Why Does My Shower Drain Smell

Our showers provide more than just water to get clean. They also help us feel refreshed and provide us with the ability to relax and unwind after a long day. Nothing interrupts this peaceful routine worse than an unpleasant smell coming from the shower drain. Depending on the type of smell, there are several different issues you may be facing.

What Causes the Smell?

The type of smell you are experiencing can help guide you to determining what is causing the smell. If the scent is musty, you could be experiencing active mold growth. If the smell reminds you of rotten eggs, you could be dealing with biofilm caused by a clogged or dirty grain. Rotten eggs or a sulfur smell can also be a sign of an issue deep in your sewer line.

Dealing With the Smell

If you feel you are dealing with more of a musty smell that could be caused by a clog, you can usually take care of the issue yourself. One method is carefully pouring boiling water slowly down the drain, followed by a cup of vinegar. You can then add half a cup of baking soda. Give this mixture at least an hour and pour more boiling water down. You can repeat this process as necessary. This method can also help with biofilm, but if you suspect it could be a sewer issue, you should turn to a professional.

Let Us Help

The last place you want a bad smell is the place you go to get clean. Your shower drain is susceptible to hair, soap residue, and other build-ups that can create unpleasant odors. If DIY methods aren’t getting the job done, let us help. We have the experience and tools to tackle any unpleasant smells in your drains. Contact us to schedule your appointment today! 

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