We all know poop happens. This kind of smell rates really highly on the chart of things that people don’t like to talk about, but here at GetSmellOut.com, we have no problem getting down and dirty and giving you the information you need.
We all know poop, er, happens. This kind of smell rates really highly on the chart of things that people don’t like to talk about, but here at GetSmellOut.com, we have no problem getting down and dirty and giving you the information you need.
One solution to the problem of a poop smell in a mattress can be found right in your kitchen. Spray the gnarly area with some vinegar and leave it in for about 15 minutes. Some people don't like the way vinegar smells, but it is a lot more pleasant than sh - you know. After 15 minutes, sprinkle the area with baking soda and leave it in place for several hours before vacuuming it up.
Mix borax powder and baking soda and sprinkle it on the stinky part of the mattress. You will need to leave it in place for a few hours to get the poop smell out of the mattress before you vacuum it up, as above. Let your nose be your guide after you have tried this method. You may need to repeat it if you don't get the results you are looking for the first time.
A visit to your local pet store can help you find the right product for dealing with a poopy problem. The friendly staff won't ask who or what was responsible for the problem. Just explain that you need to get a poopy smell out of your mattress and ask for suggestions. The store should have more than one type of product that has ingredients that will break down enzymes responsible for the stink factor. You may not be able to gauge how well they are working until the mattress is fully dry, though, so don't assume the product isn't working if the smell doesn't go away immediately or if you notice it seems to get worse at first.
White vinegar and water is a natural cleaning solution and if you want to tackle the issue right away, go for it. Many people have vinegar on hand, and it will not damage your mattress. The worst thing that might happen is your bed will smell like French fries, which we're thinking sounds pretty good in comparison to the poopy mattress smell.
Renting a steam cleaner or using your own if you happen to own one is another solution to the issue of getting the poop smell out of mattress. Make sure the one you are using has an attachment for furniture, since you don't want to be lifting a heavy unit up onto the bed to use it. Some models, like the Bissell's Little Green Clean Machine, are made for spot cleaning and this would be a perfect choice for this type of job.
Use the type of shampoo recommended for upholstery and don't be afraid to load up on deodorizer, since that's what your main goal is here. The mattress may smell fresh while you are cleaning it and as it dries, but you will want to get down and give it a thorough sniff test before you pronounce it odor free. It may take more than one cleaning to get rid of the poopy smell.