Causes of an unwanted smell in bathrooms.

Bathrooms with unwanted smell. Ever wondered why you have this lingering unwanted smell in your bathroom or ensuite that will not go away. QBIS.

Look no further!

Causes of smell in a bathroom:

A palazzi trap is usually cause of the problem. This is a combination trap with waste pipes connected from the basin, bath, floor and shower with trap in the middle that collects water where it becomes stagnant, dumb idea isn’t it?

How to fix this annoying situation:

  • Most effective way is to fit separate waste pipes from each of the amenities.
  • Eliminate floor waste junction that has waste water in it, that’s where the smell comes from!

Smells can occur from basins and showers if they have not used regularly, this can cause water in the trap to become stagnant.

Unwanted smell in bathrooms

Here are the culprits, the combination floor and waste pipes, located in middle of first and last photo.

Some related information, that may be of use.

Link: Qld Government Legislation on plumbing

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