Why Does My Shower Smell?

Showers are some of the rare places where we go to unwind and wash away all the day’s stress. However, this can be difficult if your shower smells. Sometimes, no matter how much you clean your shower, the smell won’t go away.

Why Does My Shower Smell?

Your shower can smell for many reasons. However, there are a few reasons for it to smell bad even after cleaning it. Here are some of the common ones, and none of them are good for your home or household.

Clogged Drain

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A clogged drain is the most common reason for a shower to smell. It doesn’t have to be entirely blocked for your shower to start smelling bad. Debris and hair can build up in the drain, intensifying the clog and smelling worse each day.

The clogged drain pipes can result in stagnant water sitting in pipes and leaking through caulking and pipe threads. The stagnant can result in leaks which cause expensive water damage to the floors, walls, ceilings, and even the basement of your home.


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While not the same as a biohazard, biofilm builds up inside the drain when stuck hair and dirt start to decompose or decay. This decaying mess can cause the shower to develop a smell and block your drain over time. It can create worse problems like hidden mold growth in your bathroom floor and walls if left unchecked.

Plumbing Issues

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When your shower smells like sulfur or a rotten egg, this indicates a leak in your drainage system. Other plumbing issues like corrosion, leaks and faulty valves may also cause similar problems.

Regardless, any plumbing issue or leak can result in expensive water damage and mold damage, so you should seek immediate repairs.


A smelly shower is never a good sign, especially after you’ve cleaned the bathroom and shower area thoroughly. Most times, it may just be a simple clog. Other times, it is more serious and can cause expensive damage in your homes, like water and mold damage.

You’ll need professional intervention like mold remediation and water mitigation from Major Restoration if this happens.

If you want to learn more about why your shower smells or the best professional water mitigation and mold remediation services, please visit our website today.


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