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Renter discovers disgusting source of grime and smell in her shower

A renter has revealed the disgusting source of the “grime” that had been appearing in her shower.

Julia Lang-Malone moved into a home on the Gold Coast, Australia with her husband and children last year and had been struggling with an awful smell in her en suite bathroom.

Despite scrubbing it over and over again, the stench kept returning – and then she made a grim discovery.

Ms. Lang-Malone found a stash of “thousands” of cigarette butts hidden behind the shower frame panels.

The previous tenants were smokers, and the smell of nicotine was embedded in the walls and carpets of the house.

Apartment cigarettes
Shower cigarette butts
Julia Lang-Malone

The whole shower had to be taken apart to gain access to the cigarette butts, which were also found to be seeping out onto the bathroom tiles due to a hole at the bottom of the aluminum frame.

Ms. Lang-Malone was stunned by the extent of the damage and called it “laziness” on the part of the previous tenants.

“It‘s really, really stinky,” she said via Yahoo News. ”We’ve basically wrecked the whole shower — which is a bummer — to get access to the cigarettes, but we didn’t have much choice because it was so disgusting and we were desperate.”

Julia Lang-Malone

“What’s most annoying is there‘s a balcony two steps from the ensuite, but they’ve got thousands of cigarettes in the bathroom.”

“They smoked in the whole house. All the carpet from the stairs to the second floor has turned green from nicotine and you can see it used to be blue,” she continued.

“All the woodwork in the house was yellow, the toilet was stained yellow, there’s nicotine dripping down the walls. I’ve never seen anything like it. And there‘s cigarettes burns in the carpet in the master bedroom.”