Vomit and Feces

Due to bacteria removing these types of stains can be hazardous, so always take precautions to prevent yourself from becoming ill when cleaning these stains. Wear latex gloves and a facial mask to protect yourself from bacteria. Also, keep trash bags handy to dispose of everything immediately after being used. Follow directions carefully and with patience you can successfully remove these stains from your carpet.

First, begin by using a paper towel to remove solids and excess liquids from the carpet and dispose of everything. Next, wet the affected area with hot water and using paper towels apply detergent to the area. Gently rub the area making your way in from the outer edges of the stain to the center. This solution of water and soap loosens the vomit or feces from the carpet fibers. Remember to first test any of the solutions that you use in an inconspicuous area to prevent damage, then dispose of the paper towels. Next, you want to disinfect the carpet and to do this you will need to make a mixture of water and bleach. It is very important that you test this solution in a conspicuous area first, to see if the carpet is colorfast. If the carpet is fine after you’ve tested the solution, apply with a sponge and gently blot the area and then throw away the sponge.

For this second method, begin by scraping away any excess contamination. Next, spray affected area with a digester and then agitate the carpet fibers to emulsify contamination and allow it about 10 to 15 minutes dwell time. Then, you must do a hot water extraction rinse and then leave as dry as possible. If discoloration remains apply an oxidizer using a trigger sprayer and wet the discolored carpet fibers. Allow spot to dry. The stain should disappear as it dries.

These types of stains can be difficult to remove for some people, so if you do not feel comfortable cleaning them yourself, or if you are unsure of certain things, you can always contact a professional carpet cleaner for advice. It is always best to know what types of fibers you are dealing with to avoid any damage to your carpet.

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