Urine Stain Removal From a Mattress

Urine stain removal from a mattress can be tough, whether it is caused by bed-wetting, or is caused by one of your pets. Either way, there are some simple home remedies that can help remove the stain, and prevent the urine odour from taking over your mattress. Old standards in your cupboard like vinegar, baking soda and boric acid should be enough to solve the problem of urine stains on a mattress.

Boric Acid

Boric acid is a great cleaner for getting rid of urine stains in a mattress. If the stain has dried, take the following steps. First, dampen the area that has the urine stain. Make sure you don't over-wet the area, just dampen it. Getting it too wet will spread the urine even more. Sprinkle a lot of borax on the affected area, covering completely. Work the borax into the mattress and continue to rub it in for a few minutes. Let the affected area dry completely, if possible in the sunshine, otherwise make sure the area is well ventilated. Once the powder has dried, you can vacuum it up. Repeat this process several times if needed.

If the Stain is Still Wet

If the urine stain on the mattress is still wet or damp, it will be a little easier to eliminate. Blot up as much of the urine as you possibly can. Dampen the area with water and dilute the urine as much as possible. Blot up the excess moisture. Keep doing this until most of the odour from the urine goes away. Rubbing alcohol and vinegar can also be used to kill the bacteria present in the urine. Make sure to blot the area completely. Let the affected area dry thoroughly, preferably in a well ventilated area.

Baking Soda

You can eliminate bed-wetting stains or pet urine stains on a mattress using baking soda. If the urine has soaked into the mattress quite a bit, baking soda can remedy the situation. Simply sprinkle a good amount of baking soda onto the affected area. It will actually lift the stain and smell out of the mattress. After it dries, brush off or vacuum up the baking soda residue. You may have to repeat this process several times for optimal results.

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Valery Elias has been writing professionally since 2009. Her work has appeared in the "Savannah Business Journal," and she has experience as an independent secretarial contractor, proofreader and executive sales assistant for Fortune 500 companies. Elias has a Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature from the University of South Florida-Tampa.