How to Get Dried Sick Out of a Carpet

Cleaning carpetHaving to clean dried sick out of a carpet is never pleasant, but the good news is there are a few relatively easy ways to remove it, leaving your carpet looking as if the little accident had never occurred.

Let’s look at a few different methods you could use to clean up dried sick:

 

Method One

What you will need:

  • Cold or carbonated water
  • 2-3 clean, dry cloths
  • A bag for the cloths
  • A bag for the sick
  • A pair of gloves
  • Something to cover your mouth
  • An old spoon

To begin with, you will need to get rid of any excess sick. So, put some gloves on, cover your mouth and find a spoon that you can scoop up the excess with. Once the excess has been scooped up, place it into a bag that can be tied or sealed shut. Place the bag in an external bin.

Pour some cold or carbonated water onto the sick, let the water sink in for about 30 seconds. Once 30 seconds is up take a clean, dry cloth and blot the sick, allowing the cloth to soak the mess up. You may need to use more than one cloth, so it would be wise to have 2 or 3 cloths with you before you begin. Repeat this process until you have cleaned everything up.

Dispose of the cloth in an external bin. Place the cleaned-up sick in a bag and seal or tie a knot in it, and place it in an external bin.

 

Method Two

What you will need:

  • Salt, carpet deodoriser or baking powder
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • 2-3 clean cloths
  • A bag for the cloths
  • A pair of gloves
  • Something to cover your mouth
  • An old spoon

To begin with, you will need to get rid of any excess sick. So, put some gloves on, cover your mouth and find a spoon that you can scoop up the excess with. Once the excess have been scooped up, place it into a bag that can be tied or sealed shut. Place the bag in an external bin.

Sprinkle some salt, carpet deodoriser or baking powder over the sick and leave it to settle for at least 10 minutes. Once 10 minutes has passed, vacuum the area and then wash with carpet cleaner, and use as directed. If a stain remains use a damp but clean cloth to blot it away, and allow to dry overnight.

 

Getting Rid of Smells

Some smells may still remain even when the sick has been cleaned up. Open any nearby windows so that the smell has a chance to escape. Then, spray the affected area with some water and a mix of essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, or any oil that you like the smell of. Alternatively, you may wish to use carpet deodorant instead as this can work just as well.

If the smell is still there the next day, you may want to clean the affected area once more as some traces of sick may remain. Once you’ve cleaned the area for the second time, spray it with essential oils or a carpet deodorant once more.

Cleaning up sick is never pleasant, but if you know exactly how to get rid of the problem, the next time it happens you’ll know exactly what to do.

 

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