Vomit stain on carpetDo-It-Yourself Methods for Removing Vomit from Your Carpet:

  1. Vomit is strongly acidic and can severely stain carpet and upholstery.
  2. Scrape up any solid material and discard.
  3. If wet, blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
  4. Blot with lukewarm water with a white towel.
  5. Blot with a solution of 1 teaspoon maximum of liquid HAND dish washing detergent per cup of lukewarm water.
  6. Blot with a solution of 2 tablespoons of HOUSEHOLD ammonia per cup of water to neutralize the vomit acids before they cause a permanent stain.
  7. Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of water to help control the bacteria.
  8. Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
  9. Apply a one-half inch layer of WHITE (no printing) paper towels or a clean, dry, white towel to the affected area and weight down with a flat heavy object and remove the next day.
  10. Perky® Spotter usually will remove vomit stains.
  11. If unsuccessful:
    • Call the Bane-Clene locator service at 1-800-428-9512 (U.S. ONLY!) for a professional in your zip code area.
    • Or use our Find a Cleaner function to locate a cleaner in your area.