Fast Tip Friday: Let’s talk about THAT smell.

I recently got myself stricken with food poisoning and so spent an inordinate amount of time bent over my toilet bowl.  In doing so, I noticed that, no matter how many times I diligently scrubbed the toilet from top to bottom, I was still smelling … THAT smell.  Like a boys’ bathroom in a college dorm.  You know what I mean.

THAT Smell 1

Turns out that the problem isn’t my bad cleaning habits, but a gas leak from around the u-bend.  Fixing it is easy peasy.  Grab some all-purpose silicone and a pair of gloves.

THAT Smell 2

Run a bead of silicone all around the bottom of your toilet to seal in the bad smell.

THAT Smell 3

Run your gloved finger around that to smooth it down, and wipe off the excess with a dry cloth.  Let it cure, and you’re good to go. Smell solved.

THAT Smell 4

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

4 thoughts on “Fast Tip Friday: Let’s talk about THAT smell.”

    1. So far so good. I’ve had it on there about two weeks and have cleaned the bathroom twice since then. No smells! The silicone I used is meant for stuff like this, and for doing weatherstripping on your doors so it’s pretty durable stuff. And the nice thing is that if you ever replace your toilet you can just cut through it with a knife to get rid of it.

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