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How to Clean Urine from a Mattress with a Pillow Top: The Ultimate Guide

How to Clean Urine from a Mattress with a Pillow Top: The Ultimate Guide

How to Clean Urine from a Mattress with a Pillow Top: The Ultimate Guide

We’ve all been there - or at least we know someone who has. You wake up and feel that dreaded wet spot on your luxurious pillow top mattress. It’s not sweat, and it’s not water. It’s urine.

Whether it’s from a child, a pet, or a strange twist of fate, you’re now facing a situation that needs immediate attention. Let’s dive right in.

Table of Contents

How to Clean a Pillow Top Mattress of Urine

Cleaning urine from a pillow-top mattress is not as straightforward as tossing your sheets into the washer. You have a delicate layer of pillow-top goodness that needs tender loving care.

The Immediate Steps

  1. Blot the Area: Use absorbent towels to blot up as much urine as you can.
  2. Dilute the Spot: Lightly spray cold water on the area and blot again.
  3. Apply Cleaning Solution: Use an enzyme-based cleaner specifically designed for urine removal.


You’ll also want to deodorize. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the area and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming.

How to Clean a Pillow Top Mattress

Cleaning a pillow-top mattress, urine aside, involves periodic vacuuming and spot cleaning. Unlike other mattresses, flipping isn’t an option due to the pillow-top layer.

The Annual Deep-Clean

  1. Vacuum: Use an upholstery attachment.
  2. Spot Clean: Use mild detergent mixed with water.
  3. Deodorize: Again, baking soda is your friend.

How to Clean a Pillow Top Mattress Stain

Stains can be particularly stubborn on a pillow-top surface.


  1. Identify the Stain: Different stains require different treatments.
  2. Apply Cleaner: Whether it’s an enzyme cleaner or a vinegar-water mix, apply it carefully.
  3. Blot and Dry: Always blot; never rub. Use a fan to help dry.

Stain Removal Agents

  1. Vinegar: Effective for food and pet stains.
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide: Use for tougher stains, but test a small area first.
  3. Lemon and Salt: Effective for lighter stains, but can lighten fabric color.

Can You Steam Clean a Pillow Top Mattress?

Yes, steam cleaning is possible and highly effective for deep-cleaning, sanitizing, and stain removal. However, ensure that your mattress material is suitable for steam cleaning to avoid damage.

Can You Use a Carpet Cleaner on a Pillow Top Mattress?

Generally not advisable. Carpet cleaners can saturate the mattress, prolonging the drying process and creating a breeding ground for mold.

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Can You Wash a Pillow Top Mattress Cover?

Yes, most pillow-top mattress covers can be machine washed. Always check the care label for specific washing instructions.

How to Wash a Pillow Top Mattress Cover

  1. Pre-treat Stains: Use a stain remover.
  2. Wash: Use a gentle cycle with cold water and mild detergent.
  3. Dry: Air dry or use a low heat setting on your dryer.

FAQ: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

Can You Use Rubbing Alcohol to Clean a Mattress?

Yes, but ensure it is diluted and test a small area first.

Can You Vacuum a Pillow Top Mattress?

Absolutely. It’s recommended for regular maintenance.

How Often Should You Clean a Pillow Top Mattress?

For deep cleaning, once a year. For spot cleaning and deodorizing, as needed.


Cleaning urine - or any other stain - from a pillow-top mattress can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be a waking nightmare. With prompt action and the right cleaning agents, your plush bed can be restored to its former glory, no worse for the wear.

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The key is knowing what to do and doing it with a sense of urgency. After all, nothing should come between you and a good night’s sleep, certainly not a stain or an unpleasant odor. Sleep tight!

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