Toilets are always going to suffer from bad odours, whether they are temporary, or if the toilet is not looked after, permanent. Urine and faeces contribute to the bad smells in the air and if a toilet does not get tended to appropriately then these bad smells can build and become extremely pungent. Unfortunately this is often the case with public toilets and visiting them can be an unpleasant experience.
There are steps to take to ensure that these smells are reduced to a minimum, and provide a more pleasant experience for the public.
How to Remove Odours from Public Toilets: The Cause
Obviously the source of the smells is clear, but what is the cause? There are 3 main reasons that public toilets often smell very off putting.
Firstly public toilets often do not get cleaned as often and certainly not as thorough as they would be at home. Without the deep cleaning of toilets, smells can build and this is often the case. Secondly there is a much higher volume of people using public toilets and this obviously results in a higher source of bad odours. Thirdly people do not tend to have the same respect for public toilets and can often not clean up after themselves.
These three causes often combined can result in extremely foul smelling public restrooms.
How to Remove Odours from Public Toilets: The Solution
Clean More Thoroughly
The best action to remove bad odours from a public toilet is to improve the cleanliness of the toilet, as this is the source of the bad odours. Increased cleaning schedule, or more thorough cleaning will almost certainly reduce the smells coming from the toilet. Bleach and other high quality cleaning products will reduce the smells for a longer time and should be used on the floors, sink areas and of course toilets.
Ventilation can be another major contributor to bad smelling toilets and if a toilet is not ventilated correctly, the odours cannot escape and they will build. A public toilet should have appropriate ventilation to extract the bad odours and replenish with fresh air.
Use an Odour Neutraliser
Sometimes even with the correct cleaning schedule, level of cleaning and ventilation, smells can persist. If this is the case, or the cleaning and ventilation cannot be changed, then an odour neutraliser is the best way to remove these smells from the toilets. Using one of the PowAir odour neutralising range, the PowAir molecules will seek and destroy the odour molecules, bonding to them permanently and removing the smells from the air. Unlike other “air fresheners” which simply mask the smell that is in the air, the PowAir range will actually remove the odorous molecules from the air.
Popular with toilets are the PowAir Blocks, which when exposed to atmosphere will neutralise smells in small areas, PowAir Gel which is an odour neutraliser that works through a natural evaporation process, as well as the excellent PowAir Mist and PowAir Mist Dispenser which can provide regulated odour neutralisation.
If you are suffering from bad smells in your toilet then there is an PowAir product that will remove it, industrial strength odour neutralisation available at consumer level.