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.
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.
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.
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.
Stains can be particularly stubborn on a pillow-top surface.
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.
Generally not advisable. Carpet cleaners can saturate the mattress, prolonging the drying process and creating a breeding ground for mold.
Yes, most pillow-top mattress covers can be machine washed. Always check the care label for specific washing instructions.
Yes, but ensure it is diluted and test a small area first.
Absolutely. It’s recommended for regular maintenance.
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.
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!