If you are a mom of little ones you know that urine on the couch or mattress is not an uncommon thing. Especially if you are in the season of potty training.
One of the worst things that can happen to a mattress is for it to become stained with urine. One important thing to remember when a mattress is soaked with urine is that you have to clean it as soon as possible. If you allow the stain to stay it will permeate the mattress and it will become very difficult to remove the smell and the color.
There are many methods to clean urine from a mattress and some methods are better than others. There are some that really do not help much and that are only superficial. There are ways to “clean” it that makes it look clean but the smell still remains within the mattress. We’re quite sure that you are looking for a permanent solution that will solve this problem from day one.
In this article will talk about methods that actually work and that will help you remove urine from a mattress. You will have a solution that will work the first time and that will prevent any of the issues that typically happen when people try to remove urine from the mattress.
The top way to remove fresh urine from a mattress is to utilize a shop vac. A shop vac is able to suck out the liquid with in the mattress. It is actually removing urine as it vacuums away. This is so important because many other methods don’t really remove the urine, they just add other chemicals to it to try and neutralize the smell and the damage.
After you have removed the urine from the mattress by utilizing a shop vac, you can then go and with the chemicals to neutralize the smell. This is the absolute best way to handle things.
If you are unlucky and if you are cleaning up an old urine stain that has dried into your mattress you would need some very strong cleaning agents. You need something that can neutralize the smell. Some people even open their mattress and remove the foam and refill it.
Use a homemade formula of baking soda and vinegar:
- 2 cups white distilled vinegar
- 2 cups of lukewarm water
- 4 generous tablespoons of baking soda
- Spray bottle (optional)
Make sure that you blot up as much as you can even if you didn’t get to the stain right away. Spray down the stain, let it sit and then blot up up.
Another formula is hydrogen peroxide and baking soda:
- Paper towels or rags
- A cup or so of baking soda
- 1/2 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
- 1 teaspoon eco-friendly dish liquid
- A bowl
This can help break down the enzymes in the urine and dissolve the stain. Scrub the mixture into the mattress, couch, or carpet fibers and let it sit 10-15 minutes. Vacuum throughly and if you need to then repeat.
So if this is an issue that you have, you now know the best ways to solve it. You just have to pick the best option for the situation that you are in. You might be able to utilize the shop vac model or you might need to make some homemade cleaners