How to Get Blood Out of Sheets
Wake up to a bloodstain Your leaves or pillowcase is always an unpleasant surprise – but it happens to the best of us. No matter how it got there, it’s best to deal with a bloodstain as soon as you spot it. Like most other spots, Carolyn Forte, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab recommends keeping some dirt-repellent products You always have on hand to make sure you have exactly what you need to remove fresh or dried stains from your sheets.
If your next accident happens inevitably, follow Forte’s simple guide on how to remove blood from sheets (or other bedding). This way you can guarantee a better – good, cleaner – night’s sleep.
How to get blood from sheets
If you wake up with blood on your sheets, go straight to your medicine cabinet and washroom to gather the necessary supplies. Dealing with white sheets or silk pillowcases? First check the care labels to make sure that the use of bleach is safe. Follow this step-by-step guide once you receive approval.
- Soak the stain in cold water as soon as possible. When the stain is super fresh, place it under cold running water to rinse out as much blood as possible.
- When fresh, wipe the stain with hydrogen peroxide or rub soap into the stain and scrub by hand in cold water.
- Pretreat or rub in laundry liquid detergentand wash the remaining stain in warm water with a tissue-safe bleach until the stain is gone
- Do not put the sheets in the dryer until the stain has completely disappeared.
How to get dried blood out of leaves
Most of the time, the blood dries during your sleep and leaves a mess that is difficult to remove in the morning. While this three-step method removes more elbow grease than a fresh stain, it removes even the most common stains.
- Soak the leaves in a mixture of cold water and water laundry detergent or stain remover like Carbona Oxy Powered Laundry Soaker.
- Pretreat and wash with tissue-safe bleach. (For your information, this may take several hours depending on the severity of the stain.)
- If this doesn’t work, mix 1 liter of water with 1 teaspoon of detergent and 1 tablespoon of ammonia and treat it on site.
How to get blood from the mattress
If you don’t have one Mattress protector (You learned it the hard way, right?) Follow these instructions to make your mattress look new again.
- Mix the OxiClean solution and apply it to the stain with cold water. If you don’t have OxiClean at hand, wash the stain with hydrogen peroxide.
- Continue dabbing and dabbing until the stain is gone.
- Rinse with a cloth dipped in clear water and allow to air dry.