Did you just come back from work only to find a stain of dog urine on your mattress? Are you trying to think on how to clean dry dog urine from a mattress?
Well, you are in the right place. While dogs are great companions, accidental urination is a common issue than owners deal with. Finding dog urine on a mattress that you plan to sleep in tonight is frustrating and distracting as well, especially when you think of the odor and the stain.
Luckily, we have working strategies that will help remove that awful urine from your favorite mattress.
What you need:
- Empty spray bottle
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Lavender essential oil
- Liquid dishwashing soap
To make a cleaning solution, combine eight ounces of hydrogen peroxide, a half teaspoon dish soap, three tablespoon baking soda, all in an empty spray bottle. To get fancy, add one or two drops of lavender oil to neutralize the small. Shake the bottle well to mix the ingredients. Shake completely to avoid a bubbly mess to remove on top of the urine on your mattress.
Soak with vinegar
Vinegar is your best friend, especially when it comes to dry urine. Since the urine is dry, you need to soak the entire area with vinegar and white vinegar specifically. Blot the vinegar until it is dry.
Vinegar is a great ingredient when it comes to removing urine from a surface. once you soak the area with a mess with vinegar, within a few minutes you will find it easy to proceed with the other steps.
Apply the solution
Spray the solution on the affected area and leave it to soak for five minutes. If the stain seems tough, you can leave the solution to set for twenty minutes. Blot the solution using a towel until your mattress is dry. If the stain does not go away, keep re-applying until it is off the mattress.
Avoid rubbing or wiping with a towel as that will just distribute the stain to other areas, instead, blot to lift the stain. Also, you may use light colored towels like white paper towels to help you see the stain as it comes off.
Sprinkle with baking soda
Baking soda is great for removing odor. Therefore, if the stain has a stubborn smell, baking soda is what you need to neutralize the smell. Baking soda is also great in absorbing moisture.
Just sprinkle the baking soda liberally on the mattress, making sure it covers both the stain and outer edges of the stain and if your bed is prone to dog urine accidents, you may need to apply a layer underneath to keep your bed fresh.
Baking soda is great for neutralizing the smell. Once you apply it on your mattress, it will not only eat the smell but will also remove the stain completely.
Leave it to dry
After you apply the solution, leave the mattress to dry which will take up to six hours. The bed needs to remain naked without covers or bed sheets for air circulation and evaporation to take place. Nothing should hinder the air flow!
By leaving the baking soda to dry, you are not only making it easy to remove the stain and odor but you are also making it easy to vacuum it.
Vacuum up the mattress
Vacuuming the baking soda is the last process. What you need is to run the vacuum into all the folds, cracks, and crevices. Vacuuming is an important step since baking soda is at times gritty once it is in contact with moisture.
By vacuuming, you are making sure that no stain or baking soda remains on your mattress. Vacuuming leaves your mattress as good as new. No smell and no stain.
Borax is another alternative to baking soda. The chemical is a good antibacterial agent and is very effective when it comes to dog urine on mattresses. While Borax is somehow toxic and people only use it as a last resort, it is effective than baking soda.
However, since both Borax and Baking soda are powders, the same technique works with both of them.
There you have it. You don’t have to experience frustrations after finding dry dog urine on your mattress. With the use of the above methods, you can easily get rid of both the stains and the smell and sleep soundly!