Dog Pee Here we are. This is probably one of the least glamorous moments of your life, and you’re likely not at your best right now. That’s okay.
Especially if you have kids or pets, accidents are inevitable, but there’s no need to freak out about what to do when the tinkle train comes to town.
We all know that the best way to prevent this problem is using a mattress protector, but not everyone has the time or money to buy one and sometimes they just plain fail. Like I said, accidents happen. So take a long, slow, deep breath while you stop beating yourself up, and remember that we can fix this.
With the guide below, you should be able to get rid of any ghosts of accidents past and come out on the other side a pro at getting pee stains out of a mattress. Are you ready to be the envy of all your friends, family, and neighbors? Let’s do this.
You just discovered the evidence of this accident long after the urine dried up. You don’t have to put up with the stain or odor just because it’s old. Dog Pee We’re here to let you know that cleaning urine from a mattress doesn’t need to be difficult, complicated, or expensive. In fact, the best method to cleaning urine is only a few steps long, uses supplies you probably have in the house, and will have you back in bed and dreaming peacefully in no time.
(Depending on which type of cleaning process you choose, you won’t need to get all these products)
1- Dry Sponge or Scrub Brush
4- Rubber gloves
5- Portable vacuum cleaner
6- Borax or baking soda
7- Hydrogen peroxide or vinegar
If you catch the accident quickly, this section is for you. If the urine has already dried and created stains, skip down to the next section.
- Strip the bed and put all your bedding in the washing machine as soon as possible.
- Gather supplies.You will need white vinegar, baking soda, water, a spray bottle, a vacuum, and a few cleaning towels.
- Using a cleaning towel or paper towels, gently blot the moist areas to soak up as much liquid as possible. Do not rub or scrub the mattress, as this risks pushing the urine further into the bed.
- Create a solution of half water and half distilled vinegar, and put it in a spray bottle.
- Spray the affected area with your vinegar solution.
- Blot excess moisture out again using towels.
- Cover the area with a generous layer of baking soda.
- Let the baking soda sit on the mattress for as long as possible. We recommend at least 8 hours.
- Vacuum off the baking soda and inspect the mattress, checking for signs of stains and urine odors.
- If necessary, repeat steps 5 through 9 until the odor and stains are completely removed.
This process will generally remove the urine smell from a mattress and prevent permanent stains. Be sure to use plenty of baking soda and give it adequate time to soak up all of the excess moisture.
First things first: assess the situation. Are you dealing with fresh urine, or does it look like the stain has been there a while? Is it a lot of urine, or just a little? Is there a mild odor, or do you need to address a more pungent smell? Understanding what you’re working with will help you approach your cleanup method.
Another consideration is the type of mattress that you have. Foam mattresses tend to absorb liquid faster than other types, so working quickly to soak up moisture is key. Follow the same steps for a pillow top and a Euro top mattress.
If you’ve caught the stain soon after it happened, that’s good news. The fresher the stain, the easier your cleanup will be. But it’s important to act fast, before the urine has a chance to soak in. If you notice a dried urine stain on your mattress, however, don’t worry. You may need a stronger solution, but cleaning dried pee from your mattress is still an option.
It may feel unpleasant, but the reality is that everyone has experienced or will experience a urine-stained mattress. Whether it may be a pet, your toddler, or a personal experience, accidents do happen.
We suggest handling the clean-up as soon as possible. Dog Pee Allowing urine to settle into your bedding will not only result in an unpleasant odor but possibly lead to the growth of fungus. In our detailed blog, you will learn how to remove urine stains from the mattress step by step in the most effective manner with minimal discomfort and with everyday household items in the right way.
- Baking soda
- Clean paper towels
- Washing detergent
- Distilled White vinegar
- Spray jar
- Vacuum Cleaner
Here is the Six-step easy guide to get urine off your mattress:
Step 1: Strip your bedding
First things first, remove your mattress and take your bedding into the washing machine before the Urine stains anchor on your bedding.
After washing, if you still find the urine stains or the odor, add a cup of distilled white vinegar and repeat the process.
Step 2: Do not rub, just dab
Use a clean, dry paper towel and blot the stained area to absorb as much excess liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing the spot; it will sink the fluid further into the bedding fabric, which will make it harder to remove entirely.
Step 3: Use vinegar on the stain Dog Pee
Mix a solution of two cups of cold water, a cup of distilled white vinegar, and 2-3 tablespoons of washing detergent into a jar. Spray this solution on the stain, do not be afraid if it soaks in the fabric.
Step 4: Let the vinegar solution soak
Once the mattress soaks the solution, allow it to remain for a minimum of 10–15 minutes. Blot with a fresh cloth to absorb the excess liquid. This solution can act as a great urine stain remover.
Step 5: Cover the spot with baking soda
Cover the entire soiled area with baking soda and allow it to settle for 8–10 hours.
Step 6: Vacuum the dried baking soda
Vacuum the dried baking soda from the mattress. You have to make sure that the powder is dry, or you risk damaging your vacuum cleaner.
After Vacuuming, examine your mattress. If required, repeat steps three through six to remove any remaining odors or stains.
Before we get started, here’s a quick disclaimer. Make sure you spot test a small, unobtrusive area of your bed before going all out and dousing your bed with the cleaning solution. While we doubt that this will harm your mattress, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Empty spray bottle
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Baking soda
- Liquid dishwashing soap (Dawn is the best)
- Lavender essential oil (optional)
- Vinegar (to get things started)
For the cleaning solution, you’ll combine eight ounces of hydrogen peroxide, three tablespoons of baking soda and half a teaspoon of dish soap into your empty spray bottle. If you want to get fancy, add a drop or two of lavender oil. It’ll neutralize the smell and help your child (or you, for that matter) sleep better.
Shake gently or just swish it around to combine the ingredients, but not too vigorously or you’ll have a bubbly mess to clean up in addition to a pee-stained mattress.