If you have reached this article, it is probably because you have children and you have already had to clean dirt in the most unexpected places. Here we will explain how to clean the vomit of the car or carpet.
When there are children in the house and it is winter it is very comfortable to use carpets, since they avoid the cold of the floor and are more cozy, but when they get dirty, it is not always easy to clean them and less when we talk about vomit, since in addition it usually leaves a persistent smell and difficult to remove.
Tips for cleaning car or carpet vomit:
-Once the disaster has occurred, get down to work as soon as possible, to prevent the carpet or car from absorbing vomit.
-You should not rub the area, just dry it gently with a sponge.
-Ideally you should protect yourself with a mask and latex gloves.
-Open the windows so that the area is ventilated.
– Get rid of everything you can from solid matter. Throw it into the w.c or plastic bag. If the vomit has dried, vacuum as much as you can and slightly moisten the area to prepare it for the next steps.
– Pour baking soda over the entire surface. Let it act, let it dry in lumps and lift the mess from the carpet. There are alternatives to bicarbonate, such as corn starch, salt or carpet deodorant.
– Vacuum the lumps with a carpet.
-Apply a stain remover or enzymatic carpet cleaner. Read the instructions first and do a test in a small area.
– Dry the stain carefully with a damp microfiber cloth.
-Let the carpet air dry overnight. If you can, keep the windows open to speed up the process.
Remove the smell of the carpet:
You may have followed all instructions, but the smell does not disappear… .ok! do not give up!
-Do all of the above, except the last two points.
-If you have a steam cleaner, make sure you can apply it on the carpet, since depending on how it is, the fibers can be damaged. If you can apply the steam on the carpet, the steam will kill all the germs and bacteria, which are what causes the bad smell.
-Apply disinfectant carefully and following the instructions.
-Apply carpet deodorant or prepare water mixed with a few drops of essential oils at home, if they are citrus, better and apply it with a spray.
Alternative cleaning methods:
Clean the vomit with soda
Pour soda directly into the stain to cover it completely. Take a dry cloth and soak the area. What soda does is transfer the carpet stain to the cloth. Repeat as many times as necessary. When you finish rinse it with cold water.
-2 glasses of warm water
-Middle glass of vinegar
-1 tablespoon mild washing machine detergent
-1 tablespoon of salt
-2 tablespoons of alcohol
Mix everything well and add it in a spray diffuser bottle and apply it to the affected area. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and during that time the carpet should eject everything up. Now take a brush and rub the area. Finally, wipe clean until all the residue has disappeared.
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