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How do I remove vomit stain and smell from the carpet

How do I remove vomit stain and smell from the carpet?

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How to clean up vomit without having to hire a carpet clean service

Carpets are a tremendous part of any home, offering the freshness and comfort that you would have always wanted. However, one issue that you might run into when it comes to dealing with a carpet is dealing with vomit. Vomit on a carpet is unpleasant, to say the least, and it can be hard to lift up and remove. Once someone or something has vomited on your carpet, though, dealing with it is a priority.

You should therefore take a moment to read this quick guide. We will break down the simplest way to lift vomit without having to go and hire a carpet clean service. However we would always recommend to contact a professional and not attempt any DIY methods incase the stain becomes permanent.

Removing vomit smells and stains from a carpet

To start off, one thing that you need to focus on is what you will be using to clean the carpet. The priority, though, is to act ASAP. Do not allow the vomit to stay there; it then begins to bake into the carpet, leaving the scent and the stain. 

To clean your carpet of those horrible vomit stains, you should scrape up as much of the vomit as you can using a spoon or knife. It is not a nice process, but it is necessary to get rid of the vomit. Do not take the ‘easy’ route and wipe it with a towel – use a spoon to lift up as much of the excess as you can. Be sure to cover your mouth and nose!

Once this is done, you should sprinkle some baking soda down over the vomit area. This should help to lift and absorb some of the vomit, making it easier to clean in full. This should be left to sit on top for around half an hour. Once the 30 minutes or so have passed, vacuum up the baking soda substance.

Afterwards, take a spray bottle and fill it up with a ¼ teaspoon of washing-up liquid, as well as 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Combine this with a cup of warm water. Now, take a clean cloth and begin to sponge – not rub away – the stain by using the solution that you just made up. Continue to sponge and blot as much as you can, and once you have removed as much of the mess as you can you should then sponge it with cold water. 

Once you do this, blot the carpet one more time and leave it to dry out as much as you can. The carpet should then be left to dry overnight. The next day, fluff the carpet with your fingertips. if this has not removed all of the odour, then you should probably think about calling in the professionals to help you deal with the issue in full. The sooner you act, the more likely this solution is going to be to work! 

Still suffering from the smell of vomit in Salisbury and surrounding areas? Then do not hesitate to give us a call. The Carpet Cleaning Pros can give you the ideal solution so that you can lift that vomit smell and remove it from your nostrils once and for all!


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