How to Remove Vomit Smell from Carpet

COIT's Guide on How to Remove Vomit Smell from Carpet

The only thing worse than a vomit stain in your home is the smell of a vomit stain in your home, right?  The good news – both the stain and the smell associated with vomit stains are both temporary. 

With Coit’s guide to remove vomit smell from carpet, you’ll know how to tackle even the toughest of stains.

Vomit Stain

How to Get Rid of Vomit Smell in Carpet – Method # 1

Using a solution called Totally Toddler can also help you combat tough vomit smells on your carpet. First remove as much of the residue as possible before applying anything to the vomit stain. 

This solution, Totally Toddler, combines natural enzymes and mild detergents to help loosen the stain and remove the resulting odor. So the next time you wonder how to get rid of vomit smell in carpet, you can simply remember that you have access to Totally Toddler! This product can handle pet vomit as well and can be purchased online or in-store. 


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How to Remove Vomit Smell from Carpet – Method # 2

  1. Using a pair of gloves (if available) or a paper towel, remove any solids from the stain before trying to clean it. Place them in a sealed bag and dispose.
  2. If any of the vomit stain has dried, try dampening the affected area with cold water to loosen the stain.
  3. Using a scrub brush, scrub the area with a bit of laundry detergent and water.
  4. Finish by spraying the affected area with Febreze, which helps remove vomit smell from carpet.  

How to Get Rid of Vomit Smell in Carpet – Method # 3 

Another way to tackle how to remove smell from carpet involves using two different products that can be purchased at your local store. The first product, OdoBan, comes in a variety of scents, depending on your preference. 

After removing as much of the vomit stain as possible (using a scraper) simply apply the OdoBan directly onto the vomit stain. Whether you choose citrus, eucalyptus, lavender or cucumber melon scent, this solution should help remove vomit smell from carpet. 

Tackling Vomit Stains on Carpet – Method # 4

And one final way to approach the question of how to get rid of vomit smell in carpet involves a powerful vacuum. If you don’t own a Bissel or Hoover vacuum that specializes in spot cleaning, perhaps a friendly neighbor has one you can borrow. Or perhaps purchasing one may be worth the investment! 

The reason these spot remover vacuums work so well is their ability to use a powerful suction to tackle tough stains. The Bissell SpotBot, for example, does all of the work for you. You simply park the SpotBot directly onto the vomit stain (after removing any solid pieces with a scraper or paper towel) and let the powerful brushes and suction do its work. 

Professional Carpet Cleaning Option 

If the above mentioned solutions still leave a stain, or strong smell smell, coming from your carpet, consider calling COIT to learn about our professional carpet cleaning services. Highly trained technicians can use industrial-strength equipment to refresh and revive your carpet. Don't forget to checkout our coupons!

Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.

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Home remedies not working?

If you’re still battling stubborn stains after trying these home remedies, professional cleaning may be a good option to explore. Check out COIT’s Cleaning Services to learn more about the help we can offer.

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