Although it is something you don’t often talk about, you may find yourself asking about how to prevent odor from your bathroom. There are a few things you can do to prevent odor from building up, whether it is cleaning up after your children, smelling the sink, or frequent accidents in the bathroom.

You’ll discover a number of possible culprits when you do a bathroom smell test.

The drain.According to Long Beach Plumbers, the smell can get unbearable over time due to the mixture of hair products, soap, tooth paste, hair, and hair products that makes its way down the toilet.

You can reduce the smell by making a habit of flushing hot water down your drain after each use. A little maintenance each week, such as pouring about a quarter of a cup of baking soda down the drain and then following up with warm water will help to eliminate the unpleasant odors. Our Long Beach plumbers recommend that hair not go down the drain. Hair can cause drain clogs and odors.

The bathroom.The toilet will likely have an unpleasant odor for a short time after being used. If the odor persists, it could be a sign that there is a problem. Start by inspecting the wax ring on your toilet. If the wax ring is worn, there may not be a seal. Air is forced between the toilet floor and the bottom.

Keep the bathroom’s base clean. Use bleach or a solid cleaner. Keep the bathroom floors clean.

ShowerYou might have a blockage. You might have a blockage if you find that taking a shower is a chore. Hair can build up in pipes and clog drains over time. To clear the drain, you or your plumber could use a snake.

Plumbers Long Beach, CA suggest that you also try baking soda or vinegar down the drain. To keep your shower and bathtub clean, you can buy inexpensive hair strainers. These can be bought at your local plumbing or home improvement store.

You may have a larger problem if the odors continue to persist. You can have a professional help you identify the cause of the smell and correct it so that your guests don’t feel embarrassed to use the bathroom.