A clean bathroom should smell clean too, even if it doesn’t smell like flowers or fruit. Whether you like your restroom to be scent-free or notably pleasant, a bit of regular cleaning goes a long way. Here are three ways you can keep your bathroom smelling the way you want it.
Step 1: Find and Neutralize all Bad Smells
Everything begins with this all-important step. Even if you keep your bathroom visibly clean, there might be odors you have become nose-blind to, or ones that linger no matter how much you scrub. Search high and low for mold, dirty clothes, or other sources of bad smells. For example, emptying a wastebasket may not be enough, try cleaning it inside and out. Look inside cupboards and drawers for spilled cosmetics or rot from leaky plumbing.
Fragrance sprays, potpourri, essential oils and other scented products can only cover up odors. Make your first priority about cleaning and finding sources of bad smells. If there are still bad smells in your bathroom, especially near the drains, you may be having septic problems. A full septic tank can cause sewage odors to come up through your drains. If you think this is the issue, schedule your next pumping service with us by scheduling online.
Step 2: Prevent Bad Smells from Coming Back
Odors can return rather quickly if you aren’t careful. Odors from pet waste might require special cleaners with enzymes to really change things long-term. A moldy smell under a sink might require some remodeling to fix permanently, or it might require an adjustment to the plumbing to keep things dry. Running a dehumidifier or vent fan might be helpful for this same reason. Clean vent covers and scrub behind the toilet and around other easily forgotten sources of stink.
Step 3: Add a Fragrance, or Don’t
Scent allergies are more common than you might think, so an unscented bathroom might be your biggest goal. If you would rather introduce a new pleasant smell though, try automatic sprayers or gel-based air fresheners for a longer-lasting smell.