One of the worst things to clean up is vomit. It doesn’t matter where it is at or who the offender was; it is just not fun. One of the worst places to come across vomit is on your carpet. Sometimes a child gets sick and just cannot make it to the bathroom in time. This can turn into a disaster and usually you can’t stop to clean it immediately. Most of the time you need to take time to help the person who gotten sick and then you can make your way over to start the cleanup.
Direct Carpet Cleaners has the reasons why it is so hard to clean vomit and some tips on how to get it cleaned up.
Why is Vomit so Hard to Clean & Remove from Carpet?
When you have to clean vomit up, the biggest problem is that the vomit has usually sat on the carpet or rug for some time while the person that was sick is being helped. The vomit also has whatever has been eaten or drunk by the pet or person who threw up. It could be red juice or acidic food that could cause damage. It is also a two part process. The first part is that you are now having to clean a stain off the carpet and then you also have to address the smell and odor. It is also not always just a liquid spill and you will need to remove as much as you can before you can even start to clean.
How to Get Throw Up Off Carpet
There are several steps that you should take when cleaning up vomit. First you need to try and remove most of the vomit that is still laying on the top of the carpeting. Then you want to get a pile of old rags and towels and blot, not scrub, the area that has the vomit on it. You can also use paper towels if the spot is a little smaller. The next step is important and will help when you are trying to eliminate the odor. You will want to use either baking soda or cornstarch and spread it over the area. This will help with odor and will also help with soaking up extra moisture. You should allow it to set for about 10 minutes. Take out the vacuum and use it to suck up all the baking soda or cornstarch. The next step it to treat the stain itself. You can use whatever type of cleaner that you have already spot tested and found safe on your carpet. If this is not enough you may need the help of a professional carpet cleaner.