Showers can be a great way to relieve stress after a long day of work. Bad showers could be embarrassing.

Identifying the Source of the Smell

Take note of the type and source of the noxious odor in your bathroom.

Dry & dirty P-Trap

Your P trap might not be effective at preventing sewer gasses from entering your bathroom. Your P trap may not be effective in preventing sewer gases from entering your bathroom.

How can a shower trap cause unpleasant odors and health problems?

Bathrooms can have a drain fitting called a “P-trap” attached. The P-trap is made of water and seals the drain to prevent bad odors from returning to your home. You could find water damage or empty P-traps.

How To Clean Shower P-Traps

Check the trap for debris. To clean the pipe, use a paper towel or another rag. After removing all debris, fill the bathroom sink with water. Then pour the water into your P-trap.

Leaky Pipes

A shower that smells like sulfur or rotting egg could be the cause.

What Causes Leaky Pipes

Shower leaks can create unpleasant stenchs that can be similar to rotten eggs and can block your drains.

The main causes of a smelly drain is corrosion in the pipe sections and loose joints such as those under your toilet seat or sink taps.

How do you fix leaky pipes

Remove the bad stench from your showers by tightening the joints.

Biofilm Buildup

You may have biofilm in the drain bowl that is difficult to remove with a plunger. A stenchy shower drain is caused by clogged pipes.

What’s Biofilm?

As hair, debris, and other materials begin to decompose, biofilm can form in drain pipes.

How To Get Rid Of Biofilm

Once you’ve identified the source of the smell you should clean the drainpipe below the bathroom sink as well as the areas between them. Shower drains can become blocked if you are not careful.

Drain Clogs

Clear any hair or other debris from the drain immediately to stop it from getting worse. Water that has been left under a house for too long causes it to rot faster.

How can you have clogged showers?

Shower drain obstructions can be caused by overflowing bathtubs and heavy use.

  • Hair
  • Dast
  • Sand
  • Small Products
  • Soap scum
  • Dirt
  • Mineral Deposits

Clearing a Blockage in Your Drain

Take off the face shield on your plunger to clear the obstruction. Hold the stench trap with one hand and then plunge the other.