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