HOW DOES I GETS TEH VOMICK OUT?!?!?

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Dec 23, 2010
  1. mthrnite
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    Ok, so a round of stomach viruses has blown (chunks) throughout my household.. I was not spared, so I've had to wait until I was better before I had the "stomach" to clean up anyone else's spew.

    Result is: there's vomit stains on carpet, quilts, bedspreads, clothing, towels, pillows, furniture, etc... My main problem is the carpet.. most everything else I can just throw in the washing machine and pray over.. the carpet's a bitch though. Just getting it wet brings up the smell again and makes me queasy enough to vomit again.

    Is there something that chemically counteracts that godawful smell for long enough for me to actually scrub this mess out? Baking soda? Vinegar? I'm looking for something that won't stain the (unfortunately light colored) carpet in the process.

    Any help is appreciated, if you don't know, ask your mom.
     


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    BURN THE MOTH3R FuCK3R!!!
    Seriously, spare yourself, get another carpet.
     
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    That was obviously my first thought.. unfortunately not an option at this point. BTW, if that was your mom's suggestion, I'd like to meet your mom.
     
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    Scrub the piss out of it with a very small amount of dish soap and water. If you have a rug shampooer give it a go over with that after the soap and water. Then get yourself some frebreeze and you should be good to go.

    I'm not sure how it is were your living but around my area alot of grocery store rent rug shampooers.
     
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    Yes, it's what my mom said, but in quebec french and with a tabarnak or two.
    Why isn't it an option?
     
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    They do make a kind of stuff to counter the smell of vomit, but I can't rem what it's called. I know it exists because I've used it before when I worked at a movie theater years ago. You might be able to find it at one of those food supply places that supply stuff to stores.
     
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    Hire some foolish cleaner to do it for you, if that fails get *full* diving gear and proceed with shampooing/scrubbing.
     
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    Gas mask.



    Then heavy duty rug shampoo.
     
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    431unknown: I think I'll go the shampooer route, I recall seeing them at grocery stores too once upon a time.. actually I bet there's a dirt-devil equivalent that wouldn't be too expensive, I may check the department stores for something like that instead, could be a good investment.

    I've had this problem before, but wasn't sick myself at the time so wasn't in danger of horking up my stomach lining like I am this time. I'm gonna douse it with baking soda for the moment and see if that helps at all.

    Rayder.. is it that pink stuff that the school janitors use, idunno what that's called either.

    edit: Oh, and pyrmon, not an option because I'd have to move all furniture, tear up a nailed down wall-to-wall carpet, etc... I just don't have the energy, I've been sick as a dog and I'm barely over it.
     
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    Light coloured carpet and children?

    Anyhow I personally like the stuff they aim at cat vomit- you might still have to go in for a round of carpet shampoo later for stains but the smell should be gone unless you stick your nose right in it.

    Option 2- I have seen half decent dust masks go for next to nothing (or in this case about $20) these last couple of years (proper air filtration jobs- probably not something I would trust to hold up for long in an actual situation but certainly good enough for this and will be nicer than using some piece of junk paper mask next time you come to build something). I have thankfully been spared this one but the builders I know that do reclaim jobs (nightmare students/tenants, squatters, stray animals and the like or worse) swear by them.

    Option 3- Stick a bunch of Olbas Oil (or some similar "cough remedy" type thing- if it is heading towards making your eyes stream you are there) on a rag and tie it onto your face. Option 3.5 would be find a "bad" smell but one that is just annoying- kids stink bombs work.
     
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    Fast: counteracting the smell with a different strong smell might be just the ticket.. sounds bloody brilliant on paper anyway. It's mainly the "trigger effect" of smelling "that smell" that is giving me the problem. Maybe a cheap dust mask, which I have on hand, rubbed with a bit of peppermint oil or something... will try.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, wish me luck, here I go.

    I know, right?
     
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    I always get stuck with puke clean up. My wife with gag and blow at the slightest smell of chunks. My kid blew all over his bedroom a few weeks ago at like 2AM. I has up to my elbows in spew till 3AM. Not very pleasant but what can you do.
     
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    Vomit stains? Put furniture on top of it... NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW

    Or go to a profesional cleaning shop and ask there. They should have some strong spot remover, what you do is spray it, soak for about 20sec then grab a teatowel and a hot iron, put the teatowel over the spot and iron it with lots of steam. The spot remover will loosen up the particles and the heat/steam will make the particles move, the teatowel will soak it up.. done deal [​IMG]
     
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    Exactly.. I'm a single dad with two kids, so it always comes down to me. Usually I can take it, but we had a really rough stomach virus come through the house and no one was spared.. I swear there's vomit in every single room in the house. One of my boys started vomiting and ran through the house WHILE he was vomiting to find me and tell me he was vomiting... the bathroom is right next to his bedroom.. of course.
     
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    Excellent, more brilliance, thank you!
     
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    (From my mother)

    Rub in detergent over the stains leave it for a few mins.
    About 1/5 vinegar to 4/5 warm water, rub over the stain till it's gone.
    Then use warm water to get rid of the vinegar.

    Hope it helps [​IMG]
     
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    puke not only stains it can bleach too, i've ruined a good many of my pants with white or orange puke spots
     
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    [​IMG]

    My son did that once when he was 3. Kids gotta love'm.
     
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    If all else fails, mix bleach and ammonia.
    Will it get rid of the stains?....well, it'll certainly change the color of the carpet.
    Will it cover up the smell? Ohhh yeah.
    Will you give a damn about the vomit stains after using it? Hell no. You might even feel like adding a few more of your own to the rug.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     

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