How to Get Vomit Smell Out of Room

When throw is left to sit, it can develop a smell so awful that it can consume all of the fresh air within the room.  The stench ferments within the flooring and seems as though it will never go away.

Fortunately, there are several solutions for freshening a room plagued by throw-up.  With the help of several household cleaning supplies, you will be able to wipe out this sharp odor and make sure it is gone for good.

Act Quickly

1 Scoop It Up

Once the vomit hit the floor within your room, you are in a race against time to clean this substance up.  The longer you wait, the deeper the juices will get within the flooring, and the more challenging it will be to clean and deodorize.  Be sure to get the majority of it content of this spill up before washing the spot down.

2 Dish Detergent

Create a warm soapy mixture of dish detergent to scrub this spot down.  Dunk rag in solution and continually scrub location ensuring to get all bits and pieces of the vomit up and out of the flooring.  Upon completion, all visible signs of the vomit lifted out of the location.

Household Smell Removal Solutions

Often cleaning a the location of an accident is not enough to odor.  By putting the following solutions to use, you will be able to wipe out the remaining odor producing residues within the flooring.

1 Open Windows

Before getting started with any of the below solutions, make sure that you have opened all of the window available to you within the room.  This will provide temporary fresh air, as well as needed ventilation to sweep out the stench.

2 Enzyme Cleaners

These types of cleaners are the best solution for wiping out organic substances like vomit.  Enzymes are a fantastic solution for vomit spills, as the solution will literally go to work at eating organic materials like vomit on the spot.  Simply pour a half cup of this onto the location that has experienced the damage and let substance air dry off.  Products like containing active enzymes like Nature’s Cure, can be purchased at most pet stores and large grocery stores.

3 White Vinegar

Pouring a small amount of white vinegar on the spot can do wonders for removing the unwanted vomit odors. Vinegar has chemical properties that work to neutralize almost all organic odors, including throw-up.  By pouring a small portion on the source of the smell and leaving it to air dry, your will be able to remove much of the unwelcome aroma.

4 Baking Soda + Hydrogen Peroxide

Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are excellent cleaner and also work well in deodorizing acidic spills like vomit. Mix one teaspoon baking soda,  three tea spoons of hydrogen peroxide and one cup of water, and pour on the location of the odor.  Let the mixture seep into the flooring and evaporate carrying much of the vomit smell out.  As an added benefit, any floor discoloration left from the vomit will likely be lightened and lifted of from the lightening properties within both baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

5 Baking Soda

Pour a heavy amount of baking soda on the location of the spill and let powdery substance sit for 24-48 hours.  The baking soda will work slowly to capture much of the odor producing acids and neutralize them.  After a day or two, return to the spot to vacuum the powder up, leaving freshened flooring behind.

6 Vodka

This substance has been used for generations as a deodorizing compound for household spills.  Pour a half cup of the vodka on the location of the acidic accident and let alcohol cut through the vomit residues.  After the substance has evaporated, you can enjoy a room free of vomit odors.

7 Cat Litter

This another dry substance that works great and pulling unwanted organic odors out of flooring.  Sprinkle a heavy amount of this substance of the location, and let sit for 24-48 hours.  After a day or two, return to vaccuum the cat litter up and return you room to it’s previous odor-free condition.

8 Febreze

This product works wonders at cutting through a wide range of odors.  When the smell produced from the vomit is not great, you may wish to use this product to give the spot a heavy spray down.  Let the location air dry, and kiss much of the acidic odor away.


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Joe Fresh

Joe is an odor combatant, chemistry extraordinaire and all around good guy. He has an over-productive olfactory system with absolutely zero tolerance for unpleasant aromas.

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