Get Urine Out Of Your Mattress With A Few Handy Products You Already Own

Whether you've got a little one or a furry friend in the house, accidents happen. And unfortunately, the mattress is often where they happen. Mattresses are built out of dense layers of foam, springs, and fabric, so getting urine out can be a bit of a nightmare. But you don't need to call in a professional cleaning company straight away; you've probably got everything you need to tackle a urine-soiled mattress in the cleaning cupboard. 

All you need is dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda. After you have sopped up as much excess moisture as possible with a paper towel or cloth, you will want to mix up a little cleaning recipe. In a clean spray bottle, combine hydrogen peroxide with a few drops of dish soap and shake. Apply the solution liberally to the entirety of the stain, then sprinkle baking soda over the top. You want the soda to fully cover the saturated area, so be generous with your pour here. Finally, while wearing rubber gloves, rub the soda into the hydrogen-soap mixture until it's totally coated, then leave the area to dry completely. When the area is totally dry, you can vacuum up the remaining soda, and you'll be left with a fresh, urine-free mattress. 

Why the solution works

You often hear hydrogen peroxide is used for blood and wine stain removal, but it's also very well-suited to tackling urine in mattresses. Hydrogen peroxide is an oxygen-activated stain remover, meaning that its cleaning capabilities work when it's exposed to water and enzymes. Essentially, it breaks down both the color stain and residual odor. The dish soap is an extra cleaning agent that makes the scrubbing bit much easier. And because the solution doesn't contain any water, you don't have to worry about improper evaporation that could create mold and mildew inside of your mattress. 

Baking soda is commonly used as an odor neutralizer, and when it's combined with dish soap and hydrogen peroxide, you've basically got the all-natural components of an oxygen bleach that's incredibly effective against organic stains such as urine. Additionally, baking soda is abrasive in nature, so while you're rubbing it into the mattress, it's dislodging the dried, solid particles of urine. Best of all, unlike chlorine bleach, this hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda are far safer to use, making this a no-brainer solution when urine accidents happen. You can also use this cleaning solution on other upholstery, such as couch cushions and carpets.