You may remember from when I talked about Parker throwing up in the car and then us having to then go into the doctors office so I couldn't clean it up right away.
I did try to clean it up later, used a regular household cleaner and then a carpet sanitizer, but I didn't get all of it clean.
I was going to bring it in to get the upholstery shampooed and was looking for somewhere to do with a half hour of us. Its really hard to bring your car somewhere when you have two small kids who will be waiting until its done.
I called a few places yesterday, and one guy told me that there was no way they would clean up old throw up because of the health risk to them. No contact with bodily fluid. I tried to say, "Its not wet or anything. I have cleaned up most of it. I just need the carpets to be shampooed."
"No way. No how. We wont do it."
So then I called another 'detailing' business that specializes in doing cars/trucks/boats from bumper to bumper in and out. I knew it would cost a ton, but I really thought I should make sure the car is as clean as possible.
He called me back this morning, told me there no way they would even consider touching any bodily fluid or be exposed to that type of germs, he could get seriously hurt or sick. I said, "Well, you better not leave your house then."
(I know, I know, snotty. I was frustrated and annoyed at being made to seem so insensitive to others.)
He then went on to tell me that he was the only one there and if he got sick he can't earn $800 a day.
Then he hung up on me.
1. I did not have to disclose that there was vomit. They probably would never have known as there was no odor from it and just looked like spilled milk. (I was upfront with everyone I talked to about it because I thought I should be)
2. Is your business not to clean things? How do you say you will not clean something because of whats making it dirty?
3. Am I the only person in the world who has had a child get sick in their car?
I mean seriously. What does everyone else do? Just wipe it up right away? I couldn't do that in this case.
Chad took it in today to get detailed at some place about an hour from our house and it will cost us over $100 when its all said and done and he has to be there while they do it and miss work.
I just feel really silly. Like the fact that I even asked these car cleaning establishments to clean my car was so stupid on my part and I should have known better. I feel like I should have known better. Does everyone know these things but me?