Cleaning Tips for Removing Pet (and Anyone Else’s) Vomit from Carpet
[Or, chucking the upchuck from your carpet in 6 easy steps...]Here’s a good article I found on Breakthrough Carpet Care’s website about Removing Pet Vomit from Carpet. I guess it would work for human vomit, too – how many parents get through their children’s lives without that particular cleanup duty? I have a few stories I could share – but I guess that would be content for a different blog.
Tips For Cleaning Vomit From Carpet:Here’s the scoop on removing urp:
1. Work fast
2. Scoop the solids from the carpet
3. Sprinkle the spot with baking soda – let it dry, then scrape and scoop again
5. Blot with dilute detergent solution (the article says scrub, but that could damage the carpet fiber – CRI recommends blotting only). Repeat if necessary
6. Rinse with warm water
7. If this doesn’t work, call a professional
The entire article is very informative – you can read it here.
Another tip: a wet-vac is a useful tool for removing solids and liquids out of carpet – sort of a two birds with one stone deal.
Also, the Carpet and Rug Institute has a new category for Pet Stain and Odor removal products – these are carpet cleaning solutions that have been independently tested and certified to work to remove the stains and odor associated with urine and feces, vomit, and ground-in dirt. The program is new, and several products are in the testing process. As products are approved, they will be posted on the CRI website.