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I used to live in an apartment building that I noticed this comes from drain pipes connecting to each other, possibly not completely draining out, leaving used water in the drain pipes. I use to pour some bleach down the bathroom shower/tub drain....and the bathroom sink every couple of days before I left for work...fresh as a daisy when I got home!

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Can you pour bleach down your shower drain to get rid of the sewer gas smell?

Heck no as it is a very carcinogenic mixture

What would cause a sewage smell to come from your bathtub shower after it is used if there is a septic tank?

check or have a plumber check p trap in drain line under shower. if leaking [losing water] it wont stop sewer gas from coming up the drain. probably the most likely cause.

If you smoke cigarettes in the shower will it still smell?

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Does the moon have a smell?

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What would cause a sewer smell from sinks and toilets when water is running?

Either you have a blockage present or your vents on your sewer lines have become blocked or you need to install more vents.

If you can smell sewer gas can it kill you?

Over time yes as it does cause some type of brain and liver cancers

How does sewer gas smell?


Where can the sewer gas smell come from if it does not come from the drain of the ower- level on-a-slab shower?

One of the biggest culprits I have found for sewer gas smell is the floor drain many floor drains are seldom if ever used and if unused long enough the water in the trap will evaporate allowing sewer gas to enter the dwelling. this also applies to any trap which is not used regularly.

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How do you identify a sewer gas smell in basement bathroom?

Most likely a drain has dried out and there is no water in the trap to stop the gas from coming up. Sink, shower, or main floor drain.

What could be wrong if there is a strong sewer gas smell whenever any of the faucets or shower is running and the water pressure has decreased significantly?

Is there a floor drain or any other drain nearby that is not used often? Sometimes the p-trap in a drain will dry out and allow sewer gas to escape. The smell becomes more intense when hot water goes down the drain.

Think i smell sewer gas in my bathroom. whats this?

If you think you smell sewer gas in your bathroom, it could be that a sewage blockage is in your pipes, causing the sewage to back up in the lines.

Why are some people so dirty?

There are lots of different reasons that people can be dirty. They could have a job where they have to work in a sewer or with human or animal waste. Others might not be able to shower often because they are homeless. And then there are those gross people who just don't care about hygiene or the fact that they smell awful and refuse to bathe, wear clean clothes, or try to smell nice.

Can an unused dishwasher cause a sewer smell in the house?

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What happens to the people that dont shower?

Obviously, if you don't shower you will have a bad hygiene. You will smell bad and feel sticky. You will be affected not only physically but also mentally. Perhaps you might find yourself distracted most of the time. Anyway, it could also cause you to be prone to diseases due to germs and bacterias. And most of all it could cause you to have pimples and boils.

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What does it mean when your vagina starts to smell bad?

That mean your not washing down there are in good health you might need to go see a doctor if it continue to smell bad after a shower don't you think??

What would cause sewer gas smell in house when wind blows?

The vent terminal is allowing down drafts to enter thus one would have to install a return bend on this pipe to prevent the air from entering but it will allow sewer fumes to escape

What makes the water smell bad?

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How do you get rid of semen smell in vagina?

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