How to Remove Urine Smells From Urinals

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Nobody enjoys approaching a urinal only to be knocked back by strong odors. Simply cleaning the urinal won't eliminate the foul smells that may linger. To make the urinal as fresh and clean as the day it was installed, make a little extra effort to remove the urine residue that accumulates over time. The next time you clean the men's room, consider taking a few extra minutes to completely eradicate the stinky urine smells.

Things You'll Need

  • Enzymatic stain and odor cleaner
  • Disinfectant cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Urinal screen

Removing Urine Smells from a Urinal

  • Put on rubber gloves and protective eyewear to avoid urine contact on your skin.

  • Inspect the urinal, and remove any foreign objects. Verify that there is nothing that will clog the drain in the urinal. Flush the urinal before cleaning to rinse the internal surface.

  • Spray down the urinal surfaces with a disinfectant spray. Allow the spray to sit for a few minutes before wiping. Avoid using abrasive powdered cleaners or brushes. Wipe the surfaces clean with a clean, damp sponge or cloth.

  • Spray the urinal surfaces with an enzyme-based urine cleaner. Enzymatic cleaners are commonly used to get rid of pet urine odors but can be used to eliminate the urine smells from a urinal as well. Consider looking online or at a pet supply store for a urine odor cleaner. Wipe the surfaces clean after allowing the cleaner to sit for a few minutes.

  • Place a scented urinal screen or screen and block combination inside the urinal to help mask any future odors that build up.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean the urinal with bowl cleaner before disinfecting if needed.

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