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How to Remove Vomit in Carpet


Vomit Removal

Vomit is made of stomach acids as well as any ingested food or beverages. One difficulty in removing some vomit is that it may contain dyes, which can permanently stain the carpet.


Basic Option:

  1. Apply Matrix Release undiluted. Tamp and blot with a spotting brush and spotting towel.
  2. Apply Matrix Target Tannin Stain Remover undiluted. Tamp and blot with a spotting brush and spotting towel.
  3. Apply Matrix Spot Out undiluted. Tamp and blot with a spotting brush and spotting towel
  4. Using an extraction machine, rinse thoroughly with water.
  5. If there are dyes in the vomit, use Matrix Advanced Stain Remover. Mix equal parts of solutions A & B together and apply to the spot. Place a damp clean white towel over the spot and use an iron set at the lowest steam setting. Allow 4 minutes of dwell time, and then check the towel to make sure the carpet dye is not being removed. Continue to apply the iron and check it until the stain is gone.


Warning and Cautions: Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.

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  1. Matrix® Spot Out Spotter
    Matrix® Spot Out Spotter

    Starting at $9.07

    Spot Out is a water-based spotter that removes even the most stubborn oil- and water-based stains fast so you can get on with your cleaning. It's our most popular all-purpose carpet spotter because it works—FAST!

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  2. Nylon Spotting Brush
    Nylon Spotting Brush

    This 10-inch-long spotting brush features short, stiff white nylon bristles that stand up well against daily tamping and brushing activities. Use this brush for agitating spotting solutions for thorough cleaning performance.

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  3. Matrix® Release
    Matrix® Release

    Starting at $10.95

    A highly effective pre-spray for heavily soiled, greasy traffic lanes, Release also makes an excellent general-purpose spotter that may be mixed with solvents or water.

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  4. Matrix® Advanced Stain Remover
    Matrix® Advanced Stain Remover

    Starting at $21.95

    Advanced Stain Remover (ASR) is a 2-part stain removal solution that will work magic on most stains caused by coffee, urine, tea, and many other difficult-to-remove discolorations.

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  5. Matrix® Target Tannin Stain Remover
    Matrix® Target Tannin Stain Remover

    Starting at $12.81

    Target is ideal for removing alkalines and tannin stains, such as coffee, tea, urine, perfume, and others. This acid-side spotter can also be used for correcting browning, dye reversal, and setting fugitive dyes. It is also excellent for removing ice melt residue.

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