How to Remove Foul Bathroom Odor?

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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There are many reasons for foul odor in your bathroom in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here are the best tricks and tips to solve this problem.

What to Do First?

Identify the Bathroom Odor

You need to figure out the source of the odor. Musty odors mean mold and fungus growing in your bathroom. As mold and fungus grow in damp areas and there are several water sources in your bathroom, this makes sense.

If the odor smells like rotten eggs, light sulfur fumes usually cause this. In this case, your septic tank is the problem.

Develop a Plan

Start by ventilating your bathroom, so the foul odor lessens. You should avoid using room fragrance or spray as this will make the problem worse. Ensure you turn the ceilings fans and exhaust fans on.

Remove Foul Odors

Baking Soda

Baking soda absorbs foul odors. Fill a jar or bowl with baking soda and leave it open in your bathroom. The baking soda will absorb the foul smell in your bathroom as it has neutralizing elements. Replace the baking soda once a month.

Essential Oils

Essential oils smell heavenly! These oils smell the plants they’re extracted from. Many household diffusers, soaps, and fragrances use essential oil. Plus, there are countless scents for you to pick from.

Eucalyptus Leaves

Eucalyptus trees or Gum trees are from Australia. The leaves of these trees hold oils that give off a minty smell. You can extract this oil, however, the smell is just strong as hanging eucalyptus leaves in your bathroom.

DIY: Remove Toilet Odor

Things you need:

  • Baking soda
  • Lemon juice
  • White vinegar
  • Toothbrush
  • Washcloth
  • Measuring cup
  • Medium-sized bowl

Step 1:

Squeeze fresh lemon juice into the medium-sized bowl.

Step 2:

Add baking soda to the lemon juice, making a paste. The texture should be thick and smooth.

Step 3:

Smear the paste on areas with a foul odor or heavy build-up. Areas include the toilet seat, the bottom of the toilet, the back of the toilet, and the tank. Let the paste sit for 15 minutes. While the baking soda concoction sets, clean all the surfaces and areas around the toilet.

Step 4:

Remove the cover of the toilet tank and pour ½ cup of white vinegar into the tank. You must leave the vinegar in the tank for 15 minutes.

Step 5:

If your toilet is close to a bathtub with a shower curtain, you need to clean this curtain. Add a ½ cup of vinegar to the washer, and the shower curtain should be squeaky clean. You’ll notice less foul odor.

Step 6:

After 15 minutes, flush the water from the tank. You need to flush 2-3 times and add another ½ cup of vinegar. Let the vinegar sit while you finish cleaning up. If you notice grime or build-up, remove it.

Step 7:

Take a toothbrush, pour a bit of vinegar over it, and scrub the areas covered by the baking soda concoction. Add a bit of vinegar over the paste and remove it with a washcloth. If you see residue, use a pumice stone to remove it.

Step 8:

Flush the water again 2-3 times to remove the vinegar from the tank. And you’re done!

Call Thornton Plumbing and Heating Inc. to Remove Foul Bathroom Odors

Plumbing problems are a common headache for homeowners. But luckily, this handy guide will help you remove foul odors from your bathroom.

If the odors persist, call us today, so we can solve the problem seamlessly and quickly!

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