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Grab The Plunger! We Have A Problem!

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Bleach Killing Bacteria Growing in Toilet Bowl Bacteria Growth is widespread when a toilet is clogged. Use bleach to kill the bacteria, which will help eliminate the smell.

There is a huge health risk in your home, a clogged toilet because it's easy for microbial growth to start to grow. If someone procrastinates unclogging their bathroom, they risk the clogging getting worse. The paper parts will dissolve, and the solid parts will fill in the gaps, worsening the clog. Here are some of the concerns when you don't address toilet clogging. 

Toilet Overflow

When people think about clogging a toilet, they will not flush it out of the fear of overflowing the bowl. Before writing this, I wasn't aware of this, but some toilets have a problem with a small leak into the bowl. This isn't enough for your eyes to notice, but it will seep up and overflow the bowl when left unattended for hours on end. When it floods, it is considered "black water," which runs the risk of contaminated water being spread throughout your bathroom. 

Bacteria and Smells

The smell that is created within hours of a clogged toilet smells horrific. When you let a clog sit, you aren't just smelling the clog but also smelling microbial growth. This bacteria growth looks like a pink or red slimy substance forming in your toilet bowl. Bacteria growth smells like the awful scent of rotting eggs. To kill the smell, you should add a cup of household bleach, and you will want to add that down to the drain to kill the bacteria growth, which will help the smell. 

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