Shower smell
Posted by Jim on October 20, 19100 at 11:16:52:
I have a shower that is only 2 years old. It is a standard liner, mud base, ceramic tile floor with a standard PVC type of drain connect to the 2" PVC drain line. A mildew smell comes from the drain all the time. When the drain is covered by something, the smell goes away. Drain line has been bleached, snaked, and checked to confirm that the P trap is holding its water seal. The builder is still under warranty and has broken out the entire floor to investigate. We found the mud base was wet across the entire floor and smelled bad when the tile was removed. Appears water was "spalshing" or otherwise getting into the darin weep holes and then wicking into the mud base. Plumber does not know what else to do. Has anyone experienced this problem with water getting into the weep holes? Clearly, our mud base once wet is not draining and drying either.

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