February 17, 2023
Your mattress is a safe haven where you can sink and unwind from the stresses of the day. However, if you are a pet parent, you will understand the agony of dealing with pee accidents from time to time.
From yellow stains to the liquid penetrating your mattress and the distinct pee smells, pee accidents are certainly not the most pleasant experience. This is especially true because a mattress can’t be tossed into the washing machine like bed sheets and linens.
Fortunately, you can treat this unwanted pee accident on your mattress with some items that you can get ready in your home. Here are some steps to tackle urine stains and make your mattress fresh and comfy again.
If you're dealing with urine stains, you don’t have to worry about buying specialised cleaning agents since many of these materials are often found in your home. Some of these are optional and should only be used if the stains become more challenging to approach.
Once you gather all your materials, remove all the bedding on your mattress, from the bed sheets to the blankets and duvet. Following the cleaning instructions, you may directly remove the pee stains from your bedding with a mild washing machine cycle.
After removing your bedding accessories, you will be left with a bare, dirty mattress. If the urine stain is still fresh, get a clean towel or a paper towel to remove excess liquid from your mattress. Doing this is crucial to prevent the liquid from soaking your mattress and causing mould buildup.
Make sure to do some slight dabs to prevent the stain from spreading to other areas of your sleeping surface. Never scrub the stains off the mattress. It will only make it harder to remove the stains.
Once the excess liquid is removed, carefully spray a 1:1 white vinegar and cold water solution on the stained area. This will help break down the pigment and strong urine smell. If the pee smell is strong, try spraying pure vinegar into your mattress to break down the uric acid.
Make sure not to soak the stain with the liquid cleaning solution to prevent the foam fillings from being damaged. You can blot excess solution with a clean cloth and let it sit for 10–15 minutes.
Cover your entire mattress with baking soda to absorb the nasty smells from your sleeping surface. If possible, allow the baking soda to stay on your mattress for 8 hours or overnight to achieve the best results.
After a few hours, remove the excess baking soda from your mattress using a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment. This is also a good step to remove dust, dead skin cells, and other elements from your mattress.
After you vacuum the surfaces, examine your mattress to see if the stains are gone, and repeat the process as needed.
If you’re looking into solutions to remove pee stains that have been on your mattress for a longer period, you may need a tougher cleaning solution.
Some effective solutions for dry pee stains are:
Note that hydrogen peroxide is a strong solution that can affect the colour of your mattress. If you are using a coloured or all-foam mattress, the first cleaning solution that we mentioned is a gentler choice for your mattress. The second solution is safer for innerspring mattresses with tough urine stains.
Spray enough of the cleaning solution directly on the pee stain and let it soak for a few hours. In the case of stubborn stains, allow the solution to penetrate deeper into your mattress fabric. This may take 24 hours. To prevent your cleaning solution from evaporating too quickly, wrap it in plastic wrap.
Air dry your mattress, spray it with baking soda, and clean it with a vacuum afterwards. If your mattress has a strong urine odor, add a few drops of enzyme cleaner before vacuuming it. You can also spray some essential oils on your mattress.
Unlike human urine, our furry friends have some stronger pee smells. To remove the pungent smell and prevent your adorable pet from repeating the act, make sure to carefully remove the urine smell from your mattress.
Instead of blotting the excess moisture, sprinkle generous amounts of baking soda directly on the affected area to absorb the moisture. The baking soda will darken while absorbing the moisture. After some minutes, vacuum the baking soda and repeat the process until there are no more lingering odours.
As you clean human pee from your sleeping solution, remove the urine stains from your mattress. This process may take a few hours, especially when the stains and smells are strong.
For a faster process, make sure that your bedroom is well ventilated. You can ensure this by opening all your windows and letting your ceiling fan circulate air within the room.
Pee stains are definitely not fun to deal with, especially when you’re already set to sleep and rest after a tiring day. When removing urine stains from your mattress, here are some things that you should remember:
Although cleaning pee stains from your mattress can be a hassle, doing so can help you preserve the quality of your sleeping surface while ensuring your comfort and safety.
At Somnuz, we are serious about giving you the best night's rest that you deserve. This is why we continue to formulate and offer the best mattress technologies in Singapore while providing you with some tips to improve your bedroom setup.
If it's time to look for a new mattress, make sure to check out our collection of specially engineered mattresses to fit the unique needs of sleepers in Singapore. From unprecedented spine support to pressure relief, motion isolation, and breathability, enjoy an upgraded rest with your new Somnuz mattress.
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