When the mattress is stained with urine, it is common to think that everything is lost and that the solution is to buy another, however, there are many options to clean the urine mattresses, eliminate the annoying odours and recover our mattress.
If you have children at home, a common problem is urine stains and odours that urine leaves on mattresses. The effect of urine on mattresses can be very unpleasant and difficult to eliminate if you do not act quickly.
Dog urine has a very strong smell and stains mattresses a deep yellow colour, however, it is perfectly feasible to clean it.
In either case, it should be cleaned as soon as possible to prevent urine from entering the lower layers of the mattress.
How to remove urine stains from a mattress?
To clean a soaked mattress, the first step is to remove the bedding and wash it with hot water and detergent. If you have an anti-allergy or anti-mite cover or cover, remove it and wash it too.
In the market, you will find specific products to remove urine stains from a mattress. To apply it, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, which will surely include the application of the product on the stain, a period of rest that allows it to act, and cleaning or vacuuming the residue.
However, many home tricks offer an alternative solution to remove urine from the mattress.
One of the homemade preparations is made by placing a cup of baking soda with a little water on the urine-stained area. Then cover the mattress with plastic and leave it to act for a period of 6 or 8 hours.
Another option is to prepare a solution with two parts of baking soda, 2 parts of vinegar, and one of detergent, which is applied to the stained area. Subsequently, the mattress is covered with large plastic and lets it act for at least 6 or 8 hours.
Once the waiting period is over, the plastic is removed and aspirated. You can apply a disinfectant spray to kill germs and keep the mattress clean and fresh.
You can also try mixing a litre of hydrogen peroxide with a cup of water and a half cup of baking soda. This solution is applied to the stain, let it rest for 30 minutes and then remove it and wait for it to dry.
Vinegar is effective in eliminating bacteria and urine odour. Just spray vinegar on the stained surface and use a wet vacuum to remove the excess.
You can also use a towel or absorbent paper to remove excess liquids. You can also use alcohol, which offers the same results and evaporates quickly.
When the urine stain is recent, shampoo is an excellent option, it also removes the smell and bacteria from the mattress. You just have to wash the stained area with a little shampoo and then apply a damp cloth to remove the excess foam.
Finally, place the mattress in the sun to dry or use a hairdryer for faster results.
Eliminate urine odour from mattresses
You can use different ingredients, such as baking soda or cornstarch. Baking soda or cornstarch is applied directly to the affected area and rubbed in with a medium bristle brush. Leave the product to act for at least 24 hours so that the urine is absorbed and neutralizes the unpleasant odour.
If the affected area is very large, mix the baking soda or cornstarch with water, making a paste. Apply the mixture with a soft sponge and then brush the area. You can also opt for vinegar which is sprayed onto the stain. You should brush it in the same way so that it absorbs urine and odours well.
This procedure can be done as many times as necessary until the smell of urine cannot be perceived.
Avoid urine stains on the mattress
As in many situations in life prevention is important, if you have children, pets, or sick people at home, use a mattress protector that prevents urine from passing to the mattress. This type of protector must be waterproof to prevent urine from entering the lower layers of the mattress.