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How to get the smell of vomit out of a carpet?

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Bellyrub1980 Mon 14-Dec-15 08:55:58

My 1 year old was poorly yesterday and threw up over our living room carpet. It was a few hours after her bottle so the vomit mainly consisted of sour milk (sorry for TMI but might be relevant).

I cleaned the carpet as soon as I could (about an hour later) with vanish carpet spray but the smell lingered. So just before bed I cleaned it again.

This morning the smell is still quite strong.

Any tips?

borntobequiet Mon 14-Dec-15 08:59:37

You can get sprays from pet shops to eliminate pet stains and odours. Pets at Home do a really good one and it will get rid of any biological smells. You might have to apply a couple of times.

Bellyrub1980 Mon 14-Dec-15 09:01:12

Ok lovely, thank you!

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 14-Dec-15 09:17:19

Bicarbonate of soda also works - sprinkle a generous layer, leave for a few hours then Hoover up. I think it's the main ingredient in things like shake n vac (but without the synthetic floral smell added so less yuck).

LovelyBranches Tue 15-Dec-15 14:23:00

I was going to say bi carb. Alternatively just scrub it a few more times with fairy liquid water, it helps dissolve grease and it does help with the smell.

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