as possible, and you will be fine. For more information on all your laundry service needs, contact APLUS today.