how to clean vomit from rug

Let’s face it accidents happen.

Whether a guest had too much to drink at your holiday party or your child got into the cookie jar and ate all of them. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who haven’t had to deal with vomit on your wool rug.

If that’s the case, then consider yourself very fortunate. We hope you never have to deal with it.

Other than what the person previously ate or drank, there will be stomach acid mixed into the stain. Remember to stay calm and follow these instructions to clean vomit from a rug, including its smell.

“Remove as much as the accident as quickly as possible”

1. Equipment Needed

Baking Soda Vinegar Mild Dish Detergent  Terry Cloths

2. Steps 


Immediately scrape off any excess.


Sprinkle the vomit stained area liberally with baking soda and let sit for 15-30 minutes.


Vacuum area after you feel the baking soda has sat long enough.


Mix 1 tablespoon mild dish liquid with 1 tablespoon white vinegar in 2 cups of warm water.


Sponge mixture onto vomit stain liberally.


Blot up mixture with terry cloth until all the mixture is absorbed.


 Rinse area with cold water from the back of the rug to flush mixture to the surface and blot with a clean towel until dry.


Repeat steps 4 through 7 until the stain has been removed. 

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