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What might cause a sewer smell in a shower stall?

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2005-09-13 02:35:32
2005-09-13 02:35:32

I used to live in an apartment building that I noticed this problem...it 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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