5 Steps To Easily Remove Vomit From Your Home's Carpet

Posted on: 14 May 2015

If you live with a young child or someone who has a weak stomach, then it is vital that you know how to clean vomit off of your home's carpeting. Here are the steps required to effectively remove vomit from carpeting:

Step 1: Remove Solid Matter

The first step for effectively removing vomit from your carpet is to remove as much of the vomit solids as possible. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use a dustpan. Place the dustpan on the carpeting near the edge of the vomit and quickly push it down and across the area. Dispose of the vomit in your toilet and wash the dustpan with soap and water to remove any lingering bacteria.

Step 2: Absorb Excess Moisture

Place a paper towel over the vomit area. Do not press down on the paper towel or rub the area. This action can drive the stain deeper into the carpet fibers where it will be more difficult to remove. Also, using a paper towel is much more effective than using a cotton rag or towel. Paper fibers are much more absorbent than cotton fibers.

Step 3: Absorb Remaining Moisture with Baking Soda

Baking soda helps with both odors and absorbing excess moisture. Pour a liberal amount of baking soda on the spot and allow it to absorb moisture for about ten minutes. After the baking soda has had time to work, sweep up the excess baking soda and vacuum the area with your household vacuum.

Step 4: Eliminate the Lingering Stain

If there is a colored stain remaining on your carpet, then you can apply some white vinegar with a paper towel to remove it. Blot the vinegar on the stain. Do not rub the vinegar into the carpet. Rubbing the stain will make it harder to remove from the carpet fibers. Apply vinegar until the stain has been removed. Follow the vinegar treatment with clean water.

Step 5: Eliminate Any Lingering Odor

If the vomit has left any odors in your carpeting that was not removed by using baking soda and vinegar, you can apply a pet odor removal product. Pet odor removal products use special enzymes to remove odors. You can purchase a pet odor remover at your local grocery store in the pet supply aisle.

If you need additional help with removing vomit or other stains from your home's carpeting, then you should contact a professional carpet cleaning service in your area like CCI Cleaning Connection Inc.