Most parents and pet owners have at some time
faced the unpleasant task of trying to extract
urine from a mattress. It is essential to keep
in mind that cleaning the urine stain is
essential. As bacteria are present in the urine,
leaving a spot untreated for a prolonged period
can cause fungal growth and mould on the
mattress. In some cases, this can completely
ruin a mattress.
Either way, whatever the reason, a mattress
soaked in urine seems quite common to be
considered one of the most common mattress
problems. You can successfully eliminate the
liquid part of the urine, but do not be
surprised if the smell persists. Apart from
that, it is essential to treat the problem
seriously, as it can become a breeding ground
for germs and bacteria.
So how do you get rid of the mattress urine
effectively? In this article, we are going to
give you some tips on how to approach a mat
soaked in urine. Do not worry. It is not
necessary to be a professional cleaner or expert
to follow the advice.
• Try to clean urine
This is effective if you detect urine
immediately after being expelled from the
inmate's body. With the urine still wet and on
the surface, wipe it with a dry cloth or stack
with paper towels on top. Try not to wet or
moisten the paper towel or cloth with water.
Since it is already wet, it does not absorb all
the urine efficiently.
Keep in mind that you are only deleting it. Do
not try to clean it, since it will just be
necessary to pass the urine to the other parts
of the mattress that have not been touched
before. Simply place the cloth or paper towel
over the urine and let it absorb the liquid.
• Remove all covers
If the offensive urinary evacuation occurred
hours before discovering that (perhaps while
sleeping or, in some cases, while at work), it
cannot be removed because it is already dry
further in and was already completely absorbed
by the mattress.
In this case, remove all caps and wash them with
detergent. Because blankets or bedding are made
only of cloth, it will be easier to remove the
stain and smell of urine with a simple wash. On
the mattress, however, you have to deal with
more serious problems, such as why the foam is
very absorbent and why you simply cannot put a
mattress in the washing machine and wash your
Apply solutions to the problem
Now that the blankets and sheets have been
cleaned, you can now focus on the biggest
problem: the mattress itself. The mattress is
challenging to clean because you cannot wash it
in the washing machine. Again, there are many
solutions to the problem, and one of these
solutions is in the form of a carpet cleaner.
Simply follow the instructions on the label:
apply it on the mattress, let it stay and rub
Here is a guide for quick and effective ways to
remove stains. You may want to get a pen and
paper by hand.
1. Use of citrus cleaners
The use of a cleanser that contains a citrus
ingredient works quickly. If you do not have a
citrus cleaner when you have this problem, use a
lemon, an orange or lime. Juice one of these and
add it with a little water. Soak a small towel
in the mixture and clean the stains.
Simply press the towel on the affected areas.
Press for a few minutes until the moisture of
the towel is introduced. This will not only help
eliminate odour, but it will also help to
eliminate stains. If it is a bit dry, you can
inflate it with the heat of your hairdryer.
2. Liquid to wash dishes
Most dishwashing liquids today have a citrus
content that helps them feel good. Use a small
amount and dissolve it in hot water. Dip a clean
towel again in this mixture and follow the same
steps as the first one.
Press the affected area until the moisture of
the towel has penetrated effectively. Then you
can also dry it with a hair dryer or simply blow
it with the air from your electric fan.
3. Baking soda
Baking soda is a good absorbent. It will help to
absorb moisture in a short time. Sprinkle on top
of the affected area. This will help eliminate
moisture. It also helps to reduce the acidity in
the mattress and remove the germs that can
populate it. Leave it alone for a few minutes.
Liquid Laundry Detergent: For new urine stains,
many mattress owners have discovered that the
simple use of detergent or shampoo and a small
amount of water will remove the stain. This is
often less effective for stains that have lasted
for a while, and may not be completely effective
in eliminating odours.
5. Steam cleaning:
Whenever possible, consider using a hot steam
cleaner on mattresses with urine stains. Used
with a cleaning agent, steam cleaning is usually
very effective in eliminating visible stains,
removing odour from urine and killing bacteria
that could otherwise grow and spread.
Many parents and pet owners report that vinegar
works wonders in eliminating the urine odour of
the mattress. Pour a moderate amount of vinegar
over the soiled area, and absorb the excess
liquid with a large towel or a water vacuum.
Keep in mind that this method is designed to
eliminate odours and kill bacteria, so it will
be necessary to treat the stain to alleviate or
diminish the urine stain.
Then use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum the baking
soda particles. Wipe the surface with a damp
towel and let it dry thoroughly in a
well-ventilated room or merely direct your
electric fan towards the affected area.
Urine removal can be simple once you have
learned it. If you've just had a kid or if your
child is going into the phase where urine is
becoming a standard issue, using this technique
can be a fast and simple way to ensure that the
child's mattress is excellent and good for the
next night. Washing the covers during this stage
could further be recommended to eliminate any
trace of the night before.