How to Eliminate Toilet Odors
If you feel embarrassed because of that nasty smell from your bathroom, don’t be upset because these are pretty common…but…. Still an embarrassment, especially when you have guests at home and they come out of your bathroom with an ugly expression.
Usually a musty and foul smell rises and this is due to poor cleaning techniques. However, you can make your bathroom smell fresh by adopting different cleaning methods to get rid of toilet odors.
Not only you will be changing your cleaning regiment but also make some crucial changes to your bathroom routine that will help get rid of toilet odors.
I know this sounds pretty simple but ever wondered whether your bathroom is properly ventilated or now? This usually results in toilet odors. A simple yet an effective air flow can dramatically help to reduce the smell.
You can install an overhead fan and turn it on every time before using the best toilets. Alternatively, keep the bathroom window open for the air to flow in and out.
But ventilating only when using the toilet is not enough. Even if you take a shower or just went inside to face your wash, always turn on the fan. This will develop a good habit of keeping your bathroom free from nasty odors all the time. The moist from hot shower usually builds mildew in different parts of the bathroom including the toilet and results in a musty smell.
2: Odor Eliminators
My wife and I buy 2-3 odor eliminator every month when we go for grocery shopping. Though air fresheners come to mind, I recommend using odor eliminators over air fresheners. Why? Because air freshener will only cover the smell and not eliminate it.
Look for products labeled ‘odor eliminator.’ What they do is neutralize the odors, cover the smell quickly and effectively, and some even kill the bacteria. Though they might be a bit expensive as compared to regular air fresheners worth it.
You can store it on the bathroom shelf and spray it after every use.
3: Air Purifiers
Those living in a small house or those having small bathrooms might have poor air circulation even with an overhead fan. Odor eliminators might fail here, and the smell will prevail the entire bathroom.
This is where air purifiers come to the rescue. This is a plug-in device that improves air circulation and also removes all the smell causing bacteria in the toilet.
Though air purifiers are not cheap and can cost as much as $200-$300 (advanced models), they can help a lot in keeping your bathroom atmosphere hygienic and clean.
You can also opt for some very cheap purifiers priced under $50 but only if you have a small bathroom.
- Clean the toilet daily in the morning with a toilet
- Make sure that you remove all the debris.
- If possible, never let the toilet seat, flushing tank or its surrounding to remain wet. Keeping them dry sometimes help a lot in preventing the musty smell.