It’s natural for a bathroom to develop some undesirable smells. But just because it’s common, doesn’t mean it’s preferable. You can easily avoid this common bathroom stink with a few tips on keeping your bathroom in its best shape. A little ventilation, cleaning, and deodorizing will go a long way. Transform your bathroom into a fresh smelling escape instead of a stuffy, smelly room. No matter the conditions of your bathroom, they can be improved upon with a little cleaning and care.
1. Air It Out
Ventilation is key to clear air. Keep the air flowing in your bathroom to not only avoid unpleasant smells from lingering but also avoid mold growth. Open a window, use a fan, turn on your bathroom’s exhaust fan once in a while. Bathrooms are often damp and can easily develop a stuffy feeling and an unpleasant odor. Mildew can also grow in a damp place without proper airflow. Airflow is necessary to air out a bathroom. If your bathroom lacks an exhaust fan or window, use a small electric fan or a dehumidifier. Keeping the bathroom dry will help you avoid those smelly bathroom smells.
2. Keep It Clean
When bathrooms are dirty, they often get stinky. Mop the floors at least weekly or more if needed. (If you have small children potty training, you may need it more!) Keeping the toilet clean will also be important when it comes to controlling odor. The toilet seat, bowl, and hinges tend to gather a lot of germs. Over time it can easily start to smell. Wipe it down with a disinfecting wipe at least once a week. Be sure to line your trash can with plastic bags. Putting trash directly into the can will leave to a build-up of grunge that can start to smell.
3. Deodorize Drains
Removing all the hair backing up your drains will be a big help. Hair can easily get caught in drains, sometimes clogging it up and often catching other debris. This back up can often produce an unpleasant odor. Clear out your drains regularly and deodorize them. You can absorb odors with white vinegar or baking soda. Pouring these natural deodorizers down your drains every once in a while will help prevent backups and absorb the odors that so often happen in bathroom drains.
4. Add a Nice Smell
Adding a mild fragrance to your bathroom will definitely help with the odor problem. A basket of potpourri, a candle, or other air fresheners will do wonders. Of course, these smells will be more pleasant, but they will not necessarily eliminate other odors. It’s still important to do what you can to eliminate other odors and care for your bathroom. Once you have done what you can to get rid of the normal stink of a bathroom, add a nice smell to cover and lingering effects. Essential oils, deodorizing spray, and other pleasant smelling things are a great addition to any bathroom.