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How to prevent bad bathroom odours

how to prevent bad bathroom odours

Picture it, you’re just trying to relax and unwind and all of a sudden you’re hit with a musty, damp, gross smell. Relaxing bath over!

We are living in such uncertain times and are spending way more time at home, so it’s more important now than ever to make sure your home has spaces to relax and unwind.

This is why we have put together this how-to guide on preventing bad bathroom odours.

Identify and remove the cause (don’t just cover it up)

There are a plethora of artificial air fresheners that guarantee to ‘remove bad odours’ but we all know once the fragrance wears off or ever worse the distinct odour remains with a floral fragrance on top you’re stuck with that hospital smell right there in your bathroom.

Which is why it’s imperative that you identify the cause of the bathroom odour so you can work to rectify it. Not to mention that a bad smell could be a sign of a bigger problem like a blocked sewer drain, which, left untreated can cause irreparable damage to your home.

Follow the smell and see where it leads you

If it’s coming from your toilet, bath or shower then call the Endpoint team to come and inspect it.

While you wait, check for mould growth or leaks that are causing damp.

DIY Air purifier

Lastly, if you do choose to use something to help eliminate the smell go

for something organic; natural air purifiers or even better make your own:

What you will need: 

  • A spray bottle
  • 2 cups of purified water
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 10 drops of essential oils (cedar wood has a lovely earthy smell)


Place all ingredients into the spray bottle, mix and then voila you have all natural air freshener.

Ventilation is vital

This is probably one of the most essential and simple ways of preventing bathroom odour. We all know that the moisture from showers can cause mildew and mould so it’s no surprise that by cracking open a window and turning on the fan can help to reduce bad smells and prevent mould growth.

Note: make sure you give your fans a clean every six months to ensure they work effectively.

Clean your bathroom regularly

There are some hot spots in your bathroom that can be culprits for bad bathroom odour such as around and behind the toilet, the bathroom bin and of course your bathroom drains, to make sure they are clean.

Make sure you do this clean once a week, this may seem obvious but a good clean is a great way to prevent nasty bathroom odours.

All in all, these are simple yet effective ways of preventing and treating bathroom odour. It may seem like common sense, but sometimes in our busy lives this doesn’t always become common practice.

We hope these tips will help you keep your bathroom free from bad smells and safe in a space of relaxation.