Re: shower drain odor....is this dangerous?
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service LMP on March 13, 19100 at 20:49:27:
In response to Re: shower drain odor....is this dangerous?
: I saw your response to someone else's question about an odor in the bathroom sink. I assume I have the same problem with my shower drain. You wrote:

: "The over flow in the lav needs a good cleaning.Use bleach to clean. Pout it in to the over flow tube in the lav.There are other products you can purchace from your local hardware also."
: But where do I find the overflow? What is it? And lastly...I can cover the drain with a rubber stop to keep out the odors for a temporary fix. But I'm wondering: if I don't cover it, isn't the drain releasing bacteria into the room? Isn't that dangerous?

No its not dangerous. You should have a trap on this shower. can you pry the cover off the drain and shine a light to see if you do in fact see water. I hope you do. Dale's Plumbing Service LMP


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