How to Combat Bathroom Smell Without Using Chemicals

Nov 20, 2015 by

Has this happened to you: you walk into your bathroom to refresh after hard day’s work, but whoa, something smells funky. Even the deodorizer wasn’t able to mask the stench. You sniff. You search. The toilet bowl seems clean. But where is that horrible smell coming from?

Your bathroom can be filled with all sorts of things that can make it smell off. And when that happens, your first instinct was to probably spray commercial air cleaner right away or light a fragrant candle, but any of these doesn’t really get to the root of the problem.

Here’s what you can do eliminate the problem naturally and for good.

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Check and fix the pipes for any problem

A clogged pipe, dry pipe, and cracked pipe can lead to a smelly bathroom. When hair, body oil, soap sludge and other stuff clogged the drain holes, dirty water can get stuck and smell. Likewise, when the drain trap doesn’t have sufficient water, smelly gas from the sewer can escape, smelling the bathroom as a result. So, when a mysterious smell just popped out in your bathroom one day, make sure to get the pipes checked and fixed.

Allow air in

Moisture in the bathroom promotes the growth of smell-causing mold, mildew and bacteria. It can also attract all kinds of insects and cause health problems. Combat moisture providing adequate ventilation. You can install an exhaust fan or keep the bathroom window and door open when not in it’s not in use.

Hang up towels and bathmat     

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Balling up soggy towels and leaving bathmat damp all day is a surefire way to create moldy stench. So, be sure to hang up towels after using and wash bathmat weekly. And when you have shower curtain in the bathroom, make sure to replace it all together when soap-scum builds up and mildew starts to grow.

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