Blood should be dealt with in the same way that you would clean up other bodily fluids such as vomit or urine. The most important thing to remember when cleaning up blood is to protect yourself. You should wear appropriate protective gloves and a face mask is advisable. To effectively clean and remove all traces of blood, a designated biological cleaner should be used that contains enzymes and active ingredients. If you need to remove blood from hard surfaces and trim, the area should first be cleaned with the biological cleaner using a damp micro fibre towel to apply it.
You should then follow up with a diluted all purpose cleaner, or a designated trim cleaner to remove any biological cleaning product and blood residue. A stiff bristled detailing or nail brush can be used to work the product in and to lift the blood from awkward areas. If you need to clean blood from upholstery you should first pre treat the area with either a diluted all purpose cleaner or a designated upholstery cleaning product to help loosen the stain. Ideally you should then use a wet vac extraction machine along with the biological cleaner and warm water to thoroughly clean and extract the area.
If you cannot use a wet vac extraction machine you can clean the area by hand with warm water and the biological cleaner, working it in with a damp micro fibre towel and agitating with an appropriate upholstery brush if necessary. Then instead, use a normal vacuum cleaner with an appropriate attachment to extract the area, just be sure that you soak up any excess fluid with a dry micro fibre towel first to prevent the vacuum cleaner from taking in too much moisture.
The process can be repeated if necessary to ensure all of the blood is removed from the fibres of the upholstery. Due to the nature of a blood ‘spillage’ it is important to check all areas for stray drops that can easily be missed especially in tight, hard to reach areas. This is why when there has been an accident of this kind, it’s advisable to thoroughly clean the whole of the interior to ensure that no areas are missed and left uncleaned.