Why does my laundry room smell

Your laundry or utility room should have the pleasant and subtle fragrance of washing detergent or fabric conditioner, but what if a strong pong begins to emerge? Don’t worry, these bad smells can be eliminated in just a few simple steps.

Laundry rooms are where dirty clothes become sparkling clean. Stubborn stains are removed and body odour is banished, however, when mucky and whiffy garments sit in overflowing baskets or sweaty gym bags, bad odours can quickly build up.

If you’re suffering with an unpleasant laundry room pong, find out the potential cause and how to tackle it with Bio one™.

Eliminating the smell

When we put a wash on and add our favourite products, we hope any bad stenches will simply vanish. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Turns out, the clothes might not be the offenders. Most bad odours are actually caused by bacteria. The best way to tackle it? An enzyme cleaner.

Why use an enzyme cleaner?

Enzymatic products, like Bio one™ are extremely effective and are becoming more popular as they target both visible and ‘invisible’ dirt. Sometimes called biological, bacterial or microbial cleaners, they all use live ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria to break down bad bacteria at the root cause. These products help degrease and disinfect surfaces, removing dirt and fighting odour. Bio one™ is also vegan, non-toxic, eco-friendly and has a delicate citrus scent, with natural lemon and orange oils, to leave treated areas smelling sweet.

How to use Bio one™

Before you start, take any dirty clothes, bags or shoes out of your laundry room or wash them first. Carefully check for mould and identify any areas where the smell is coming from. Once you’ve sniffed out the stinky spots;

  1. Spray the affected area thoroughly with Bio one™
  2. Leave the solution to soak into the fabric or hard surface for five to ten minutes.
  3. Once the smell has lifted, wipe away any excess product and leave to air dry.

The different aromas in the laundry room

When it comes to laundry room odours, there seem to be two extremes. A pleasant fragrance of a sweet lavender fields or the polar opposite – an overwhelming sweaty stink. Worse than that, sometimes a rotten egg smell can develop. This is usually caused by a build-up of trapped moisture which then leads to mould or mildew.

Why is there a bad smell in my laundry room?

Sometimes it can be challenging to pinpoint the source of a bad smell. Pongs can sneak into a room from almost anywhere. If you’re left with a bad odour once you’ve thoroughly washed clothes and wiped down surfaces, it may well be mould or mildew. Both of these culprits have a very distinctive sulphur scent – caused by fungus releasing hydrogen sulphide gas.

How to remove mould or mildew

With the right solution, you can tackle mould or mildew at home. However, you might remove the visible signs but the rotten egg smell could linger. Inhaling hydrogen sulphide gas or prolonged exposure can result in negative side effects so it might be best to consult a professional. Experienced cleaners may be able to help but a trained plumbing, heating or sewer technician should also be able to check and address the source of the odour.

Solutions to a smelly laundry room

Any area that retains heat and humidity needs good circulation. This is especially vital in a room where you wash items and fabrics that have been exposed to outside bacteria. Opening windows to let fresh air in is the easiest way to ventilate, but if the space doesn’t have them, leave doors open and try a fan to increase air flow. You can also tidy up any items that might be soaking up moisture or bad smells. Towels are particularly bad at harbouring that distinctive mildew odour, so take them out of the laundry room and dryer straight after washing.

What are enzymes?

Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their home.

Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.

Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.

This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.

Try out Bio one™ today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.

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