How To Remove Blood From Concrete
Ick. Not a pleasant job to do at the best of times – and if you have blood on your concrete chances are it’s not the best of times. Although having blood on your concrete is better than having blood on your hands…. Okay, okay, I get it – this is no time for puns! I’m sure I will be punished…. I’m really stopping now!
Blood can be very difficult to remove, but with a little bit of know-how (and at Stone Surface Specialists, we know how), you’ll be on your way to newly-sparkling concrete in no time.
Step 1 – Dab
If the blood is still liquid, use a soft, clean cloth to dab at it and absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing as this can just spread and push the blood further into the concrete.
Step 2 – Scrub
If the blood is dried, use a stiff-bristled brush to scrub at it. This will loosen the dried blood into particles and dust that can then be swept up with a broom.
Step 3 – Detergent
If there are any marks remaining, use a solution of one part dish detergent with three parts water and pour onto the affected area. Scrub vigorously with the stiff-bristled brush.
Step 4 – Hydrogen Peroxide
If you’re still left with a stain, it’s time to call in the marines. Pour a small amount of hydrogen peroxide 3% (regular peroxide from the store) directly onto the stain and leave for about fifteen minutes. The peroxide will break down the blood stain, enabling you to mop it up with a clean paper towel. Repeat with the peroxide until all traces of blood are removed.
If you’re still struggling to remove the stains, or if the above seems too daunting to attempt, give the experts at Stone Surface Specialists a call at 801 856 0164. We’re the experts in all-things-concrete, and will have your concrete back up to snuff in no time.