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    Nov 1, 2009, 01:49 AM
    Sewer smell from shower drain and kitchen sink
    I'm wondering what is causing a horrid sewer smell coming from the shower drain as well as the kitchen sink (only the garbage disposal side). I've scrubbed clean as well as I can, but this goes beyond that even. Help please... :mad:
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    Nov 1, 2009, 03:53 AM
    Most bad odors in bathroom drains come from rotting hair mixed with grease from the soap. Try this. Remove the two screws holding the strainer. (TIP; put the screws in the soap dish before they get lost down the drain.) Shine a light down there and with a bent coathanger fish out any hair that may be hiding down there. Then pour a 1/2 gal. of bleach down into the trap and let it set over night. Next morning flush the mess down with 2 large pans of boiling water, (this is important). The bleach will dissolve the hair and make it slippery and the boiling water will melt the grease and get the mess out of your drain. Smell better now?

    For that stinky disposal tonight pour 1/2 gallon of bleach down the drain and let set over night. Next morning flush with a pan of boiling water. For a nice smell cut a lemon into quarters and run it through the disposal. Good luck, tom
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    Dec 6, 2009, 08:01 PM

    thanks sooooo much.. for the shower drain, I didn't find any hair... but the bleach and hot water got rid of the smell =)

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