The quick treatment will help to prevent the vomit from becoming a stain. Act fast, and save yourself the trouble to deal with a vomit stain, that in some cases, can be even impossible to remove. If you miss the time to get the vomit out of your carpet before it becomes a stain, follow these tips to get rid of the stain.
- For fresh stains, use two spoons to scoop up the excess stain-causing material from both sides, so you don’t spread the stain on other areas of your carpet. If the stain has already dried, scrape off as much of it as you can using a spoon or the back of a butter knife, then vacuum the area to pick up the loosened solids, as advised by cleaners Bow.
- To make your own cleaning solution, mix 2 tablespoon of ammonia with 4 cups of water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle, then apply it to the stain as watching not to oversaturate the carpet. Soak up the excess moisture immediately with a clean cotton cloth and repeat the process if needed.
- Once the vomit stain has been removed, rinse out the ammonia solution. For that purpose, you will need a solution of 1 cup warm water and a few drops of liquid dish-washing detergent. Blot at the cleaned area with a clean cloth dampened in the soapy water. Soak up the excess moisture, and go on to the next step.
- Spray plain water onto the spot where the stain was to rinse it. Blot dry and repeat the process. Do this until the area is clean.
- If the area seems clean to you, let the carpet air dry. Otherwise, repeat the whole process.
For stubborn vomit stain, consider hiring cleaning experts, such as cleaners Borough, to remove the stain for you.