However, mattresses are by no means inexpensive so it only make sense if you want to do all you can in order to save yourself from having to go out and purchase another mattress that might only meet the same fate. Instead, consider the tips and advice stated in this article about how to clean a mattress that has been urinated on.
Removing Stains from a Mattress
For the best results for removing a urine stain from a mattress, it’s important that you act quickly as soon as you notice the stain. If you wait too long to clean it, it’s possible that you might not be able to get the stain out at all.
Both stains and odors set in fast, so the quicker you act, the better. To remove stains, it’s best to use an enzyme-based cleaning solution. There are also wide selections of products that you can find at the supermarket or even online to treat stains and odors caused by pets, but they’re also suitable to use on accidents caused by children as well. When using any product, make sure to follow the instructions carefully on the label to ensure that you use it both safely and effectively. A great tip is to test the cleaner on a small area before cleaning the rest of the stain.
Steps to Clean a Mattress
Now that we’ve gone over the importance of acting quickly when it comes to removing a urine stain from a mattress, now we can go over the steps of how to get the urine stain out. You’ll only need a few common household items to do this, but keep in mind that you can always add in a professional urine stain and odor remover for great results.
- Step #1: Use a towel or paper towels to carefully blot up as much urine as possible, as this helps the stain not to soak into the mattress even further. Be careful to not rub the stain because this can spread the urine deeper into the mattress as well as spread it further outward.
- Step #2: After blotting off the excess urine with a towel or paper towels, the next step is to dust baking soda over the affected area. This helps to absorb any moisture that might remain which helps to lift the stain even further from the mattress.
- Step #3: This next step can vary from person to person depending on the solution that you choose. Some people may opt into a solution of biological washing powder and water. Others might try another cleaning solution altogether. You can even opt into the homemade remedy of white vinegar and warm water. These are all great and effective ways to help get rid of that urine stain and take that odor away as well. Leave this solution on for approximately three to five minutes. However, if you’re using a commercial stain remover, make sure to read the directions carefully and apply it to removing your stain.
- Step #4: Repeat the process. Sometimes the stain doesn’t always go away with the first try, so if this is the case, try one or two more times until you’re satisfied with the end result.
- Step #5: By now, your mattress should be relatively stain and odor free. The next step to the whole process is to clean up the baking soda by either wiping it up or using a vacuum. Then you should take your mattress outside or in a well-vented area to help circulate the remaining odor.
Sleep Soundly Tonight!
Now that you are more familiar with how to remove urine stains from your mattress, you are much better prepared if it is to happen again in the future. Next time this happens, now that you know what to do and what to expect, you’ll be able to get that stain removed much quicker, resulting in a better end result and less of a remaining odor or stain. When your mattress is clean and stain free, you and your family can get a good night’s sleep!