The Best Way To Remove Urine From A Mattress Topper

Most parents have experienced the frustration of peeling wet bed sheets from a bed after realizing that their child — or dog — had an accident. Perhaps you're one of them. You remove the comforter and then the mattress cover, hoping it didn't penetrate beyond that layer, but then you see it has. The mattress topper has a wet spot.

Keep in mind that a mattress topper differs from a mattress cover/protector in that a cover is a fitted sheet that can be removed. A topper is much thicker and lays on top of the mattress. Although some mattress toppers can be removed and tossed in the washing machine, others can't, so they need to be spot-cleaned to prevent staining.

Some tips for removing urine from a mattress topper include using a homemade solution of white vinegar and water. The cleaning process alone can take about an hour. As for the drying part, you'll want to let it set overnight before adding any sheets back on it, or you can use a fan to speed up the process.

The cleaning process

The cleaning process consists of a few easy steps, but before you begin, read the care instructions to ensure you know all the do's and don'ts. For starters, use a paper towel to blot the urine area if it's fresh. If it's already dry, you can skip right to the solution step. Mix an equal amount of white vinegar and water and pour it into a water bottle. Shake the bottle to mix the contents, and spray the target area about five to seven times. Wait about five minutes before pressing a small towel or cloth over the spot a few times.

On the other hand, you can also use an enzyme-based cleaner and baking soda.If you're using an enzyme-based cleaner, though, wait 30-60 minutes before dabbing it with a cloth. You can also sprinkle baking soda over the area and let it sit for at least eight hours before cleaning it up. This should prevent any lingering urine odors, but if it doesn't, using pure white vinegar (no water) in the bottle can help.