A.C. asks from Woods Cross, UT on July 24, 2008
Anyone Had Any Luck Getting Urine Out of a Mattress??
My little boy has eneuresis (wets the bed). Unfortunately the mattress cover has ripped and A LOT of urine has soaked through into the mattress. The whole bedroom reeks! Before I run out and buy a new mattress and cover, I am wondering if any of you handy moms have had success in removing urine stains from a mattress, and how. Thanks in advance!!
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D.G. answers from Billings on July 25, 2008
The quickest, not cheapest, solution is to by a new mattress and pad. Since the urine is deep in the mattress' fabric, regular fabric sprays, such as Fabreeze, is not going to work. Maybe you could use a commercial fabic cleaner and steam machine (much like commercially cleaning carpet or furniture). You might could contact a company that specializes in cleaning furniture to see if they have any suggestions. Your local hospital or nursing home housekeeping staff may have suggestions also. Good luck and let us know how this works out. D. G. (and 'old' mom!)
K.M. answers from Grand Junction on July 25, 2008
Try using a shampooer the one that has a hose on it. It might take a few times and a lot of drying time but at this point what do you have to lose? I figure if you can shampoo your furniture you can and I have shampooed the beds and for me it works.
C.C. answers from Salt Lake City on July 25, 2008
borax. you can find it on the laundry aisle and it is super cheap. It is the main ingredient in most cleaning boosters (Like Oxyclean) sprinkle it on the mattress if the urnine is dry you will want to dampen the borax on the mattress and rub it in. then let it sit and vacuum it up once it is dry. I haven't had to repeat the process it worked great on my dd's mattress.
A.K. answers from Cheyenne on July 25, 2008
H.W. answers from Provo on July 25, 2008
If it is still wet spread baking soda over the stain. I have had to do this many times, and there is never a stain, unless I don't catch it in time. it takes the smell away too.
When our house flooded we sucked as much water out of the carpet as we could, and then it started to smell. I put baking soda on it left it over night then vacuumed it and the smell was sooo much better.
I hope this helps.
S.W. answers from Salt Lake City on July 25, 2008
A.F. answers from Salt Lake City on July 25, 2008
I just did the urine out of the mattress routine. Only it was in MY mattress (my four year old wet MY bed a week or so ago!) So, as you can imagine, I was horrified because it was MY nice big comfy expensive mattress, and not the smaller cheaper ones the kids are sleeping on. I always have the product called Kids 'n Pets on hand for spit up on the carpet, milk spilled on the sofa, diaper leaks and other messes (my kids make more than my dog!). So I decided to try it out on my mattress. The pee was only a few hours old by the time I could get to cleaning it, but you would never even know it was there now. There's no stain, and there's no SMELL! That was the part I was most excited about. The stains would have been okay (she's stained it before with juice, a bloody nose and a leaky sippy of milk already) but I was not prepared to tolerate urine smell. I'm not even kidding, I pushed my nose right down into the pillow top where the urine was after the cleaning and drying. I could not smell ONE bit! So, whether the urine remnants are completely gone or not, at least it doesn't smell. One thing I did do, though: The bottle it comes in is a pop top one that you just kind of pour out the liquid on the spot. I've used this method on carpets and other things, but I didn't want to soak it into my mattress, so I put it in a spray bottle and thoroughly dampened the mattress rather than truly pouring it on. The website for the stuff says that usually a spray doesn't penetrate deep enough to really take care of stains and smells for good, but I just wasn't willing to pour it all in my bed. It worked great with the spray for that. Good luck! I hope you don't have to buy a new mattress. That's no fun.
C.D. answers from Denver on July 24, 2008
There is a product called urine b gone,worked on my sofa. Not sure about if it will saturate enough into the mattress. Worth a try...