Stinky bathroom drains.

I have moved into a house that has stinky drains in both showers and tubs. I have tried vinegar, bleach, drain cleaner and dish soap. Nothing has cut it. I know it soap scum build up. There are 7 of us, so it's getting worse. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 13, 2018
    Try using juice from lemons or oranges
  • Thelma Thelma on Feb 13, 2018
    If you have a septic system rather than being on a city sewer, you should have the septic tank pumped right away. The drain lines will be roto-rooted out and the smell will then leave. Also, never put bleach in the sewer lines if you have a septic tank (other than the small amount that is used in the laundry) as bleach will kill all the enzymes needed in the septic tank to dispose the 'gunk' in the tank.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 13, 2018
    Have your drains Rodded.
  • Virna Virna on Feb 13, 2018
    Pour baking soda down the drain, then add vinegar. That will create an effervescence that will dislodge anything stinky caught in the drain. (Blobs of hair etc) Some chemicals, like Draino, sometimes include a little plastic snake, they work wonders.
    • Mil30492386 Mil30492386 on Feb 13, 2018
      I tried the snake too. It's not clogged it seams to run fine, it just stinks so bad, we thought that was the problem so that's why I used drain cleaner.
  • Robin Bradley Nettles Robin Bradley Nettles on Feb 13, 2018
    Straight bleach will eat away any hair that is adding to the yuck. after letting that sit over night I would try boiling hot water. If you have done the straight bleach over night, then just jump straight to the boiling water.
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