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3 Suggestions For Removing Blood Stains From Clothing

Although you would hope that your clothes stay clean and looking new, life happens and things get dirty. It is normal to get simple food stains on clothes, and most of these stains can be easily removed, but there are some stains that are more stubborn than others. For example, blood stains in clothes are some of the hardest to get out. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to remove bloodstains from your clothes. Here are a couple tips.

Fresh Stains Can Be Washed With Cold Water

Ideally you should be treating the stain as soon as you notice it. If the stain is fresh, it will be much easier to remove than if you wait until it dries. You can simply wash it in cold water. Just be sure that when you rinse the clothing that you don't scrub the blood into other parts of the clothes. If you need to rub the stain, either use a separate cloth, or a part of the clothing that also has the stain. If you don't, you could spread the stain onto another part of the clothing.

Soak The Clothing In Vinegar

If you have a stain that has dried, you can try soaking it in vinegar. Vinegar should be safe for most fabrics, and can be pretty effective in getting the stain out. You should let the fabric sit for a good amount of time before you rinse it.

After the stain has been removed with the vinegar, you should just wash the clothing as usual. This will help to remove the smell of vinegar from the clothing.

Dip The Stain In Ammonia

If you are desperate to remove the stain, you can try ammonia. Ammonia is very strong and will take away the stain, but you also run the risk of it removing the rest of the color with it. This is why it is best to only use ammonia on white clothing. It won't damage the color fibers of a white shirt like it will for a shirt of other colors.

Although ammonia is effective, it should only be used as a last resort, since you do run the risk of damaging your clothing. However, if the clothing is already damaged from the blood, and you have tried everything else, you may as well try ammonia.

These tips can help you remove blood from your clothes so that they stay clean and new-looking. If you need professional help with cleaning, visit Cove Cleaners.