How to Clean Pee Out of Mattress?

Your bedding plays a crucial role in your daily lives. As a matter of fact, it can affect how you sleep, function, and work. 

How? Let’s explore it! 

Well, if you’re not comfortable while asleep, how on earth can you function the next day? Makes sense? 

Now imagine sleeping on a mattress that is unclean? Dirty? Or especially the one that’s filled with pee? 

That’s right! I know it’s pukey and quite unsettling to think about such a scenario. 

It goes without saying that in case of accidental spills especially pee or vomit, your bedding is going to stink. Hence, it would make having a sound sleep even more difficult. 

It can affect your entire day, including daily life activities. Also, not getting enough sleep means a lazy day ahead with minimal to no physical energy. 

Since now I've tried to establish the fact that clean and tidy bedding is essential. Let’s get to the central idea behind this article, how to clean the pee and its stains?

Keeping your mattress clean and tidy is not as simple as you think and what happens in the case of pee? It becomes even harder. 

When it comes to cleaning a mattress, getting rid of pee and its stains can be extremely frustrating.

If you sleep with your kids or a pet, it can be a regular issue for you. As far as I know, making your mattress pee-free is one complicated thing to begin with.

So let’s address this unusual issue that everyone faces in their lives. 

soaking up the pee

One of the laws by Murphy states that ‘whatever can go wrong will go wrong’, and if you relate to it, it applies to your mattress as well.

From an accidental spill that may or may not be your mistake to an accident caused by your little child or pet, figuring out how to make your mattress free of the urine and its smell can be a hassle.

While I reckon that cleaning a mattress is not an easy job, trying and making an effort to clean urine and its stains can increase the life of your mattress.

Nonetheless, when you get to deal with things beyond the norm like pee, perspiration, or blood, cleaning the mattress becomes quite an unpleasant task.

In case your little child or pet has drained himself on that lovely new mattress, it must have ruined the sheets as well.

So starting with the primary step, strip your mattress to separate the bed sheet and pillowcases.

After that, soak them in water with a mild detergent. (It is going to help with getting rid of the odour as well as stains)

Once you’re done with it, don’t forget to toss them in a washing machine so they can be clean and crisp again.

Meanwhile, make sure to clean your mattress.

Start with taking a piece of clean cloth and dip it in a mixture of water and soap.

Once done, wring the excess amount of water and gently rub it on the surface of your mattress.

Keep doing it, unless the remnants of pee come out and it appears to be clean.

Be sure that the rag you use is clean and try to take relatively cold water with it. (Warm water isn’t isn’t good with cleaning fabrics as it leaves the stains behind. And clearly, you don’t want the stains. Do you?)

After dampening the mattress with a wet fabric piece, take a dry towel and blot the leftover urine that has dried on the mattress surface.

To tell you the truth, it is a simple trick that can not just clean away the mattress but prevent stains as well. 

Make sure to blot until there is no urine left and the area is completely dry.

For best results, you can try the infamous Clorox Urine Remover for Stains and Odors. It’s worth a try I tell you! 

Let me give you an additional tip here, take good care of the towel motion. Make sure to rub the towel gently and while drying the surface, simply pat it with a soft touch.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat!

It is clearly apparent from the heading what you need to do here. Let me repeat it again! 

Using a wet piece of cloth, wring the excess water and clean the surface of the mattress thoroughly.

Always dry the area with a clean piece of cloth, rather than letting it air dry. Repeat the process again and again until the mattress is entirely clean.

After cleaning the mattress, comes the stains that it brings along.

Things You Need to Remove Stains

things you need to remove stain

Before we get started, let me just give you a disclaimer. Be sure to spot test a small portion of your mattress before using the cleaning solution I am about to suggest here. 

I highly doubt that it will affect your bed negatively, but it is wise to be safe than sorry.

Following are the things that you’ll require:

  • A spray bottle.
  • A few spoons of baking soda.
  • Hydrogen peroxide.
  • A mild soap. (Preferably a dishwashing soap)
  • A few drops of essential oil.
  • Vinegar

My DIY Stain Cleaning Solution

my diy stain cleaning secret

In order to prepare my secret magical cleaning solution, you’ll need to combine 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda, 7-8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, and a little water into a spray bottle.

Adding a bit of fancy touch to it, you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil to make it smell pleasant.

Shake it well to create a bubble mashup and spray it directly on the stained areas of your mattress. 

Let it sit for a few minutes and then gently rinse the surface, check out the stains after that. You can thank me later!

Apart from that, there is a special sequence I follow. Let me guide you through it.

Soak in Vinegar

It doesn’t matter if the accident just happened or it has been dried out already; vinegar is a lifesaver.

If your mattress is still wet, immediately soak up all the liquid using a cotton or paper towel and let the surface dry.

Once it’s dry, dampen the area with vinegar, please be sure to get a white vinegar for this. Blot the vinegar until the surface is dry.

Apply the Cleaning Solution

Like I mentioned earlier as well, my magical solution can be applied directly on the stains.

So after soaking it up in vinegar, you can then spray the cleaning solution on the stained parts of the mattress. Once done, let it sit for a few minutes.

After a few minutes, blot the portion with a piece of cloth or towel until the mattress dries.

Reapply if Required

If it doesn’t lift up the stain in the first try, reapply the solution. Keep repeating the process until the problem is fixed.

Let me explain something here. Make sure not to rub or wipe the area with a towel. It will distribute the spill, making the stain bigger. Hence, be sure to gently blot the area as it can effectively lift the stain for you.

Besides, do not use a bright or dark coloured towel. It can leave its colour while ruining the mattress surface that is going to be another mess.

While my DIY cleaning formula works wonders, you can try any cleaning solution of your choice considering the situation. For example, if your pet is the culprit behind the wet mattress, using an enzymatic cleaner would be a great choice.

Enzymatic cleaners work amazingly well at neutralising foul odours. Pet Stain & Odor Miracle Enzyme Cleaner by Sunny & Honey is my personal favourite for this.

I recently read somewhere that the smelling sense of pets is oddly strong. Therefore, if they sense any lingering odour, they’ll keep urinating at the same spot.

So in case of lingering smell, you need to bring an enzymatic cleaner home. 

Urine has uric acid crystals, and your natural cleaning solutions may not be able to break them down. In such cases, enzymatic cleaners are the only choice you’re left with.

Vacuum it

Another way you can clean out pee from your mattress is by using a vacuum cleaner. Whether it’s a DIY solution or any other cleaning portion, you must vacuum the mattress at the end of your clean-up process.

All you need to do is ensure you get into every fold, crevice, and crack. Do it especially if you’re using a cleaning solution with baking soda since baking soda can be gritty. Thus, you MUST consider it a crucial step.

Accidental spills, urine or blood stains, though they’re a hassle, still aren’t impossible to deal with. 

Also, peeing on the bed doesn’t mean it’s the end of your mattress’s life.

Follow the tips and tricks I have shared above, and your bed would be just as it came new within a few minutes. Could you give it a try?

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