Many parents ask how to remove urine smell from mattress. While there are many different ways people have come up with doing so over the years, there are also several “tried and true” ways to get the smell out of a mattress that has been soiled.
Step One of How To Remove Urine Smell From Mattress
The first step in learning how to remove urine smell from mattress is to completely blot out the soiled area. This is best to do while the area is still wet. Using paper towels or a super absorbent cloth towel, blot up as much of the urine as possible from the mattress. If the paper towel gets too full, use another. Repeat this until you are confident you have soaked up as much liquid from the mattress as possible.
The next step is to thoroughly clean the soiled area with a mild detergent or a commercial cleaner. It is necessary to completely wet the affected area, as much as you think the original urine penetrated the mattress. This means – soak it. Using the soap and water completely soak the mattress and scrub with a small brush or towel. Then, rinse with more water and blot again to remove liquid from the mattress.
Once the stained area is again mostly dry to the touch, you can try the secret ingredient – a medicated powder such as Gold Bond or similar scented powder. Shake liberally over the area and let it sit so it gets deep down into the mattress and helps absorb the remaining liquid.
The next step is going to take the longest – letting the mattress completely dry. Do not place a waterproof or plastic mattress cover over the mattress or stain while it is still wet, this will cause even more bacteria to grow and the smell to actually get worse. Let the mattress dry for 24 hours before going on to the next step.
Final step on how to remove urine smell from mattress
The final step is to use an odor remover, preferably one that contains enzymes that will destroy the remaining bacteria and uric acid crystals that are left behind after cleaning the mattress. If you don’t have an enzyme cleaner, using a common odor remover such as Febreeze may also be effective.
If your child frequently wets the bed, a waterproof mattress cover will be very cost effective in keeping their bed fresh and new. It can be difficult, but knowing how to remove urine smell from mattress help keep your child happy and prevent embarrassment when friends are over.