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How to Get Urine Stain & Pee Smell Out of a Mattress: 6 Easy Steps

We all know that accidents happen, neither from your little child or furry family members. Fortunately you don't need to worry about ruining your expensive mattress, if you clean up the mess quickly. Common household supplies may help and the cleaning process is not as difficult as you've thought.

In this blog, we provide detailed instructions for how to remove different types of urine stains and lingering smell from your mattress, as well as the tips to keep it clean and fresh.

How to Get Fresh Pee and Smell Out of a Mattress

This six-step method shows the best and most convenient way to clean pee out of a mattress, by using common household supplies. Please go on and see how it works.

You will need: clean and dry towels, a spray bottle, white vinegar, baking soda, water and a vacuum.

Step 1: Blot the excess urine as much as possible with a clean, dry cloth. DO NOT scrub, or the stain would spread into the mattress, making it harder to remove fully.

Step 2: Sprinkle some baking soda on the stain to soak up the remaining urine. 

Step 3: Made a solution of one part white vinegar and one part water in the spray bottle. A bigger spray bottle is recommended as you may need a lot of solution on the bigger size of the stain.

Step 4: Spray the solution over the urine stain until it is fully covered. Then let the mattress sit for 5-10 minutes and then continue to blot the excess solution by another dry cloth.

Step 5: Sprinkle more baking soda on the entire stain area. Sometimes liberally cover the top of the mattress is okay, because this helps to remove the pee smell from the mattresses. Let it dry for approximately 18 hours.

Step 6: Vacuum up the baking soda fully. Repeat this process if any pee smell or stain remain.

Please note that remove the bedding and comforter before cleaning your mattress, and wash them immediately if needed.

How to Get Dried Urine Stains and Smell Out of a Mattress

The dried urine has set into the fabric of mattresses, and leaves a yellow stain on the surface. This type of stains need strong cleaning agent, such as hydrogen peroxide. It’s best to use hydrogen peroxide only on white mattresses, as it will bleach colored fabrics. 

You will need: clean and dry towels, a spray bottle, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, liquid dish detergent and a vacuum.

Step 1: Combine 8 ounces (240 ml) of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 3 tablespoons of baking soda, and a few drops of liquid dish detergent in a bowl. Mix these ingredients together thoroughly, and then pour them into the spray bottle.

Step 2: Cover the entire stain area with the cleaning solution, wait until the mixture is completely dry. Try not to soak the stain as it will take longer to dry.

Step 3: Vacuum the mattress to remove any remaining baking soda or mixture.

Note: It's best mix the cleaning solution on a bowl first and please don't shake it, or it'll bubble like crazy. We recommend you use the solution immediately as hydrogen peroxide breaks down fast.

Tips for Removing Dog or Cat Pee From a Mattress

how to get pee out of a mattress

If you come home to find a mess from one of your little puppies or kitties, which might be smellier, but don't worry. You just need to prepare the cleaning agents similar to the steps above - baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and liquid dish detergents. The process to get the dog / cat pee out of a mattress is basically the same as How to Get Dried Urine Stains and Smell Out of a Mattress. And for the beginning, you need to blot all the fresh urine from the stain. 

If there still a smell remain after the cleaning process, we advise you sprinkle baking soda liberally to cover the entire top of the mattress. Then cover the whole mattress with a plastic wrap. Leave it to sit for 24-48 hours. Finally, remove the plastic wrap, allow the mattress to dry on its own, and vacuum all the baking soda.  

You can also add a few drops of essential oil to your cleaning solution to leave a fresh scent on your mattress.

Keep Your Mattress Clean With a Waterproof Mattress Protector

Knowing how to get the stain out of a mattress is helpful for daily maintenance, but more importantly, prevent cleaning your mattress again and again. Try to keep your mattress clean using a good quality waterproof mattress protector. We recommend the one below, which features 5-side waterproof protection and super soft, breathable surface.

How to Get Urine Out of a Mattress

This blog is for informational purposes only and should not replace the advice from your doctors and medical consultants.

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