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Posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Cleaning up vomit on hard surfaces like wood or tiles are quick fixes, but when it comes to vomit on carpets, things can get a bit more tricky. Even just being near vomit can be unpleasant enough, so finding the fastest and most efficient ways to clean vomit out of carpets can save you from a lot of nausea and unsightly views. This is especially the case if you have a family with small children and/or own a pet like a dog or a cat – making it all the more more likely you’ll find yourself needing to clear up vomit off the floor when they get sick.
In this blog post you’ll find the best way to clean vomit out of carpet, so you can get back to enjoying your home with your family and friends sooner:
It’s important to know that when you come across vomit on your carpet, the best cause of action is to tackle the mess immediately. As time passes, it’s only going to get more difficult to get vomit out of your carpet as it sinks deeper into the carpet fibres – and could leave tough stains behind. If you do find a lot of stains or can’t seem to adequately clean your carpets, we recommend getting professional carpet cleaning services at My Home – it’s the fastest way to easily get your carpets back to looking fresh and new again.
My Home Carpet Cleaning has been operating for more than 10 years, and offers a range of tailored, high quality professional cleaning services including carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning.
How to Clean Vomit Out Of Carpets
Here are the simple steps you can take to properly clean vomit found on your carpet. Note that you’ll need gloves, two cloths, dishwashing detergent, vinegar, water, and two buckets:
- While wearing gloves, scrape away as much of the vomit that is on top of the carpet into a bucket
You can later empty the bucket by flushing it down the toilet or seal the remains and throw it in the bin.
- Place a generous amount of an absorbent substance such as baking powder or cornstarch for 10-15 minutes (to draw away the vomit from the carpet fibres)
- Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the vomit in your carpet. Make sure you properly wash out the canister afterwards.
If you’d like to avoid getting vomit in your vacuum cleaner, you can try using a broom instead.
- In a new bucket, mix one tablespoon of dishwashing detergent with one tablespoon of white vinegar in two cups of water.
- Dip a clean cloth into the cleaning solution (made in step 4) and gently scrub the affected carpet area – but avoid scrubbing vigorously as this could make things worse. Afterwards, grab another dry cloth and blot away the away to draw away the moisture.
- Optional: Treat the carpet with a commercial stain remover but make sure to test a small patch of your carpet first to avoid any discolouration or damage to the carpet fibres.
My Home Carpet Cleaning’s unique ‘Dry-touch System’ is a powerful solution that lifts dirt trapped deep in your carpet fibres, leaving you with you a soft, vibrant, and fresh feeling carpet.
Getting Rid of Vomit Odour – Steam Cleaning?
You may find that even though you may not be able to see any remains of vomit on your carpet, it still gives off a bad odour that won’t go away. A common remedy for this is steam cleaning your carpets, however this could leave a sticky chemical residue that can attract even more dust and dirt. At My Home Carpet Cleaning, our ‘Dry-Touch’ cleaning system has been used time and time again to revitalise carpets from all sorts of stubborn stains, smells, and discolouration.
Getting rid of vomit from carpets doesn’t have to be as time-consuming and challenging as you may think. By taking the right steps, you can get your carpets back to normal in no time – though some may be harder to clean out more than others. In this case, there is always assistance available at My Home. For any stains, smells, and odours that won’t budge from cleaning out carpet vomit, the team at My Home can help.
To keep your carpets feeling fresher for longer, call the dedicated carpet cleaning professionals at My Home today on 13 22 31 to get a free, no obligation estimate – or simply fill out our online form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
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