And it is not clogged, oddly enough, that I can tell. I have used Drano, etc and nothing works for long. It appears to be the type of unit that simply doesn't drain fast, or well at all. I have to clean up hair every few days and even after I do weekly cleanings, it still leaves residue, dirt, etc in the bottom. It's one of those that has the part that goes up and down by twisting it to the left or right. However I cannot "unscrew" it to remove the part altogether. Something has to be done, it won't flood or anything, but is is huge inconvenience, and has potential to start leaving odors.