Having clothes that are stained with urine is not uncommon especially for people with young kids or adults that suffer from urinary incontinence. I have been around kids all my life and some have a problem of urinating in bed on a daily basis. There are others that will do it accidently but in both cases, the results are the same. Urine stained clothes and beddings produce a stinking ammonia like odor that easily spreads throughout an entire room. This explains the importance of learning how to get urine smell out of clothes.
How to Get Urine Smell Out of Clothes
There are several remedies that work just fine depending on the kind of clothes that you need to clean. For example, the procedure of cleaning a matters differs slightly from that of cleaning clothes.
Another factor that might determine your choice of procedure is the cleaning products available to you. Both readily available natural products and commercial supplies can be used to eliminate the smell of urine effectively.
Washing Clothes Immediately after Staining (Fresh stains)
The best time to eliminate urine odor from clothes is washing them immediately after staining. For example, if you have kids with bed wetting issues, soak the sleeping clothes and beddings in the morning after they wake up. I have solid experience with this method and it works.
Besides getting a better chance for incredible results, you also end up using the usual cleaning supplies.
Tools and Supplies
- Chlorine Bleach for white clothes
- Non-chlorine or oxygen bleach for coloured clothes
The Cleaning Process
Step 1: Mix warm water and bleach in the appropriate ratio and soak the clothes for at least one hour.
Step 2: If you are handwashing, drain the water and add clean warm water and detergent. Wash the pieces one at a time until they are completely clean. If you are using a machine, drain the soaking water and run the clothes in a full cycle of hot or warm water and detergent.
Step 3: Rinse thoroughly and hang on the clothesline to sun/air dry.