Are you tired of the unpleasant smell coming from your shower drain, making your bathroom experience unbearable? Do not worry; Drainage Cumbria has got you covered. Were a drain cleaning company based in Cumbria, offering our services to the residents of North West England.
Cleaning a smelly shower drain can be a daunting task, but with our expert tips, your drain will be sweet smelling in no time. In this guide, well take you through the causes of a smelly shower drain, how to prevent it from happening, and how to clean a smelly shower drain.
A smelly shower drain is caused by a build-up of bacteria, mold, and mildew. When water drains from the shower, some of the soap, hair, and other debris are trapped in the drain. With time, the trapped debris starts to decompose, and this leads to the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. The bacteria produce an unpleasant odor, which is the smell coming from your shower drain.
Additionally, if your shower drain has not been appropriately installed, it could be prone to clogging, which leads to an unpleasant smell.
Prevention is always better than cure, and this is no exception when it comes to preventing a smelly shower drain. Here are some things that you can do to prevent the unpleasant odor from your shower drain:
1. Regular Cleaning
Regular cleaning of your shower drain is essential to prevent a buildup of bacteria, mold, and mildew. You can use a plunger to remove any clogs in the drain, and this will also help to prevent the growth of bacteria.
2. Use a Drain Filter
A drain filter is an inexpensive and effective way to prevent hair, soap, and other debris from entering your shower drain. The filter traps the debris, and you can easily remove it and dispose of it in the trash.
3. Use Hot Water
Running hot water down your shower drain after every shower helps to prevent the buildup of bacteria, mold, and mildew. Hot water helps to dissolve soap and hair that may be trapped in the drain, preventing clogging.
4. Use Drain Cleaners
Using drain cleaners regularly helps to prevent clogging and the buildup of bacteria, mold, and mildew. However, be careful when using drain cleaners as some may damage your pipes, and make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions.
If your shower drain is already smelly, do not worry, as we have some tips on how to clean it. Here are some effective ways to clean a smelly shower drain:
1. Vinegar and Baking Soda
Vinegar and baking soda are two pantry staples that are great for cleaning a smelly shower drain. Mix a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar and pour it down the drain. Let the mixture sit for about 30 mins and flush it with hot water. The vinegar and baking soda react to form a fizzy foam that helps to dislodge any debris and bacteria.
A plunger is an effective way to remove any clogs in your shower drain. Fill your shower drain with a couple of inches of water and place the plunger over the drain. Push and pull the plunger vigorously for a few seconds and then pull it off. This creates a vacuum that dislodges any clogs and debris. Rinse the drain with hot water.
3. Drain Snake
If the clog is too deep for the plunger, you can use a drain snake. A drain snake is a flexible cable that has a hook on the end. Insert the drain snake into the shower drain and start rotating the crank. Keep pushing the drain snake further into the drain until you feel some resistance. When you feel resistance, rotate the crank to dislodge the clog.
4. Call the Professionals
If youve tried all the above methods and your shower drain is still smelly, its time to call in the professionals. At Drainage Cumbria, we have a team of experts who can clean even the toughest of shower drain clogs.
A smelly shower drain can be an unpleasant experience, but with the tips outlined in this guide, you can clean your shower drain and maintain a sweet-smelling bathroom. Remember to prevent the buildup of bacteria, mold, and mildew by regularly cleaning your shower drain, using a drain filter, running hot water, and using drain cleaners.
However, if your shower drain is already smelly, try using vinegar and baking soda, a plunger, or a drain snake. And if youre still having problems, give us a call at Drainage Cumbria. Were here to help and offer drain cleaning services that will get rid of that smelly shower drain for good.
Contact us at 01228 734162 or email us at [email protected] to book an appointment or learn more about our services.