Dear Home-Ec 101,
What is the best way to clean diarrhea off of carpet? I’ll spare you the exact details, but let’s just say it’s pretty heinous.
Poopy in Peewauket
Oh, dear. Clearly, your day has been crappier than mine, so I shall cut out the bad puns and get right down to the business at hand.
An immediate temporary measure is to use paper towels to blot up as much of the mess as possible, then put some Spray N Wash down on the area and blot. This will help keep the stain from setting. But to clean up the mess entirely, you are going to have to pull out the big guns.
You need some strong suction to be able to suction up that diarrhea. Regular household carpet cleaners will not normally be able to do the job. I would rent a commercial machine like a Rug Doctor. As far as a cleaner to use in the machine, my recommendation is to use Kids ‘N’ Pets.
Kids ‘N’ Pets is one of the greatest things I have ever found to clean up pet and kid messes. We buy it by the caseload, and it is hands down the best thing I have tried.
After you have cleaned the mess with the chemical and gotten the stain up, go over the area several times with clear water. This will help rinse out the machine as well as making sure the area is fully cleaned.
I sure hope your day goes better!
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