How to clean off Diarrhea from Carpet?
It can be disastrous to find the gooey and foul smelling stuff all over the carpet when you wake up in the morning. It’s no wonder that your dog can get an upset stomach from dietary allergies, parasites (Giardia, hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms), and stress, but the horrendous thing is to find its feces all over your living room’s carpet.
Here’s what you can do to get rid of diarrhea from your carpet. The best thing to do is to prepare yourself mentally before the situation gets best of you. Do Not Panic!
6 Steps to Cleaning Diarrhea off the Carpet
First and foremost, you must protect yourself and your home from the contagious enzymes that may contaminate your surroundings.
Wear disposable latex gloves and keep an open plastic bag by your side so you can pick up the stuff and put it inside the bag quickly.
Remove solids first
You’d want to remove the solid material before it dries onto the surface. It will be harder to get rid of dried stool from the carpet’s inner fabric. Wiping up the stool is best done by mopping it up using disposable paper towels or old towels, which can be disposed of afterward.
Do not blot the stained area until you clean it, as you may force the stool into the fibers.
The next things you can do is to spray the stained area with a pre-treatment laundry product that contains an oxygen bleach. You can let it sit as you mix up the new cleaning solution. The spray will help to loosen the stool materials from the carpet.
Soak the stain
Add heated water to a gallon bucket and mix in 2 tablespoons of liquid laundry detergent to make suds. The next, you can soak the area with the solution. Do let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
Find a proper brush to scrub the surface. Dip a soft bristle brush in the solution and apply it to the surface by scrubbing the stain repeatedly until it is gone. Work from the outer area of the stain to the inside. A proper scrub with a solution can help loosen microbe particles.
The last you can do is to rinse the bucket to remove residue and refill the bucket with cool water. Rinse the surface to get rid of any remaining detergent in the carpet. Once you get rid of detergent, blot the rinsed area with paper towels or a soft cloth to remove excess moisture
Cleaning the diarrhea is only a half-accomplished mission. The odor can sit for a long time on the carpet.
Remove the Diarrhea Odor off the Carpet
Prepare a solution
Add vinegar in cool water to create an odor-removing agent. You can combine the ingredients in a bucket and prepare the solution. Then pour some of it directly onto the formerly stained area.
Pat the area with a clean paper towel to remove the excess and let the area thoroughly dry.
A touch of baking soda
Sprinkle a baking soda over the formerly stained area and let it sit for at least 24 hours to remove any lingering odor. You can vacuum the baking soda the next day to remove the agent completely.