Smelly Drain in Shower

cleanandbeyond08January 19, 2008

I was wondering if any knows how to get rid of a smelly drain in the shower. It smells like old moldy cement. It temporarily goes away if I pour laundry detergent down the drain but I am looking for a permanent fix... I have already tried to seal the grout and no avail. I also tried bleach but that only worked for a little while as well then left some color damage to the drain catcher.

Any words of wisdom?

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grainlady_ks

You may have some hair partially clogging the drain. It holds enough moisture and soap scum to get stinky. Try using a "snake" in the drain to make sure it's clear. After that, a good dose of hot vinegar will help remove more soap scum. The drain pipes can also get a build-up of soap scum that can start smelling. Call any "good" plumber for more information.

-Grainlady

    Bookmark   January 20, 2008 at 7:30AM
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jobird

I agree with Grainlady,

You probably have hair in the drain. Suggest you go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get this inexpensive drain cleaning tool.

Here is a link that might be useful: Drain cleaning tool

    Bookmark   January 20, 2008 at 9:15AM
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wiredgirl

Grainlady is right. I could not figure out the smell in my bathroom and finally dug in that drain and almost died with the glob of hair and gunk I pulled out. Ugh! DD has very long hair and there was a head full in there. Now, I pour down drain cleaner once a month without fail.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2008 at 8:08AM
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