Whenever you find vomit on your carpet, the smell alone is enough to churn anyone’s stomach. Getting rid of it as soon as possible is always the goal. When it comes to removing vomit from carpet, there are certain steps that need to be taken to ensure that you can remove the stain as well as the smell from your carpet. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips to help you remove this repugnant smell as well as the stain from your carpet.
How to Remove Old Vomit Stains from Carpet
The first step in successfully removing vomit from your carpet is to work quickly. The longer the vomit remains on the carpet, the deeper the stain as well as the smell, will seep into the fibers and the more difficult it will be to remove. Because vomit is usually caused by an illness, it is wise to wear protective gloves on your hands when you are handling the cleaning process. Next, if there is any solid matter found in the vomit, it will need to be removed using a spoon or other device that will help you easily scrape it off the surface. Once you have handled that, you can work with an absorbent substance to help you lift the vomit from the fibers. This could be a commercial cleaner as well as baking powder which is commonly found in most kitchens. It is important that you allow the absorbent substance to sit for at least 15 minutes so that it can effectively lift the vomit out of the carpet fibers. Once it has had time to dry after absorbing the vomit, you can simply vacuum the remaining powder up with your vacuum.
Vomit Odor Removal from Carpet, Couch & More
Believe it or not, vinegar is a great tool when you are trying to break down the smell of vomit and neutralize the situation. You will mix a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water then saturate the area. Once you have saturated it, cover the area with baking soda to further help neutralize the odor. You will need to allow this to sit overnight to completely remove the smell from your carpet. Once you have allowed it to sit, vacuum up the excess powder and use a damp, wet cloth to further work on the stain.
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Cleaning vomit from carpet can be a rather unpleasant job. One that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible if you want to be successful and getting the mess cleaned up and the smell completely gone. If you found vomit on your carpet and have followed the steps above, only to find that there is still a stain as well as a lingering smell, it may be time to call on the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 to help you get rid of the mess. We will help you get rid of the vomit completely. Call us today!