How to Clean Dog Pee From Your Mattress

If you're a pet owner, chances are you've had to deal with your animal's urine at some point. Urine is one of the most difficult stains to remove from furniture and fabric, but it is not impossible. In this blog post, we will discuss how to clean dog pee from mattresses. We will also provide tips on initially preventing these accidents.

Here's How to Clean Dog Pee From Mattresses

The procedure for removing dried urine is very different, but it is always good to start with the fundamentals.

What you’ll need:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Clean towels
  • Baking soda
  • Cold water
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Vacuum

Here’s how to clean dog pee from your mattress in six easy steps:

Step 1: Remove Your Bedding

Before you tackle anything else, remove your mattress and get your bedding into the washer as soon as possible. Urine stains will set, so getting your sheets and comforter in the washer right away is critical.

If the urine stain or odor persists after washing your bedding, add a cup of white vinegar and run the machine again.

Step 2: Blot (Don’t Scrub!) the Area

Blot the filthy area with a clean, dry towel to soak up as much liquid as possible. Scrubbing the spot will only push the liquid further into the mattress's fabric, making it more difficult to fully remove.

Step 3: Spray Vinegar Solution on the Stain

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In a spray bottle, combine two parts cold water, one part white vinegar, and a tiny bit of laundry detergent (about a few tablespoons for a normal spray bottle; more if your bottle is larger). Spray the stain completely — don't hesitate to soak it!

Step 4: Let the Vinegar Solution Soak

The solution-soaked mattress should rest for at least 10–15 minutes. To absorb any extra liquid, dampen a new clean towel and wipe the surface.

Step 5: Cover the Area with Baking Soda

To clean a soiled carpet, begin by laying a large amount of baking soda on the entire surface. Allow it to sit for 8-10 hours before cleaning it up. To keep pets or youngsters from making a mess with baking soda, close off the room!

Step 6: Vacuum Up the Dry Baking Soda

Remove the dried baking soda from the mattress using a hose attachment. However, make sure the powder is fully dry or your vacuum will be damaged.

Examine the mattress after you've finished vacuuming. If any odors or stains remain, repeat steps three through six to remove them.

How To Get Pee Stains and Odor Out of a Mattress

After cleaning and drying the wetness of the urine thoroughly, now is time to do magic with the pee stain and odor. Clean+Green effectively eliminates stains and odors left behind by your pets. Works to clean and remove odors associated with urine, pet markings, pet spray, pet food stains, or vomit.

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DIY Method of Cleaning Dog Pee Stains From Mattress

While it's critical to address fresh urine stains as soon as possible, there is hope for individuals attempting to remove old pee from a mattress.

What you’ll need:

  • Laundry detergent
  • White vinegar
  • Plastic wrap
  • Cold water
  • Towels

Regular household ingredients can be used to clean urine stains from your mattress:

Step 1: Use Vinegar Solution to Soak Stain Completely

Make the same treatment as before (two parts cold water, one part vinegar, and a little amount of laundry detergent), and apply it to the stain. Make sure the mattress is drenched with enough solution to reach the original stain's depth.

Step 2: Cover Area in Plastic Wrap

Avoid blotting, rubbing, or otherwise attempting to soak up any extra liquid. Cover the wet area with plastic wrap and let it sit for 24-48 hours instead. This will prevent the solution from evaporating, allowing it to work longer on the stain.

Step 3: Allow Mattress to Air Dry

Remove the plastic wrap after allowing the mattress to dry on its own. It's critical that the cloth dries thoroughly overnight at the absolute least.

Step 4: Repeat the Process

It's fine if your mattress is still discolored after one Treatment; it's typical for serious stains to require a few applications before vanishing completely.

Step 5: Spot Clean with Water

Examine the cleaned surface for any dried residue from the vinegar solution once you've finished cleaning and decided you don't need to repeat the process. Spot clean with water and blot dry using towels.

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DIY Method of Removing Dog Pee Odor From Mattress

Pee is considerably more difficult to remove from a mattress than it is to get rid of the smell. So, what cleans pee out of a mattress, and how can you eliminate the urine odor?

What you’ll need:

  • Vacuum
  • Baking soda

Baking soda has a neutral pH, which means it can actually eliminate the pee smell rather than cover it up. To get rid of the urine scent, try this easy two-step technique:

Step 1: Sprinkle With Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great method to ensure you aren't scrunching up your nose in the middle of the night because of that, ahem, noxious smell. Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda across your mattress and concentrate most heavily on the pee-stained region to deodorize it with baking soda.

