Do you have kids? Do you have youngsters? Do you think that moment in life when you realize that your little babies are now big, smelly adults? I have more than two teenage women, between the ages of 13 and 17, and I have to say it was both a shock and a major adjustment for me.
Little women are sugar and spice and everything nice, however puberty changes all of that.
I can only imagine how much worse it would be with teenage boys. It was right around this time I installed a modern ventilation method in the main bathroom, mostly to combat that teenager smell. A modern air vent and exhaust fan absolutely did help quite a bit, the bathroom aromaed fresher, and had less dampness and mildew in the corners. It did not remedy the problem, though, because the air vent and exhaust fan didn’t take the aromas out of the towels, the throw carpets, and the bedding and clothes in the childrens rooms. There is a limit to the power of Heating and Air Conditioning systems, and I l earned that I would just have to get used to it for the next few years, however forced air ventilation can only take you so far, so I started encouraging the kids to leave their family room windows open more often, to get fresh air and natural ventilation into their end of the house. This is not a problem of them being dirty kids or not showering regularly, they are just at that time of life where everything smells, so fresh air and natural ventilation is the best option.