Help needed with backed up shower drain

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by lb9er, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. lb9er

    lb9er New Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    We are having a plumbing problem and I'm not sure how to fix it.
    What is happening is water is backing up into the master shower (the furthest point of the plumbing) and it has a horrible smell. We haven't used this shower in a month or so because of it.
    Sometimes it happens once or twice a day. I thought it was a venting problem, but as far as I can tell it is clear.
    Any ideas of what this could be?
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Dec 15, 2007
    Service Plumber
    Your drain is clogged and judging by the bad smell it's the main...

    Call a plumber to get your main cleaned.
    Don't do a load of wash right now...:eek:
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    What Redwood said plus. Don't try to clear this with chemicals. They won't work and they will create a hazard for the plumber who you will eventually have to call. Get a real plumber, one who does not have RR in his company name.
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