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Old 02-13-2004, 07:39 PM
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Help!! Gotta get rid of the smell!!

I hope that someone can help me out!! My son threw up on our couch and I scrubbed the spot with water and a sponge and sprayed it with Febreeze, and it still smelled, so I used some kind of Orange cleaner and then sprayed with Febreeze again, still smelled, since then I've been spraying it at least once everyday and when you sit on the cushion next to it, you smell it STILL !!!! We're having company over on Sunday!!! I really need some ideas of how to get rid of this smell!!! The couch is actually a love seat that reclines both seats and the cushions don't come off!
Any ideas will be appreciated!!
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Old 02-13-2004, 08:33 PM
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Had the same experience last week !
I'd been looking for an excuse to get a Spotlifter from Bissell for a long time, and now I had it.
Its basically a steam cleaner thing-like you would clean your carpets with. Only this is hand held. It has a sprayer for the cleaning solution, scrubbers and a suction to suck all the solution and dirt/barf out :p

Ta-Da no more icky smell.

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Old 02-13-2004, 09:15 PM
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Thanks for the tip! Hadn't thought of that!

I'm near Vineland, about a half hour or so south from Pennsauken!
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:43 PM
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LJsmom,
I have been wanting to buy something similar also, the shark wet/dry hand held vac. I was waiting for it to go on sale and then use my gift cards to best buy! Seems it never goes on sale!!! I don't know I may have to break down and get it anyway! I know that you can rent some kind of wet vac from drug stores but that costs about $20, so I might as well spend that 20 on the one that I want and have it anytime I need it!! Which would be everyday considering my table that we eat at has to be on carpeting and my two boys aren't exactly neat!!!
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Old 02-14-2004, 07:49 AM
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One thing you might try is that baking soda-based carpet cleaner that you sprinkle on, then wait a bit and vacuum it off. They make formulas for pet odor; that should get rid of vomit odors too.

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To remove vomit odor from upholstered furniture, first thoroughly clean the area with an anti-bacterial disinfectant. If any stain remains, moisten a sponge with some bacteria/enzyme digester and blot stain according to directions on its label. Allow to thoroughly dry. If an odor remains, you can try covering the area with baking soda, letting it sit, then vacuuming. Or, deodorize the area with a couple of drops of Oil of Wintergreen in a bucket of water. You can also try commercial products designed to remove pet odors, as these are also very effective in removing vomit odors.
http://cleaning.lifetips.com/TipSC.asp__Q__id__E__55669

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You might want to try vinegar water.
I know when my kids were little either they wet the bed
or when the dog threw up I always used Vinegar. (white vinegar.)
It is a neutralizer.
I found it has worked for many things.
Even when poddy training a dog. Vinegar always got rid of the smell. Hope it works out for you.
Mel
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You might try Odoban found in some grocery stores or Sams.
Also you might try products that are made to remove pet odors.
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I would use just baking & vinegar!
Scrub it real good with just vinegar then make a paste with the two rub it on,let it on a few hours.Then wipe off.It should work,if not I would repeat. I wouldn't spray a bunch of stuff on it,cuz' you'd be just covering up the problem!
Let us know how you make out with it!
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I agree with the Odoban!! I used it a lot in my home daycare until we found out my husband is allergic!
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It sounds as though the pillow is saturated, so I'd suggest you either wash the whole pillow or bring it to a dry cleaners.
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