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MrsBoo Thu 30-Jun-05 09:55:55

Hi, i hope someone can help me with a really good tip for getting rid of the smell of sick/vomit from carpets and rugs. I have tried usual spray on carpet cleaners, but they're not great, and the smell is still quite strong. Not helped by the warm weather either.

whymummy Thu 30-Jun-05 09:59:46

have you tried zoflora?i'm addicted to it since MIL recomended it to me our dog always does a wee in their carpet when we arrive(i've got her weel trained )and MIL uses that to clean it and get rid of the smell

MrsBoo Thu 30-Jun-05 10:05:53

Can you get it in Tesco or Sainsburys?

Pacific Thu 30-Jun-05 10:06:10

Try fullers earth. Not sure where you would get it from maybe a chemist or old-fashioned ironmongers. Cheap talc also works....douse the area with it, leave it for at least a day then hoover off.

Probably best not to wet the stain, wet things smell more than dry. I always found that 'Fabreze' made nasty smells (vomit, urine,cat pee) worse

whymummy Thu 30-Jun-05 10:08:53

yes,any supermarket,they come in little glass bottles inside a box,they're usually next to detox etc as it is desinfectant as well

littlerach Thu 30-Jun-05 10:09:36

Either baking powder or bicarb (can neber remember which it is!) sprinkled on then hoovered off.

dizzydo Thu 30-Jun-05 10:13:06

Yep, agree with littlerach its bicarbonate of soda that erases smells, it's really cheap you get it in the baking section of the supermarkets and it works like a dream. DD threw up in the car a few months again and that did the trick. Sprinkle it on dry leave it for a couple of hours and then hoover. Good luck.

MrsBoo Thu 30-Jun-05 10:13:06

Thanks, i will try these later tonight when i get home from work. Hope its not too sunny today, or the smell from the bedroom will knock me out!

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