Five Star Carpet Cleaning & restoration in Gilbert, AZ
Carpet Cleaning: How To Remove Vomit From Carpet in Gilbert, AZ
Cleaning up vomit is one of the worst cleaning tasks around. When it lands on your carpet, you have to worry about removing the stains and the odor. The key is using the right cleaners to remove the smell for good. For best results, clean up the vomit immediately. The longer the vomit sits, the further it will soak down into the carpet and padding and will be more difficult to remove.
You Will Need:
- Dust pan
- Paper towels or old rags
- Warm water
- Enzyme-based cleaner (Kids ‘n Pets, Nature’s Miracle)
- Baking soda or corn starch
Step 1. Start by removing as much of the vomit from the surface of the carpet as possible. Use a dust pan or other scraper to remove as much as possible. For smaller messes, a spoon will work.
Step 2. Next, blot the area with a dry rag or paper towels to absorb any remaining moisture from the vomit.
Step 3. Use a wet rag or paper towel to blot up any remaining vomit from the carpet. Rinse towel and repeat until removed.
Step 4. Blot the area again with dry rags or paper towels to absorb the moisture.
Step 5. Cover the area with baking soda or corn starch. Either of these products will soak up the excess moisture.
Step 6. Allow it to set on the area for 10-15 minutes.
Step 7. Vacuum away the baking soda or corn starch with a vacuum. After vacuuming the area, dispose of the contents and replace the bag. This will help prevent odors and bacteria growth inside the vacuum.
Step 8. Apply an enzyme-based cleaner. These are generally available in the cleaning aisle or with the pet supplies. These cleaners will eliminate the vomit smell and are effective in removing stains as well. If these cleaners are not available, water can be mixed with vinegar and small amount of dish soap.
Step 9. Apply a liberal amount of cleaner to the area, and let it sit for a few minutes.
Step 10. Blot it with a clean cloth or paper towels to remove the cleaner and the stain.
Step 11. Repeat as necessary to remove stain and odor.
Step 12. Once the area is clean, allow it to air dry completely. Once dry, vacuum the carpet to lift the nap.
For more information or help with Carpet Cleaning: How To Remove Vomit From Carpet in Gilbert, AZ please contact us at 480-450-5871.