Get rid of your bathroom smells
Are you experiencing smells –Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου- that are coming from your bathroom? Are you fed up with them and searching ways to get rid of them? We have prepared a full guide including the things that are creating the bad smells and the solutions to them.
If you wish to get rid of your bathroom smells, keep reading to find out more about this unpleasant situation and its solutions!
Check for mold
First things first, you need to determine what kind of odors are there in your bathroom. If the smell reminds you of smoke and rooms that are closed for a long period of time then you are having mold in your bathroom. It is quite hard to get rid of it but we are going to help you somehow.
Cleaners that contain chlorine can help remove mold and take away the smell of it too. You will need to use a sponge with chlorine based products to scrub away the mold. After that let it get completely dry and repeat as often as you need to. You can also opt for a fresh coat of paint so that the mold will not come back as quickly.
Another option -if the mold is located on your tiles- is to re-caulk your tiles. This way you will remove the old caulk with the mold and get a new coat that is going to be mold-free.
Clean your bathroom properly
This may sound strange but yes, there is a correct and a wrong way of cleaning your bathroom. When cleaning it, you need to clean every space thoroughly to avoid smells coming from the toilet, shower and bathroom sink. The bathroom should be cleaned at least once per week -this also depends on the number of people living in the house- and thoroughly at least twice per month.
You need to take into consideration some “blind spots” such as underneath the toilet cap, under your bin, under your sink, inside your bin and of course the bathtub or shower. The toilet needs to be disinfected by using chlorine based products or other cleaners that are designed for that.
Furthermore, once per month, you need to clean the bathroom tiles and remove any hair from the bathtub because when many hair strands gather they create smelly masses. The inside of the bin also needs to be cleaned with vinegar so that it does not smell bad.
Ventilation in the bathroom is very important
Even if you are not taking extremely hot baths and showers, you still need to open the window at your bathroom every time you get out of it. You need to create a habit and open your window for a few hours, even if it is winter or even if you are not at home.
Otherwise you will need to have proper ventilation. Install some dehumidifiers in your bathroom in order to make sure that you will not have humidity which leads to mold -Αποφράξεις Μαρούσι.
Do not forget the bathroom floor drain
Some times the unpleasant smells are coming from your bathroom floor. They can get quite annoying because they are coming from the central drain so you are basically smelling anything from leftover food scraps to hair, soap and toothbrush residues.
In order to clean the floor drains, you will need to take the cap off, and scrub the drain with an old toothbrush and some dish detergent. You are going to need enough hot water to rinse off the drain every now and then. After you are done, you can pour a cap of laundry detergent in the drain and leave it overnight. It will probably take the odors away leaving your bathroom fresh – Αποφράξεις Αργυρούπολη.
Another option is to pour some white vinegar or chlorine directly in the drain and again leave it overnight. If you repeat this once a month you will smell the difference!
Think about air fresheners
Air fresheners are the first thing that comes to someone’s mind when we talk about foul smells. But you need to be careful when choosing one. First of all, we need to make clear that if you do not face the problem in its roots, an air freshener will just cover things up for a few days. But if you cannot clean and the smells are anyway there (mold) choose your freshener wisely.
Choose a freshener that is not very strong like flowers or perfume but is discrete such as wood smell, spices and generally earthy smells. Fresheners in bead form are an excellent choice for bathrooms. You could also go for a potpourri (dried flower petals) in a basket, essential oils on cotton balls even spray fresheners.
Get a professional drain cleaning service
Of course, we should not forget about the odors that are there because you probably have a bigger problem in your plumbing system. In that case, you will need to have a professional –Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς-drain cleaning crew clean your whole system in order to find the cause of the odors.
An annual maintenance is also a good idea in order to have a fresh and clean plumbing system.
Tips on how to get rid of your bathroom smells
- Use some baking soda in a bowl to attract the humidity and smells from your bathroom.
- Put two to three drops of essential oil in the cardboard of your toilet paper rolls for a fresh smell in the room and your bathroom closet.
- If your bathroom has mold, keep towels out of it so that they will not get the smell.
- Avoid using liquid fresheners such as sticks dipped in essential oils, as they will create a suffocating atmosphere depending on the bathroom’s size.
- Put plants in your bathroom in order to help with the levels of humidity!