How to get blood off of pavers...O.J.?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by exmarkdude, May 8, 2008.

  1. exmarkdude

    exmarkdude LawnSite Member
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    I have a customer that we installed a brick patio for and the DOG got blood all over it when it went hunting for rabbits..any ideas how to get rid of the blood?
     
  2. kturf

    kturf LawnSite Member
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    try hydrogenproxide or wd40 has worked for me before
     
  3. csl

    csl LawnSite Member
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    what type of paver patio is it? we use a lot of tumbled stone, and have a tool that we use for rubbing stone. dont know what its called, we buy them at the supplier, but if we accidently mark something wrong its great for removal.
     
  4. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
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    Muratic acid won't work on brick?
     
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ask OJ...........
     
  6. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH LawnSite Member
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    What about simple bleach/chlorine?? Good question. Never had to clean up blood.
     
  7. Firefighter337

    Firefighter337 LawnSite Senior Member
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    coca cola or similar product. It is used by police officers sometimes to dilute dried blood from hard surfaces after wrecks, etc.

    Pour on, let sit, then wash away. I have seen it done, but it was on fresh blood (between 1 - 24 hours)

    Good luck.


    http://members.tripod.com/~Barefoot_Lass/cola.html

    about half way down, under title "too much information"
     
  8. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    coca cola. best thing ever for blood. we also use this at out FD too
     
  9. Blood is a living organism and should be cleaned up with an enzyme detergent. Tide or any other detergent that says it works on grass stains will do the job. All other methods simply work by softening the dried up blood and washing them away. That's fine on a dark color where any remaining residue wont be noticed but on a light color only an enzyme will get rid of everything every time. soak the spot sprinkle detergent agitate with a stiff push broom keep it wet for about 15 to 20 minutes and wash the mess away.
     
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    ive seen it done as well and it does work
     

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