From: Kim on
Does anyone know how to get vomit out of carpet? If it matters, it's
been there about 4 days. I used an aerosol carpet foam, but that
didn't do much. Any ideas? I'm afraid of trying anything because I
don't want to make it worse.

Thanks,
Kim
From: Pologirl on
On Jul 31, 8:33 pm, Kim <imagine0...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know how to get vomit out of carpet?

Oh yes. Been there, done that.

Use a carpet cleaning machine. The kind that squirts hot soapy water
on the stain, then sucks it all up into a reservoir. You can rent one
for not much money (eg from a supermarket) and do the whole carpet
while you're at it, or buy a small light duty machine for spot
cleaning.

Pologirl
From: Merle Finch on

"Kim" <imagine0914(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:48385c72-1074-4385-b850-76e79c83199d(a)i20g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Does anyone know how to get vomit out of carpet? If it matters, it's
> been there about 4 days. I used an aerosol carpet foam, but that
> didn't do much. Any ideas? I'm afraid of trying anything because I
> don't want to make it worse.

Mix a hot sudsy solution of plain Tide laundry detergent. Work it gently
into the carpet with a scrub brush. Don't scrub though because you can
destroy the carpet fibers. Once the carpet is saturated, blot up excess
moisture with a towel. Then put layers of paper towels over the wet spot (a
lot of them), cover them with plastic and pile heavy books on top. Leave it
overnight. The next a.m., remove everything, fluff the carpet a little with
your fingers and the stain should be gone.


From: Ericka Kammerer on
Kim wrote:
> Does anyone know how to get vomit out of carpet? If it matters, it's
> been there about 4 days. I used an aerosol carpet foam, but that
> didn't do much. Any ideas? I'm afraid of trying anything because I
> don't want to make it worse.

Enzyme cleaners (you should be able to find some in
a pet store designed for pet stains) will typically do the
trick very nicely. However, if artificial colorings were
ingested, those can be a whole different issue and some of
them are challenging to get out. I'd go a couple rounds with
the enzyme cleaner first, then if there's anything left, I'd
go at it with a different sort of stain remover (maybe an
oxygen bleach or Amodex or whatever seemed to work).

Best wishes,
Ericka
From: Pologirl on

Enzymes are wonderful! That's the principle behind using Tide
detergent, by the way.

If there are solids in the vomit it still saves a lot of work to use a
carpet cleaning machine. Unless you have a wet vac, I suppose.
Pressing the spot does not do the trick, if there are solids or semi-
solids. These machines can use enzymatic cleaners, by the way.

Pologirl