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Household guide: How to get rid of stains made by our pets?

Our little four-legged friends... How we love them! But sometimes they can get into mischief. What if, today, we gave you some tips to never be angry with them again? Because yes, everything can be fixed. So don't panic, and read our article...

How to remove urine from a mattress?

It is very important to know that an untreated urine stain can be a place of recurrence for the animal, which will like to return to places where its territory will be marked. So, act quickly so that the stain doesn't stay and the situation gets worse.
First of all, you will need to put baking soda on the affected area, so that the urine will be pulled up by the action of the product. The baking soda will absorb the moisture and change color. You can then remove it, then reapply it until the reapplied bicarbonate no longer changes color and remains white.
Then take a dry towel and blot the rest without rubbing. Then you can spray the stain generously with a solution of cold water, vinegar and detergent. All you have to do is dry and if necessary clean the remaining solution with water.

How to remove the smell of urine from a mattress?

The urine is now removed. But unfortunately! And to remedy this, did you know that baking soda is a great ally thanks to its neutral pH? To do this, simply sprinkle baking soda on your mattress for 5 to 10 hours and then vacuum it up. Repeat the operation as many times as necessary to remove the smell.

How to remove stain from mattress?

The important thing is to act as quickly as possible before the stain dries! To do this, prepare a solution of two parts water, one part white vinegar and a small amount of detergent. Apply this liberally to the stain. You will then cover with plastic (such as a garbage bag) without rubbing or absorbing, then let it sit for 24 to 48 hours. You can then let the mattress dry in the open air.
Repeat the operation as many times as necessary until the stain is gone. Once the stain is gone, inspect the fabric and gently wipe it clean with a cloth and water to remove any residue.

Here are some tips to avoid these problems in the future:

  • Opt for a mattress protector so that the mattress has a barrier and does not stain. There are mattress pads and protectors, for example, that will also help your bedding last longer by protecting it from insects or excess perspiration.
  • Create a natural repellent that your pet won't like. This will keep him away, without harming his health!*
  • Do not use bleach. This will damage the mattress and encourage your pet to mark its territory on it.
  • We do not recommend combining white vinegar with lemon (except essential oils). This would also damage the mattress.
  • Teach your pet to sleep in a bed made for him. Create a space where he will feel comfortable, and next to you if you wish!
  • And above all, use non-toxic products for your pets! Check the labels carefully and choose natural products.

*The repellent recipe

In addition to keeping your pet away, this natural repellent will leave a pleasant smell depending on the essential oil you choose!

For this, you will need :

  • 50 ml of water
  • 9.80 ml of white vinegar
  • 20 drops of essential oil of your choice (preferably one that your pet will not like, but which will not be toxic for him. For example: lemon EO, orange EO, or eucalyptus EO).
  • Mix it all together, and put it in a clean spray bottle.

These techniques can also be used to get rid of human urine. Small accidents can happen to anyone, especially to our children! Concerning your linen, we recommend you to wash at 40°C your fitted sheets, comforter covers, pillowcases, or sets. This temperature will allow you to clean without damaging the natural materials(washed linen, cotton percale, or cotton satin). So the next time an accident happens, keep calm and follow our advice!