How to Clean Up Throw up and Disinfect Too
How to clean up throw up. If you have sick kids, you must thoroughly clean, throw up and ensure you don’t miss anything, or it can come back to haunt you! Plus, taking action after a vomit (or fecal) accident is important. Whether it’s a throw-up, diarrhea mess, or any mess with bodily fluid, it is the best cleanout to help prevent the spread of infection.
Diana, the germaphobe, was completely grossed out but being a mom, she still had to take action. She’s also a medical professional and is mindful of germs and not spreading illness. Whatever the reason you’re cleaning up throw-up, it’s a yucky job someone has to do!
So worry no more because we will guide you on how to clean up effectively, including that one step that many people miss to keep the whole house germ-free.
How to clean throw-up in the Bathroom
I’m not gonna lie. It’s gross, but we love our family, and this is a part of life… the messier part of life. So if that’s how you feel, it’s normal it’s okay to think your kids’ throw up is disgusting. We just have to roll with it.
What you’ll need
To sanitize the area completely, here’s the list of items you need to prepare:
- ➡️ Spray bottle
- ➡️ Blue Dawn dish soap (we
- ➡️ Hydrogen peroxide
- ➡️ Ammonia
- ➡️ Oxiclean white brightener
- ➡️ Hand Sanitizer
- ➡️ Lotion – your hands will get dry, so you have to moisturize after cleaning
- ➡️ Hard sole sandals – help prevent tracking the bug throughout the house and help keep it cleaner and germ-free
Clean after throw-up Method
Step 1: Make sure to block off all humans and pets from the contaminated area.
Clear other family members (especially small children and pets) away from the room.
Step 2: Put on disposable gloves to reduce exposure to the virus
Always remember to safeguard yourself from germs.
Step 3: Prepare a cleaning solution.
Mix water with a concentrated disinfectant in a spray bottle. You may also use sanitizing wipes. We LOVE Force of Nature cleaner because it’s non-toxic and safe for children and pets. And it’s a disinfectant.
Step 4: Spray the solution on the area and let it sit for 10-15 minutes
Spray thoroughly, especially on those hard-to-clean spots, to loosen up dried or thick fluids.
Step 5: Wipe off the area again
When cleaning up after throw-up, widen your view of what you need to clean. Never underestimate how far vomit can splatter, including your walls, corners, other appliances, or fixtures.
Step 6: Steam clean or use a brush to thoroughly clean crevices
I highly recommend using a steam cleaner, a toothbrush, or a scrub brush to get into those tiny spaces or crevices. There might be some spots that you may have missed by wiping them only.
You may also want to check out our HomeRight Steam Cleaner review and buy one using this link.
Step 7: Final touches
This is the last and most important step that people often skip. Disinfect the area again by spraying a solution. Instead of wiping off the area immediately, leave the area for 3-4 minutes. This will allow the chemical cleaner to kill the bacteria and viruses on the surface effectively.
We love steam cleaners because they can get what you can’t see but leaves an awful smell!