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Vomit Stain Removal

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.

 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.