How to Clean Vomit from a Mattress

Vomit is a very unpleasant thing to deal with. It can be challenging when it is on your mattress, and you don’t know how to clean it. Luckily, we’ve got some great tips for you! Below are three steps that will help you remove vomit from your mattress and make sure the smell doesn’t come back anytime soon:

1) Start by opening up all of the windows in your home or apartment. This will allow fresh air to circulate the room, which will help get rid of any foul odours.

2) Next, remove the covers or items in the area where vomit was and put them into the washing machine. Make sure not to get in on any surfaces in your home or apartment.

3) Use a wet/dry vacuum to suck up any excess liquid that has already made its way into the mattress. This will help prevent it from spreading around your home or apartment.

4) Apply baking soda to the sick area of the mattress and leave for 2 hours before vacuuming again.

Note: If it’s a rather tough stain, check out how to clean a mattress.

Alternative way

The first step in removing vomit from a foam mattress would be to remove the sheets and bedding. Remove all of the vomit that you can with rags or something else, but do not rub it into the mattress, making it more difficult to clean later. Then spray hydrogen peroxide over any remaining stains on your mattress until they are completely covered. Let sit for about five minutes before scrubbing the peroxide and stains with a soft cloth. If the vomit was an oily substance such as hair spray, use dish soap instead of hydrogen peroxide to clean your mattress.

After you have cleaned up all remnants of the vomit from your mattress, it would be best if you leave your windows open for about fifteen minutes so that there is enough ventilation for the mattress to dry. You can then spray your mattress with a disinfectant if you feel it is necessary, but this step was not included in our original instructions because most people do not have bed bugs or lice that are present in their vomit.

How to protect your mattress

How to protect your mattress from further sick accidents is to have a mattress protector. Not only do they protect from these accidents, but they also stop water and other allergens from entering your bed. It also helps if you use a waterproof pillowcase and bed sheet protector under your normal sheets, which will help protect the mattress from any bodily fluids such as vomit or blood.