Many messes might make us nauseous, but one, in particular, stands out: a mess of vomit on the floor, particularly if it’s carpeted. We want to eliminate the odour as soon as someone vomits on the floor. Even worse, we also need to figure out how to get rid of those partially digested bits. Prepare to eliminate that vomit stain by following these easy tips. Check the manufacturer’s directions for carpet care before you begin, and always spot-test a cleaning solution on a small area before using it, since some cleaners can fade or damage carpets.
Cleaning Up Vomit From Carpeted Floors
Remove the Solid Matter
You need to act promptly when figuring out how to get throw-up out of the carpet. Vomit will lodge deeper in the carpet fibres and perhaps even the padding if you leave the mess unattended for too long. When that occurs, it can be quite difficult to get rid of the unpleasant stench. Put on gloves and use a spoon to scrape the vomit from the carpet and into a garbage bag. Once you have collected as much vomit as you can, firmly tie the bag.
Pour Baking Soda
On the carpeted area that needs cleaning, sprinkle baking soda. Cover the baking soda with a towel for at least 15 minutes. Throw the towel in the laundry when you start to treat the stain, and be sure to vacuum up all the baking soda. If you want to avoid getting vomit in your vacuum canister, you can also use a broom. Spray the surface with vinegar solution and blot it away with paper towels once all of the baking soda has been eliminated.
Use a Stain Remover
Apply a carpet spot stain remover on the area as directed by the manufacturer. As an alternative, combine 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1 cup of warm water. Use a white, clean cloth to blot the solution off the carpet. Blot the solution off the carpet with a different towel. Ammonia should only be used in an area with good ventilation. It should never be combined with any other cleaning agent or chemical. You can also hire professional carpet cleaners who can remove the stains completely.
Use Hydrogen Peroxide
Make a solution of one part hydrogen peroxide and one part dish soap or water for stubborn stains. Spread the mixture over the stain and give it about 30 minutes to work. Gently rub the stain with a rag or towel. After that, dab the area with a dry cloth to absorb the dampness. Pour water over the stain to rinse the soap. If you don’t do this, the soap will gather dirt and grime, making your carpet appear dirty.
Get Rid of The Odour
Once one of the cleaning methods mentioned above has been used, perhaps the vomit smell will vanish. If the issue persists, try rubbing some baking soda on the affected region. It will help to neutralise the stink if you sprinkle generously and let it overnight. The next day, vacuum it up to get rid of it. A simple deodorizer spray, such as Febreeze, can also be used to the area as a solution.