How To Clean Vomit out of Carpet

With the flu season here and parties on the go, you may have a few surprises that a few cleaning tricks will help you with.

Cleaning vomit from your carpet is not a fun thing to do.

The next time your toddler has an upset stomach, your dog eats something gross, or a party gets out of hand, Lakeshore Cleaning and Restoration is here to help.

The easiest time to clean the carpets is right after it happens to prevent odors from lingering or the acid and enzymes in vomit causing more damage.

Clean Quickly

You can use a dustpan, spatula, or spoon to make it easier. You can Disinfect everything in the dishwasher or let them sit in boiling water for 5 minutes.

Soak It Up

Right away, take some paper towels and absorb as much of the vomit you can. A commercial stain remover will work if you have it on hand, always follow the instructions and do a spot test before cleaning everything. If you don’t have any commercial cleaner, try a mixture of white vinegar with equal parts of water to spray on the spot.  

Dry It Out

Be sure the stain is cleaned and dry. You can also use a thin layer of baking soda to neutralize the acidity. Let the baking soda for 15 minutes to absorb the excess moisture. Baking soda is an alkali to help neutralize the acidity of the vomit.

Remove It

Once the baking soda is dry, vacuum the last traces of vomit. Be sure to clean the vacuum so there is no chance of smells lingering.

Neutralize the Smell

Apply a pet stain removal or any stain-removing product to break down the proteins in the vomit. You could also try vinegar and dish soap. Be sure to blot the spot with paper towels till it is completely dry. If it still has an odor, go through the process again.

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