How to Effectively Remove Urine Stains and Smell From Your Mattress
Summary: Getting rid of urine from your mattress is easier than ever with this household solution.
If you’re a dog owner, the likelihood of you having to clean up accidents around the house is pretty high, especially at an early age. What’s even worse is lying on your bed only to find a damp surprise.
If you’re looking to get those pee stains out of the mattress without the use of harsh chemicals like pet pee sprays, here are some tips on how you go about this without putting your health at risk.
Removing the Stain(s)
Urine stains tend to leave behind an unpleasant and lingering odor that’ll make you think about whether or not it’s time for a mattress replacement. If your dog urinates on your mattress, preferably, you’ll want to clean it immediately to prevent the urine from seeping into the core of the mattress.
Start by blotting the urine with a paper towel to remove as much of it as you can from the mattress. Try to avoid rubbing it, as it’ll start to spread and sink deeper into the mattress.
Next, take your conventional baking soda and apply it over the tainted area – completely covering it. The baking soda acts as a buffer to absorb both the moisture and the odor. Let it sit for over an hour then vacuum it all up.
Take a mixture of vinegar and water and pour it into a spray bottle. You’ll want to use a spray bottle as it gently spritzes over the area as opposed to it coming out as a stream, which will essentially start to seep into the mattress.
If you can, move your mattress outdoors into the sunlight. This helps disinfect and dry the mattress effectively. You can also try a portable fan as well if you can’t physically move the mattress. All in all, you’ll want to ensure that it fully dries before being used again.
Is it Time to Replace Your Mattress?
If your mattress has succumbed to all the stress of bodily weight and a combination of different liquids, you might want to consider purchasing a new mattress as your last option. While the above solution has been deemed strong and tough against all stains, always keep your options open. Various companies like The Foam Factory or even your local mattress store have a variety of options that’ll suit your preferences.