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How to Get Rid of Urine Stains

No matter how you look at it urine stains can be troublesome and at times embarrassing. The severity of urine stains varies with what you are trying to get them off of, and what type of urine it is. In this article we will look at how to get rid of urine stains and more importantly how to keep them gone.

Treating Urine Stains in the Restroom

Getting rid of urine stains in the restroom may not sound that difficult; however, you may have recently purchased a home where the prior occupants were not very clean. It is for this reason that many restrooms have tile or linoleum floors. Fill a mop bucket with hot water and pour a small amount of bleach in, after you have mixed the water and the bleach together, mop the floor paying special attention to the base of the toilet. Once you have mopped a few times the urine may go away if it does not you may have to use a scrub brush and give it a little extra elbow grease.

Removing Urine Stains on Carpet

Getting rid of urine stains in carpeting can be difficult. Usually people that have this problem are people that own a dog or a cat. Earlier I said getting rid of urine stains in carpet can be difficult but it is not impossible. The best way to get rid of urine stains in carpeting is to catch them when they happen, although this is not always easy to do. If you find urine stains in your carpet the first thing that you want to do, is put water on it and soak it. The next thing that you will do is get a scrub brush and scrub the area completely. This may be enough to get rid of the stain, if it doesn’t take care of the problem you may need to use a carpet cleaner and clean your carpet.

How to Get Rid of Urine Stains on a Mattress

Anyone who has ever had children has had this problem at some point in their child’s life. The best way to take care of this issue is to avoid it altogether by using a plastic mattress cover. However if you do find that you have a urine stain on a mattress, the best way to clean it up is to take water and soak the urine stained area. Once you have soaked the urine stained area do not blot it up, instead cover the wet area with a liberal amount of baking soda. After the area has dried for a few days you can vacuum it up and the stain and odor should be gone.


  1. This answer completely ignored inside the toilet itself. The urine is a very hard material that bleach will not faze.

  2. Urine on the mattress is best treated when it happens. As noted here, add a generous amount of water to the stain, let it “sit” for a minute or so, then use a super-absorbent towel, wet vac, etc., to soak up the water and the urine. Repeat at least once. Let the mattress dry (complete stain removal could be impossible), then remember to use a mattress protector going forward.

  3. The combination of vinegar and baking soda works well. Mix these two ingredients up well and add a bit of water to the mixture to make the solution runny. Place it in a spray bottle and spray the solution on the affected areas of the mattress. Let it sit there for a few minutes. It should work well in dissolving urine stains.

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