I have been noticing that I have been getting what looks like dirt in the bottom of my toilet bowl after I flush it. I can't figure out where the dirt would be coming from. Any ideas what could be causing it?
By Debbie Culler from Springfield, IL
If it is bigger than dirt but still dark, it might be a ring or other rubber breaking down. You can also have a branch in the line somewhere and that is never good. Lift the tank lid and make sure nothing in there is rotting or getting through.
Try scrubbing under the inside rim of the toilet bowl. Sometimes algae gets up in there and looks like dirt when it falls into the bowl after flushing.
Are you on a well for your water? It sounds like your well pump is too low in the well and is pumping in/up dirt. You need to have that checked pronto! Good luck!
Dirt might be coming from your water supply or a cleanser that's in the toilet tank. Are you on well water or city water?
Could it be something rusting in the tank?
Could it be hard water stains? One of my toilets does this. I use one of the cleaner tablets that you put in the tank. They get changed every 1-3 months or so. Good luck.
I'm on a city sewer, so a well isn't the problem, but I'll check for something rotting. Thanks
I, in addition to broken seal, when I moved the toilet notice broken seal and mud in the toilet hole (septic inlet) and the snake wasn't showing any sign of relief.
I have also noticed algae on the floor beside, to the right of the toilet exit hole (septic inlet) when the water was over flowing from the stool.
After clearing my stool and failing to flush, moved the stool, only to notice mud in the toilet exit (septic inlet hole). I had previously seen algae development on the floor.