We all know too well that the mattress is the most important investment in the house. The logic of this statement is that after a tiresome day your mattress becomes your bae waiting to hug and relax you.
However, it is inevitable for your little one or your family pet to mess up with your brand new mattress. Urine leaves your mattress smelly and this is not a lovely experience.
Therefore, taking good care of your mattress is the best thing you can do to get the most of each night’s sleep. It is my hope that this easy to follow guide will help you keep your mattress fresh for years.
Removing Fresh Urine Smell
#Cleaner Type: Baking Soda
Fresh urine is easier to get rid of as compared to old and established odor.
Directions for use
Step 1 Start by blotting up as much pee as possible using a sponge, paper towel or a rug. This prevents further spreading.
Step 2 After blotting, sprinkle baking soda on the affected area. This will absorb the smell preventing it from seeping deeper into the mattress.
Step 3 Allow the mattress to sit for some time (at least 6 hours). This allows the soda to work its magic.
Note: Because it is low-cost and non-toxic it is therefore ideal if you are working on a budget or you need an eco-friendly option.
Older Urine Smell
#Cleaner Type: Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide solution
While it is still possible to clean dry stains and at the same time banish the bad odor from your mattress this goes not without a hassle.
Directions for use:
Step 1 Mix the ingredients gently in a spray bottle.
Step 2 On the dry stain, spray the cleaner solution gently over the affected area until it is covered evenly.
Step 3 With some patience let it sit for several hours preferably a night. Check for baking soda residue after the cleaner has done its work.
Step 4 Using a vacuum, take the last step by brushing off all the baking soda residue such that you remain only with a clean and pleasant smell.
Step 5 You can repeat the entire process if you deem it necessary until your mattress is perfectly clean.
Note: your mattress may retain a little of vinegar-scent but this dissipates over time, so if you won’t mind the vinegar smell, this method can work for you.
#Cleaner Type: Vinegar and Soda Solution
Vinegar is a celebrated, safe and eco-friendly stain and smell remover. It naturally gets rid-off viruses and bacteria making it a fair choice. On the other hand, baking soda is widely known for its deodorizing properties that defuse lingering smells.
Directions for use
Step 1 Saturate the affected spot with undiluted vinegar using a spray bottle. This helps you to avoid over saturation.
Step 2 Allow the vinegar to sit for some minutes (let’s say 5-10 minutes). During this time turn on the fan or open the windows for increased airflow which speeds up the process.
Step 3 Using a sponge or paper towels soak up the vinegar
Step 4 Sprinkle baking soda over the working area. Allow it to sit for some time until you see it caking up as it soaks the vinegar and diffuse the nasty smell with it.
Step 5 Finally, and when dry, brush or vacuum the soda residue such that you remain only with a clean and pleasant smell.
Tough pet-pee smell
#Cleaner Type: Enzymatic Cleaner
Pets pee consists of a strong concentration of uric acid, urea, urobilin and a variety of bacteria. the uric acid, binds to surfaces and it is not water-soluble this makes it a tall order to clean using ordinary cleaners.
An enzymatic odor remover like Roco & Roxie Professional Strength stain & odor eliminator contains enzymes that goes to work at once breaking down the ammonia residue in urine.
Directions for use:
Step 1 Soak the soiled area using an amount equal to the urine such that it would penetrate deep into the mattress. This ensures it come into contact with the urine.
Step 2 Allow it to sit for at least one hour (but the longer the better) for the enzyme to do its magic.
Step 3 Cover the treated spot with a towel and put some weight on it to wick out the excess liquid from the affected area.
Step 4 Once dried, inspect and vacuum the treated area. At this point the stain and odor should be gone.
Step 5 If the smell still remains repeat the procedure all over again.
Note: pets have a strong sense of whiff and they spray urine to mark their territories. Therefore, permanent removal of whiff is important because if you don’t clean it the pet will continue peeing on your mattress even if it has a faint urine odor.
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Directions for use
Step 1 Dampen the affected area with water
Step 2 Sprinkle this borax on the wet area.
Step 3 Using a brush rub the cleaner over the affected area to form a thin paste.
Step 4 Allow the paste to dry and then brush off the residue.
Step 5 Air out your mattress for some hours. At this point you should be having a healthy sleeping surface back again.
Step 6 Repeat the procedure if the smell persists
#Consult expert opinion
At times all the Do It Yourself (DIY) solutions highlighted above may all be in vain. If this happens to you then know very well that you may need to consult a professional cleaning service for their expert opinion.
An expert in mattresses can gauge the level of damage and give you the best recommendation to ensure you and your family members sleep in a healthy bed.
Human or pet pee does not mean the expiration of your mattress useful life but with a little endurance, any of the above options is a practical choice. Therefore, choose what works for you and enjoy sleeping on a clean and fresh mattress once again. You may also consider acquiring a mattress cover to save you all these hassles of human and pet pee.