Cats; they’re beautiful animals, loyal pets, and can keep you company whenever you’re in need of it. Many cat owners even consider cats a part of their family- that is, until you realize that they don’t have quite as much potty control as us humans do.
They can pee anywhere, even on what seems like the most impossible places to clean- especially mattresses. You can’t afford to buy a new mattress every time Fluffy has a little accident, so what do you do? Well, I have just the answer to that question. Here are the few simple steps you must take to successfully clean the cat urine out of your mattress
**Note that to ensure that the stain will come out successfully, start this cleaning process as soon as possible. Don’t waste any time, or else the results of this process may vary.
1,) Identifying The Stain
Before you begin to do anything, make sure that you can successfully find and identify where the stain is. If you can’t see it at first on the mattress, try shining a blacklight over the surface- the stained area will glow in the dark. It’s important that you don’t lose sight of where the stain is.
2.) Blotting The Stain
Right away, blot the stained area with a paper towel or clean washcloth to take out as much moisture as possible from the stain itself. The drier you can get it, the easier the rest of the process will be.
3.) Use Baking Soda
After you have blotted the area, extract the urine from the mattress by taking some baking soda and sprinkling it over the stain. Right when you see the baking soda begin to turn yellow from being in contact with the urine, remove it from the mattress and apply some more. Continue repeating this process until the baking soda stops turning yellow, and stays white. Then, go over the area with a vacuum when it dries..
4.) Use Water and Vinegar To Remove
To remove the foul odor and dry stain, combine one part white vinegar with two parts water in a bucket. Using a clean washcloth, rub the stain with the solution. Rinse the stain through with some warm water once your vinegar and water solution dries.
5.) Use Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
Lastly, to completely rid your mattress of dry stains and odor, create another solution, this time combining 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide, and 2 squirts of dish soap. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle, generously spray the stain, then rinse one more time through with warm water.
6.) Ensuring That The Stain Is Completely Removed
If you have fully completed each one of these steps, and the urine still has not come out of the mattress, then you can either try repeating the process over once more, or continually rinsing the stain through with hot water.
A mattress may seem like an impossible surface to clean, considering the fact that you’re kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place; you can’t just throw it in the washing machine like you can smaller items, but you can’t use certain harsh cleaners, because at the end of the day, it is where you sleep. But, it’s definitely not impossible to clean, even if you’ve got an extremely difficult substance- like cat pee.
If you properly follow these instructions and use them as your guideline along the way, then you should have no problems whatsoever removing the pee from the mattress. Using this article to guide you along the way, you can enjoy the company of your wonderful pet without having to worry about the mess!