How to Clean a Sink After Vomit


For many people, the kitchen sink is their favorite place in the house. It’s where they do all sorts of things, from washing dishes to cooking to making a mess with water, food coloring, and flour. There are even some people who use it as a storage space! But no matter how much you love your sink, there may come a time when it will need cleaning after vomit. In this article, I will discuss how to clean a sink after vomit. So let us get started.

How to Clean a Sink After Vomit

A Detailed Stepwsie Guide on How to Clean a Sink After Vomit

Step 1:

First thing first – call an expert plumber or contact your local plumbing service company if the blockage is severe enough that sewage has backed up into your home. If you can’t afford this option right now, then try using one of these DIY methods below – but please note that neither method should be used if you have a severe sewage backup or flooding of your home.

Call an Expert Plumber

Step 2:

Let’s assume you do not have a significant blockage but find yourself with vomit in the sink – start this process by turning off the water supply to the kitchen sink (assuming it is stoppered at some point). You can do this by using an adjustable wrench to turn off the main water line.

If you don’t have access to an adjustable wrench, here are some alternatives: A pair of channel lock pliers will work in place of an adjustable wrench; A couple of slip-joint pliers may also work; Finally, if all else fails, then use whatever tools necessary to tighten that stainless steel nut on top of your faucet until it is hand tight. Then you can use a pair of long nose pliers to unscrew the nut and turn off your water supply.

Step 3:

After shutting off the water supply, clean up as much vomit from inside your sink as possible using paper towels or rags – don’t use a lot of different clothes; stick with 1-2 because these will be going into your trash can.

If you have too many dirty damp cloth, it will get disgusting in there, but luckily, this cleaning method is not actually about making things nice and tidy afterward, so never mind that detail! Also, try to keep all vomit away from the outside edges of the sink basin itself because we don’t want any on our countertops or tile floor yet!

Step 4:

If you have a garbage disposal, turn it on with the water shut off to flush any residual vomit down the drain stopper. Keep the remaining faucet open to prevent air from building up in your sink drain lines and causing a noisy venting issue when you re-start the sink water supply.

Step 5:

Fill a large plastic bucket about 3/4 full of hot water. Then add 2 cups of chlorine bleach and start this cleaning solution by cleaning inside walls of your sink with a toothbrush or other hand brush until they are entirely coated in the cleaning mixture – then leave this set for 10 minutes while allowing it to work its magic on any remaining bits stuck to your sink basin;

Step 6:

After letting the bleachy water do its thing for 10 minutes, use an old toothbrush or a hand brush to scrub off any stuck-on bits of vomit from the sink basin itself – if you find anything left over, then leave this set for another 10 minutes and try again…if still nothing is coming off during your next round of brushing, move onto the fourth step below

Use a Old Toothbrush

Step 7:

If no bits of excess vomit is coming off with brushing after two rounds, then go ahead and turn your sink faucet back on.

Next, fill a plastic bucket with hot tap water – at least half full should be enough to clean up what remains inside your sink using a badger-hair kitchen brush. Then pour the entire bucket’s contents into the drain to flush out any remaining parts of the vomit. If you are not concerned about making your sink sparkling clean, then just skip this final step and call it good enough.

Step 8:

Once the bucket has been emptied into the drain, go ahead and turn on your sink faucet again to wash away any remaining bleach water residue.

Leave the faucet open while cleaning up any extra paper towels or rags used during all of your previous steps above – using a paper towel or rag will prevent possible vomit stain on clothes while picking up bits of vomit, so do what you must hear, but I would advise against using sponges (especially if you don’t want puke odors in your sponge). Also, try to leave that excess mess behind for now because we still need to clean your floor!

Step 9:

If you don’t want to bend down and scrub your floor, then go ahead and use a mop or wet vac to quickly suck up any leftover bits of vomit – if necessary, do it again but try not to leave too much water on the floor because this will also cause staining. After cleaning your floor either with paper towels/rags (and throwing them away afterward) or with a wet vac or mop (and leaving that mess behind), you can go ahead and turn off that sink faucet unless the smell is making you sick; 10) Next I would recommend either placing fresh coffee grounds inside your garbage disposal to remove odors, or else pour some baking soda followed by vinegar down your drain to get rid of any leftover vomit smells.

Step 10:

After that, go ahead and cover up any puke stains on the surrounding countertops or floor by wiping up with paper towels or rags – then pour on some bleach water cleaning solution (with rubber gloves on) followed by wiping everything down with clear warm water after 10 minutes… afterward leave everything alone so it can all dry for another 10 minutes while you bring out the vacuum cleaner!

Step 11:

Once done cleaning, go ahead and use a wet vac or mop to do one last sweep of your floor. Then place small amounts of carpet fibers freshener in each room where you had to clean up after an interruption in this process – that’s anywhere except inside your sink basin itself! Also, leave the front door open just in case anyone happens to be home for this process so that they can see what’s going on inside your bathroom…it will help with explaining everything!

Use a Wet Vac or Mop

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do Vomit Germs Live?

Vomit is known to be the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria. When you vomit, these germs are thrown into the air, which could lead to them living on surfaces or in your mouth. The germs can live up to two hours after they have been thrown up.

What to Do After Vomiting?

1. Go to the bathroom and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

2. If you feel sick, stay lying down in a dark room for about 30 minutes until the feeling passes.

3. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, which can lead to serious complications such as kidney failure or a heart attack

4. Call your doctor if vomiting continues for more than two hours or if you feel weak, lightheaded, confused, dizzy, or have any chest pain

What Is the Best Way to Clean Up Vomit?

The best way to clean up vomit is by using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. This is because hydrogen peroxide breaks down the proteins that are present in vomit and makes it easier for the enzymes present in saliva to break them down.

Clean Up Vomit

You can also use bicarbonate of soda or a bowl of vinegar to help absorb any remaining smell from the vomit.


I hope this article has been beneficial for learning how to clean a sink after vomit. Thank you and have a nice day!

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