While pet accidents happen and are tolerable for the most part, it becomes a bit more irritating when it happens on your bed. Our furry friends occasionally forget their manners, and when they do, it can create a smelly problem that's not only unpleasant but unhealthy as well. Removing pet stains from mattresses is easy. With a few things you may already have around the house, you and your four-legged friend can put the incident behind you a lot quicker.
Things You'll Need
- Paper towels
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
Use paper towels to blot up any excess urine. It helps to place two or three paper towels on top of the stained area and weight it down with something heavy such as a phone book. Leave the paper towels weighted down on the area for 3 to 5 minutes before discarding them.
Pour white vinegar into a spray bottle, and lightly mist the area.
Blot the area with paper towels again to absorb any excess moisture. Continue spraying the vinegar and blotting with the paper towels until there is no stain visible.
Cover the area with baking soda. Make sure the entire stain is completely covered.
Allow the baking soda to sit on the area overnight.
Vacuum up the baking soda in the morning.
Tips & Warnings
- Setting the mattress outside in the sunshine can help to kill off any lingering odors. Leave the mattress outside for as long as you have sunlight to help air it out.
- If this is a reoccurring problem, try putting a water resistant mattress pad on your mattress to protect it in the future.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals that can seep into the mattress and won't go away.
- To avoid mold do not store or cover the mattress until it's completely dry.
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