How to Clean Human Feces From Carpet

Human feces carries many different types of diseases, including E. Coli and Ascaris, which is a parasitic worm with the ability to grow 12 inches in length. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.5 billion people were infected with Ascaris throughout the world in 2003, with the majority of cases occurring in children. It is important to thoroughly remove all signs of feces stains to ensure that no dangerous ailments are spread.

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Step 1

Pick up and dispose of any larger piece of feces that are found on the floor. This includes soaking up any excess liquids with a piece of absorbent cloth. Do not rub the feces into the carpeting.

Step 2

Combine 1 cup of water with 1 tsp. of liquid dishwashing detergent.

Step 3

Blot at the stain with a damp towel that has also been soaked in this mixture.

Step 4

Repeat until the stain has been completely removed. Once again, do not rub.

Step 5

Blot at the stained area with a clean towel that has been soaked in household ammonia.

Step 6

Blot at the previously stained area once again with a clean towel. This time soak the cloth in white vinegar.

Step 7

Soak up any remaining liquid with another clean towel immediately after applying all the various liquids to the stain.

Step 8

Apply water to the previously stained area with a clean sponge.

Step 9

Blot up any liquid that remains with a clean towel.