Vomit is one of the worst things to have to clean up. The smell can be overbearing, and when that smell is trapped in the fibers of your carpet, the lingering effects are awful. No one wants to walk into a room and smell vomit. Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists is here to walk you through the steps necessary when cleaning up vomit.
Removing Vomit from Carpet Immediately is Key
Because of the smell, it is important that you start working on removing vomit from your carpet as soon as possible. Using a spoon or other utensil, remove the excess vomit sitting on top of your carpet. Be careful during the process so that you don’t push it further into the fibers of your carpet. Next, you will want to use either cold water or club soda to completely saturate the spot. Another great tool is baking soda. This naturally absorbs any moisture as well as works to absorb any odor that is left behind as well. Allowing these two cleaning aids to sit on the stain is key to removing it completely. The club soda should sit on the stain for about 30 seconds before you start blotting to remove the stain. Baking soda should sit for at least 15 minutes to work well.
How to Remove Old Vomit Stains from Carpet
Unfortunately, if there is vomiting that happens during the night, or while you are not at home, you may not be able to get to work right away to clean it. It is more difficult to remove the smell especially, when you wait to clean it up. After removing excess vomit and working with club soda or another carpet cleaner, you may see that the smell is lingering. Allowing baking soda to sit on the carpet overnight is the best tool in this instance. The baking soda will be able to absorb the lingering odor and leave your carpet fresh and clean. After the baking soda has been left to work its magic, vacuum the excess powder up with your vacuum.
Patch Test Carpet Cleaners First
When you use carpet cleaning solutions, remember that not all carpet is colorfast. It is important that you do a spot check before using any new carpet cleaning solutions on your carpet. Find a spot that is out of sight and make sure the cleaning solution will not end up damaging your carpet. Also, remember it is important that you always follow the instructions on the back of any carpet cleaning solution to ensure you are using it correctly to avoid damaging your carpeting.
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It’s no secret, getting vomit out of your carpet is no fun. If you have a problem with lingering odor left after attempting to clean up vomit, it may be time to call the professional carpet cleaning technicians at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists to assist you in completely and thoroughly removing that ghastly odor from your carpet. Call us today!