Septic Stains in Shower Pan

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by janmor58, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. janmor58

    janmor58 New Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    A few months ago our septic backed up. Every since then the shower pan has a stain on it that I can't get out. I've tried bleaching and scouring powders, oxyclean. Nothing has worked. I think that the pan is plastic, but it may be fiberglass. I always tape the drain up to prevent the cleaner from going down the drain and causing another problem. I sure appreciate any suggestions.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Some people have had good luck with a Magic Eraser. If the fiberglass has microfractures in it, you may never get it clean. that's a common problem with older fiberglass stuff that was not embedded in something like concrete, plaster, etc.
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  4. janmor58

    janmor58 New Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    WOW....thanks for the suggestion. It took about three of the "erasers" to do the job, but it took it straight off. I did not have to use any other cleansers with it either, which is great so I did not get the septic system balance messed up. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
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