Nobody wants to come close to a pile of vomit but when you’re a homeowner and the accident happens on your carpet, you’ve got no choice. If you have a child at home, a baby or a sick family member or pet, you’ll often find yourself scratching your head, wondering how on earth you will get all that smell and stain of the vomit out of your carpet. Luckily, there are few vomit-cleaning hacks that we’re here to share with you so the next time you find yourself in a puke-y situation, you know exactly what to do
Try Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide
Before proceeding with this method, make sure your carpet can take the acidity from vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. If you’re not sure, perform a spot test on a small area of the carpet first.
Use a spoon to scrape off as much vomit as you can and throw it away in a trash bag. Next, pour in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar on to the spilled vomit. Use a spray bottle of water to dilute and clean the pile of vomit.
Dry the area with microfiber cloths or paper towels completely to clean the vomit stain and smell.
Remember, this method works only when the vomit is fresh and you get to cleaning it immediately. Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide won’t work that well with old vomit stains.
Use Baking Soda for Older Spills
If you’ve got an old vomit spill to clean up, your best bet is to make use of baking soda instead of vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Pour a generous amount of baking soda onto the affected area and let it sit under a towel for about 15-20 minutes. Remove the towel and use a vacuum cleaner to clean any leftover vomit residue. If the smell persists, you may use the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide method as well.