How to clean vomit out of your carpet
We have all been there, whether it is your little one feeling unwell or after a heavy night out, one way or another we all have to deal with sick
There is nothing worse than trying to clean vomit out of a carpet though; it smells, it stains and just all round pretty gross but it isn’t an impossible task to get it out if you know how to do it right. We would hate for you to ruin your carpet so we have collected a few tips to help you out.
First off, pick up as much of it as you can with a plastic bag. This sounds gross but just cover your hands, hold your nose and buck up. The longer you leave it on your carpet, the more likely it is a stain is going to form. Whatever you do, don’t rub the vomit into the carpet, this will 100% make the possible stain worse and the cleaning task harder.
Next, cover the spot with baking soda and leave for 10-15 minutes. This will dry up the excess moisture and form little clumps.
Once it has dried up and formed the little clumps, hoover the area. If you feel that it hasn’t fully worked the first time round, then feel repeat this step as many times as you need.
Now its time to actually remove the stain. One method you could use is club soda, pour club soda over the stain and then press a clean rag to soak up the moisture until the stain is removed, repeat this as needed. Or you could use a carpet/fabric cleaner as directed on the bottle to remove the stain.
The stench of vomit isn’t nice, and even if you get rid of the stain it’s possible that it could still linger so you will want that gone too.
If you use a spray, get an odour neutralising one. If you get a regular scented one, this could make the smell worse by mixing with the smell of vomit. An alternative to this is to sprinkle baking soda over it, leave it over night then hoover it up in the morning, this will also get the smell out.
There you have it, no more vomit to deal with! Just try to have better aim next time to avoid a similar tragedy.