Ever wonder why your bathroom looks squeaky clean but smells absolutely awful? There could be several reasons for why you’re facing this problem.
Air fresheners help, but this is a temporary solution to a persistent problem. Any artificial scent you use will mask the foul odor for the time being, only for it to fill your nostrils later with perhaps an added intensity. The idea is to address the issue head-on and to find long-lasting solutions.
Air It Out!
Bathrooms need to have excellent ventilation. Excessive water usage will inevitably cause humidity, and all of that moisture needs a route to escape. Otherwise, it’ll make the air warm and stuffy, giving way to potential mold and mildew growth.
A humid bathroom will likely have a lingering, stale smell, caused by a chemical buildup as the ratio of contaminants (Like CO2 and MVOCs) to oxygen starts to increase. A proper ventilation system removes excess moisture and microbes, making the air smell fresh again.
Store-bought air fresheners can strain your pocket. The economical thing to do is to make an air-freshener at home with some basic kitchen ingredients.
Take some baking soda (about 160 grams), add one tablespoon of lemon juice, ½ tablespoon of vinegar, ½ tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, and 5 to 10 drops of essential oil. Mix it well and place it in a mold to create small cubes. Remove them from the mold once completely dry to store in a jar.
Drop a cube in the toilet once a day and flush to keep it smelling fresh for the next several hours!
Most of us do routine clean-up with over-the-counter products daily or weekly. A deep clean routine every once in a while, though, could go a long way in getting rid of foul odor.
Clogged drains often get overlooked during daily cleaning, but they’re one the most common causes of foul odor. Make sure to remove the drain stopper every once in a while, to remove any dirt, hair strands and debris.
A plunger, warm water and a mixture of vinegar and baking soda in equal quantities will clean out any clogs in the drain, neutralizing any existing odors and preventing potential ones.
If you suspect that the odor in your bathroom is more than just a case of poor ventilation or if the clog is more stubborn than you initially thought, give us a call for professional sewer repair services in Fort Worth, TX.