Your bathroom smells funny!
Ever wonder what the source of that foul odor is in your bathroom? When guests could over do you steer them away from the bathroom that gets used most. “Don’t use that bathroom, use the guest bathroom”. I’m not talking about the odors that can be resolved with a match or air freshener. There is a bigger more troublesome odor that you may need to address. That odor is the result of poor ventilation.
Moisture in your bathroom can be causing the room to have a musty odor. Think about the bathroom that you use to shower, bathe, brush your teeth, and all the water related tasks that we do. When you run the water, moisture is being released into the air, especially hot water. You can visually see this in the form of steam, or condensation on the walls and mirrors.
I don't know what the requirements are in other states, but in California every bathroom must have an opening window or an exhaust fan, or both. This is because it is important to get fresh, dry air into the room. Can you imagine the mildew and molds that would grow if there was no air circulation?
“But Tom, I always use my ventilation fan or open the window”.
The purpose of the window and fan is to bring in fresh, dry air. If we can keep the room air dry, the chance of mildew and smelly lingering odors will be reduced. The trick is to actually use them correctly. Let’s talk about what that involves.
If you run the fan, or open the window while you shower in the morning, how long after finishing the shower do you shut things down? The secret is to let the fan run or leave the window open for much longer then you have been. Get the moisture out of the room. Ventilate the room while you shave, put on makeup, get dressed, load the truck; make an effort to put off closing the air flow into that room. This will greatly help in the reduction in moisture and the “musty” odors that can result from the lack of air circulation.