Bathroom woes

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No matter how thoroughly I scrub the upstairs bathroom, there's always a lingering urine smell. I seem to remember someone posting a paste of some sort( sort of a home made remedy) that I can use around the base of the toilet. Can someone help?
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  • K.adams1955 K.adams1955 on Sep 29, 2013
    I use bleach on the floor around the toilet, & wipe down on the outside of toilet .kills bacteria causing odor.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Sep 29, 2013
    Vinegar kills the smell of urine. If you type in 'urine' in the search box you may find the post you are looking for.

  • Tierney Ckark Tierney Ckark on Oct 01, 2013
    I love Tilex as well. But I might suggest replacing the wax seal under the toilet. Sometimes when they get old they start to leak, and no matter how often you clean, it will seep right back out. It's not a complicated task but requires some heavy lifting.

  • try the vinegar if it continues and the toilet is not dirty and you have just scrubbed the floor and walls then the problem is deeper in the grout or in the subfloor. let the vinegar soak into the grout to try and neutralize the smell. If that does not solve it you will definitely have to remove the toilet and check into the source of the problem.

  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Oct 01, 2013
    i posted a paste of bleach and baking soda leave on until it dries it is a pain to scrub off but all smell will be gone and it will be white and clean xx

  • Many people do not know this but wax rings on your toilet need to be replaced every 3-5 years unless you have the very expensive ones. Leaking around the toilet down to the sub floor causes odor and there are no products short of lifting the toilet up to check for leaks and put a new wax ring and crawl under bathroom to check floor underneath. This may be a very important thing for you to do~check under the toilet for rotted wood~rotted wood will smell. Take a screw driver with you and poke at the floor under neath the toilet under the house and if the screw driver even penetrates the wood you need to inspect further! Odors have a source and should never be covered up until you find the source! Good luck.