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Getting Rid of Urine Stains and Urine Smells from Mattress

Updated on September 8, 2011

Let’s face it, accidents happen. That doesn’t mean you have to consider getting rid of your mattress, however. Here are a few ways that you can eliminate or get rid of urine smells in mattresses.

Try Using Vinegar

White Vinegar is a great natural neutralizer for urine odor. Simply mix a batch of hot water and white vinegar in equal parts and pour the mixture on the effected spot on the mattress.

It is best if you can move the mattress outside to help it dry and air out naturally. If that is not possible however, simply plug in a fan, sit it on the mattress and direct it to the wet spot for a few hours until it has completely dried.

Try Spraying Febreeze on it.

The difference between Febreeze and other room deodorizers is that Febreeze helps to neutralize and eliminate odors instead of simply covering it up. Simply remove sheets, spray a liberal amount of Febreeze over the area (enough where you feel the spot is fairly wet to ensure it gets in there) and let it dry for a few hours before replacing sheets.

Try Baking Soda

Baking Soda is another great product that helps neutralize and eliminate odors. Simply sprinkle some baking soda onto the area (after the area has already dried) and let sit for a few hours. Then simply vacuum away.

Consider Buying a Professional Enzyme Cleaner

Luckily there are quite a few products on the market made specifically for the removal of both human urine and pet urine smells.  Nature’s Miracle is one of the most popular and best selling, but there are other brands that are just as effective such as Kids N’ Pets, Urine Gone, and Baby Stinky Odor Away.

Use Diluted Beach

Bleach can help you in two ways here. It can help you remove the smell of urine from mattresses as well as whiten any yellow spots in mattress that might have been left behind. Simply dilute some bleach with water and put in a spray bottle. Spray the effected area liberally with the solution and wait until it dries. If there is any remaining urine odor, repeat the process. This remedy might need to be done 2 or 3 times to be completely effective, but it is a handy and cost effective remedy that will work.

Rent or purchase a Steam Carpet/Furniture Cleaner

Many grocery stores as well as hardware stores such as Home Depot will let you rent a hand held steam cleaner for as little as $20. These steam cleaners are made to work deep down into furniture and are perfect for getting rid of the stains and smell of urine from mattresses. Bissel has also now come out with a portable steam cleaner you can purchase as well. It retails for approximately $100. If you have a home filled with kids and pets, or if this is an ongoing problem, it might be worth it for you to simply purchase this item outright to have in your home which will save you money in the long run..

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