Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 9/9/2016

how clean bowel stains on bottom of toilet

buildup of bowel stains on bottom of toilet. Can't have chemicals or fragrance

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

3 Answers


Just simple staining - get a plastic toilet brush (not metal wire type because it can scratch the finish) like following to reach down into the inlet of the syphon (the outlet hole) and rotate it around to clean off the buildup -

For slightly heavier buildup - add baking soda or borax powder and/or white vinegar to help soften up lime or iron deposits.

For real heavy mineral buildup may take Lime Away or similar chemical treatment to remove it now, then regular weekly or so brushing with no additives or just some vinegar or baking soda should handle it from then on.

IF it is actually mold or algae building up (typically blackish patches in bottom plus a rim of mold around the waterline, common in high-humidity areas) while brushing (may need baking soda sprinkled on first) frequently may control it, sometimes you have to use the chlorine toilet tank tablets to control it. Available unscented but do give off a slight chlorine smell.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



This is Erick in Member Care. Thanks for your interest in Angie's List!

We'll be happy to help find top rated providers to assist with this, but it doesn't look like you have a subscription to the List yet. You can join by visiting or by giving us a call. Our call center is available 8:00 am-9:00 pm weekdays and 8:00-5:00 pm ET on Saturdays.

Thanks for your question and we look forward to assisting you!

Answered 3 years ago by Member Services


I would use a pumice stone. It's inexpensive. Works extremely well. Won't leave scratches like some believe if used properly. I made a video to show you how.


Answered 3 years ago by germzbegone

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy