Vomit Stain Removal Guide

vomit stain removalThe unthinkable has happened – someone in your home or a pet has vomited on your carpet. Vomit stain removal can be tricky. Getting the stain and odour out is hardly possible. Even if you have no carpet cleaner or baking soda in your house, you can still find a way to clean the mess.

Cleaning up vomit is one of the worst cleaning tasks around. When it lands on the carpet, you have a double duty: remove the odours and clean vomit stains. There’s no fun way to talk about vomit stain removal. Unfortunately, vomit stains can happen and appear unexpectedly in your home. Whether you encounter human or pet vomit stains on carpet, upholstery or clothing, there are at-home methods you can try to remove them successfully.

It may be tempting to stay clear of vomit stains when you encounter them. It’s certainly not the most pleasant type of colour to remove. Contrary to your instinct to run for the hills, the sooner you begin the vomit stain removal process, the easier it will be to remove. If you leave the stain too long and dries up, it will be more challenging to get rid of it.

Removing Vomit Stains From Carpet

Cleaning Solutions

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Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup of warm water.

Vinegar Solution
Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with 4 cups of hot water.

How to remove vomit from the carpet? [DIY Method]

  1. Scoop up and blot as much of the vomit as possible.
  2. Prepare suggested cleaning solutions above, beginning with the detergent solution.
  3. Test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous section of carpet. We want to make sure the product doesn’t cause any discolouration or damage!
  4. Apply the solution to a cloth and use the material to apply the vomit stain solution. For the best results, work from the outside of the stain toward the centre.
  5. Leave the cleaning solution on the vomit for at least five minutes so that it can work its magic.
  6. Blot with a clean white cloth until the stain no longer transfers. Be careful not to rub the stained area, or you might damage the carpet fibres!
  7. Rinse the spot with cold water,
  8. If the stain is still visible, repeat the process until it’s gone or no longer transfers to the cloth.
  9. If the stain remains, mix the next solution on the list and follow steps 3-8 above. After trying both keys and the colour remains, contact a professional cleaner.
  10. Once the stain is removed, layer white paper towels on the site to soak up any extra moisture. Weigh down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object (think like a paperweight), and let them sit overnight

Different Ways of Removing Vomit Stain on Your Carpet

 If you’re wondering how to remove vomit stains from clothing, here is one do-it-yourself method to get your clothes feeling fresh and clean.

  1. Pour a bit of cold water directly onto the vomit stain.
  2. Apply baking soda to the stain. Use enough baking soda to cover the colour completely.
  1. Using lemon juice, pour a bit of it over the stain until it starts to fizz.
  1. As soon as it starts to fizz, rub the stain vigorously with a cloth or brush.
  1. Rinse the stain with cold water.
  1. Pour a generous amount of dish detergent directly onto the stain.
  1. Soak the garment in cold water for 30 minutes.
  1. Wring out the garment to remove any excess water. The vomit stain should no longer be visible.

Getting Rid of Vomit from Carpet

Things Needed:

  • Dustpan
  • Enzyme-based cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Spoon
  • Vacuum
  • Warm water

How to remove pet odours from the carpet?

  1. Eliminate odour. After taking out the vomit itself, it is now time to combat the vomit odour. This time we start to use the enzyme-based cleaner. You can buy this in any cleaning store. Enzyme based cleaner is both an excellent option for cleaning carpet stains and removing carpet odour. In case you don’t have any enzyme-based cleaner, you can use vinegar. Vinegar is proven to eliminate odour. Don’t worry about the odour caused by vinegar since it will just decrease after several minutes. Blot again the area to remove the enzyme-based cleaner or the vinegar until moisture is gone. Repeat the procedure until the odour is gone.
  2. Dry the carpet. When you already clean the area, put over a clean towel and set some weights. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Come back to vacuum the place to bring back the moisture of the carpet.
  3. Dispose of the vomit. At this point, it’s time to dispose of the garbage can the vomit particles you have taken out from the carpet. Do it very carefully so the vomit won’t fall and create another problem.

Guide to vomit Stain Removal

  • If your carpet accumulates vomit, ensure that you clean it as quickly as possible. The longer the vomit stays on your carpet, the harder it is to remove it. It can penetrate more deeply into the carpet pads.
  • If you don’t have an enzyme-based cleaner, create another cleaning solution.
  • You must know how to clean vomit from carpet simply because we do not know when will your carpet accumulate it.

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Experienced, researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014.

UPDATED 20/04/2021