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How to Remove Vomit From a Mattress

People spend a lot of time on their mattress, and if you do not take the time to clean yours properly, you can put your health at risk. You must remove the vomit from your mattress as soon as you notice it to prevent exposing yourself to dangerous germs. Once you remove the vomit from the mattress, ensure that the area dries thoroughly to keep your mattress from smelling foul.

Use a plastic paint scraper to scoop up the vomit and to scrape away any vomit that dried. Soak up any excess liquid with paper towels.

Spray an enzyme-cleaning product onto the vomit stain. Follow the directions on the product carefully.

Blot the vomit stain with a clean cotton washcloth. Continue to blot the area with the washcloth to remove the vomit stain, and spray the area with more enzyme cleaner to remove heavy stains.

Sprinkle baking soda over the stain to remove any odours. Allow the baking soda to dry on the wet area, and then remove it with a vacuum cleaner.

Place the mattress outside to air dry. Find a location that receives direct sun to allow the sunlight to dry the area, which will help to remove any lingering odours. Do not place the mattress outside if rain is possible.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic paint scraper
  • Paper towels
  • Commercial enzyme cleaner
  • Washcloths
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum cleaner
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About the Author

Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.