Keeping your home or business clean can be challenging, but over the years of keeping a shop clean and cleaning my house, I have learned a lot about cleaning. I've learned how to clean in order to impress clients, and I've learned how to keep my house clean in spite of children bringing in dirt and mess all the time. I love to write so decided to start this blog. Here, I am going to share a range of cleaning tips with an emphasis on the "old school", homemade or natural tips. However, sometimes, truthfully, you need chemicals and professionals so I will also delve into those topics. Thanks for reading and good luck with cleaning.
Removing vomit from carpets can be a daunting task. If you have the misfortune of dealing with this type of mess, we hope our tips below will help you get through it.
Get to work straight away
When dealing with vomit on carpets, there are a couple of considerations that must be taken into account. Firstly, it is important to act quickly. Vomit can be quite sticky, and if you don't treat it right away it will begin to set in. You could potentially lose a huge portion of your carpet if you wait too long. Secondly, it is important to understand that the stain is both chemical and physical in nature, and once it sets, it cannot be removed without damage to the carpet fibres.
Do not use a cleaning machine
A common mistake would be to use a carpet cleaning machine on the area that is stained. This can damage the carpet fibres, which will only make matters worse by leaving behind damaged fibres and debris that set into the fabric. Additionally, these types of machines are not designed to safely pick up or remove liquids, so they can actually spread stains further.
Consider DIY treatments
Mix a splash of white vinegar with water and pour directly onto the contaminated area. Work the solution into the carpet with your hands. After a few minutes, you should notice that most of the stain has started to disappear. At this point, you can use a towel or cloth to soak up any excess moisture from the area. Then rinse your cloth, wring it out, and continue working at removing any remaining residue from the carpet fibres until you are satisfied with its appearance.
Baking soda solution
If no vinegar solution is available, then try this alternative: Mix a spoon of baking soda with some water (hot or cold will work). Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray the area until you see that the majority of the stain has disappeared. You can then rinse and wring out your cleaning cloth and repeat the process as needed until you feel that your carpet is being properly cleaned.
It is best to wait a day or so before returning to work on your carpet. This gives any remaining stain time to dry out on its own without the need for harsh chemicals.
If the stain does not disappear, it is best to contact a cleaning contractor that offers carpet cleaning services.