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    Asked Apr 22, 2007, 02:58 PM 5 Answers
    WE have a shower stall, house in on slab 3 yrs old. Bathroom never smells "clean". Have traced it to shower drain, have tried bathrooms cleaners, bleach, and drain clogging liquid (even though drain functions fine). Will smell OK for a few days, then comes back. Grrrrr.
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    Apr 22, 2007, 03:03 PM
    2 questions, do you have septic or sewers? And do you have well or city water?
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    Apr 22, 2007, 03:16 PM
    New subdivision, multiple houses using common septic system and field. No there drains in house have a problem, only this one...
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    Apr 22, 2007, 03:18 PM
    We have city water.
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    Apr 22, 2007, 03:20 PM


    Quote Originally Posted by jill2brooke
    WE have a shower stall, house in on slab 3 yrs old. Bathroom never smells "clean". Have traced it to shower drain, have tried bathrooms cleaners, bleach, and drain clogging liquid (even though drain functions fine). Will smell ok for a few days, then comes back. Grrrrr.
    What can I do?

    Have you removed the strainer and ran a snake down the drain line for about 10 or 15 feet. Most bad smells from lavatories,tubs and showers come from rotting hair matted with grease from the soap. If the chemicals don't remove the hair the smell will return. After snaking the drain flush the mess out with a bucket full of the hottest water you got. Let me know, Tom
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    Apr 22, 2007, 03:31 PM
    Thank You. Will be off in search of a snake to give it a try. Much appreciated, Jil
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