Slimey Snot in Toilet Tank

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-11-06, 02:06 PM
Don W's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Central IL.
Posts: 35
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Slimey Snot in Toilet Tank

We have been in our new house about a year and have noticed COPIOUS amounts of orange slimey snot adhearing itself to the inside of the toilet tanks. We are on a well with a water softner. If we did not have the water softner the water would be orange due to the high iron content. Is this slime a byproduct of the softened water? My wife and I are careful not to flush the toilet or open any other valves during a water softner regeneration, and this slime is not present anywhere but inside the toilet tanks.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-12-06, 09:48 AM
majakdragon's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: N.E. Arkansas
Posts: 7,827
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
It sounds like some type of bacteria growing in the tanks. Since toilets really don't get used as much as other fixtures, water is not changed out as often, giving time for it to grow. You may want to try turning off the toilet water supply and flushing to get the water out of the tank. Then you could use an anti-bacterial cleaner such as Lysol or even a bleach/water mixture to thouroughly clean the tank walls and bottom. If you use bleach, be careful not to get too much on rubber parts in the tank as these wil deteriorate the rubber. Rinse well and refill the toilet. Check often and see if this helps. You should not have to worry about using water when the softener is regenerating. Good luck.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: