Everyone in our family uses the family bathroom; consequently, it has a constant odor. The spray air fresheners we've tried work for a short time, but the toilet smell comes back. I clean the toilet often and we have a bathroom fan, but the air still smells after someone uses the bathroom, especially after they have a bowel movement. Am I not cleaning properly?
Dear Odor problem,
You are cleaning the toilet properly, but it is the air that needs cleaning. Regular air fresheners only mask or hides odors with their fragrance.
However, there are products that sanitize the air by killing the odor-causing bacteria in the air. Two effective products are Oust and Lysol Disinfectant Spray. Both not only work in the bathroom, but they work in any area of the home that needs air sanitized such as the kitchen, pet area, or garage.