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How to “De-Stink” Your Bathroom

Bathroom odors can be unpleasant and embarrassing, and are a common problem in many households. Fortunately, there are several ways to eliminate these odors and keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean. Here are some tips on how to remove foul bathroom odors:

1. Ventilation

Proper ventilation is essential for eliminating bathroom smells. Ensure that your bathroom has a working exhaust fan that is powerful enough to remove moisture and odors. If you don’t have an exhaust fan, keep a window open while using the bathroom to allow in fresh air.

2. Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is essential for a lot of reasons, but odor control is one of them! Use a mild cleaner and a scrubbing brush to clean the toilet, sink, and bathtub. Pay close attention to the areas around the toilet bowl and under the rim, where bacteria and odors can accumulate. If you have a shower curtain, wash it regularly to prevent mold and mildew buildup.

3. Odor Absorbers

Odor absorbers can be an effective way to remove unpleasant bathroom smells. Consider using products like activated charcoal, baking soda, or vinegar to absorb and neutralize unwelcome odors. Place these products in bowls or jars around the bathroom, or use them to clean surfaces like the toilet bowl or sink.

4. Air Fresheners

Air fresheners can mask bathroom odors, but they don’t eliminate them. Use air fresheners in conjunction with other odor-removal methods for best results. Choose natural air fresheners like essential oils or scented candles, which are less likely to cause respiratory irritation.

5. Plumbing Maintenance

Foul bathroom odors can also be caused by plumbing issues. If you notice a persistent odor, it may be time to call a plumber to check for leaks or blockages in your pipes.

While it may be normal to deal with a stinky bathroom now and then, if it’s a severe or persistent issue, it might be time to call us at Powell’s Plumbing! Reach out to learn more about our services and schedule your appointment today!

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