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bathroom odor easy fix

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bathroom odor easy fix

The latest Caracol reviewer mentioned bad sewer odors in both bathrooms. I always take some plastic and tape to cover the bathroom fresh air opening if the mosquitoes are bad. I've never had to use it for mosquitoes, but in Dec. there was sewer gas odor, so I taped the plastic over the floor drain under the sink. That fixed the problem and the maids left it alone. An even easier fix would be to dump a glass of water into the drain. The standing water in the drain trap had probably gone stagnant or evaporated and fresh water would properly seal the trap again.

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If there is a trap...

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Yeah, if there is a trap. That's why I left the plastic in place after I thought of pouring water down....

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Also take a couple of "Bounce" sheets and leave in the bathroom, leaves it smelling very nice !

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The Bounce sheet may be nice for putting in between your pillow case and in closets and drawers but it's not going to cover the smell that comes up from the drain. Yes pouring water down it regularly and also what the OP did makes more sense. Yes the Bounce sheet will keep your bathroom smelling nice when you do not have this problem.

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Plumbing and sewer gas ...

Two things happen ... the water evaporates in the P trap (which works when full of water)

Run the tub and sink for short period of time to fill the trap

Warm weather and AC will evaprate the water out of the trap

so if the room has been vacant for some time or is occupied and the AC on lots ... this will happen

Mardi

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Having a trap installed in the floor drain of a Cuban bathroom might already be a stretch.... to have plumbing installed (as here) to divert a little water from the sink, toilet, or tub to keep the trap topped up is IMHO not probable. Pour some water directly down the floor drain. If sewer odours persist, cover the drain with plastic, rubber fins, something, whatever you have....

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Hiya

I stayed at a Casa Particular as a second room and bathroom were being constructed ... talk about patience and tolerance ... really actually a great friend so ...

Anyway ... the plumbing would pass code here in Canada no problem

And the tile work ... all I can say is WOW ... to make such a plumb wall and straight lines with the basic (coral block) walls ... outstanding

I was in awe

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