Published by Ahmad Jamal on May 2, 2023
Maintaining a pleasant smell around your house isn’t an easy task when unexpected human feces odor is doing the exact opposite of what you’re seeking.
Whether it was caused by a child, a home pet, or a grown person’s feces inside the bathroom, you’ll need to know how to get rid of human feces odor, and replace it with the regular one your family members are used to.
In this CleanersAdvisor guide, we’ll help you get rid of the source that has caused the odor, and provide you with multiple natural and chemical ways on how to get rid of human feces odor.
Let’s dive deeper on how to get rid of human feces odor, regardless of its source.
Why Does Human Feces Produce Odor
Before we dive deep into how to get rid of human feces odor, we’ll explain why human feces produce odor in the first place.
According to KHealth, our regular stool or feces don’t have that pleasant odor, and can produce bad odor nearly all the time.
The reason for that is the stools are products of bacteria in the colon that break down digested food.
The process of breaking down the digested food and drinks comes with such a bad smell.
Moreover, changes in diet, and using specific food types that trigger bad odor in the digestive system can lead to worse human feces odor.
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How to Get Rid of Human Feces Odor
1. Get Rid of the Human Feces Odor Source
Getting rid of the source is the first and best thing to do when trying to eliminate human feces odor.
The source could be feces in the toilet, others could be stains on surfaces like the mattresses or the carpets.
However, improperly dealing with human feces with your hands can lead to lingering odor on your hands that’s hard to remove or spot.
But for that we have a guide on how to get poop smell off hands, make sure to check it out.
Therefore, give your bathroom sink a flushing, try to deal with the stains like it’s explained in the linked guide above.
And don’t forget to put the feces you encountered in a plastic bag and tie it tightly, and get rid of the bag in the nearest trash can outside your house.
2. Open a Window
Cracking open a window provides the best natural ventilation possible, that allows the odor to leave the room/ bathroom and replace it with natural clean air from the outside.
Opening a window can be described as a preventive measure as well, as daily proper ventilation of the whole house allows the natural air to get rid of whatever small odor smells that may linger there.
If your targeted room that was infested by feces odor doesn’t have a window, use a medium to large fan, and allow the air to move in a direction of your choice, away from the room itself.
3. Apply Odor Remover
Kids N’ Pets stain and odor remover can be a perfect fit for this situation.
Apply Kids N’ Pets stain and odor remove to the area that was affected by the human feces odor, then remove any excess moisture after some time, then allow it to dry naturally.
If the odor is too strong, then applying it to the stained area alone won’t be that helpful, and you’ll need to squirt the odor remover over the entire room to counter the bad odor.
For instance, cigar smoke or burned toast are easier to get rid of, compared to the powerful smell of human feces odor.
Moreover, if you encounter the feces odor late, that means the smell has been staining your air for quite some time already, and you’ll need to spray the whole area/ room with the odor remover.
4. Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is the mother of all odor absorbents, once you encounter bad odor inside your house, always consider using baking soda.
Cover the stained area with baking soda after you’ve dealt with the stains, and let it sit for 3-24 hours, depending on how strong the odor is.
Then, use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum the baking soda that has absorbed the bad odor.
You can also create a strong paste and paste it on the stain spot to counter the source of bad odor face-on.
5. Use Fire as a Friend
Did you know that smoke produced by a match on fire can actually produce a smell that masks other bad odors and scents?
Try it yourself, light a match or two inside a bathroom with human feces odor, or inside a stained room, and you’ll notice the smell of burning matches has taken control and masked the human feces odor smell.
Careful not to light many matches for that goal in mind, but a couple would be sufficient.
6. Spray With Favorite Scents
Average chemical-based air freshener can’t remove bad odors, they are not created for that reason.
However, once you’ve carried out the 5 methods (or some of them) we explained above, then you have already dealt with the source of the bad odor, and removed the stains and bad smell.
Now, you can just spray a heavy layer of vanilla lavender spray, or one of your favorite scents around the whole house, to restore the natural and good-smelling scents around your house once more, after encountering unfortunate bad odor.
To Wrap Up
Here’s How to Get Rid of Human Feces Odor in 5 different methods to remove the odor, and 1 method to replace it with your favorite scents.
In case you have encountered the similar problem and solved it on your own, don’t hesitate to share your experience with us in the comments section below.