How to Clean Throw Up Off of a Carpet

From coming home to a surprise left by a pet to caring for a sick child or family member, cleaning throw up off a carpet is an occasional necessary household chore. Vomit isn't fun, but not tending to a spill properly--and in a timely manner--could result in a stain and a lingering odor. There are many trusted remedies for removing throw up from carpets.

Clean throw up off a carpet to keep it fresh

Step 1

Scoop up the vomit into a dustpan and discard. Using a towel at this point could press it further into the carpet fibers.

Step 2

Sprinkle baking soda or another absorbent onto the area. Let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes. This will disinfect the area as well as prevent a stain.

Step 3

Vacuum the stained area to remove the excess baking soda.

Step 4

Mix 1 tbsp. of liquid dishwashing soap and 1 tbsp. of white vinegar with 2 cups of warm water.

Step 5

Sponge the stain with the solution using a clean, white cloth. This will flush the area and help remove the soil.

Step 6

Blot the area until the solution is completely absorbed.

Step 7

Repeat if necessary. Some stains may be harder to remove than others.