How should I clean a peed on mattress?
July 7, 2010 10:12 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to clean a mattress after bedwetting?
posted by ocherdraco to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I used one of those washable absorbent pads for an adult guest who is a bedwetter (and don't worry, she's seeing a doctor about it), but it didn't cover the entire area and a fairly large area of the mattress was peed on. In future, I'm going to be keeping a full-coverage waterproof mattress cover on hand for such situations, so I'm covered on how to prevent this in the future.
Before I put that (or anything else) back onto this bed, how should I clean the mattress? I'm in an apartment in the city, so taking it outside isn't an option. Do I need to rent a rug cleaner with an upholstery attachment? I sprayed it with Febreze this morning and left it without sheets this morning before I left for work. Was that an okay thing to do?
The mattress is a fairly standard one from (I'm guessing) the 80s or 90s (not foam or any special material; there is no box spring).