Cleaning Urine From Mattress

Cleaning Urine From A Mattress

Cleaning urine from a mattress is not the ideal way to spend a morning but there are times that circumstances result in this chore needing to be completed.  While you would think that this is only a task for a parent of a child, bed wetting can also be quite common in the elderly, individuals who are ill or spouses who drank too much alcohol the night before.  Luckily, even though it is a pain and the last thing that you want to do, there are actually quite a few fairly easy remedies that work quite well.

The Natural Method

If you are concerned about the environment and also do not invite harsh chemicals into your  home there is a way you can still go about cleaning urine from a mattress with simple ingredients that you would find in your kitchen.

Strip all blankets, sheets and mattress covers (if applicable) from the bed and throw them in the washing machine.  Once the mattress is completely exposed and you can identify the entire perimeter of the stain, grab yourself a box of baking soda.  Don't be concerned about the brand, for this purpose, a no name brand is just fine.

Using a generous amount of baking soda, sprinkle it on the entire stain.  Baking soda is cheap so be liberal with it.  After all, keep in mind that this is urine you are cleaning!

Allow the baking soda to soak into the stain for a few hours, the longer the better.  As it absorbs the moisture, it will create crust.  After a few hours, you will be able to remove this by using either a hand vacuum or an attachment on your full size unit.  Once you do this, your mattress should feel dry to the touch.  Go ahead and allow it a little extra time to air out before you put the clean sheets back on.

Other Methods

Cleaning urine from a mattress can be completed a few other ways as well, such as