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Dirt in Toilet Bowl?

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?

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By Debbie Culler from Springfield, IL

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August 12, 20091 found this helpful
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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.

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August 13, 20091 found this helpful
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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.

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I clean homes for a living and see this from time to time.

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March 18, 20190 found this helpful

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.

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March 18, 20190 found this helpful

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.

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August 13, 20091 found this helpful
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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!

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August 11, 20090 found this helpful

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?

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Look in the toilet tank. Never use those blue tablets in there, they leave a residue behind.

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August 13, 20090 found this helpful

Could it be something rusting in the tank?

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August 13, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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August 16, 20090 found this helpful

I'm on a city sewer, so a well isn't the problem, but I'll check for something rotting. Thanks

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March 18, 20190 found this helpful

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.

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I also saw dirty look in the rear of the the toilet where I used the tablet.

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