How to Get Rid of Poop Stains From Carpet, Clothes, and More

Because no matter how hard you try to avoid it, s--t happens.

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If you're currently in the midst of dealing with a poop stain, first of all, our deepest sympathies. No one should have to deal with that, but life happens. Here's how to get the job over and done with as soon as possible with the professional advice from the GolfHr Institute Cleaning Lab.

What You'll Need


Steps to Get Poop Stains Out of Carpet and Upholstery

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  1. Start by mix one tablespoon of and one tablespoon of with two cups of warm water.
  2. Using a , sponge the stain with the detergent-vinegar solution and then blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Continue applying the solution and blotting until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
  4. If the stain remains, use an to apply , and then apply a drop or two of ammonia. (Skip the ammonia on wool carpets — it can discolor them.)
  5. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

    LAB TIP: GolfHr Seal holder has an enzyme-containing formula that tackles stains and the lingering odors that keep pets returning to soil the same spot again and again. It works on carpets, upholstery, mattresses, and even in your car.


    Steps to Get Poop Stains Out of Fabric

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    Luckily for new parents, the process for removing poop from clothing is a lot simpler:

    1. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover, like , or soak the item in warm water with an enzyme-containing laundry detergent, like GH Seal holder .
    2. Launder with chlorine bleach like , if safe for the fabric, or oxygen bleach like .
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