Alright, Mama’s, we’re about to get real with you for a minute. It’s time for some down and dirty on a topic that I don’t remember ever discussing at any of our playdates… Urine stains on your mattress. If you’re reading BirminghamMommy on a regular basis, I think it’s safe to assume you’ve got kids, and those kids are in some various stage of diapers, pull ups, potty training or if you’re lucky beyond all of that and the only thing left of those days is the damage they probably caused to the mattresses in your home. Kids (and pets) there is nothing more we love in this world. They are irreplaceable members of our families (obvi) but one thing’s for sure, accidents will happen and it can leave you with a mess.
Urine stains leave discolored, yellow circles on the surface of your mattress. To help you remove these unsightly stains we’ve consulted with our friends at Stanley Steemer who have outlined step-by-step instructions below on how to remove those stains:
What you will need:
8 oz hydrogen peroxide
3 tbsp baking soda
1 tsp dish soap
Spray bottle (2)
What you will do:
1. Create a mattress stain remover by combining 8 oz. hydrogen peroxide, 3 tbsp baking soda, 1 tsp dish soap in a spray bottle – this solution will remove urine stains on its own, just wait until the spots are gone.
2. Once the spots are gone and the mattress is dry, to disinfect, add half water and half vinegar to a spray bottle and lightly dampen the mattress to remove surface germs.
3. Wait for the cleaning solution to dry before use.
4. If there is any kind of odor lingering still, add a layer of baking soda and let sit for 10-15 minutes and vacuum away for a natural way to remove odors.
If you would rather leave the task to the professionals, Stanley Steemer cleans mattresses, very similar to how they clean upholstery, because mattresses absorb odors, dirt and allergens. They use a hot water extraction process, often referred to as steam cleaning, to lift dirt, spots and allergens up and out of your mattress using an EPA Safer Choice cleaning solution that does not leave a residue.
Stanley Steemer provides professional deep cleaning services including carpet, tile & grout, upholstery, hardwood and air ducts. We also provide water restoration services. Stanley Steemer of North Central Alabama services the greater Birmingham Metro Area and surrounding counties, spanning from Cullman to Clanton and from the Mississippi state line to the Georgia state line. Stanley Steemer is the first carpet cleaning service certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, removing an average of 94% of common household allergens from carpet. 24/7 scheduling available! Use Code: Mom30 for $30 off any service. (Minimum charges apply)