How to clean fecal matter off the rug?

Cleaning dried diarrhea off rug

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  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Sep 20, 2017
    Eeew, sorry. Sweep or vacuum up anything dry, and then gently rub with soap towards the center to get the rest without making the stain bigger. If you can, finish with a wet carpet cleaner using pet odor remover solution, it's best for stinky stuff.
  • Amanda Amanda on Sep 20, 2017
    I would also try some white vinegar to disinfect the area!
  • Marty Phelps Marty Phelps on Sep 20, 2017
    After it dries scrape off as much as you can (if impossible to separate from rug fibers use craft/small scissors and make vertical slits to separate and remove as much as possible without damaging the rug. Then mist with peroxide. Use a rag (towel works great) and press down, do not rub, into the stain. Rag will absorb as you press. Make sure the towel is clean, so do only small spots at a time with clean different portions of the rag. When most has come off re=wet the stain and press the towel down into the rug and only then turn the around, like spin it as you press. Takes time but it works.
  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Sep 20, 2017
    WET the entire area with cold water & let it set until moist again. Fill a disposable bowl (or bucket) with cold water & Dawn until sudsy. With paper towels, scrub the area until clean. Let it dry completely & vacuum up the paper bits. Done! We do this all the time with our dog. Works really well. :)
  • Beckie Beckie on Sep 20, 2017
    As I believe you are asking about "human" fecal matte, I suggest getting some Dreft laundry detergent. It's made for Baby diapers(yup, real cloth diaper)and mix a cup or so in a gallon bucket. After removing as much as possible of the "mess", using a white/light colored rag, lightly wet the stain with the Dreft solution and let it soak for at least 30min before using a Dry towel to soak up the solution. Repeat til you get the results you desire! Afterwards be sure you blot your carpet with plain water ! It has worked for me as a caregiver, many times on my Very light colored carpets, so Good Luck!
  • V Smith V Smith on Sep 20, 2017
    Poop, is water soluble. Get up any dry bits that you can. Then, just get it wet and use an extraction device (shop vac or rug machine). Repeat water and extraction until poop is gone. Detergent or soap will attract dirt in the future use something specifically made for carpet.
  • Tiphanie Tiphanie on Sep 20, 2017
    yes i would use the dreft baby laundry detergent with water and a wet /dry shop vac to get it up why use towels or paper towels then you have a mess to wash or throw away the shop vac will get the water and mess out of the padding below after you get it up drain the vac and redo the area with just water to get the detergent out use the vac again drain it again and keep using the vac until no more water comes up it should dry rather quickly after that
  • Frances Vogel Frances Vogel on Sep 21, 2017
    Oxi-Clean is perfect for any organic stains. A mix of oxi clean powder with water, the thickness or thinness depending on how big the stain and how dry it has become. If really dried, I would spray with water until very wet, then add a water & oxi clean mixture. Allow to soak and then adding water until it is thin enough to towel up working in small areas. My husband has restored a nice rug we had that had been keeping, and it had several urine stains from pets. After the stains were gone, a faint smell still existed from age I suppose. He found white vinegar to be the only thing that did the trick. Hope these ideas help.. I add the Oxi-Clean powder kind to every load of wash and it really cleans all kinds of organic stuff, from grass and dirt stains to body excretions and sweat. The vinegar is a last resort I think....but it works on really stubborn stains.
  • Mel30064083 Mel30064083 on Sep 21, 2017
    I have a product made just for this problem. It's called PetZyme Stain & Odor Remover. You can buy it at Petsmart. It is an enzyme product used to eliminate pet urine, feces, vomit, and more, and it eliminates odors. I have had this problem with my cat once or twice (a cat I no longer have). It works wonders and eliminates everything, including the odors that may be left behind. So if you have a cat, they won't smell the remaining urine odor and pee in that spot again. It is also available in a gallon jug refill container, which I also have. I don't need to use much and I've had this a long time, yet I haven't had to use any from the refill jug yet, so it lasts and lasts. It's great stuff. It is ideal for carpets, upholstery, pet beds, clothing, and other surfaces, and it's safe to use around children.
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