You can file this video on mattress urine odor removal under vinegar and baking soda fail. I had a Tampa FL customer last week who had been trying to remove urine from her son's mattress. she had been using baking soda and vinegar mixed together from a video she saw online. what she described to me sounds exactly like this video. She would pour baking soda on the mattress and leave it there for a few hours and then vacuum it away. She would then spray a mixture of vinegar and water on the mattress and let it air dry. I asked if this method of cleaning ever work for her and she said in a quick sharp tone "No."
That's the typical experience of most people who are trying to get rid of urine with baking soda and vinegar. The two ingredients are powerful cleaners and can be used effectively to clean a lot of things but it's an ongoing myth that this concoction is an effective urine removal treatment.
Urine can not be cleaned away on soft surfaces unless a water-based solution is passed through it, like sheets in the washing machine. Urine in soft surfaces needs to be neutralized. Basically the urine needs to be dissolved or rendered inert to get rid of the urine odor. Baking soda and vinegar do not render urine inert. Your best defense against urine odor in a mattress is a lot of water and suction while the stain is still wet. If it dries you will most likely require the services of a professional upholstery cleaner to remove the urine. That's where Chem-Dry of Tampa FL can help. We have an amazing urine odor removal process. Give us a call for a free in-home estimate.