The bathroom is a breeding ground for mold, fungus, grime, odors, and many other hidden germs. What we smell when entering the bathroom is usually a good indicator of one or problems happening below the naked eye. To get to the root of the problem, Green Apple Cleaning will show you how to keep your bathroom fresh with these fresh bathroom solutions.
Keep Drains Clean
Whether you have short hair or long hair, it’s prone to get caught in the traps of your drains. Not only does this prevent proper drainage, but it also makes a nest for other items such as soap residue, skin tissues, and more. All this together makes a disgusting swell of odors. To eliminate this problem, use a hair catcher in the drain of your sink and bathtub to keep the drains clean. If you have a pop-up drain, try this hair catcher.
Moisture and heat are an evil combination for enclosed rooms. Without a place for excess moisture to escape, you’ll end up with mold growing in dark, out-of-sight places—creating unnecessary odors. Whether you are taking a shower, a bath, or shaving with hot water use the exhaust fan. Also, make sure you keep it free from dust so the air moves freely. Windows also work well to ventilate excess moisture, heat, and odors.
Use Odor/Moisture Absorbents
Often found in basements, odor and moisture absorbers are ideal for reducing allergens, eliminating odors and absorbing moisture in small, enclosed spaces. By placing one of these absorbers in the bathroom, you’ll be able to maintain a fresh environment. Arm & Hammer Moisture Absorber is a great product to place at the base of your toilet.
Odor Neutralizing Products
Often times eliminating an odor requires it to be neutralized at its source. There are many different types of odor neutralizing products. One such product comes in the form of a cleanser. The XO Plus Odor Neutralizer Cleanser is non-toxic and eco-friendly. It consists of a blend of natural oils that neutralizes odors at the molecular level while leaving your bathroom smelling fresh.
Clean the Bathroom Regularly
It goes without saying, but keeping your bathroom clean reduces odors in the bathroom. Make sure you are thorough. Of course, no one wants to get down and dirty with the porcelain god, but a major odor area is near the base of the toilet where urine somehow accumulates. Another area to remember is under the seat…yes, under the seat. Please wear gloves. If you have cabinets below your sink, make sure there’s no leakage and regularly check for mold. By maintaining a strict cleaning regime you’ll be on your way to an odor-free bathroom.
Air Fresheners/Essential Oils
There are many tips and tricks to ‘hiding’ the odor when it is temporary and not part of a lingering problem in your bathroom. Air fresheners come in many varieties, scents and shapes. You have plug-ins, sprays, DIY’s, potpourri, etc. Another odor concealer to join the market is essential oils. One successful trick is to place 2-3 drops of your favorite blend of oil on the inside of your toilet paper roll before putting it on the holder. You will be pleasantly surprised when you next enter the bathroom. There are unlimited options to controlling the wisp of air coming from the bathroom, but starting with this essential list of basic steps from Green Apple Cleaning, you’re on your way to a clean and fragrant bathroom.