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Question DetailsAsked on 5/2/2012

Smelly drains

I have smelly drains in my Masterbath. The odor comes from the shower and tub drains, but not from the sinks. There are three other bathrooms in the house without the problem. The odor seems worse during wetter weather.
I've tried several DIY remedies; none however, work for even 24 hours. Should I have a plumbler come out and inspect.? The house is almost 11 years old

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I would recommend that you have someone check all of the vent pipes (on the roof of your house) and if they are plugged, then your P traps are not holding enough water to create a seal which keeps the smell from getting into your Masterbath.

Answered 8 years ago by leakdetective

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Has your Master Bathroom been remodeled. If so it's very possible the contractor didn't install P-traps or did so incorrectly when he put in the new tub and shower. You should be able to look down the shower drain with a flashlight and see the water standing in the P-trap below but you won't be able to on the tub. If you can't see water in shower drain have a plumber run a camera into both to check. Chances are you are getting sewer gases coming back in which not only stink but can be very dangerous.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services




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