So, are you dealing with vomit, puke or sick in your car? Well, whatever you may call it, we need to get this puke out of your car right now! RIGHT NOW! So, whether you or one of your passengers threw up inside your car you need to get this out ASAP. Smelling puke while you’re driving might trigger you and other people inside the car to vomit as well. Thus, creating a domino effect and getting trapped in a never-ending loop of everybody throwing up inside your car simultaneously. Just picture that!
Also, dealing with vomit in your car can be a nauseating. As well as a challenging task. So, whether it’s from motion sickness. Overindulgence. Or illness… Cleaning up the vomit promptly is essential to prevent stains. Odours. And even potential health hazards. So, in this blog post. We will provide you with a detailed guide on how to get puke out of car. So, let’s get to it! By starting to gather some cleaning supplies.

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Get the puke out of your car fast!

Firstly, the key to successfully removing vomit from your car is to act swiftly. Because, the longer the vomit sits in your car’s seats. Carpets. Or upholstery. Subsequently the more difficult it will be to clean. And that is due to the fact that most of what you will vomit will be liquids. Thus, the vomit won’t just lie on the mere surface. It will most likely penetrate quite a bit of your seats and anything that unfortunately was also in the way. And therefore, the more likely it is to leave a lasting smell.
Which we definitely want to avoid from happening. So, as soon as you discover the mess. Strat gathering your cleaning supplies. And tackle the problem head-on.

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1. Gear Up to Get the Puke Out

So, before you begin the cleaning process. Make sure you have all the necessary supplies on hand. Here are some items you’re going to need.

  • Rubber gloves.
  • Plastic scraper or spatula.
  • Paper towels or old rags.
  • Baking soda.
  • White vinegar.
  • Enzyme cleaner.
  • Carpet cleaner or upholstery cleaner.
  • Trash bags.

Having these supplies ready will make the cleaning process more efficient and effective.

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2. Get any solid puke out of the car

So, start by putting on your gloves. And grabbing your plastic scraper. Or spatula to remove any solid debris such as chunks of vomit from the affected area. Also, have your plastic trash bag around so you may use it to dispose what you are getting out of your car’s affected area. Also, if there are any pieces that you cannot gather with your scraper or your spatula. Then, you might need to pick it out and lift it with your hand. And yes, that’s why we included gloves in the list.
Also, be gentle to avoid pushing the vomit further into the upholstery or carpet. Or even smearing. And spreading it around. As you can see by now the job is nastier and more serious then what you may have thought. But it’s okay, if you realize at any point that you do not want to do this by yourself, we’ve got your back.

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3. How to get the remaining puke out

After you have finally taken the big chunks out. Now you must be wondering. How to get the rest of the puke out of the car? Well firstly start by using paper towels or rags. Afterwards just simply blot the area to soak up as much liquid as possible. But avoid rubbing the area as this can spread the vomit and making it harder to clean. So, basically keep blotting or dabbing your soaked rags.
You will most likely repeat this process for a while as this is necessary to finally remove the vomit out of the car. Every once in a while, wet the rags so you may dab and wipe the affected area. Like we mentioned before this process will have to be repeated many times until most of the puke is out.
In case you notice that the vomit has gone far too deep into the affected area or areas. Then you will need to try to vacuum the remaining out. And you will most likely need a shop vacuum in order to reach for the vomit that has traveled too deep. Because perhaps any ordinary vacuum might not have the enough suction in order to get the puke out.

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4. The solution is a solution

As in a liquid solution.
So, create a solution of white vinegar and water (1:1 ratio) and spray it onto the affected area. Why white vinegar though? Well white vinegar is known for its disinfecting properties and can help neutralize odors. Also, you may apply an enzyme cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Thus, enzyme cleaners are effective at breaking down organic matter like vomit and eliminating odors at their source. Also, try to sprinkle baking soda generously over the affected area. Baking soda helps absorb odors and can also help lift stains from upholstery or carpet.
However, you might want to do this step once again after you have done your best at removing the vomit from your car and you have left the area to dry out. So, maybe try sprinkling more baking soda and vacuuming and do this multiple times as aftercare for the damage done to your car.

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5. Get the stubborn puke out of the car

So, if there are still visible stains or odors after using baking soda. Vinegar. And enzyme cleaner. Well maybe now consider using a carpet cleaner if the affected area was the carpet. likewise, if it was the upholstery. You would go for an upholstery cleaner specifically designed for your car’s interior. And same goes for your car seat.
Also, you might have to keep in mind that if you have a cloth car seat. And that was the most affected area. Plus, you may have taken some time to start cleaning your car. Then maybe your car seat won’t be the same afterwards. Sorry for the bad news but it’s true. Yes, you can easily get most of the vomit out. By following all the steps on this blog. But maybe some of the vomit penetrated too deep into your car seat. Or even a stain that doesn’t seem to go away.
However, you could always combat that with seat covers. Also, with car deodorants for the smell. Maybe for the future you would want to prepare especially if you. Or one of your family members are prone to nauseating while going out for a ride. Then perhaps you should buy car seat covers and have always ready some cleaning supplies with you. And some bags just in case things get out of hands again.

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6. Lastly air out your car

If you already tried all of the steps, we mentioned but you still have vomit in the depths of your seat maybe try vacuuming and as a last resort and if that still doesn’t work consider taking your car to the car wash and consult with one of the workers here. So anyways after you have cleaned up the vomit to the best of your ability. Now leave your car windows open or use a fan to help air out any lingering odors. Thus, ensuring that your car smells fresh again. By following these steps diligently, you can effectively remove puke from your car and restore its cleanliness. Remember that prompt action is key to preventing stains. And odors from setting in permanently. Also, if you have a safe place for your car to air out and at the same time receive sunlight.
That would be ideal because the sun will help to dry the affected area that you have been working with. And will even help with any bad odors. Also don’t forget as we mentioned before that sprinkling baking soda and then vacuuming it off will help with lingering odors. So, you might want to incorporate this step on your weekly of monthly interior car cleaning routine. And eventually your car’s carpet or seats might go back to not smelling bad anymore.

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Plan B

I have good news for all of those that are too busy or just don’t want to busy themselves! Stress no more my friend because if you are starting to realize that the severity of this matter was bigger than what you thought. And now you’re double thinking about getting involved with the job. Well, we don’t blame you. Because it actually is a pretty big and nasty job.
So, maybe consider leaving this mess to the professionals. So, feel more than welcome to drive by as soon as you find yourself in that situation to our car wash if you live or work anywhere around Watford. Rickmansworth. Bushey. Elstree. or Borehamwood… Then consider taking a drive to Car Wash Watford. And save yourself a headache and ensure your car carpet or any affected area is thoroughly and professionally cleaned. So, click here and book your appointment now!

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