How to get a strong human urine smell out from the bathroom

Written by angela lafollette | 13/05/2017
How to get a strong human urine smell out from the bathroom
Remove a human urine smell from the bathroom with common household items. (bathroom image by nutech21 from

The smell of urine can become a challenge to remove in a bathroom. Sometimes accidents can happen in the bathroom, especially when you are potty training children. If you do not notice the urine, it will dry on the surface it met and emit a strong odour. You can remove the urine smell from your bathroom by locating the stains and cleaning the bathroom thoroughly with a few basic ingredients.

Inspect the bathroom for urine stains. Look for discolouration around and behind the toilet. Use an ultra violet light to help you find urine stains that you cannot see.

Clean the urine stains. Soak up wet urine stains with paper towels, and clean dried urine stains with vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar, spray the urine stain and then sprinkle baking soda over the vinegar. This will form a paste that you can scrub with a sponge. You can also clean the urine stains by pouring hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain to bring the urine out.

Remove rugs from the bathroom. Wash the rugs according to their care labels. You will also want to remove toilet bowl and seat covers and clean them thoroughly according to their labels to avoid ruining the fabric.

Clean the toilet thoroughly. Sometimes urine will stick in the cracks and crevices behind the toilet seat, and it can even stick underneath the toilet lid. Use a toilet brush and a commercial toilet-bowl cleaner to remove dried urine from the toilet.

Call in professional cleaners as a last resort. If the urine stain remains in the bathroom, it may have seeped into the carpet, in the vinyl or the tile. In order to remove the smell, you may have to replace these items.

Things you need

  • Ultra-violet light
  • Paper towels
  • Vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Sponge
  • Toilet brush
  • Commercial toilet-bowl cleaner

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