If we had our way, urine would stay very much in the toilet, unfortunately that can’t always be the case.
Anyone who has young children living with them will know all about the possibility of little accidents, especially when you are training them to try to leave nappies behind.
And of course, elderly or sick relatives may not always make it to the bathroom in time.
Urine can be washed out of clothes relatively easily with modern laundry products, but the same cannot necessarily be said of mattresses – and mattresses can often be the places where urine ends up.
Nappies are not always 100 percent effective at retaining urine when worn by a sleeping baby or toddler. They can work loose if the child tosses and turns in their sleep, or simply become saturated and lose the ability to absorb further moisture. Even older children who fall into a deep sleep may simply not wake up in time to realise that they need to go to the toilet. The same may be true of an elderly relative.
And it’s not unheard of for an elderly or sick pet to get onto a mattress where they could have an accident.
Be one step ahead
To try to guard against these issues, children should always be encouraged to use the toilet before bedtime. Meanwhile, for the younger ones, a fresh nappy should always be put on them before they settle down for a sleep, whether at night or for a daytime nap.
Older or sick relatives should also be encouraged to use the bathroom straight before bed too. And pets should ideally sleep in their own beds.
There are other measures that can help reduce the risk of urine permeating through to a mattress. Protective sheets are widely available in a range of sizes and properly fitted, can go a long way towards preventing urine ingress into the main fabric and interior of a mattress.
However, even the best laid plans can be foiled and it is possible that urine can find its way through to the mattress.
A common myth is that urine is sterile because of the way the body processes it. Unfortunately, that is just not true. Indeed, it can harbour up to 70 different types of bacteria. And, given the acrid, unpleasant odour it emits due to the ammonia contained within it, it is something which needs to be tackled immediately and effectively to keep things clean and smelling fresh, and avoid long-term damage to any item it has come into contact with.
Traditional cleaning methods often involve a lot of scrubbing, sponging and soaking and are not always 100 percent effective in dealing with smell permanently. This is because they do not always deal with the issue of bacteria and simply mask the odour for a period of time., leaving the bacteria in place and so able to continue to emit an unpleasant odour.
How Bio one™ can help
There is an answer and it comes in the form of Bio one™ baby and toddler surface cleaner for children’s areas of the home and Bio one™ odour eliminator for a general deep clean. They are completely natural multi surface products which, rather than simply disguising the problem, is proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria through the enzymes contained within it, meaning the odour cannot return. All Bio one products are toxin-free and so safe for use around children and pets – and good for the environment too. Just mix the product with tap water, spray it onto the affected area and leave it to get to work – no need for soaking, scrubbing or sponging. As long as the area remains damp, the organic-based enzymes will target the carbon-based residue that causes the odour and stain, killing germs and bacteria.
Bio one™ baby and toddler surface cleaner for children’s areas of the home and Bio one™ odour eliminator is not only the best solution for tackling urine stains on mattresses. In addition, it provides a supremely versatile, safe and easy to use solution for combating a wide variety of stains and odours on hard or soft furnishings, carpets and rugs and even curtains and other fabrics. The live enzymes within it kill 99.99% of bad bacteria, restoring your favourite possessions to their former glory.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for parents who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their children and their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
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