HOW TO CLEAN URINE FROM A MATTRESS
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When it comes to kids' mattresses, stains are just a fact of life. From wetting the bed to spilled drinks and more, there's a stain for just about every step of your child's daily routine.
Mattress fabric has a tendency to hold on to stains, so getting urine out of a mattress can be difficult, but it's not impossible. Household products like dish soap and distilled white vinegar are popular options for removing urine stains, but they won't help much when it comes to an all-around deep clean and rinsing them out of mattress fabric can be difficult.
A couple of tablespoons of baking soda mixed with water is often recommended as a surefire way to get urine smells out of a mattress but vacuuming it up too frequently can ruin your vacuum. The powder is so fine that the particles can clog the pores of your vacuum bag or HEPA filter, which can drastically reduce suction power. The dust could also seep through your vacuum's filtration system and get sucked into the motor, causing it to seize up and break down.
Whether you're dealing with a pillow top, innerspring, or memory foam mattress, Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner* can be used to spot clean pee stains, deep clean, and deodorize. The powerful cleaner and deodorizer can even be used in a carpet cleaning machine to get urine stains out of a mattress. The machine's extraction ability is particularly helpful. If you don't own one, these can be rented from your local hardware store.
Before you begin cleaning your mattress, be sure to check the warranty for best practices and to prevent voiding your coverage. When in doubt about a surface, always spot test on a hidden area first.
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TIP: Vacuum your mattress regularly to prevent dust build-up, and flip & rotate your mattress every three months to help it wear more evenly.
TIP: Use a mattress protector to not only prevent stains but keep bed bugs and dust off of your mattress.
TIP: If you're looking to remove pet urine odors and stains, click here.
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