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January 26, 2009 9:21 PM Subscribe
When I get in the shower I smell that earthy smell associated with mold. Help me figure out what the source may be!
posted by GleepGlop to home & garden (12 answers total)
I first started noticing this smell around the time that I foolishly for some reason decided to dump some vacuum cleaner dust / dirt down my shower drain. Not a lot of it, but I quickly realized that maybe this sandy material may not so easily flush through the drain. This may be a red herring however.
I use warm water in my shower and there may be a possibility that something is originating from the hot water tank but I don't smell this from any hot water source outside my shower.
I popped the lid off my shower drain and used a bottle brush with some bleach toilet bowl cleaner to remove all of the buildup of gunk above the water trap. This took the edge off of my mold sensitivity but unfortunately the earthy smell is still there when I get into the shower.