Follow These Steps To Clean Urine From Your Mattress
While it’s not exactly the most comfortable thing to discuss, we are going to just come out and say it: bed wetting happens. In fact, it’s not even that uncommon. It can happen with children and adults; it can be caused by things like stress, an underdeveloped ability to control the bladder, or it might simply be an accident. Dogs and cats might also urinate on a bed to send a message or stake some territory.
Whatever the case, urine on a mattress needs to be dealt with and dealt with quickly. Whether it is animal or human, urine can be cleaned from a mattress with a few simple steps. By following these easy instructions, you’ll be back to sleeping on a clean mattress in no time.
It’s Not The End Of The World
First of all, it’s a good idea to approach the topic sensitively. You can start by letting the affected party know that bed wetting is a common term with a scientific name — parasomnia. That means: an undesired events that come along with sleep, so that it’s no big deal.
Next, it’s time to get to work. As quickly as possible, take some clean towels and use them by applying pressure to the affected area. This will absorb the urine from the mattress. Remember, do not rub the area, instead dab and press in order to draw out the liquid rather than pushing it into the fibres further.
The Importance Of Absorption
Absorption is key so the next step is to sprinkle the mattress with baking soda. This will draw out even more liquid, which is important so that it does not have time to set. If the urine is given the chance to dry in the mattress, it can lead to permanent odour and can cause mould to grow.
Apply The Mattress Cleaning Solution
While the baking soda is doing its job, get out your cleaner. If you do not have any on hand, no problem, you can make a simple solution by using one part white vinegar to one part warm water. Vinegar neutralizes the smell of urine and is a great alternative to store bought solutions. In either case, put your cleaning solution into a spray bottle.
Next, spray the affected area liberally. If you are unsure of how much to use, follow the instructions on the store bought cleaner, or use enough to counter the amount of urine. Wait up to five minutes for the solution to do its work.
Did We Already Say Absorption Is Key?
Now, take some fresh towels and, again, absorb as much liquid as possible. You can apply pressure by pressing down or by placing some heavy objects like a stack of books onto the affected area. You want to get the mattress as dry as possible.
Once you feel you have drawn out as much liquid as you can, bring back the baking soda and sprinkle the mattress liberally with the stuff. Don’t worry about overdoing it with baking soda as you will vacuum it all up soon. But first, give it time to do its job, and that means leaving it overnight. Therefore, you will have to find alternative sleeping arrangements for one night.
The Morning After
In the morning, as mentioned, vacuum up the baking soda and for the rest of the day, prop the mattress up against a wall or outside if the weather permits so that air can circulate through.
If you have followed these steps, your mattress should be right as rain. While bed wetting is not always the easiest thing to deal with, it’s also not the worst thing to happen. And if it something that might happen more than once, it is a good idea to invest in a mattress protector so that you can save yourself the time and energy it takes to clean urine from a mattress.
A good night’s sleep comes when you are relaxed and comfortable and when you can set your worries aside. If you are in the Surrey or White Rock, stop by our show rooms if you have any questions on how to achieve a proper night’s rest. Our friendly staff is happy to help with any sleep issues you might have.