Dealing With a Foul Shower Drain Smell

Stepping into the shower should be a pleasant experience every time. Going in there to breathe a foul odor is an unpleasant surprise. At Inception Plumbing, our expert team is available to figure out where the foul odor is coming from. Here are some tips on what you can do while you wait for our plumber in Granada Hills, CA, to arrive.

Use a Hair Catcher

Most foul shower drain odors come from biological material trapped in the pipe. You can reduce the buildup of this material by using a hair catcher. Hair traps soap and skin, allowing it to fester and create bad smells. You can also schedule preventive drain cleaning in Granada Hills, CA, with our team once per year.

Use Less Bath Products

Excessive amounts of soap, hair conditioner, and other products contribute to clogged shower drains. You only need a quarter-sized dollop of body wash, shampoo, or hair conditioner, even if you have a head of long hair. Chunks of soap can quickly lead to a clogged drain.

Clean the Drain

Avoid using caustic or harsh chemicals to get rid of drain odors. Once a month, a vinegar and baking soda treatment on the drain can be helpful. Lemon juice is another good option. Nevertheless, our drain cleaning services are what we advise.

Stop Using the Drain

If the drain clogs or is slow and smells bad, stop using it until we perform drain snaking. Our snaking services clear out all types of stinky drain obstructions. This type of drain cleaning is best left to our plumbers in order to avoid damaging your plumbing.

You don’t have to deal with a smelly drain any longer. With help from our drain cleaning company, your showers will be pleasant and odor-free once again. To learn more about dealing with shower odors, call Inception Plumbing right away. You may also schedule an appointment by filling out the online form.

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