Dealing with a wet mattress is not the best way to start your morning, however, you will have to deal with the situation immediately since we don’t want to let the urine settle in and dry up on the mattress.
Knowing how heavy and difficult it is to haul away a mattress, we can’t just chuck it in the washing machine like the bedsheets. It is frustrating having a wet area on the mattress, whether from your pets or your little ones.
Luckily, there is no need to worry about what stuff to buy on amazon and how much you should spend on it to remove the pee out of the mattress. In this guide, we can help you go through the steps on how you can remove the pee out of the mattress using materials that can be found in your house.
Removing Pee Out Of A Mattress
Whether you have your child or pet decided on relieving himself or herself on the mattress, either way, this situation needs to be taken care of immediately.
As frustrating as the situation gets, removing pee from a mattress should not be that distressful knowing that items needed to sanitize and clean your mattress can be found in the kitchen.
Here are the materials you will need to remove the pee out of your mattress.
Step 1 (Remove sheets and bedding)
Remove the sheets and bedding Fast to avoid the pee drying up on the mattress. Take out all the bedsheets, comforters, pillows, and blankets to avoid being stained from the urine. If so then put it immediately into the washing machine.
Step 2 (Blot the affected area)
Do not Scrub the area; Blot the affected area with a cleaning towel and soak up as much liquid as possible. Blotting the affected area instead of scrubbing helps avoid spreading the urine around the mattress.
Step 3 (Spray down the mattress with white vinegar)
Mix a solution of 50% water and 50% white vinegar and put it in the spray bottle. Spray the affected area of the mattress with white vinegar and wait around twenty minutes to remove the unwanted smell of the urine.
Repeat the process, If the unwanted smell hasn’t gone away. Dog and Cat urine has a stronger unwanted smell. In cases like these, you can omit the dilution of the white vinegar and apply a 100% white vinegar spray instead.
Grab another cleaning towel to dry up the white vinegar, same as in step 2, do not scrub the affected area.
Step 4 ( Apply Baking Soda)
Apply the affected area of the mattress with baking soda. Cover the area thoroughly as the baking soda helps soak up and neutralize all the moisture and smell from the urine. The longer you leave the baking soda on the mattress, the better.
Leave the baking soda on the mattress for a sufficient amount of time, approximately eight hours, to have the moisture soaked up. Close and leave the room to avoid messing up the baking soda from your pets and little ones.
Step 5 (Remove the Baking Soda)
If the baking soda has thoroughly dried up and a sufficient time has passed, the next step is to remove and vacuum the baking soda out of the mattress.
After removing the baking soda, check if there are remaining urine stains and odor on the mattress. This process can generally remove the urine stain and odor, however, if it still stays then repeat steps 3 to step 5.
Here is a free downloadable infographic to help you remove the pee out of the mattress:
How Can I Remove Dog or Cat Pee out of a Mattress
Your pet’s urine generally has a stronger smell than regular human urine. You will need a stronger solution to remove the pee smell of your pet from the mattress.
According to this article:
“Cat pee smells so bad because cats have very concentrated urine.”
Accidents can happen when you let your pets stay on the bed with you, however, you will need to clean and sanitize your mattress immediately whenever this situation occurs. The process is similar to the “How Remove Dry Pee out of a Mattress”
Step 1 (Apply Baking Soda)
Like the instructions above, apply baking soda all over the affected area of the mattress to soak up the urine.
Once the baking soda has soaked up urine, remove the baking soda by using a vacuum. Remember, the longer you wait for the baking soda to soak up the urine, the better.
Repeat the process by applying the baking soda until the residue stays white, which indicates that the urine has soaked up already.
Step 2 (Spray Vinegar Solution)
Spray the mixture that can be found on the “How to Remove Dry Pee out of a Mattress”
“Mix the solution of— 8 ounces Hydrogen Peroxide, 3 tbsp Baking Soda and 4 drops of Liquid Detergent on your spray bottle. Stir the mixture on the bottle to thoroughly mix it.”
A residue of the baking soda should form after it dries up.
Step 3 (Remove the residue)
Lastly, take out the baking soda residue by using the vacuum.
As much as we love sleeping with our kids and pets, there will always be a chance of them peeing on the mattress. Knowing that they didn’t do it deliberately, It is up to us to immediately take action in cleaning the stained mattress. By following the instructions above you can remove the odor and the stain in no time.
Fortunately, the materials needed to treat the mattress can easily be found in our homes. Especially the baking soda, which effectively absorbs both the odor and the liquid on the affected mattress.
If your mattress has numerous problems such as sagging, noisy springs, humps, and stains all over; then calling your local junk removal company can help you remove that old mattress away from your house.