Having a good mattress is not enough to guarantee a restful sleep, you must also pay special attention to it, especially from a hygienic point of view.
We have already talked in another dedicated article about how to clean the mattress and sanitize it, today we go deeper into this topic talking about a particular type of stains that are very normal exceptionally if the mattress is used by kids or the aged.
How to clean the mattress from pee? Here are some solutions to eliminate the problem effectively.
Pee in bed: how to clean the mattress?
The first piece of advice we can give you is to act immediately on the stain before it dries: it will be easier to eliminate it and you will not have the problem of odour on blankets and mattresses.
Especially in the case of children or the elderly, check the state of the mattress upon awakening to be able to treat the stains immediately.
In the case of still damp stains, Hobart Clean Masters advise you to proceed with drying the mattress with a soft cloth, dabbing the affected parts to remove as much liquid as possible.
After this first phase, it is important to treat the stain with a detergent, or alternatively a natural solution, for the removal of the halo and the elimination of odours, especially in the case of adults.
Only then can you proceed with drying, leaving the mattress in the sun if the weather permits it or with a hairdryer, for example in winter.
So what products to use and how to clean the mattress from pee? Let’s see together which are the most effective solutions.
What specific products or solutions to use?
There are several remedies to clean the mattress from the pee of the child, the adult or the pets. From specific detergents to do-it-yourself solutions.
Bicarbonate to remove pee stains
Bicarbonate is one of the most effective allies for cleaning the mattress, not only in the case of pee stains: because in addition to cleaning the fabric it has a disinfecting power and is effective in removing the smell of pee from the mattress.
After the stain is dry, you can coat the affected area with a layer of baking soda and leave it on for half a day. After the necessary time has elapsed, you can remove the baking soda with a vacuum cleaner.
You can also use baking soda diluted in warm water and rub the stain until the halo has disappeared. Then air the mattress and let it dry in the sun or with the bedroom windows open.
We suggest you use baking soda especially if you want to remove pee stains from a latex mattress because it does not stain further and does not have a corrosive effect on latex foam.
White vinegar against urine stains on the mattress
We had already seen that it is possible to clean the mattress with natural methods. White vinegar is also a valid natural solution to clean the mattress from pee because it effectively removes odours and halos.
You can use it in a solution with water, the important thing is that they are in equal parts: dab it with a cloth or spray it on the stain.
This solution is also perfect in combination with the bicarbonate cover that we saw in the previous paragraph.
Dish or laundry detergent to remove stains and pet odour from the mattress
If you don’t have baking soda or vinegar at home, you can use the detergent you use for your laundry or dishes. We advise you not to apply it directly on the stain, especially if it is coloured, but to dilute it with water and treat the mattress using a damp cloth.
To prevent the detergent from settling, leaving other marks or affecting the mattress cover, rinse the affected area with a clean cloth soaked in water.
At the end of the treatment, let the mattress dry in the sun or use a hairdryer.
Why do you pee in bed?
It is often thought that only young children wetting the bed are learning to use the potty and abandon the diaper. Actually, bedwetting, i.e. bedwetting, is a widespread and more common disorder than is commonly thought, even during adolescence, adulthood or old age.
It can depend on physical factors, linked to specific urinary tract diseases or pregnancy, or psychological factors such as stress and anxiety.
With the passing of age, especially in men, the phenomenon of incontinence can intensify the repetition of episodes. In these cases, the advice is always to contact your doctor or a specialized figure.
Pee stains on the mattress: need to change it?
Of course, resting on a stained mattress is not a pleasant thing, if you haven’t changed it for some time, it may not support your body properly during the night.
The best solution to prevent the stain problem is to use a mattress topper and absorbent sleepers.
If the problem is structurally, however, our advice is to choose a new mattress that allows you to rest better!