Commercial Restroom Cleaning Tips On Odor Control


Are your customers complaining of foul odors in your restrooms? Is that sewer smell still present after the bathrooms have been cleaned? Have you deep cleaned the tile and grout, but still can’t get rid of the smell?

The cause of bathroom odors is often due to the presence of foul smelling bacteria that result from a buildup of organic matter, e.g. human waste. String mops are notorious for leaving dirt and germs behind. Organic matter that isn’t removed during routine cleaning, can seep into porous grout lines and accumulate beneath floor drains, providing a food source for odor causing bacteria.

When odors persist despite your best efforts, you may want to look at other possible causes. Sink traps that dry out and clogged drains can contribute to foul smells. Your first inclination might be to call a plumber. However, if the odor appears to be emanating from a sink or floor drain, you might want to consider using an enzyme digester first.

What are enzyme digesters and how do they work:

Enzymes are naturally found in our digestive system. They help break food down into smaller particles so they can be more easily digested. Enzymes have been used for years in the cleaning industry. They can get rid of carpet stains by breaking down organic matter into smaller particles, making them easier to remove. Enzyme digesters can also be used to eliminate odor-producing bacteria found beneath restroom floor drains, by removing the organic matter they feed on.

Case Study of Persistent Bathroom Odors in a Car Dealership:

A car dealership with heavy foot traffic complained of persistent bathroom odors. The janitorial company that was servicing the dealership had been using string mops to clean the restroom floors for years.