Home Remedy for Slime in a Toilet

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup borax powder

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

  • Spray bottle

  • Toilet brush

Clean the slime out of your toilet to keep it clean and healthy.

It's embarrassing to have company over when your home is a mess. Even if you keep up with the clutter and doing the laundry or dishes, your bathroom can still make you nervous. This is especially true when slimy residue develops inside the toilet bowl. This happens for a number of reasons, including stagnant water due to infrequent flushing, inconsistent cleaning routines and hard water. You can resolve this problem with a simple home remedy.

Step 1

Flush the toilet to moisten the inside of the bowl.

Step 2

Pour a cup of borax into the bowl around the sides. Try to coat as much of the sides as possible with the powder.

Step 3

Pour half a cup of white distilled vinegar into an empty spray bottle and spray it over the powder-coated sides of the bowl.

Step 4

Allow the toilet to sit unused overnight, and then scrub the walls of the bowl thoroughly with a toilet brush.

Step 5

Flush the toilet again and reapply the borax and vinegar if necessary. Do this weekly, before slime develops, to keep the toilet sparkling. If your toilet is in an extra bathroom that is not used often, such as a guest bathroom, flush it daily to keep it from getting slimy.


Ashley Kurz

Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.