Yes, and without being indelicate, unpleasant odors are no strangers to the family bathroom. Never mind how they arrived, let’s look at some simple and effective ways to make their stay as brief as possible.
Step number one is to prevent unpleasant odors in the first place. And that means keeping your bathroom clean and well ventilated. Specifically, scrub the toilet and surrounding area regularly, along with your tub and shower. Open a window or run the fan anytime you take a bath or shower, and leave the fan running for a few minutes once you’re done to prevent mold and mildew from forming. Also, keep the door open when the bathroom is not in use to keep air circulating.
Now that you have regular maintenance well in hand, here are some ways to get rid of those unpleasant odors that even the best job of cleaning can’t prevent:
- Check your drains, especially if you’re having a hard time detecting the source of the odor. In fact, by cleaning your sink and tub drains regularly, you’ll prevent soap, shampoo, hair, and other substance build-up that can create quite the odiferous concoction.
- Keep scented candles in your bathroom and don’t be reluctant to use them.
- Give your bathroom an occasional spritz of instant air freshener. While there are numerous commercial products on the market, you can easily make a safe, all-natural room freshener with just a few ingredients. Pour one cup of water into a clean spray bottle and add 2 tablespoons of unflavored and undiluted vodka. Then add 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil and shake well.
- Keep a cup of white vinegar in your shower when it’s not in use. Vinegar absorbs drain, mold, and mildew odors.
At the heart of your bathroom is all the plumbing. And every bit of it can be maintained and repaired by the professions at Plumbtastic. From drain cleaning, repairing a leaky faucet, replacing your toilet, and so much more, we’re the ones to turn to for all your bathroom plumbing needs.