A shower after a long, stressful day can be the most relaxing part of your day. But what is that smell? There can be many reasons why your shower could have an unpleasant smell. Continue reading to learn more.
A clogged drain could be the source of the smells from your shower. An accumulation of dirt, hair, and more can block up your plumbing system which leads to rot and decay under the house. You must clear a drain clog as soon as possible to prevent the smells from getting worse.
If you can’t clear a clogged drain with a plunger, you may have biofilm buildup. Biofilm forms inside of drain pipes when things like hair and other debris begin to decompose. This film can stick inside your drain system and cause a smelly shower drain. In order to clean and break down the biofilm, you will need a special enzyme-based product that targets bacteria.
There may be a leak in the drain lines under your home if you find that your shower smells like sulfur. Common causes of leaky pipes and a smelly shower drain include corroded sections of the pipe, faulty valves, and dripping faucet joints. In order to rid your shower of the smells coming from your drain, you may need to tighten corroded joints and replace pipes that could be rusting away. This can be an overwhelming task, but it’s absolutely necessary for maintaining a safe environment inside the bathroom.
Contact Elite Plumbing and Heating Inc.
If you are incapable of fixing your drain system to get rid of the smells in your shower, contact Elite Plumbing and Heating Inc. At Elite Plumbing and Heating Inc., we are fully licensed and insured plumbers with decades of combined experience. Fill out our contact form today!