Even once vomit it cleaned up it can leave behind a terrible odor. This is a guide about cleaning vomit odors from carpet.
A few days ago our dog got locked in our car overnight by accident when we were bringing in the groceries. While in there, she threw up something in the backseat, looked like a dead bird. I cleaned it and sprayed it many times to no avail. The car smells so bad we can hardly ride in it. Any suggestions?
Jennifer from North Alabama
I strongly suggest you call the local fire department, they can help you to fumigate your car.
Years ago I was told that they have something they can use to help clean up the smells left in cars after a person dies by commiting suicide taking alot of pills while sitting parked in them and then isn't found for days sitting in the heat.
If they can not help your local mortuary (funeral home) may be of some help also is ridding your car of the offensive smells...I am sure they would know of a product that would solve your problem.
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Rent a "water extracter" and run it over where you cleaned up to lift up the moisture that has gotten down into the padding.
When the carpet man has shampooed he also extracts the water from the carpet ("STANLEY STEAMER" is what I consider our carpet man).
You might just want to call them to have them FIX this problem instead of fighting it yourself, I wouldnt think they'd cost that much besides wouldn't it be worth it rather then that horrible smell?
I need some advice on getting rid of odor after cleaning up dog vomit. My dog has gotten sick a few times while I was not home and vomited on the couch, I cleaned it with windex and then sprayed it with febreeze, but it still has a really bad smell. Help
My car still reeks after having my car professionally cleaned. My dog lost ALL bodily functions upon rushing him to the vet. Help! The odor is unbearable. Thank you.
How do you get the smell of vomit out of carpet? I have tried shampooing numerous times with no luck, the smell is still there and getting stronger because of the summer heat. Help!
There is a product at the pet store (and probably larger discount dept. stores that have pet departments) called "Nature's Miracle". You wet the smelly area with it and let it dry, and it is supposed to remove odors caused by the residue of animal (human or otherwise) "outputs". I have heard nothing but good things about it. I used it on my dog after she got skunked, and it got out residual odor.
Mix 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 ammonia, rub into the carpet and use a brush to rub it in. Take a clean, damp cloth and rub to get the excess out. To remove stains you can use this formula and use an iron over a damp cloth to help remove stains on the carpet also.
Try a product called Odo-Ban. It is used in nursing homes (among other places). Works really well!
How do you get rid of the smell of sick from a thick rug? My niece was sick all over it and I can't get rid of the stench.
By missnoitall09 from Manchester
Try using baking soda and vinegar and let in foam and rub it in. It may take a couple times of reapplying, but it will come out. Don't make the carpet sopping wet, it will take too long to dry and don't vaccuum until totally dry or the sick smell might get into vac.
Have you tried some kind of enzyme cleaning product? There is probably some decaying organic matter causing the smell. This kind of product is also used for pet "accidents".
Febreeze. Mist it 3 or 4 times and voila, it works. It doesn't mask the smell, it gets rid of it.
While you're at it make certain you wear thick waterproof gloves or you might be sick as well after direct contact.
The smell will disapate after a while, regardless, but white vinegar and clear dawn can work wonders in cool water. Try Club Soda as well. It's amazing on some food stains. Good luck and God bless you. : )
I need tips on how to get vomit smell out of carpet. Any help is appreciated. :)
You could try plain white vinager and water mixed together, will also get rid of pet urine odor anywhere in the house. Wash well with soap suds first and let dry and then use the vinager solution. Works great!
Spraying with Lysol after washing might do the trick; keeping a product called XO on hand will clean and remove any and all odors. No harsh chemicals and can be found on QVC. com under Don Aslett's products. He runs the largest janitorial service and you can make it so you get emails notifying you when he is going to be on. Usually it's under problem solving. This is a fantastic product which cleans and removes ALL kinds of odors. It is used in hospitals and nursing homes. I've been unable to find locally at all. Had to order mine.
I'd go to a medical supply store and ask them. There has to be something for sale there, for caretakers who don't work in hospitals, nursing homes, etc., but have the same problem in their homes.
Good luck to you.
Otherwise I'd try an oxi type product, one that removes organic stains and smells, like blood.
Kristin try baking soda. Let set then vacuum up.
By connie ann
Try using club soda. Takes the smell out (03/06/2005)
There is a product called OdoBan. It is the best stuff for getting out odors and leaves a nice clean smell too. I work in a nursing home and use it all the time. You can spray it directly on the stain/odor or use it in the air. Let it dry and the smells are gone. Menard's used to sell it, but discontinued it around here. Sam's Club carries it in the gallon size, but it lasts forever--unless you use it like I do--on and for everything. (03/06/2005)
It sounds like the padding is saturated & that's what you're smelling. The carpet is dry but it's wet right down to the floor underneath. Do you have a space or kerosene heater you can put near the spots to try to dry the padding? I'm really surprised the enzyme cleaner didn't take care of the problem by itself. I've had great success with them. Those kind of stains, plus urped grass juice, are the worst. (03/06/2005)
Plain white vinegar will get the smell out and help clean the stain too. (03/07/2005)
I can tell you about SolUMel and how it removes these odors and its more than 100 uses. It's non toxic and also would dissuade a pet. I just found ThriftyFun but I cannot get this site's page to open to read bylaws, etc. So I apologize if I need to be more descriptive. (03/07/2005)
I have a kitty that is too fat to fit in the litter box so he urinates over the side and sometimes it goes onto my bathroom carpet. I too have tried everything to get it out. Recently I was told of something you can get right at the pet store and it isn't expensive. I think I paid $4.00 for the bottle. It is a spray that is supposed to be sprayed on the dog for skunk smell. You are supposed to use it directly on the pet, however if you open the bottle up and pour it directly onto the carpet and let it dry at its own pace it will eliminate any odor. I did this and it took the smell out of not only the carpet, but the pad and the wood floor underneath. I now have plastic under the kitty box for Dexter's accidents, but have used this for almost everything. I have even sprayed it in hubby's shoes and it worked there. Completely safe. The name of the product I bought is Skunk Kleen. It is also safe for use on humans. (03/08/2005)
Best product I have ever used is Nature's Miracle. Sold at Petco. I have two dogs and a two year old and light colored wall to wall carpet. Needless to say, I use a lot of it. Vomit, food, urine all come up and the smell goes away. You may need to use a few applications for the smell. Follow the directions on the bottle and it really works! (03/13/2005)
club soda will do it...(quote)(/quote) (03/19/2005)
By joann nagle
Have you tried vinegar?
For several uses of vinegar go to frugal.about.com/library/nv220.htm See #41
I have a dog that has accidents in the home. I have been using the vinegar and it is excellent. I have several allergies and cannot use stuff with smells. I only use vinegar & water and it helps tremendously. (05/02/2005)
Yep. Nature's Miracle sold at Petco is the best. My neighbor swears by it for her two cats. I use it to treat stains on my carpets. I don't have my dog anymore; Jessica's gone to Rainbow Bridge, and I remember that once she ate a box of six cinnamon muffins, but luckily never got sick from that. (05/03/2005)
It's bizarre, but Accent (MSG flavor enhancer that looks like salt) digests protein. Sprinkle it on the stain, let dry, scrape, and vacuum if necessary. My steam blaster device works really well, too. (06/13/2005)
If the dog threw up on the carpet, you may want to actually pull up the carpet and replace the carpet pad underneath. Seems to me that the vomit would soak through the carpet and get into the carpet pad. So you clean the carpet but the carpet pad is still holding some of the vomit/ diarrhea. Just a suggestion