My pet just had an accident on our new mattress, Help!

My pet just had an accident on our new mattress, Help!-image

“Oh no!” The dread words you hear coming from the bedroom. Then the inquiry of what happened begins. You find that your spouse just caught your pet or is in the middle of an an accident on your new mattress. The feeling of "great their goes our new mattress runs through your head."  Well there are a few things you can do to help the situation and also some preparation you can do to prevent it from being a ruined mattress situation.

One of the first things you can do if your pet sleeps with you at night is to make sure your mattress has a mattress protector cover. This will help to protect the mattress from getting the urine or accident absorbed in it.  It does not have to be an expensive mattress protector cover, just something that states it protects against urine and fluid penetration.  It can also help protect against dust mites too.  It’s a great investment to make for peace of mind if an accident occurs and helps to keep dust mites away too.

If you don’t have a mattress protector cover for the mattress, no worries you can still get rid of the unsightly accident by a few steps.  Hopefully you caught your pet in the middle of the accident or just after they did their business.  You can absorb as much mess from the mattress by using a wet dry vacuum or by paper towels.  A way to neutralize the odor is by using vinegar and then to help remove the smell you can use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide too.  One mixture that is to make is a solution of water and vinegar, half vinegar and half water.  You can pour over the affected area and then try to remove the excess moisture with wet dry vacuum or paper towels.  Also sprinkling a handful of baking soda afterwards can help also.

Hopefully these tips can help you protect your mattress in the long run and help keep your Live and Sleep mattress fresh and clean for many years to come!

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