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How do I remove urine stains on a mattress?
John from UK
I've heard that Resolve works really well and is available at just about any store.
Go to Pet Smart and buy enzyme cleaner. Apply to affected area and blot with wet towel. Repeat until stain is gone.
1 tbsp baking soda mixed in 1 cup of warm water.
Spray it to affected area (not all in once though..^^), until the bottle is gone.
The smell and most of the stain will be gone too.
Hope it was good enough.
How can I remove a fresh urine stain from a mattress and feather top?
Years ago I worked at a hotel. We sprinkled the entire area with corn starch then laid a sheet of plastic over the area. The following day it was vacuumed up. It only works of fresh stains.
Nature's Miracle, available on-line or in pet supply stores. They sell several different ones, some even for getting urine out of laundry.
I have a king Sleep Number bed with a very large dried human pee stain on it. I took it to a local laundromat and washed it in the biggest one. I used one and a half cups of Tide soap and a half a bottle of bleach, on hot, but that brought out a yellow kinda brown stain. It is just not coming off. This is a $1,500. set. Can some one please help? I did not try to dry it so it's in my car wet in a trash bag.
Only takes 10 minutes!
3 Tbsp of baking soda
8 oz of peroxcide
And a couple drops of dish detergent!
Mix these in a spray bottle - don't shake, gently slosh around till everything is blended. Spray stain and just walk away! Come back in about ten minutes and poof its gone! Hope this helps :)
This solution was amazing. There were very old and dark urine stains from a dog on a mattress in our spare bedroom. I was worried a guest would take the sheets off the bed and see the disgusting mattress. This solution instantly removed the stains. The mattress is currently drying and I will vacume any remaining baking powder in a few days when the mattress is thoroughly dry. Many thanks for the helpful cleaning hint!
take the cover to an carpet cleaning company, they will use the steam water extracted from there carpet cleaning equipment.this worked for us
How do you take pee out of a foam bed?
By Aliana V.
Foam.... The only idea I can come up with, is taking that piece of foam outside, and give it a shower with a COLD water hose. Let it drip off, and air-dry for some days.
No guarantees, because foam is really sensitive with water over 40 degree Celcius, or if not properly dried.
What volume of hydrogen peroxide should I use?
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I need advise for removing/cleaning a urine soaked mattress.
By Barbara from OH
Get some XO plus; it removes odors, stains, and cleans. It can be found on QVC.com; Don Aslett's items! If you cannot locate it there, go to his website and order directly! You might also consider getting from that or HSN a mattress cover; the one I got has terry cloth on the top, and is water proof underneath; spilling coffee or wine, etc. never goes through to the mattress. Also: take with you as you travel and put on the beds at motels, etc; nothing can come through the mattress cover either! (09/26/2010)
This will be almost impossible to clean and sanitize and remove odors. When you buy a new mattress, go online and find an incontinence supply store and order a good pad. (09/28/2010)
I want to thank everyone for their great feedback. This is a new mattress only about 6 months old, it is not paid for, you know 0%interest for a year. I did remove the stain, it was expensive. I went out and bought a little Green Machine. It removed all the stains even the one from last week. My husband has Parkinson's and this unfortunately is one of the problems he has. He can not get out of bed. I did go to the store last week and buy disposable pads and yesterday I went to a medical supply store and bought two pads that can be washed 300 times. This has been wearing on me and I try not to show that it bothers me, because he can't help it. I went out on Sunday and bought a new waterproof mattress pad, it is still in my trunk. No, he won't wear a diaper. (09/29/2010)
How do I remove urine on and in a mattress?
By Tom from CO
Take it outside or to the garage or back yard. Standing it up is easiest and prevents too much liquid getting absorbed. Use diluted bleach and water, a strong solution of probably a cup to a gallon of water. Put as much on the spots as you can, while not saturating the mattress. (Keep it to the spots only, I mean.) Rub it with rags. Let it sit a while for the bleach to work. Remove the bleach and water with clean water and clean rags. Sun dry it or put a fan on it. (06/15/2010)
Just use the upholstery cleaner of a carpet shampooer. You can dry it with a fan or if you have time a hairdryer. (06/17/2010)
By Ann P.
I need ideas for removing urine in a mattress.
By Sophia from Hammond, IN
Pour straight white vinegar on the spot so that it goes about as deep as you think the puddle went, and make sure to get to all the edges of stain. May take a few days to dry. When dry, take bar of white soap and rub on damp rag, and rub to remove as much of the stain as you can. But do not do that step until all urine smell is gone. It will be neutralized by the vinegar and there should be little, if any, odor of anything.
Conversely, go to store and get pet enzyme stuff and follow directions. When all odor is gone, try to remove stain with soap and water. This is a several day process sometimes. (02/07/2010)
Does anyone know how much peroxide, baking soda and soap mixture to use? Everyone seems to like it, but no one has explained it. (02/08/2010)
This guy seems to know his stuff: http://www.caturinating.com
He talks about mattresses in one of the posts so it could be worthwhile. I think also the important thing is to ensure the mattress is dried correctly due to the thick fabric and sponge. (06/01/2010)
How can I get urine out of a mattress?
By altace from Milford, MA
There are oodles of ideas in the archived links below, but what I've used in the past is vinegar. Doesn't always get rid of the stains, but does get rid of the odor. (12/02/2009)
The peroxide, baking soda, and soap mixture worked great. In less than 5 minutes the mattress was back to new. Thanks to whoever thought of this. (12/16/2009)
How do I remove human urine stains from a mattress?
By ZACONICK from Sarasota, FL
White vinegar allowed to dry naturally. I don't know about the stain, but it surely will help with the odor.
Or get pet enzyme stuff, might be better. Works on anything organic. Walmart has one with a nice vanilla smell, think it's store brand. (09/08/2009)
I used Urine Gone. Worked great. It's for pet or people stains/odors. (09/08/2009)
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