Nobody wants a dirty and smelly bathroom. A smelly bathroom will make it an uncomfortable and uninviting space. And that would be embarrassing when you have guests over. Removing the smell from your bathroom is easy as long as you put your mind into it.
Here are some ways to banish bad odor and keep it smelling fresh all the time:
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1. Always clean it up
The bathroom is one of the most used areas of the house. Dirt can build-up after some time especially if there are children in your household. This dirt is one of the contributing factors for a smelly bathroom.
Have a cleaning schedule for your bathroom, better if done daily. Mop the floors, paying particular attention to the area around the bowl. Do mopping at least twice a week. Clean and brush the bowl, especially the toilet seat hinges and rim. Wash off the spilled toiletries from your sink and bathtub. And empty your trash can daily to avoid it from smelling.
2. Have a good ventilation
Ensure that there’s good airflow in your bathroom. This way, you will be able to get rid of air pollutants and unwanted smell.
Good ventilation will also prevent moisture build-up and keep your bathroom dry all the time. A damp bathroom will cause molds on your walls and floors. Molds give a nasty smell in your bathroom and can also affect the health of your family.
3. Freshen with homemade air-fresheners
Most of the commercial air fresheners are loaded with chemicals that are hazardous to your family’s health. Opt for homemade air fresheners for a healthier and cheaper way to give fragrance to your bathroom.
You can quickly make your air fresheners simply by mixing vodka, alcohol, water, and essential oils. There are many essential oils you can choose from depending on the scent you want. After mixing, pour your concoction on a scent diffuser in the corner of your bathroom and get rid of that musty smell.
4. Upgrade your bathroom fixtures
If you did everything, from cleaning to placing air fresheners, and yet the smell keeps coming back, it’s probably time to replace your bathroom appliances.
Replace your ventilating exhaust fan if you suspect it is not working properly anymore or if it is not of the proper size. Before buying a new fan, calculate your exhaust fan’s ideal size to ensure that it is large enough to ventilate your bathroom.
A good investment that can reduce the odor in your bathroom is to replace your old toilet bowl with a bidet. Bidets like Brondell bidet have this built-in air deodorizing filter that will remove bad odors through the process of adsorption. So you won’t need to do that courtesy flush or light a candle just to eliminate that nasty odor after doing your “business.”
A bidet is also self-cleaning. This self-cleaning function prevents the build-up of dirt that can pollute the bathroom air. And at the same time, it will also save you the hassle of cleaning the bowl.