Your period started a day or two earlier than you expected, staining the mattress. Or you forgot to put a pad on before you went to bed, resulting in a blood stain on the mattress. In some cases, the family learns that their daughter has started puberty by the period stain on the mattress, but they’re too busy dealing with the educational aspects to stop the stain before it sets. Let’s learn how to remove period stains from mattress beds.
First remove blankets, sheets and everything else on the bed. If you’re lucky, the stain is limited to these layers. Rinse out the worst of the blood from the cloth before tossing them in the washing machine. You’ll want to run it through the cold rinse cycle several times after you’ve done a full wash-rinse cycle to get everything out.
Now back to the mattress. Period blood like any other blood contains proteins that make it hard to get out. This requires using cleaners that can get it out.
One solution is an enzyme cleaner.You need not much worried to get enzyme cleaner.You can easily make it at home.But before that you need to know how to make enzyme cleaner.
If you have pet stain remover on hand, use that since the enzymes in that to remove poop and pee stains is pretty effective against blood, as well. Oxygenated enzyme cleaner is ideal. If you don’t have any of this, you can go to the store and buy it.
Spray the cleaning solution on a towel and dab that into the stain. Remember not to rub the towel, since this could spread the cleaner and/or blood residue around just as you’re trying to remove it.
If you prefer all natural solutions or want to deal with the stain as soon as possible, break out the baking soda and vinegar. Apply baking soda to the stain before spraying the area with white vinegar to help it soak into the top of the mattress. The mix will bubble for thirty minutes. This chemical reaction is what will help break up the blood stain. You may be able to vacuum up the mixture, or you may need to dab away the semi-liquid mess with a clean towel.
Another blood stain cleaner you may be able to make at home requires one table spoon of dye-free dish soap or laundry detergent, one table spoon of salt and one quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide. This will turn into a paste you spread on the mixture. This mixture should be left on the blood stain for at least thirty minutes.
A backup solution, especially if you’re in a hurry, is meat tenderizer mixed with water to make a paste. This protein based stain remover won’t bubble the way baking soda/vinegar or hydrogen peroxide would, but if it is already in the kitchen cabinet, try it. The sooner you get something on the stain to help break it up, the better.
After the cleaner has done its work, you’ll need to remove the traces of both the cleaner and the blood. Get a clean towel that’s somewhat damp, and dab the affected area. Let the water seep into the upper layer of the mattress. Then use a dry towel to soak it up. You’ll probably need to repeat the process several times.
If the stain isn’t sufficiently lifted, you can spray hydrogen peroxide onto the stain and repeat the process of rinsing of the area via damp towels.
Wash all of these towels thoroughly in a washing machine with laundry soap before using them elsewhere. You can scatter baking soda or talcum powder mixed with water on the affected area to absorb odors and pull any remaining traces of biological matter out of the mattress. Then brush it away or vacuum it up.