How to Get Poop out of Carpet

Whether you are parents to a human baby or a fur baby, you will be familiar with the frustration of getting poop on your carpet.

And while it definitely isn’t a great experience, you don't have to let it ruin your whole day. Accidents happen, and luckily learning how to get poop out of a carpet isn’t as difficult as you think. 

It takes a little bit of elbow grease to do, but it is worth it to make sure that the job is done properly. As with cleaning toddler pee from a carpet, there are also natural ways of removing poop and poop stains. 

But unfortunately, using these natural home remedies isn’t as effective as our products are, and might leave you more frustrated than anything. 

So, for that reason, we have focused solely on using our products to remove poop from your carpets. These products are tried and tested, and we know that they will work wonders for you. 

What this article covers:

How To Get Human Poop Out Of A Carpet

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Let’s face it, poop happens, especially when you have babies and toddlers running around. Luckily getting poop out of a carpet isn’t very difficult, it is a very similar job to getting rid of vomit on a carpet.

Getting the stains, odor, and bacteria out of the carpet is the bigger job. But we will get into those details a bit later. Let’s first focus on just getting the actual poop out of your carpet. 

Step 1: Gather Your Equipment

Since human feces is filled with all different kinds of bacteria, you definitely want to avoid touching it with your hands, even if it has dried out. 

So the first thing that you need to do is get some equipment to help you. This will include the following.

  • Disposable gloves
  • Plastic bags
  • Paper towels
  • An old cloth
  • Some water. 

Step 2: Remove The Solid Pieces Of Poop 

To remove the poop, use a plastic bag or dry paper towels. Put on the gloves and grab the poop with paper towels or a plastic bag. Put it in the bag, close it, and dispose of the bag properly in the trash. 

If the poop is not solid, you will need to scrape it up into a bag. A knife or spoon should work to help you do this. Just make sure that you clean and sterilize it properly after it has been used. 

Step 3: Clean The Remaining Poop Left In The Carpet Fibers

It is likely that even after you have removed the solid pieces of poop, there may be some small pieces stuck to the carpet fibers. 

To remove this, use the old cloth and dampen it with water. Take note that if you don’t have an old cloth that can be used, wet paper towels will suffice, too. 

Blot at the spot with the damp cloth. If it is necessary, pinch at the carpet fibers to try and get all of the poop out. 

Once all the solid pieces have been removed, we recommend blotting the carpet with a wet cloth for a while longer to make sure that all the poop is gone. 

While these steps may get human poop out of your carpet, it doesn’t tackle the stain, odor, or bacteria that remains. Read the next section to see how to tackle all of these issues. 

How To Remove Poop Stains From A Carpet 

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Now that the poop is out of the carpet, how do you get rid of the stain, odor, and bacteria? 

The process you follow is the same as what you would do if you were trying to remove yellow dog stains from a carpet, or if you wanted to remove blood from a carpet.

While there are natural methods to do this, because of the bacteria in the feces, we would recommend using our products instead. 

The two that we most highly recommend are our Unchained Urine Stain And Odor Remover, as well as any of our carpet presprays

While it might say “urine” in the name, our Unchained Urine Stain And Odor remover works just as well for feces and is what is going to save your carpet. It is strong enough to remove feces stains and odors, but gentle enough not to damage your carpet. 

Since it is made with Hydrogen Peroxide, it is also sure to kill the bacteria from the faces. 

Let's have a look at how you can use it to remove poop stains and all that comes with it. 

Step 1: Dilute Your Unchained Urine Stain And Odor Remover

The first thing you need to do is dilute the Unchained Urine Stain And Odor Remover (USOR) with water according to the instructions on the back of the bottle.

Spray it on the stain and press it into the carpet. Let it sit for a bit, as it needs to break down the feces and kill all of the bacteria that are present. 

Step 2: Use A Prespray

The next step is to use one of our carpet presprays. Dilute it with water as instructed before use, and use a spray gun to spray it on the carpet. 

Let it sit for about 10 minutes before going on to the next step.

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Step 3: Agitate The Carpet

The next step is to agitate the carpet. All that this is, is using something to loosen the dirt particles from the carpet, by rubbing it up and down the fibers.

Agitation allows for more effective cleaning and prevents any residue from being left on the carpet. 

Use a brush to scrub and agitate the spot where the prespray is. Be careful not to over-agitate the carpet, as you don’t want to ruin the fibers. 

You can also use our Rotovac carpet cleaning machine to help with your agitation. It is a lot more effective and gentler on your carpet but is quite pricey. But, if poop stains are a regular occurrence for you, it is something that is worth looking into.

Step 4: Rinse The Carpet

The last step is to rinse the carpet. This can just be done with water, but it would be more effective to use one of our rinses to do so.

The acidity of the rinse helps to neutralize the alkaline properties of the carpet cleaners that you were previously using. Water isn’t acidic, so it won’t do this. 

Neutralizing the pH means that there is no build-up of product left on the carpet, and ensures that it does not get re-soiled from the cleaning products. 

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Step 5: Let The Carpet Dry 

You can either let your carpet air dry naturally outside, or you can use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner to speed up the process. 

It is essential that you let it dry properly before replacing it in its space, as wet or even damp carpets can lead to mold, mildew, and re-soiling of the carpet. 


While poop and poop stains on your carpet might be annoying, and a bit gross to work with, they do definitely not mean the end of the line for your carpet. 

Using the correct products and methods will make getting poop out of your carpet an absolute breeze. This is why we love our Unchained Urine Stain and Odor Remover. 

It is a versatile carpet cleaner that works for urine, and poop, and can also be used for instances when you are wondering how to clean old urine stains from carpet, or how to remove pet vomit stains from carpet.

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