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Getting Rid of Urine Odor in Bathroom

Any suggestions on eliminating the urine smell in my 1/2 bath? I think my boys have "missed" a few times. The floor is wood, I've washed it with vinegar/water, Spic n Span, plain water, etc. and nothing works.

The smell goes away for a couple of hours and then comes back. Outside of replacing the floor, any ideas? I'm getting desperate since fall is now here and we'll be closing all the windows soon. Thanks.

Chris from Toledo, OH


Getting Rid Of Urine Odor In Bathroom

Have you tried some bleach and water to get rid of the odor? (09/23/2008)


Getting Rid Of Urine Odor In Bathroom

You could try Urine Gone or a similar enzyme type product made for pet urine stains and odors. Cat urine smells worse than human, and this stuff works on cat urine. After you get the smell out, you might want to consider getting a couple of those rugs which fit around the base of the toilet. If someone misses, they hit the rug, not the floor. You can wash the rug easily. I suggest 2 because you can have 1 on the floor while the other is in the wash. (09/23/2008)


By Jean

Getting Rid Of Urine Odor In Bathroom

I wouldn't recommend bleaching a wood floor. Try covering the area with baking soda and leave it for at least 24 hours then vacuum. You might have to do it more than once. Good luck! (09/23/2008)

By lah34a

Getting Rid Of Urine Odor In Bathroom

I purchase a product from Sam's Club called Odo Ban. It is great and concentrated so you can mix according to need. (09/23/2008)

By ragenia2959

Getting Rid Of Urine Odor In Bathroom

Yuck. After my nephew's visit my bathrooms smelled horrible. I have tile floors and I think that the grout held a lot of smell. I used a product called Simple Solution, which I got at a pet store, and sprayed down the entire area, including the walls! This worked really well. Also it is very helpful to take the toilet seat off and wash it thoroughly ( in a tub ). I thought the smell would never come out of the grout, but it did. You may be surprised to see how much grime is on the seat and in the screws which secure it to the bowl. By the way, if you put bleach on urine you end up with an ammonia smell, not good. (09/24/2008)

By plynn

Getting Rid of Urine Odor in Bathroom

I have a potty-training aged little boy and he "misses" quite often. I clean the floor as usual and then sprinkle baking soda around the base of the toilet and brush it as close around the base as possible and let it sit over night. In the morning when I get up, I clean it up with a wet cloth and the smell is gone. (09/24/2008)


By sicarqualls

Getting Rid of Urine Odor in Bathroom

I read on here several months ago to use peroxide. I have done that and the dog seems to stay away for awhile. I have also steamed the floor with a steam machine. (09/26/2008)

By sandy63

Getting Rid of Urine Odor in Bathroom

I discovered an awesome product. It is called sol-u-mel. It is a product from a company named Melalueca. I have gotten fingernail polish off of a winter coat with this product. I also put it in my carpet shampoo-er to kill my pet odors, blessed pooches. (09/26/2008)

By especielle

Getting Rid of Urine Odor in Bathroom

I use the recipe I got from It works so well for cat pee, I'm sure it'd work just as well for little boys' pee, as well.

My son seems to have trouble hitting the target. I put a ping-pong ball in the loo and they aim for the ball and try to sink it. Of course it doesn't sink so it's brilliant. No more misses (make sure it doesn't have a hole tho).

By Sarah

Getting Rid of Urine Odor in Bathroom

I'm not so sure bleach will work. I have poured bleach around the toilet, let it set, then do a thorough cleaning and the next day or so the smell is back. (11/04/2008)


Getting Rid of Urine Odor in Bathroom

I use bleach and water. Clorox Clean Up works well. It may take a few dousings to totally eliminate the smell. It also gets pet odors out of rugs, but you need to thoroughly wash out your steam cleaner afterwards. I used a half a cup of bleach to my steam cleaner along with the carpet cleaner and water. (01/14/2009)


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