HOW TO CLEAN DRIED URINE FROM A MATTRESS
Some time ago a human or pet, had an accident on one of your mattresses.
You just discovered the evidence of this accident long after the urine dried up. You don’t have to put up with the stain or odor just because it’s old. We’re here to let you know that cleaning urine from a mattress doesn’t need to be difficult, complicated, or expensive. In fact, the best method to cleaning urine is only a few steps long, uses supplies you probably have in the house, and will have you back in bed and dreaming peacefully in no time.
Cleaning Urine from a mattress or bedding.
To clean dried urine, you can either use household cleaners or specialized products made to remove and neutralize urine stains.
Here is a list of products you will need when cleaning urine:
(Depending on which type of cleaning process you choose, you won’t need to get all these products)
1- Dry Sponge or Scrub Brush
4- Rubber gloves
5- Portable vacuum cleaner
6- Borax or baking soda
7- Hydrogen peroxide or vinegar
8- Any Enzyme-Based Cleaners you find at your grocery store.
There are THREE ways you can do this. Choose the one you prefer:
Option A) HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS
Gather a dry sponge, some water, borax or baking soda, rubber gloves, hydrogen peroxide or vinegar and a portable vacuum cleaner. These products are a necessity when cleaning urine.
Put rubber gloves on both hands. Wetting the sponge, dampen the stained area, but do not soak it. Your aim is to dilute the urine and its odor. Sprinkle borax liberally on the stain, covering every bit.
Work the dry borax into the stain. Try to work it below the surface of the mattress cover.
Leave the stain covered for several hours. Accelerate the drying process by putting the mattress in full sunshine. Again, turn on a fan or open windows for increased ventilation.
With the vacuum cleaner, remove all the powder. If you use a large amount of borax, you’ll have residue to clean away. Borax can be toxic and you don’t want anyone sleeping on the mattress to suffer ill effects.
Option B) WITH ENZYME-BASED CLEANERS
Browse the pet supply store or cleaning aisle of your grocery store. Look for enzyme-based cleaners. These work by binding with, and destroying the uric acid in urine.
Dry enzyme products mixed with water work by breaking down the uric acid into a gas of water and oxygen that evaporates into the air. Using product directions, mix the powder with fresh water. Pour the solution onto the stain so it soaks as deep as the original urine did. Allow this to dry for eight hours. Vacuum dried residue up.
Look for a plant-based enzyme solution for cleaning urine. This digests the uric acids that have crystallized over time. Again, spray enough solution that is equal to the amount of urine on the mattress. It needs to soak in. If the stain is really difficult or old, “flood” the surface and cover it with plastic wrap for one or two full days. Allow this to air-dry. Repeat until the entire stain is gone. Remove cleaner residue with a small amount of water. Blot this away with several layers of paper towel.
If you need the mattress available quickly, speed the drying process with fans. This allows air to circulate in the room and speed up the drying process.
Option C) USING LIQUID DISH DETERGENT AND LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Liquid dish detergent, added in a small amount, helps with cleaning and removing a dried urine stain from your mattress. While the essential oil won’t aid in the cleaning, it will help to neutralize that musky odor. Lavender essential oil is a particularly good choice because this scent helps the person using the mattress to relax and fall asleep more quickly.
Add one drop of dish detergent and a drop of lavender essential oil to the hydrogen peroxide/water mixture. Use as instructed above and allow the mattress to air-dry.
Don’t use more than one drop of dish detergent or it will be difficult to remove from the mattress’ surface. Use essential oils with caution.
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