Pavers are very well known for the minimal maintenance required, but that doesn’t make them invulnerable to stains or any kind of dirt. Blood permeates pavers and mars them with unsightly red stains. The blood proteins cause the stains to become more bonded over time, making it harder to remove pavers’ bloodstains.
If your pavers get a bloodstain, it is super important to promptly clean up blood to prevent it from becoming more unyielding and detracting from the paver’s appeal.
Do you have no idea how to get blood out of pavers? Check this article to know how to remove pavers’ bloodstains and prevent any kind of stain!
How to get blood out of pavers?
Blood can be very difficult to remove, but with a bit of know-how, you can remove all the stains. Before you start to removing bloodstains, you might need some tools and products to make the cleaning process easier. For that, you might need:
- Paper towels
- A sponge
- Garden rose
- Liquid dish detergent
- Sodium peroxide
- Nylon bristle hand brush
- White vinegar
- Gloves and protection glasses
All set? Now you can start cleaning, for that, you can follow the next steps:
- Step 1: Blot up the excess blood from the pavers using paper towels.
- Step 2: Blot the affected concrete with a sponge with cold water and some liquid dish detergent to dissolve the blood.
- Step 3: Rinse the pavers and sponge with water to wash away the blood and soap.
- Step 4: If there is any remaining blood, cover it with a layer of powdered sodium peroxide according to the directions listed on the product’s label. Let the powder permeate the stain for the time span recommended by the product’s manufacturer. It’s important to test the sodium peroxide on a small area to ensure they don’t affect the color of your pavers.
- Step 5: Moisten the sodium peroxide with water and then scrub carefully the affected pavers with a nylon bristle brush until you remove the bloodstains.
- Step 6: With a garden rose, rinse the pavers with water to wash all the sodium peroxide.
- Step 7: Pour undiluted white vinegar over the pavers that you applied sodium peroxide to neutralize any remaining traces of the substance.
It’s important to say that if you get blood on your pavers, don’t wait for too much to clean them. Over time, bloodstains become more bonded and are harder to remove. If you don’t have the time or proper products and tools to clean right after, the better things to do is call a professional.
How to prevent blood or any kind of stains on my pavers?
The easier way to prevent stains on your pavers is sealing. Water-based sealers are highly recommended when you want to prevent any kind of dirt affects the look of your pavers, they also smooth the surface which makes them much easier to clean.
Sealing your pavers just not only prevents dirt and stains but also protect your investment. Applying a sealer preserves the beauty of pavers, it can also enhance the look by providing a glossy finish and restoring the color. Another great benefit of sealing over the surface and the cracks is the fact that they keep the mold and weeds away from your pavers.
It’s important to say that sealers also help with preventing the water from settling into the pavers. Especially in cold weather conditions, water can enter the porous surface of the pavers, and if eventually, that water freezes, it can expand and crack the paver, which will cost you to remove and replace.
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Sealing and cleaning pavers might seem uncomplicated but it is not an easy task to do by yourself. You can always leave all the work in the hands of professionals, and if you are worried about the price, you can also get a free estimate.
S&S Pavers has over 10 years of experience serving the counties of Manatee and Sarasota. If you live in Sarasota, Manatee, or any of our surrounding counties contact us, we will be glad to assist you!