It’s one of those things you probably don’t talk too much about, but you might find yourself frequently wondering about preventing odor in bathroom. Whether it’s cleaning up after the kids, foul sink odors, or frequent toilet offenses, there are some things you can do to keep odor at bay.
As you conduct a bathroom sniff test, you’ll find a variety of potential culprits, including:
- The drain. With the whole mishmash of soap, tooth paste, hair, hair products, skin flakes, and the other mysteries that make their way down the bathroom drain, over time the smell can become unbearable. If you make a habit of running hot water down the drain after you use it, you can help eliminate the odor. Also, a little weekly maintenance of pouring about a quarter cup of baking soda or a cup of vinegar down the drain, followed up with hot water, will alleviate a lot of the odors. Also, try to keep hair from going down the drain. In addition to contributing to odors, hair can also lead to drain clogs.
- The toilet. Naturally, the toilet is going to have some odor for a short time after it is used. But if an odor lingers, you might have a problem. You can start by checking out the toilet wax ring. If it’s worn down, you don’t have a seal, air is forced between bottom of the toilet and the floor. Also, keep the base of the toilet clean. Use a strong cleaner or bleach. Clean the floors around the toilet often.
- The shower. If taking a shower has turned into a stinky ordeal, you might have some sort of blockage. Over time, hair can clog the drain and cause soap buildup in the pipe. You or your plumber can use a snake to clear the line. You can also try vinegar or baking soda down the drain. You can purchase inexpensive hair strainers for your bathtub and shower to keep potential clogging under control. They can be purchased at home improvement or plumbing stores.
If odors persist, you might have a bigger problem on your hands. A professional can help you determine the source of the stench and fix the issue so you can enjoy an odor-free bathroom that you’re not embarrassed for your guests to use.
For answers to your questions about preventing odor in bathroom or any other plumbing maintenance, contact the Pink Plumber today.
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