Removing Dried Urine Around the Toilet Bowl?

I have dried urine around the toilet bowl, how can I remove it? I have scraped with a knife, but can't kneel long enough to scrape it all off. What can I use?


By nanny from LA

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December 4, 20100 found this helpful

Can't you put some water or cleaner of some kind on it to soak it loose, and then mop it up? However if there is caulking around the toilet, and the uring is on the caulking, you might have to scrape the old caulking off and put new down.

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December 6, 20100 found this helpful

I have had this problem when I cared for a hoarder. I used Watkins but you have to wear gloves and safety gear for your face seriously! It's hydrocloric acid and you can damage your skin, eyes and throat by breathing in or touching too much.


Then, use a wire brush if you still have to.

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December 6, 20100 found this helpful

I would use rags or even paper towels soaked in vinegar. Keep spraying the cloth to keep it wet and wait a bit -- all should just wipe up then. Good luck!

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December 6, 20100 found this helpful

I doubt very much these are urine stains since you've already tried scraping them. It's more than likely that what you're trying to clean are permanent moisture stains that have seeped from below the linoleum. It's caused from even slight moisture that comes from the glue used to lay the linoleum and the backing itself. Sometimes these stains look like grayish dirt stains too.


Unless the linoleum is a couple of decades old or more if it doesn't come up from cleaning on the surface fairly easily then it is definitely the underlying seep stain coming to the surface and all you can do is live with it or replace it. This happens often and when it does happen it's almost always around the toilet and tub areas where the underlying moisture is coming from. I mention this because of past and current experience. No amount of scrubbing is going to remove linoleum moisture stains.

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December 9, 20100 found this helpful

I agree with the other posts, if it's gotten into the caulking, you might have to replace the caulking. But urine is water soluable and should come off with soap and water.


It can actually be sold on the internet. If it doesn't come up, then I don't think it's urine.

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October 6, 20190 found this helpful

I tried using vinegar, but it didn't work. Nor did I expect it to. Going back to my chemistry classes acids and bases react to form salts and water. With urine being acidic (uric acid) it should react with a base to dissolve.

I took a wet paper towel and sprinkled baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) on it. I lightly dampened the baking soda and placed the paper towel, baking soda side on the stain, and let it sit for 30 minutes or so. Half the stain was gone and with a little wiping the remainder of the stain was gone.

You could just dampen the stain and sprinkle the baking soda on top. In my instance, using the paper towel was the better option.

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