Whenever any parent hears the sound of their child vomiting, it’s enough to send the feeling of dread from head to foot. When you find that they have vomited on the carpet, it is even worse. It can seem nearly impossible to get rid of the stain, let alone the smell that is left behind. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry, LLC is here to share some tips to help you achieve success as you work to remove vomit from your carpet.
Grab the Right Carpet Cleaning Supplies
When dealing with vomit, you are likely dealing with sickness as well. It is important that you wear gloves so that you don’t spread the illness as you are cleaning it up. If you have a weak stomach, you may also want to wear a surgical mask to help deal with the smell. Grab these supplies and let’s get started.
Work Quickly to Clean Vomit from Carpet
It is key that you work quickly when dealing with vomit. The longer you wait, the deeper the smell as well as the stain will soak into the fibers of your carpet. It can be more difficult to fully remove the vomit when you have allowed it to sit for several hours before working to clean it up. The first step will be to scrape any solid substances from the vomit and dispose of it. You can use a spoon and a garbage bag to get this part done.
Soak Up Liquid in Vomit
Using a clean, white cloth you will now start to soak up any excess liquid that is left behind. You want to get as much of it off the carpet before you can work on removing the stain as well as the smell. You should never scrub the carpet, but blot it up with your clean cloth.
Vomit Odor Removal from Carpet
Now that you have removed as much liquid as possible, it is time to get rid of the stain as well as the smell. You will do this with vinegar and baking soda. Mixing a one part vinegar and two part water solution in a squirt bottle will be the best way to saturate the stain. But first, you will cover the stain with a decent amount of baking soda. Once it is completely covered with the soda and you can no longer see it, spray the baking soda with the vinegar solution and let it sit. You will want it to sit until the baking soda is dry. This is usually overnight. The baking soda will help absorb the smell, while the vinegar will neutralize the stain. Once it is dry, vacuum it up and use a clean cloth to blot away any leftover baking soda on the carpet.