Having a baby or a pet in the house is very enjoyable. After a stressful day at work, seeing a baby laugh or cuddling your pet after arriving home could take the stress away. Sometimes, having them around could add up to your stress- especially when they pee on your bed! Urine in the mattress could smell bad especially if it is not dealt with appropriately and could also destroy the mattress if frequently exposed to it (remember, urine is acidic). So, how to remove urine from mattress effectively? Below are some ideas that you can try at home.
When your baby or pet peed on your mattress, remove the bed sheet cover first and then look for a paper towel and press it on the area with urine. Try to absorb urine as many as you can until the area is near dry. Avoid pouring water on it because water could spread the urine all over the area. You can try placing alcohol on it to hasten drying and decrease the amount of microorganisms in the urine. If the mattress cover could react to alcohol, then better not place alcohol on it.
A vinegar spray could do the trick in eliminating urine odor. To make the vinegar spray, simply combine two parts of lukewarm water and one part white vinegar. You can spray the solution of the area with urine and then dry it up with the use of paper towel. Repeat spraying and drying until odor is less noticeable. Vinegar spray is also effective in removing urine stains.
Carpet cleaner could be also very effective in eliminating urine stains on mattress. Simply read the instructions on the cleaning product before using it. Remember that application of carpet cleaner depends on the manufacturer so read the instruction very well. Generally, carpet cleaning products are applied on the area for a certain time and then scrubbed off with the use of a towel and warm water.
Baking soda and borax could help in eliminating the pungent smell of urine in the mattress. The process is simple. Just place the baking soda or borax on the area with urine and leave it overnight. Do not forget to cover the area with a plastic sheet to avoid moisture. The next day, remove the plastic cover and then vacuum the baking soda or the borax off the mattress.
You can sponge the area with hydrogen peroxide. The combination of hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and water could eliminate urine stain and smell off the mattress. To make the solution, simply mix 1 cup of water, ½ cup of vinegar, and 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide. Sponge the mixture on the area with urine and leave it for 30 minutes. Remove the mixture with the use of warm water and towel.
Whatever method you will apply in removing urine stain or smell on the mattress, be sure to expose the mattress under the sun in order to hasten drying and helps in killing microorganisms from the urine.