How do I remove urine from a mattress?

Mattress cleaning and stain removal
July 14, 2017
Carpet Cleaning Essendon
November 28, 2018
Mattress cleaning and stain removal
July 14, 2017
Carpet Cleaning Essendon
November 28, 2018

I have been cleaning and sanitising mattresses in the Melbourne area and surrounding suburbs now for thirteen years now. I’m regularly confronted with a colourful array of mattress stains and odours. I have tried and tested procedures that get positive results. Let me show you how good your mattress can look again. Below are some DIY remedies that may be beneficial.

A mattress is an vital investment to our overall health and well-being. It can be incredibly frustrating when accidents happen and urine ends up on your mattress. Whether it’s a child having an accident or a pet marking their territory, it’s essential to act quickly to prevent stains and odors from setting in. In this blog post, I will discuss the best methods for removing urine from a mattress to ensure it stays clean and fresh.

The first step in removing urine from a mattress is to act quickly. The longer urine sits on the mattress, the harder it will be to remove. As soon as you notice urine, grab a clean towel and blot up as much of the liquid as possible. Make sure to press firmly into the mattress to soak up the urine, rather than rubbing it in further.

Once you have blotted up as much urine as possible, it’s time to tackle the problem. There are several different methods for removing urine stains from a mattress, depending on the quantity of urine that has seeped through and the type of mattress you have. One popular method is to create a cleaning solution using equal parts water and white vinegar. Simply mix the solution together in a spray bottle and spritz it onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes to soak in before blotting it up with a clean towel. This is a handy method when the accident is pretty mild or if the accidents are quite regular.

Another effective method for removing urine stains from a mattress is to use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. Simply mix together equal parts hydrogen peroxide and dish soap in a spray bottle and spritz it onto the stain. Again, let it sit for a few minutes before blotting it up with a clean towel. This method is more about stain removal, generally days or weeks after the accident.

For tougher stains, you may need to use a commercial enzyme cleaner specifically designed for removing pet or urine stains. These cleaners work by breaking down the proteins in the urine that cause the odor and staining. Simply follow the instructions on the cleaner and make sure to test it on a small, hidden area of the mattress first to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage. It’s this process that leads more people to call me when things go horribly wrong. Mattresses aren’t cheap, listen to your gut. If you think there’s a chance that you’re going to damage your mattress you’re probably right.
If you are successful at removing the urine stain from the mattress, it’s important to let the mattress dry completely before putting any bedding back on. You can speed up the drying process by placing a fan near the mattress or opening a window to let in fresh air.

Removing urine from a mattress can be a challenging task, but with the right tools and techniques, it is possible to restore your mattress to its original condition. By acting quickly, using the right cleaning solutions, and allowing the mattress to dry completely, you can prevent stains and odors from setting in and you can keep your mattress clean and fresh for years to come.

  • How do I remove urine from a mattress? Sponge the area, add bicarbonate of soda, leave for a few hours. Vacuum and repeat.
  • How do I remove blood from a mattress? Alternately pad the bloodied area with warm salty water and white towels until the transfer of blood stops. 
  • How do I remove vomit from a mattress? This should only be attempted by someone who is qualified. Call me.
  • How do I remove sweat stains from a mattress? This should only be attempted by someone who is qualified. Call me.

My reply to all of these questions is automatic… ACT QUICKLY! Do not let an accident get worse by ignoring it. Sometimes when a mattress has been urinated on the affected area can be quite invisible; if neglected and covered up, a large yellow stain is often the result when the bedding is changed days later. All urine stains on a mattress are the same but different in regards to how they should be treated. Cat pee on a mattress often has a stronger odour than dog or human urine but all of these should be treated in the same fashion.

Mop up and absorb as much of the urine as possible, I white towel is best for this

  1. Apply bicarbonate of soda
  2. Wait ten minutes and vacuum up the bi-carb
  3. Apply bicarbonate of soda again but wait 30 minutes before vacuuming
  4. Apply bicarbonate once more and leave overnight before vacuuming again
  5. A wet extraction if possible is best to complete the procedure (this is best done by a professional mattress cleaner)

Following this procedure will insure that no tell tale stain will appear in the coming weeks. Do not add detergents or vinegar during this procedure

Mattress cleaning before and after

All of these problems can easily be made worse if treated incorrectly but easily fixed if treated in a timely manner and done properly

How do I remove blood from a mattress?

While blood is virtually impossible to remove after time, it is quite simple to remove if down quickly

  1. Mop up and absorb as much of the blood as possible, I white towel is best for this (do not rub, just pad the affected area)
  2. Mix up a warm batch of strong salty water
  3. Pad the area to get a blood transfer on the towel
  4. Repeat the process of padding the area until all the blood is gone. Use fresh or rinsed out towels
  5. A wet extraction if possible is best to complete this procedure (this is best done by a professional mattress cleaner)

Mattress Blood Stain Cleaning

All of these problems can easily be made worse if treated incorrectly but easily fixed if treated in a timely manner and done properly

How do I remove vomit from a mattress?

The procedure for removing vomit from a mattress is identical to urine removal on a mattress

  1. Mop up and absorb as much of the urine as possible, I white towel is best for this
  2. Apply bicarbonate of soda
  3. Wait ten minutes and vacuum up the bi-carb
  4. Apply bicarbonate of soda again but wait 30 minutes before vacuuming
  5. Apply bicarbonate of soda once more and leave overnight before vacuuming again
  6. A wet extraction if possible is best to complete the procedure (this is best done by a professional mattress cleaner)

procedure for removing vomit from a mattress

How do I remove sweat stains from a mattress?

Sweat stains are a little different to most other stains as they tend to appear over a longer period of time and aren’t that noticeable until it is a little late for a home remedy.

  1. If you or your partner are hot sleepers my best advice would be to invest in a moisture proof cover
  2. If its a little too late for that just call me and I’ll get to work on reversing the damage.

Mattress Sweat Stain Cleaning

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How do I remove urine from a mattress?
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