A Guide to Getting Rid of Urine from Your Mattress

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When children and cats urinate on the mattress, the smell of urine fills the room. If the urine is allowed to dry before a detailed clean-up, yellow stains may develop on the mattress. If left untreated, it may be difficult to remove over time. While urine scents and stains may be difficult to remove fully from a mattress, there are cleaning methods available to help you remove them. The good news is that eradicating these scents and stains is not something that requires a lot of your time and money to do. You may either hire a professional mattress cleaning service for mattress deep cleaning, mattress stain removal or do the cleaning yourself. It all depends on your preferences. We listed five easy steps to help you remove pee from a mattress.


What Is Required To Remove Urine From Mattress? 


Not only can a clean mattress improve our quality of sleep, but there is also the great importance of mattress cleaning for your health. However, children may inadvertently urinate on their beds while they sleep. Adults or parents who are responsible for cleaning the mattress should do so in order to maintain it in the best possible condition for a peaceful night’s sleep. Other than hiring a professional mattress cleaning service, learning how to remove urine from the mattress without destroying the mattress components is essential.

Here are the numerous things and tools you will need to clean your mattress at home of stains and smells:

  • Baking soda
  • Coldwater
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Laundry detergent
  • A roll of clean towels
  • A vacuum machine
  • An unfilled spray bottle

Alternatively, you may adhere to this step-by-step guide to cleaning your mattress at home:


Step 1: Remove the Bedding


Mattress and beddings should be removed from the mattress and washed as soon as possible in order to begin the process. The reason is that urine stains might form, particularly if you wait for it to dry. This is one of the causes of yellow stains on your mattress. Due to this, it is vital that you wash your comforters and sheets immediately. In the event that you find that there are still urine stains and smells, try adding a cup of white vinegar and wash the sheets again. Doing so can help remove both the stains and smells.


Step 2: Blot the Soiled Area (Do Not Brush!) 


Blot the affected area with a dry and clean towel. The goal of blotting is to absorb as much pee as possible. It is not recommended to scrub the area as this might cause the urine to sink deeper into the mattress. This will make it more difficult to remove completely. To get rid of the urine from the mattress, professional mattress cleaning services from a provider like DW Mattress Cleaning can help you out.


Step 3: Apply Vinegar Solution to the Urine Stain by Using a Spray Bottle 


Mix two parts of cold water and one part of distilled white vinegar well in your spray bottle. Add a little amount of laundry detergent if you like! (It is recommended to add around 3-4 tablespoons for a typical spray bottle and a maximum of 5 tablespoons in a large spray bottle). Spray the urine stain until it is completely saturated with water. Do not hesitate to soak the affected area. Scented oils (e.g., lemon-scented), may be used if you do not like the vinegar’s strong smell. Vodka may also be used in the absence of vinegar on hand. Pour some vodka into a spray bottle and spray the affected area. Do not be concerned about the alcohol drying up too slowly as it will evaporate afterward. Hiring a cleaning service is an option if you are not confident in your ability to produce your own spray solution at home. This is one of the good reasons why you should engage a professional mattress cleaning service.


Step 4: Ensure The Vinegar Solution Is Fully Soaked


Allow the vinegar solution to completely saturate the mattress. Allow at the very least 15 to 20 minutes for this to take effect. Wipe up any remaining liquid with a fresh cloth. This is to soak up any excess liquid that may have accumulated on the mattress. To keep your mattress clean, you may also eliminate any germs that may be lurking on it. You can also engage mattress steam cleaning services to help you get rid of bacteria and germs and maintain the hygiene of your mattress.


Step 5: Apply Baking Soda To The Stain Until It Is Fully Covered 


For best results, cover the stained area completely with baking soda and keep it on the surface for at least eight hours. Make sure the baking soda is out of the reach of children and dogs. After the baking soda has dried, vacuum it up. Ensure that all of the baking soda powder is completely dehydrated to avoid harming your vacuum cleaner. However, you may still use a dry/wet vacuum when cleaning the damp powder. After vacuuming the mattress, take a closer look to see whether you can still see the stains. If the odor and stains persist, repeat the preceding procedures. If you require help, hiring a mattress vacuuming cleaning service may help keep your mattress fresh and clean, as well as extend its lifespan.



Yellow stains on the mattress may form if urine is allowed to dry before being thoroughly cleaned up. These stains will be tough to remove over time if left untreated. To clean your mattress from pee, gather your materials, remove the bedding, blot the soiled area, and proceed to clean. With the aid of cleaning procedures and mattress cleaning services, you can eliminate the smell and stain of urination from your bed. To get rid of the stain and smell, you may either engage a professional mattress cleaning service or conduct the cleaning yourself.


DW Mattress Cleaning Singapore offers you a one-stop solution for your mattress cleaning needs in Singapore. Our professional and reliable services include mattress deep cleaning, mattress vacuumingmattress steam cleaning, as well as mattress stain removal. Our team of experienced cleaning specialists will ensure that the cleaning services will be done professionally.  Check out our articles to have a wider view of our services and cleaning hacks. Do not hesitate to call us or contact us via  Whatsapp at +65 8241 0032 to solve your mattress cleaning needs!


This article was reproduced from DW Carpet Cleaning.