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COIT’s Guide to Removing Vomit Stains 

There’s no fun way to talk about vomit stain removal. Unfortunately, vomit stains can happen and appear unexpectedly in your home, so it’s good to be prepared.

Whether you encounter human or pet vomit stains on carpet, upholstery or clothing, there are at home methods you can try to successfully remove them.

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How to Approach Vomit Stains

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

Types of Vomit Stain Removal

 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. Put the garment in a large bowl, depending on the size of the garment. 
  1. Pour a bit of cold water directly onto the vomit stain. 
  1. Apply baking soda on the stain. Use enough baking soda to completely cover the stain. 
  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. 

 

If you’re still battling stubborn Vomit 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.

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.

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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.

How to Remove Vomit Spots from Upholstery

COIT's Guide on How to Remove Vomit Stains from Upholstery 

Finding a vomit stain on the furniture in your home doesn’t have to bad as bad as you think. As soon as you discover it, check out this method to answer the question of how to remove vomit stains. 

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Vomit Stain

Whether the vomit stain comes from a pet or from a person, you can go about removing it in the same way. 

  1. Remove as much of the remaining vomit as possible from the material. You can try spraying a small amount of water directly onto the stain to loosen it up, which may make it easier to remove. 
  2. Sprinkle baking soda directly onto the affected area and let it sit for a few hours. The baking soda will soak up a good portion of the vomit stain over time. 
  3. Using a vacuum attachment, vacuum the baking soda off the furniture. 
  4. Repeat step 2, letting the second coat of baking soda sit for an additional few hours. 
  5. After vacuuming the baking soda, pour enough club soda to cover the vomit stain directly onto the upholstery. 
  6. Rinse the upholstery with water and a clean cloth. The vomit stain should no longer be visible. 

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If the vomit stain you’re trying to remove is particularly large, or doesn’t seem to come out using this method, consider investing in COIT Professional Upholstery Cleaning.

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.

How to Remove Vomit Stains from Carpet

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

Whether you have a pet at home or happen to get sick yourself, sometimes there’s nothing you can to do to prevent vomit stains. The carpet is certainly not the most ideal place for this to happen, but then again, every type of stain is a bit of a nuisance, right? 

Removing Vomit from Carpet

Before you convince yourself that your carpet is ruined, remember that there are do-it-yourself ways to conquer removing vomit from carpet. One of these methods involves using handy-dandy corn starch. 

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Vomit Stain

How to Remove Vomit from Carpet Using Corn Starch

  1. As soon as you discover the vomit stain, scrape off as much of it as possible. If you have a scraper, this is the best tool to use.
  2. Sprinkle a bit of corn starch directly onto the affected area of the carpet. Be sure to use enough so the stain is completely covered.
  3. Let the corn starch sit there for 10 to 15 minutes. This should help absorb the vomit from the carpet.
  4. With a clean cloth, apply dry cleaning solvent. Effective brands of dry cleaning solvent include Dryel and Dry Cleaner’s Secret.
  5. Follow by blotting the stain until all of the dry cleaning solvent has been absorbed. After completing this step, it’s likely that the vomit stain will no longer be visible.
  6. If you still see remnants of the stain, mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with one tablespoon of dishwashing detergent, and 2 cups of warm water. Sponge the stain.
  7. Rinse the carpet with cold water to remove the solution. 

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How to Clean Vomit from Carpet

Another more basic answer to the question of how to remove vomit from carpet comes in the form of carpet shampoo. Applying carpet shampoo according to the specific brand’s instructions is another option to try. 

How to Clean Vomit from Carpet Using Hydrogen Peroxide

You may even be able to leverage your medicine cabinet when trying to remove vomit stains from carpet. Hydrogen peroxide can be poured over the affected area on the carpet. It will fizz, which allows it to deep clean the carpet and remove the stain. 

How to Remove Vomit from Carpet Using Nature’s Miracle

Still looking for another way to see how to remove vomit from carpet? Give a product called Nature’s Miracle a shot. It’s actually a pet stain remover that can be used to tackle tough vomit stains. Apply this store-bought solution to the vomit stain to keep your carpet in good shape. 

You can also learn how to clean vomit from carpet by using a few other household products, like Woolite or Febreze. 

  1. Remove any remaining vomit from the carpet using a spatula. Be sure to look into the carpet fibers to verify that you’re not leaving residue behind.
  2. Empty into a plastic bag and dispose.
  3. Coat the vomit stain with Shout stain removing spray, using a scrub brush.
  4. Follow up by applying a rug spray like Woolite or Resolve directly onto the affected area.
  5. After scrubbing, rinse the carpet with cold water.
  6. Blot up any remaining water. 

 

If you find that the vomit stain is just too hard to handle, give COIT Carpet Cleaning a call and don't forget to checkout our coupons!. Our advanced cleaning techniques will make sure you don’t have to worry about how to clean vomit from carpet. Learn more about our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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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