How to remove poop stains from carpet is something every mom runs into at least once. Follow this cleaning tutorial to learn how to remove poop stains from carpets. This DIY poop stain remover will get rid of the smell too!
If you have a baby in diapers, about the worst thing that can happen is them getting a bought of sickness that gives your baby the runs. Yes, I mean diarrhea. Sorry, it’s not very glamorous to talk about. Actually, it downright gross and it stinks. But, it is an unfortunate and common reality for all parents, at some point.
I have already shared what to do to remove baby poop stains from clothes (and bedding or whatever) but if your human baby gets some of their nasty feces mess onto something you can’t run through a washing machine, or stick out in the sunshine, you have to treat it differently in order to remove the stain and the smell.
This past winter my toddler baby had a week of frequent runny poo explosions.
During this week-long diarrhea sickness, she was coming downstairs like she normally does, sliding down on her belly. Well, she slid down with a diaper of full of runny poop which oozes out, leaving a trail of disgusting bright yellow poop behind her. It smelt so bad!
Because I’m a blogger, and love sharing cleaning tips and tutorials with my readers, I decided to document my poop stain removal process for you, because chances are, it will happen to you as a parent!
How to Remove Poop Stains from Carpets
The following cleaning tutorial will cover how to clean up poop from carpets, how to remove the poop stain, and how to remove the smell too!
Materials Needed to Remove Poop Stains
- Spray Bottles
- Blue Dawn dish detergent
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- White Vinegar
- Paper Towels
- Clean white rags
- Baking Soda
- Measuring Cup
- Trash Bag
- Gloves (optional)
Instructions to Remove Poop Stains
Remove Poop Mess from Carpet
1. First, you’ll need to clean up the mess. Put on a pair of rubber or latex gloves (optional), and grab a roll of paper towels and a trash bag, and pick up (or scoop up) the top layer of the poop, working from the outside in so as not to spread the stain and mess more than absolutely needed. Throw the soiled paper towels in the trash bag and discard.
Remove Poop Stain from Carpet
2. Now to clean up the poop stain on your carpet, mix a small OxiClean (to bottom line in measuring cup) into an empty and clean spray bottle, using a funnel. Add about 1 1/3 cups of warm water into the spray bottle. Add a few drops of Blue Dawn Dish Soap to the spray bottle. You can also add 2 tablespoons of Hydrogen Peroxide. Put the lid on the spray bottle and gently mix together.
3. Spray this solution onto the stain, soaking it thoroughly. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
4. Blot the stain with a clean white cloth, working from the outside in. Do not rub, just blot! Keep blotting with clean towels until stain is lifted.
5. Rinse the area really well with clear cold water.
6. Dry the area with another clean white cloth by blotting the area, finishing up a paper towel. Step on the towels with your foot to remove the moisture.
Remove Poop Smell from Carpet
7. To remove the poop smell from the carpet, fill a new spray bottle halfway with vinegar and then fill the rest of the bottle with warm tap water.
8. Spray cleaning solution onto the stain until it is visibly wet.
10. Once it is as dry as you can get it, put a light layer of baking soda onto the area.
11. Let the baking soda sit on the carpet for 24 hours or until completely dry.
12. Vacuum up the baking soda.
Though it took a lot of work, the carpet is now stain-free and smell-free! Carpeting is much more work to remove poop stains from than baby clothes with poop on them! Thankfully, my baby eventually got over her sickness too.
If you are dealing with other common carpet stains, be sure to check out Jeni’s post on how to remove carpet stains! It’s pretty amazing how well her method works, and without any chemicals (but it helps to do it when the stains are fresh!). Or check out this post on how to get pet stains out of carpet if you need to know how to remove the other type of potty accident on your carpet.
And be sure to check out this post on how to remove poop stains from baby clothes!
For more smell-fighting tips, check out the following ways on how to clean away the odors:
- How to remove urine smells from a mattress
- How to deodorize the garbage disposal
- How to remove fridge odor and smells
- How to remove odor from clothes that smell after washing them
- How to remove vomit smell in cars
- How to remove mildew smell from towels