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How to Remove Faeces from your Carpet

Date posted: 24 November 2016

Whether you're in the midst of potty-training your child, or you come in after a walk and accidentally tread some animal faeces onto your carpet, there are effective steps you can take to remove poo from your carpet and prevent a long-term stain – and unpleasant odours.


If you work through the following steps you should clean your carpet thoroughly:

  1. Scrape up as much of the faeces or diarrhoea as you can from the carpet, ensuring you don't spread it over an even wider area. If you are cleaning up diarrhoea, go to step 2. If you are cleaning more solid faeces go straight to step 5.
     
  2. Sprinkle an absorbent powder such as bicarbonate of soda / baking soda onto the remaining diarrhoea stains. Leave for 15-20 minutes.
     
  3. Scrape up or vacuum the bicarbonate of soda / baking soda, which will have absorbed most of the liquid from the diarrhoea.
     
  4. If there still appears to be some liquid remaining, repeat steps 2 and 3, sprinkling the area again with bicarbonate of soda / baking soda, then hoovering – until no more liquid is absorbed by the powder.
     
  5. Make up a cleaning solution using two cups of water, one tablespoon of washing up liquid, and one tablespoon of white vinegar.
     
  6. Using a small amount of the solution, blot the faeces / diarrhoea stain with a clean cloth.
     
  7. Blot gently at the stain until all the liquid has been absorbed.
     
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the diarrhoea / faeces stains are removed from the carpet.
     
  9. Use a little cold water and a clean cloth to sponge the area, removing any remaining cleaning solution from your carpet.
     
  10. Blot the area dry.
     
  11. Apply some hydrogen peroxide (6% solution) to the stained area using an eye dropper – unless you are cleaning natural fibre carpets such as wool, which may become bleached by this treatment.
     
  12. Before using the hydrogen peroxide, make sure you test it out on a hidden area of your carpet to make sure it does not damage it or remove the dye.
     
  13. Use a minimal amount of cold water on a clean cloth to blot the area to remove the residual cleaning solution.
     
  14. Blot the area dry once again.

The same cleaning process will work on upholstery, and even mattresses.

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