A pleasant smell can have a big effect on your mood. Since bathrooms are sources of a lot of the most unpleasant smells, it makes sense that many people work hard to cover or eliminate odors. Scented candles might be an easy way to solve that problem, but is it safe to burn a candle in your bathroom? Read more about it below.
No Fire Should be Left Unattended
The most important thing to remember is that no fire of any size should be burning without a responsible adult to monitor it. Every fire, even one as small as a candle’s flame, has the potential to become a disaster. So right away, it is obvious that leaving a candle to burn in your bathroom for hours as people go in and out is unsafe.
However, keeping a candle in the bathroom to light for a few minutes and extinguish before leaving the room is a better idea. It’s generally better to use soy-based candles instead of traditional wax candles as well, thanks to their cleaner burn. An even better way to keep a bathroom smelling nice with a candle is to use a candle warmer.
Alternatives to Scented Candles
Candles are far from the only way to improve the smell in a bathroom. Deodorizing sprays might not be your style either, so consider passive essential oil diffusers or plug-in air fresheners. These methods come in a wide variety of scents and form factors, allowing them to fit the decor of a variety of bathrooms.
Eliminate the Sources of Foul Odors
Bathroom odors that linger constantly are usually caused by mold, mildew, or unseen filth. Remember when you clean your bathroom to clean behind toilets, under sinks, in corners, and under rugs. Change out your bath towels and hand towels at least once a week, too. For tips on cleaning pink mold in your shower, click here.
If the bad smells are coming from the drains, surface-level cleaning won’t be enough. Contact Maui Pumping right away for responsive septic or cesspool service. Your waste management system may be about to back up, or there could be a hard-to-reach clog only a professional can reach.