Bathroom Business School
In the sweltering summer, there will definitely be some bad smells inside the home. The place where the general strange smell most often visits is the bathroom inside our homes.
Because of the special role, smaller space, ventilation is not very good, the bathroom often appear some strange, bad smell. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it. What is more frightening is not only the odor, but also the spread of bacteria and viruses!
So how do these bathroom odors come from, and how to get rid of the odor? Today I will teach you to start from the source, to solve the odor problem completely.
A, the reasons for odor in the bathroom
- Clogged floor drains can produce the phenomenon of odor return
The floor drain is a drainage system component. It is connected to the underground drainage pipe. If it is not discharged properly, the quality of the bathroom air will be affected, so the installation of the floor drain is very important.
If the floor drain is not cleaned for a long time, it is easy to produce clogs, such as hair, dirt brought in from outside shoes, etc. Their residues exist on the pipe wall near the water storage bend. After a long time, they deteriorate and form a stench, which can cause odor return.
- Washbasin downpipe produces odor return
After the sink short drain is inserted into the sewer drain, the interface is not sealed. This will cause the drain to return to the smell. In addition, if the drain under the sink does not have a water storage bend, it is also easy to cause odor return.
- Poorly sealed toilet
In the installation of the toilet, if the toilet is installed in a misalignment with the drain, or if the sealant of the barrel body and the ground falls off, it will cause the odor of the sewer to be emitted from the gap.
Moreover, the toilet is ensured to be isolated from the sewer air by the S-bend structure and water seal. If the water seal is too shallow, it will also lead to odor dispersion from the sewer.
- Tile drums lead to water storage
Workers in the tiling of the ground, if the construction is not in place, will lead to tiles and cement between the gap. During daily living use, water will flow down the tile seam into the middle of the gap. When the water flows in but can not be discharged, a long time, it will produce an odor.
- Odor backflow from the air vent
There will be a non-return valve at the place where the exhaust pipe is connected to the main pipe. Under normal circumstances, when the exhaust fan is opened, the wind will blow the blades of the check valve to make it open and discharge the indoor gas. When the exhaust fan is closed, the blades of the check valve close, forming a sealed state.
However, if no check valve is installed or the check valve fails, the blades cannot be closed, and the gas discharged from other people’s homes may float into their homes along the pipes.
Second, the odor solution
- Wet and dry separation
For a relatively closed space like the bathroom, the air does not circulate easily dirty, and the moisture is not so fast steam dry. If the bathroom and the sink are grouped in a room, it is best to do the wet and dry partition.
The bathroom area is too small, not a convenient partition, try to keep the sink and corner location dry. You have to do regular cleaning and maintenance. Clutter as far as possible do not pile up in the bathroom, or cleaning when you have to do the handling work, to combat the motivation to clean.
- Timely ventilation
After the bathroom odor, the first thing to do is to open the window to ventilate or open the exhaust fan to make air circulation. This can on the one hand as soon as possible to disperse the smell, but also avoid the bathroom in the odor “fumigation” under the breeding of a large number of bacteria.
- Toilet installation tight
Install the toilet bottom drain and ground drain tightly, leaving no gap. Then the floor around the toilet is filled with a circle of glass glue to prevent sewage leakage and also to prevent odorous gases from coming out.
The toilet downpipe should have an S-bend design, water seal tightly, and it is best to choose a siphon type of toilet. This is not easy to produce odor.
- Floor drainage smoothly
The floor of the bathroom should be well designed for the slope of the flowing water. When each time the drainage is smooth, it is necessary to do a good job of sloping the ground to facilitate drainage and avoid water accumulation.
If the floor drain is not sealed tightly, or the water is not smooth, it is best to replace it with a good quality stainless steel floor drain.
You also have to often clean up hair and other residues, not to let it stay on the wall of the pipe near the water storage bend.
- Exhaust fan timely replacement
Even in the decoration of the time to do a good job of anti-odor treatment, life will inevitably have odor generation. As long as the exhaust fan has timely ventilation, the ventilation window is properly open, the smell will also be dissipated as soon as possible.
- Make a good water seal for the downpipe
Same as the floor drain, make a water seal for the water storage bend at the time of construction. The water seal should not be lower than 50mm, so as to prevent insects and odors from entering the room.
Natural bamboo charcoal, lemon, etc. can help deodorize. Be careful not to put lemon directly on the surface of the tiles or bathroom cabinets, so as not to leave traces difficult to eliminate.