Urine Mattress Cleaning is a Specialist Chem-Dry Service
Urine Mattress Cleaning remains one of the less articulated services when it comes to customers. The truth is that of the most common issues we find in mattress cleaning is the presence of urine in the mattress. This is invariably as a result of an accident, although a similar treatment is used for all types of protein deposits. In a mattress, there can be any number; urine, perspiration, semen, blood.
Let’s talk about urine. Children, pets and the elderly are the most usual perpetrators, although, around Christmas time, when the Christmas parties are on, it’s not unusual for Dad to sleep a little deeper than he might normally. In these instances, it’s usually the dog who gets the blame.
Why is Urine Mattress Cleaning Important?
Because mattresses are so absorbent, all protein spills tend to be absorbed to some extent by the mattress. Urine crystallises as it dries and it is only by returning these urine crystals back to a liquid that we are able to extract the urine. The short answer is that time is of the essence, if we can treat the mattress whilst still damp, the extraction process is much easier.
What Does Chem-Dry’s Restoration Involve?
We use a specialty product known as PURT, this stands for Pet Urine Removal Treatment, however, is just as effective on human urine. When PURT makes contact with the urine crystals it reacts, turning the crystals back to a liquid form so that they may be extracted.
The issue with leaving urine crystals in the mattress, other than the unhygienic aspect, is that the crystals will break down given exposure to moisture, so in the warmer weather, humidity can be sufficient to cause a strong odour.
The uric acid can also react with the fabric on the mattress and leave unsightly yellow stains. PURT is often effective in removing these stains as well.
When faced with a urine accident on a mattress, cleaning alone will not be sufficient, the urine needs to be removed and the surface of the mattress sanitised. Understanding the science is crucial to achieving a great result.