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Been having smell problem with my shower. Often get the "cat" urine smell.

Tried cleaning the pipes to ride smell using old fashioned method (eg vinegar and bake soda) . . this didnt work so thought may be a P-Trap (or lack of Ptrap).

However when I opened drain there looks to be standing water in the drain.

So maybe not? Yes? No?

Any thoughts on how to target the problem?
 

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Dump some water down the drain and see if the smell stops.
If not then most likly you have a leaking drain under the tub.
Any access under it to see it?
 

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do you have cats? is the smell only in the shower? could it be water under the tile and really bad mold? pictures would help a lot.
 

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Hello

When the water has run (eg after shower) The smell goes away for a little while. Same when you do a vinegar/soda flush with boiling water.
This plus fact that construction is brand new makes me I think it's not a mold problem

BTW no cats and no access under shower
 

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Even new work sometimes has problems-----so call the builder ,as suggested--or get someone else in,like a plumber to see what an experienced person would say-

Sewer gas is methane and has a distinct odor----what you are describing is not sewer gas--

Get a tub of plumbers putty and completely cover or otherwise block that drain----if the smell vanishes--then the smell is ,most likely, coming from the drain.
 
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