Vomit odor in couch--HELP!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chicks4kids, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    The other morning, my long haired cat threw up on our t.v. room couch. No big deal really, I thought. However upon closer inspection, it was runny and no solids, so out came the shampooer and me off to do my wonderful cat owning duties of cleaning up after the little hairball.

    Anyway, now after shampooing the couch TWICE, there is still an odor. Normally, I don't smell anything, but it's so strong that it smells like human vomit. Seriously. [​IMG] And I can't seem to get rid of the smell. I'm ready to throw my couch out and light it on fire.

    I seem to smell it throughout the house, but I have an incredibly sensitive nose. I think it's horrible and DH can only smell it if he's in that room...not good enough for me!! I don't want to smell it at all!!

    Any suggestions as to how to get rid of this will be tried and greatly appreciated!!
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    What our vet recommened - A spray made by OdoBan called Pet Odor and Stain Carpet spray.
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Try vinegar. If that doesn't work get something meant for pet stains and odors.
  4. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    you can try to mix half water half amonia in spray bottle then scrub with wet rag I woudl make sure it wont stain though but I have used this on my carpet. In my car everywhere and had no prob Good luck
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    Go to the local janitorial supply. You will find a lot of products with enzymes formulated to get rid of odors by chemically breaking them down rather than just masking them.
  6. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    My favorite with stinky shoes is to fill with dry baking soda and leave for a week in the dry garage - could you do something like that for the sofa? Load the area with baking soda and cover with a towel for a few days...
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Quote:Vinegar is great at breaking down enzymes and cheap too.
  8. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    I always use vinegar- when it dries the smell is gone
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I poured a bottle of febreeze on my sons mattress and it took the odor away.
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Quote:Did your son vomit on his mattress? I probably don't really wanna know.

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