Milky White Substance in Basement Toilet

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Old 06-13-17, 01:03 PM
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Milky White Substance in Basement Toilet

Every week or so, a milky white film will collect on the surface of the water inside my basement toilet. It's like an egg white mucousy substance. Any clue what this is? The basement is finished and the bathroom is ventilated, but there is very little natural light. The toilet does not get used hardly ever, but otherwise looks clean (after I flush it). I've scrubbed it with clorox bleach and the same thing happens. None of the other toilets in the house do this.
 
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Old 06-14-17, 05:20 PM
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My assumption from being a health conscience guy and not to gross you out but its maybe residual from bowel movements. Its hard to flush down and clean from the bowl.

Often people go to GI doctor to get fecal fat test done and its a symptom of IBS possibly..

I dont know all the details on that so youll have to do your own homework.

Search non absorbed fat/ liquid coming from stools , which might depend on what you eat or digestive tract issues.
 
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Old 06-15-17, 11:16 AM
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I should have been more clear. This toilet never gets used. I go down there once every week simply to flush it. I'm thinking it has to be a combination of hard water, darkness, and maybe something in the air.
 
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Do you use a dehumidifier? You say well ventilated but wet moist air can pick up lots of air borne bacteria.
 
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Does it appear in the tank as well?
 
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Old 06-16-17, 10:54 AM
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I do not use a dehumidifier. The basement is finished with returns and registers and I've never had problems with humidity.

I'll check the tank and post back.
 
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