How do you clean a urine-soaked mattress?

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In order to clean a urine-soaked mattress, first soak up the urine, then use cleaners and dry the mattress. These steps for cleaning a urine-soaked mattress are outlined on the Fisher-Price company website.

If the stain is new and wet, use a dry towel with pressure to soak up the excess urine. The pressure can be applied by having a heavy person stand on the towel that is placed on the mattress. Blot with new dry towels until the liquid is absorbed; this can take about an hour. If one is available, a wet-dry vacuum may be used, instead.

If the urine-stain is dry, apply 3 percent hydrogen peroxide on the mattress, and leave it there for 5 minutes. Be aware, however, that peroxide may bleach the mattress. Dish detergent, vinegar or borax can also be used to clean urine stains. Blot with dry towels once again to soak up the moisture.

Next, apply baking soda to the stain, rubbing gently with a soft brush or firm sponge. Leave the baking soda on overnight then vacuum off the dry powder the following day. If possible, put the mattress out in the sun during the day, or use a fan or hair dryer to expedite drying. When the mattress is completely dry, flip the mattress over and use the clean side to sleep on.

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1. Pour vinegar directly over the urine soaked area. You will need only enough vinegar to cover the area of the stain, so if you have a smaller stain, you will only need a small amount
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No matter what the source, urine on a mattress poses an unfortunate problem. A little effort is involved, as you cannot simply toss a mattress into the washing machine. As daunting
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You can try a steam cleaner and then letting it dry in the sun on a really hot day so it won't get moldy (I've done this) but I would recommend cutting your losses and getting a new
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Clean the couch with a mixture of vinegar and Pine Sol. That should remove the smell and the stain. D-Molish Now also does a great job of removing the smell and the soaked urine.
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How to Clean a Urine Soaked Mattress
Whether it's your pet or your child, urine stains on a mattress can be frustrating to resolve. There are chemical products available that can help clean a urine soaked mattress, but many times side effects from chemicals can be worse than the problem you... More »
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