Your Guide to Eliminating Bathroom Odors

  • 02 Mar, 2017
Strong bathroom odors can be irritating and embarrassing. 
Strong bathroom odors can be irritating and embarrassing. This is just as true for a homeowner who’s having guests over as it is for a business or commercial building owner. Off the shelf air fresheners only mask the smell for a moment. And most cleaning detergents only help as far as removing any visible urine stains on the floor, but may not remove the odor permanently.  
OdorXit Magic is great for general odor removal in any bathroom setting. For toilet overflows, vomit or urine on the floor, OdorXit Concentrate works incredibly well. With a surface like ceramic tile, mix OdorXit Concentrate and water. Then spray the entire surface, including the toilet bowl and under the tank. Allow it to settle for about 15 minutes, then clean and rinse the area. Because bathroom odors can present some challenging scenarios, we’ve got some additional helpful tips to share:
Find the Source of a Leak
Leaking faucets may cause under-cabinets to swell and rot, with mildew growth on others. The basement, laundry room, and bathroom are the most common leaking points, with the dumpy air encouraging bad odors. Your first step in eliminating the odor is to locating the source, whether it’s from a leaking toilet tank or a dripping overhead shower. Then you can fix it and use OdorXit to flush out any bad odors.
Re-Caulk Worn-Out Joints
Caulking, applied to joints, runs along the bathroom tiles or even along the walls. As the caulk wears out and becomes porous, it absorbs bad odors and toilet spill over. Routine cleaning may not help much, but re-caulking can save the day.
Use an X-Acto knife to remove the old caulk and inject a fresh one along the tile lines. Bathroom caulk is available at your local hardware store. Be sure to regularly clean off the surface with OdorXit once the caulk sets.
Trap the Odors
Spray about two to three pumps of Magic by OdorXit into any toilet bowl and the bottom of the seat. You can then close the lid to absorb the pungent smell from your toilet.
Animal Lovers Will Love Magic by OdorXit
Even though there are a lot of wonderful things that pets bring into a home, they are often one of the biggest culprits for bad odors. Both cats and dogs may be tempted to urinate in the bathroom from time to time. Whether it’s near the toilet or on something like a towel that’s left on the floor, this odor can linger for a long time. Fortunately, OdorXit completely cleans out any pet urine from your floor or other surfaces and fully eliminates the stinky odor within just a few minutes after application.

OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.

Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.

5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity

The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.

The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.

The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.

The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.

By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.

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