If you are using your bathroom regularly in Singapore then bad odours in it can be a normal event but if you are not using it frequently or at all then there must be some serious reason behind its bad odour. In such situation before calling cleaning services to clean it you should first off all know the reason behind it.
There can be many reasons behind the bad odours in your bathroom including the odour of highly flammable methane gas coming through municipal sewage system. But the good thing is that you can easily and inexpensively get rid of these stinking smells that can create breathing problems after identifying their source. Some of these reasons can be managed by you by making some easy efforts whereas some need the help of professional cleaning services, if you are unable to amend yourself the faults causing it. So to know the type of fault you must investigate your bathroom to find the real cause behind the bad odour.
First of all you should find the source of bad odours in your bathroom by going closer to the shower, sink and toilet drain. If any of them is stinking even if you have cleaned them one or two days earlier then scrubbing it again and again may not help in getting rid of bad odours. But if you have not cleaned them in near past then you can use a good toilet cleaner to scrub clean the toilet bowl, sink as well as shower to get rid of foul smell in the bathroom. If the smell still persists then you should call cleaning services for this purpose.
Faulty plumbing can be one of the main reasons of bad odours in your bathroom. If you know the basics about the working of plumbing systems then you can easily detect the reason behind these foul smells. The waste pipes of various accessories in your bathroom including sink, toilet and shower etc. are linked together before connecting the plumbing of your home with municipal sewage system and a vent is opened at your roof to allow the sewage gases go out through it in the sky. If any of these connections get blocked then your bathroom will start stinking.
Moreover the P-traps under these accessories retain some amount of water to obstruct the back fire of bad odours caused by sewage gases. If the water in the P-traps had dried up with time even then your may have bad smell as in normal condition gases flowing back pass to your roof through vent pipe instead of stinking your bathroom.
If drying of water in P-traps of your bathroom is the main reason of bad odours in your bathroom then you can easily fix it yourself just by pouring some water into them to their required level. If you are remodelling your bathroom then you can put a cap on the open drain pipe until the installation of new fixture to stop the in-flow of bad smell of sewage system.
But if the bathroom in your regular use stinks even after cleaning it regularly or sewage odour still persists after pouring plenty of water down the drain then you should focus on leakage around the P-trap to find its source. Sewage gases can leak into your bathroom even through a small crack in the plumbing system. You can also resolve the problem of bad smell without calling cleaning services yourself just by blocking this leakage.
There are certain other simple methods which can be tried to get rid of bed smell in your bathroom without calling cleaning services. These methods may include:
Â· Cleaning the bathroom thoroughly by using good cleaning agents
Â· Opening the window and installing a vent
Â· Spray a good air freshener
Â· Light a non-scented candle to neutralise the odour
Â· Remove the substances blocking the flow of water in your sink or tub drain
Â· Keep the bathroom door open to ventilate it when not in use
Â· Check mildew, moulds and rain leaks in the window
Â· Change your old and defaced shower curtain
Â· The wax seal at the floor under the toilet can be changed
Â· Check the overflow service panel of the tub or shower in the wall whether it is dry or wet
Â· Bleach the bathmats, laundry and towels as directed by their manufacturers
Â· Clean the outdoor duct of exhaust fan to through away bad odours properly
But if in case you are unable to detect the reason of the problem of bad odours in your bathroom or cope it up yourself then you should not hesitate in calling sewage cleaning services or plumbing service providers to manage the situation for you.
Calling the cleaning services or plumber
If you are unable to find out any crack in the plumbing system or the water in the P-trap has not dried up to cause bad odours in your bathroom then calling the cleaning services or plumbing services can be the only solution for you.
Sometimes it becomes tricky to find out the reason behind the smell coming from inside the bathroom as the actual the problem exists somewhere else. It may be due to blockage of vent caused by stuffing of leaves, ice, snow or bird nest which prevents foul air from going out to sky and fresh air to enter into your plumbing system.
Improper installation or cut in the vent pipe can also be one of the reasons of bad odours in your bathroom. It may not be easy for you to track down the crack in the vent pipe concealed in the wall, unless you are professionally trained for such activities.
In such conditions only cleaning services or professional plumbers can help you in getting rid of fouls smells in your bathroom in Singapore. They can easily locate the main reason behind the problem as they are trained for such thing