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How to remove the urine smell from a shower drain

Updated February 21, 2017

Urine smells can sometimes be an issue in the home when someone urinates in the shower and the urine rinses down the drain. While you may think the urine and odour will wash away, you often notice a lingering urine odour that makes the shower experience very unpleasant. To get rid of the urine odour in your shower drain, combine two inexpensive cleaning and deodorising ingredients.

Pour 1/4 cup baking soda down the drain.

Drizzle 1/2 cup of white vinegar down the drain, atop the baking soda. The two ingredients will foam, which is normal.

Cover your drain, and let the foaming combination move down the drain for 30 minutes.

Rinse the drain with a pot of boiling water, and repeat if any odour remains.

Things You'll Need

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Boiling water
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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.