The smell of urine is not a pleasant odor and tends to linger in the air around bathrooms and urinals. Regular cleaning will help prevent lingering odors but will not resolve the problem completely as the urinal will need deodorizing. You do not need to use bleach for cleaning as homemade solutions are less expensive and nontoxic, which makes them easier to work with. The cleaning solution will not take long to mix and can be used regularly to make the urinal smell nice.
Things You'll Need
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice
- Spray bottle
Mix 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and pour the contents into a clean, empty spray bottle. Top the spray bottle with warm water and shake.
Spray the cleaning solution in and all around the urinal. Baking soda and vinegar are natural deodorizers and cleaners that will absorb urine smells. Lemon juice is also a natural cleaner that will give the urinal a fresh, citrus smell.
Allow the cleaning solution to sit in the urinal and reapply regularly to prevent a buildup of odors.
Tips & Warnings
- Baking soda, lemon juice and white vinegar can be used for almost all housecleaning tasks.
- Do not mix vinegar with any products containing bleach as the substances produce toxic fumes.
- Photo Credit urinoir image by Photofranck from Fotolia.com
19 Ways to Use Vinegar to Clean Basically Everything in Your Home
Easy and inexpensive ways to use vinegar to clean just about everything in your home. Nontoxic make-your-own cleaning solutions.
How to Get Rid of Car Air Conditioner Odor
An unpleasant odor coming from the dash vents on a car is usually caused by mold and bacteria growth on the air...
How to Make Your Home Smell Nice
Nothing is more welcoming than a home that smells like freshly baked cookies, homey vanilla or the fresh scent of clean laundry....
How to Get Rid of Fish Smells in the Car
Fish smells can be some of the hardest odors to eliminate, especially once they have attached themselves to the upholstery of your...
How to Remove the Smell of Paint From a Room
If you're cursed with a sensitive nose, the week following an interior paint job can be a trying experience. New paint gives...
How to Remove Urine Smells From Urinals
Nobody enjoys approaching a urinal only to be knocked back by strong odors. Simply cleaning the urinal won't eliminate the foul smells...
How to Remove Stains From Porcelain Urinals
Stains can build up over time in a urinal, caused by everything from hard water to rust. Normal urine stains can be...
How to Remove the Smell of Urine & Feces From Laundry
Children and pets who are still potty training often have accidents. When an accident occurs on a piece of clothing, it is...
How to Make a Female Urinal
Any woman can tell you that one of the things they envy about the male anatomy is the ease with which men...
The Best Way to Keep Urinals From Smelling
Urinals can end up having a very unpleasant odor due simply to the nature of their use. In order to keep your...
How to Get the Urine Smell Out of Plywood
The smell of urine is often unpleasant and annoying. Whether the urine smell comes from a pet dog, a cat or even...
How to Make a Dog Deodorizer
Your dog may be your buddy, but you probably don't want it to come close to you when it stinks. Bathing your...