How to get Pee Stains (and Smells) out of Your Mattress?

Mishaps happen in life, spilling coffee down your shirt just before leaving the house, standing on that rogue piece of lego on the floor in your bare feet, and peeing the bed. Whether your pet got over-excited about fresh laundry day, your child has had an oopsie, or even yourself, life happens and stains happen to mattresses. 

You may think, what’s the big deal? I simply change the sheets and never see the stain. However, it is a big deal because stains harbor germs. Also, if you’re moving house, it can be a little embarrassing to have mattress stains displayed to the world as you carry the mattress outside. Let’s discover the best way to get pee out of mattress.

Getting pee out of mattress is not as difficult as it seems

How to Clean Fresh Urine From a Mattress 

Getting pee out of mattress is not as difficult as it seems. It’s always best to tackle the stain as soon as it occurs but a dried stain can be cleaned too. For a fresh stain follow these steps.  

What you need to get pee out of mattress:

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum
  • A few towels
  • Empty spray bottle  

How to get fresh pee out of mattress:

  1. Remove bed sheets and bedding and wash as soon as possible
  2. Using a 50/50 mixture, put vinegar and water into the spray bottle
  3. Using one of your dry, clean towels, blot the excess urine without scrubbing as this will push the urine further into the mattress
  4. Spray your vinegar/water mix over the stain while blotting out the excess liquid 
  5. Sprinkle your baking soda over the stain and allow to sit for as long as possible (8 hours recommended) 
  6. When ready, vacuum the stain to clean the baking soda off the mattress, use this opportunity to vacuum the entire mattress and base, don’t forget under the bed too
  7. Repeat process if necessary     

How to get pee Stains out of a Mattress

Follow these steps for getting dried urine out of your mattress.   

What you need to get dried pee out of mattress:

  • 8oz Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 3tbs Baking Soda 
  • 3 drops of dish soap
  • Empty spray bottle 
  • Essential oil (optional)  

How to get fresh pee out of mattress:

  1. Mix your ingredients in the empty spray bottle
  2. Spray over the dried urine stain
  3. Allow the solution to dry on the stain, a visible layer of baking will show on top of the stain
  4. After some time, vacuum the stain, use this opportunity to vacuum the entire mattress and base, don’t forget under the bed too
  5. Repeat process if necessary

How to get pee Smell out of a Mattress

Cleaning pee out of mattress is one thing but what about the odor? The process of removing urine odor is quite similar to getting fresh and dried urine from the mattress. 

What you need to odor of pee out of mattress:

  • Vinegar 
  • Baking soda
  • Towels 
  • Empty spray bottle   

How to get the odor of pee out of mattress:

  1. Pour some undiluted vinegar into the spray bottle 
  2. Spray the vinegar onto the stain (be sure to open a window, vinegar smell is quite strong)
  3. Allow the vinegar to sit for 10-20 minutes
  4. Blot the excess vinegar with the dry towel
  5. Sprinkle the baking soda over the stain
  6. Allow the baking soda to sit for as long as possible (5 hours if possible)
  7. Vacuum the stain, use this opportunity to vacuum the entire mattress and base, don’t forget under the bed too
  8. Repeat process if necessary   

How to get dog pee out of a Mattress

Our furry friends bring so much joy to our lives and like us, can have little mishaps now and then. Dog urine on mattress is best cleaned as soon as possible, as with cat pee. Getting urine smell out of mattress is best tackled as soon as you can. The steps for getting urine out of mattress are similar to the steps above. 

How to get animal pee out of mattress:

  1. Pour some undiluted vinegar into the spray bottle 
  2. Spray the vinegar onto the stain (be sure to open a window, vinegar smell is quite strong)
  3. Allow the vinegar to sit for 10-20 minutes
  4. Blot the excess vinegar with the dry towel
  5. Sprinkle the baking soda over the stain
  6. Allow the baking soda to sit for as long as possible (5 hours if possible)
  7. Vacuum the stain, use this opportunity to vacuum the entire mattress and base, don’t forget under the bed too
  8. Repeat process if necessary   

Tips and Reminders on how to get pee out of a Mattress

To clean pee out of mattress:

  • Don’t use harsh chemicals, remove urine stains from mattress using natural remedies as these are better for the mattress and your health too
  • Tackle the stain as soon as possible 
  • Be gentle, don’t scrub the mattress, blot so as not to push fluid further into the mattress
  • If the mattress is over 8 years old, consider upgrading to a new pressure relieving mattress
  • Use a mattress protector on your new mattress or newly cleaned mattress     

Conclusion 

A pee stain on bed can be an annoyance but with these tips, you can make the clean up easier. Natural remedies are much more beneficial for your sleep and physical health than harsh chemicals. Use a mattress protector after you clean up to prevent any more stains from developing.

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How to Clean pee out of a Mattress?

Getting pee out of mattress is easier than you think and can be cleaned with typical household items. Put some water and white vinegar into an empty spray bottle and spray the stain, allow to sit for as long as possible, blot the excess mixture from the mattress and then sprinkle with baking soda. Vacuum and repeat if necessary.   

How to get dog pee out of a Mattress?

Dog urine on mattress can be quite odorous just like cat pee and must be cleaned as soon as possible. Spray undiluted vinegar onto the stain, let sit for 10-20 minutes, blot with a dry towel, and sprinkle with baking soda. Allow to sit for as long as possible before vacuuming, repeat if necessary.  

How to get pee Smell out of a Mattress?

Urine odor is very easy to remove from a mattress. Pour or spray undiluted vinegar onto the pee stain, allow to sit for 10-20 minutes, blot with a paper towel or dry towel, and sprinkle with baking soda. Let sit for as long as possible before vacuuming, and repeat if necessary.