How do I remove odor from my bathroom?

my sister has three boys and we are house sitting for them for a week while in michigan. bathroom smells like "little boy"... any way to get the smell better? besides candles or incence (cause headaches for myself and 4 yo daughter)

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Ambreelulu

Asked by Ambreelulu at 7:47 PM on Nov. 5, 2008 in Home & Garden

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  • Both Posters above are correct, the only way to get the smell out of the bathroom is to clean it and if there is a window open up the window. By washing the rugs, shower current etc you're removing the dirt that has built up and can trap an odor, by cleaning the sink tub etc you're doing the same thing. It will smell great when you go in there to use it. Don't forget the trash can soak it in bleach if you have to it can add to the smell if the trash can itself is filthy after removing the garbage bag.
    bubblycute

    Answer by bubblycute at 1:11 AM on Nov. 6, 2008

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  • i would just clean it good with a nice smelling cleaner. i really like the way mr clean smells, especially the orange and yellow bottles. wash all bath mats and towels and make sure that the trash is cleaned up. it's probably the toilet mishaps and dirty mats/towels making that smell.
    Tarable525

    Answer by Tarable525 at 7:56 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • Try washing the rugs if there is any in the bathroom & then I would febreze everything in there. I would also go & get those toilet cleaners that you put in the back tank that makes the water blue so that the bowl has something in there for future occurrences.

    onespecialmom

    Answer by onespecialmom at 9:26 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • Check out the grout around the toilet! Boys, big & Little sometimes over or under "shoot" and urine hits that grout. Hit it with some clorox spray or even just the regular stuff and an old toothbrush. If the boys are little, provide some "Targets" after you clean it up(cheerios work really well). They pay attention to where they "shoot" and have fun too...don't forget the FLUSH!
    Starnana

    Answer by Starnana at 8:55 AM on Nov. 6, 2008

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  • As mom and stepmom of 3 little boys, I was going to say exactly what Starnana said. Oh, and check the walls. My stepbabies think it's funny to "aim" for the seashells on the wallpaper, apparently.
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 9:30 AM on Nov. 6, 2008

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  • My guess is it's little boy pee at the base of the toilet. I'd clean the rug if there's one and clean the floor really good.
    alysmommy0909

    Answer by alysmommy0909 at 9:36 AM on Nov. 6, 2008

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  • My bathroom kept having that "pee" smell after i cleaned it repeatedly. I got this idea and it turned out to really help...I took the toilet seat off and cleaned by where the seat is screwed on at the back there. There was a lot of old yucky under there. I used bleach cleaner and also cleaned the holes where the screws go. It really did help.
    lisa89j

    Answer by lisa89j at 12:07 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

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