Shower drain odor.
Posted by Teresa on September 22, 2002 at 20:34:23:
We have a shower drain that smells like septic, particularly after we have run the water in the shower for a few minutes. The more showers taken in succession, the stronger the smell, which can be overpowering. The bathtub, which is 2 feet away, does not have an odor, nor does any other plumbing fixture in the house, nor does it smell outside of the house. Someone suggested that we have our roof vent squirted with water, to make sure that there wasn't a blockage in the roof vent. We paid a roofing company to do this, and it made no difference with the shower drain odor. The odor is not there if the shower hasn't been on. Any ideas or solutions as to what could be causing this? Thanks.

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