Step 2: Wait It Out

It's going to take some time for the baking soda to neutralize the acid. You'll need at least 5–10 hours for it to work, so you may end up spending the night on the sofa. Leave the baking soda on overnight and check again in the morning.

Step 3: Vacuum the Mattress

Now it's time to remove the baking soda from your mattress. To vacuum your bare mattress, use a handheld vacuum or an upholstery attachment on your upright. While vacuuming won't remove the stains, it will remove the baking soda and hence the odor. If you still detect a scent after repeating this method, try again.

How to Stop Your Dog from Peeing in the House

The easiest way to stop your dog from peeing in the house is by preventing them from having accidents in the first place.

  • Crate train your puppy: A crate will confine your puppy and prevent them from wandering around the house and urinating where they please.
  • Take them out frequently: Puppies need to urinate often, so take them outside regularly (every few hours) to avoid accidents.
  • Supervise them closely: Never leave your puppy unsupervised inside the house. If you can’t watch them, put them in their crate.
  • Be consistent: Dogs are creatures of habit, so if you stick to a regular potty schedule, they’ll be less likely to have accidents.
  • Reward them for good behavior: Praise your puppy or give them a treat whenever they urinate outside. This will reinforce the desired behavior.

By following these simple tips, you can stop your dog from peeing in the house and enjoy a clean, accident-free home.

FAQs, Tips, and Other Considerations

What Is the Average Time It Takes for a Mattress to Dry?

Urine on mattresses dries in as little as two to four hours, so it's essential to act fast. The length it takes for liquid to dry on a mattress is determined by the quantity of liquid consumed and how deeply it penetrates the surface. A minor spill or incident will dry faster, while a bed that has been thoroughly soaked with a vinegar solution will take approximately 8-10 hours to fully dry.

Can I Use Vinegar Solution on Other Stains?

The vinegar solution can be used on a wide range of mattress stains and as a general-purpose cleaning option, it's very effective. The vinegar solution technique, on the other hand, will not work for every problem - tougher materials like blood or red wine would need a different treatment.

Without the use of vinegar solution, how can you remove pee from a mattress?

Clean+Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover sprays are good to use around kids and pets! They are plant-based, unscented, hypoallergenic, and free of bleach, dyes, ammonia, phosphates, and other petrochemicals. They work on carpets, rugs, sofas, mattresses, and concrete or litter boxes. Simply remove excess pet messes, spray the area until damp, and allow it to dry. No scrubbing or rinsing is required!

What is the best DIY way to Get Rid of the Smell of Urine?

The white vinegar solution process is effective at removing both urine stains and odors. Baking soda is a natural odor remover, and white vinegar destroys many of the noxious chemicals in urine.

When it comes to cleaning your mattress, however, you should never, ever use harsh chemicals like bleach or unpleasant cleansers containing hazardous chemicals. Not only can this harm the cloth, but residual pollutants may be dangerous to your health.

What Neutralizes Urine?

Baking soda has a low pH, which helps to eliminate the characteristic urine odor. The low pH of baking soda can neutralize urine smells as long as the urine is acidic. Simply place enough baking soda over the afflicted region and leave it for five hours or overnight to neutralize the smell of your pee.

How Do You Quickly Dry Urine Out of a Mattress?

While it is advised to allow urine to air dry with a solution of vinegar or baking soda, you may speed up the process by opening your windows or turning on a fan. You can also softly dab the area with a clean towel, but be careful not to wipe over the area because you might make the urine stain worse.

Avoid Accidents by Using a Mattress Protector 

Consider investing in a mattress cover to prevent future mishaps after your mattress is clean. A protector not only provides an impermeable barrier to keep your mattress safe from urine, but it also prevents other particles like dander, dust, hair, dead skin, and oil from accumulating on your bed and even helps avoid pesky bed bugs.

A mattress cover, believe it or not, can help your mattress last longer. Even if you never spill anything on your bed, body moisture and odors will deteriorate the foams in it over time. A waterproof barrier between yourself and your bed helps to preserve the quality of the mattresses for a longer period of time.

In Conclusion

Now you know how to clean your dog’s pee from the mattress, kudos! It's an important skill for keeping your mattress in excellent working order, so you can sleep well. Not only does a no-odor sleeping environment help you feel more comfortable, but knowing how to remove stains without harming or corroding your mattress's materials will help you save money on replacing them.

After you've gotten all of the pee out of your mattress and allowed it to dry, you can make your bed and get ready to sleep. Consider purchasing a waterproof mattress protector that protects against dirt, spills, and stains to avoid any future bed-wetting incidents.

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